Community Kids Empire Bay

We’re part of your village at Community Kids Empire Bay Early Education Centre.  Our early learning and long daycare centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Bensville, Killcare Heights, and Empire Bay.

When popping into our Community Kids Empire Bay Early Education Centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our large, open space environment includes a playground, and a vegetable garden to engage all the senses.

Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoor spaces to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. 

We have 2 centre pet guinea pigs who go home with families on the weekend. We provide all their food and bedding, so all you have to do is enjoy their cuddles!  

Our indoor environments invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children marvel, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists and designers.  

You won’t need to worry about packing lunch and snacks for your child. We provide healthy, freshly made meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators grow relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. Our parent bar also means that you can grab a tea or coffee to enjoy whilst your at work along with some snacks such as biscuits or a cup of soup.  

Each day is a brand-new adventure at Community Kids Empire Bay. We regularly welcome special community guests to the centre based on the children’s interests. Our local emergency services visit us yearly along with other great community members such as Cleanaway, take 3 for the sea and living safely with dogs. 

Throughout the year, educators and children venture out to our local Empire Bay community visiting nearby parks and local nursery where we purchase seasonal items for our hands on vegetable gardens. Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments. 

We offer an engaging sustainability program teaching the children a sense of responsibility and connection to their world.  

As members of our Community Kids community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years. 

Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 411 604 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.  

433 Wards Hill Road, Empire Bay NSW 2257 (02) 4369 6776 empirebay@communitykids.com.au

Why you’ll love Community Kids Empire Bay

These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

Meet your Centre Manager
Kylie Pruys
“One simple idea or comment from a child can lead you into endless exploration.”

A sneak peek inside our centre

Educator with little girls playing
Two girls smiling in front of sandpit
Educator reading to little boy sitting on her lap
Boy with educator watering garden at daycare
Child colouring in alongside childcare educator
Little boy looking up and smiling

Take a walk in your child’s footsteps

Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child’s time so enjoyable at our Community Kids early education centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.

Useful Information

Opening hours

Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our centre:

  • We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey. 
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through  that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates.
  • On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.

Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 411 604 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
 What we provide  What you'll need to bring 
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Sunscreen
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing in a bag
  • Water bottle
  • Bottle, milk or formula

Your team
Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from. 
Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $112.50
Toddler $109.00
Kindergarten $106.50

Note: The above prices are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy - learn more about our Flexible Hours options.  

If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, click here to learn more about how to apply for the subsidy and see what our enrolment process looks like here

Don’t forget that our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process, simply call 1800 411 604.

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 411 604 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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