We’re part of your village at Community Kids Empire Bay Child Care and 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. We are open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
Community Kids Empire Bay
Spacious areas designed to inspire
When popping into our Community Kids Empire Bay Child Care and 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.
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 will receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our parent app - Xplor.
Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house
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. We have a 4-week rotating menu which aims to give children 50% of their daily intake for the day which has a 5-star rating from the NSW Health Initiative Munch and Move.
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.
Community-based early learning
Each day is a brand-new adventure at Community Kids Empire Bay child care and early education centre. 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. 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!
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. 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. We also 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 1800 411 604 to enquire or 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.
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.
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.
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|
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 our family app 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!
|What we provide||What you'll need to bring|
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.
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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.