Lane Cove 2020 Childcare Guide

We know picking the right childcare centre is a difficult decision. It doesn’t matter if you are putting your child into care for the first time or changing centres, there is no doubt it’s a tough process!

We are very lucky that Lane Cove has a plenty of childcare options available. Lots of competition creates quality options!  We have gathered some information on a few local centres which might help you make a decision.

Bliss Early Learning

Bliss designs their childcare centres as the ultimate environments  for learning and fun. Bliss is passionate about providing the best education and care for your child whilst delivering a premium experience to their families.

This property was famously known as Mandalay and has housed some of Sydney’s most beautiful events and has now been converted into the most spectacular child care centre right in the heart of Lane Cove. With seven learning spaces and a small number of children in each. This heritage site has high ceilings and a beautiful homelike feel to help your child settle in and feel comfortable in our care. Children have access to two large magical outdoor playgrounds with an abundance of trees and a design that preserves the natural heritage of the site.

Ages: 0-5 years
Hours of Operation: 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday
Public Holidays: Free
Open Days: Contact Bliss for a tour
Address: 72 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: 1300 717 777
Facebook Page: Bliss Early Learning
Instagram: Bliss Early Learning
Website: bliss.edu.au/locations/lanecove/
ITC Business Community Supporter: Bliss Early Learning


Possums’ Corner Child Care Centre

 

Possums’ Corner childcare strives on building positive relationships with parents, educators and children. They value the importance of families, their culture and the importance they have in their children’s lives. As families are a big part of the center, they thrive to positively involve them in special events such as Mother’s day/Father’s day breakfast, special person’s morning tea, movie nights, Halloween disco, Hanukkah, Diwali, Chinese New Year and many more.  They also strive in enriching the children with different cultures through building ties with the community and providing external co-curricular activities such as Mandarin and Music classes. The center’s philosophy emphasizes the importance of being sustainable, therefore they have implemented sustainable practices across many areas within the center. Their large outdoor natural space and Eco- Garden is inviting for all children and families which also encourages children to respect our natural environment.

Ages: 0 to 5
Hours of Operation: 7am- 6pm
Rates: $120(0-2), $115(2-3), $115(3-5)
Open Day: Contact us for a tour
Email: [email protected]
Address: 708 Mowbray Rd Lane Cove North 2066
Phone: 02 94277568
Website: possumscorner.org.au
ITC Business Community Supporter: Possums Corner


Goodstart Early Learning

We offer a child led, play-based approach to learning. Children are central to everything we do and we believe families are our primary partners. We also value our connection to the local community by regularly taking the children on community walks, engaging with the local primary schools, and involving the children in programs offered at Lane Cove Library.

We offer added programs such as music and dance, cooking and sports skills development. Children are provided a relaxed environment where they are afforded ample time to play, learn, eat and rest. They are also responsible for their environment by tending to our vegetable gardens, watering the plants and looking after their own spaces.

Our menu is wholesome, fresh and varied. We can cater for all dietary requirements whether they be cultural, preferential, or medically prescribed. We acknowledge that children’s routines can vary from family to family and we support the consistency between home and the centre.

At Goodstart we want children to have the best start for school and for life. We also want kids to be kids!

Ages: 15 months – 5 years
Hours of Operation: 7:30am-6:00pm
Provided: Nappies, Meals, Hat, 25% holiday discount
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Email: [email protected]
Address: 17 Austin Street, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: 9418 7011
Facebook Page: Goodstart Early Learning Lane Cove
Website: www.goodstart.org.au
ITC Business Community Supporter: Goodstart Early Learning Lane Cove


Jenny’s Kindergarten & Early Learning

 

Jenny’s Kindy education curriculum is carefully designed to ensure that children are provided the highest quality of care, while they explore and develop in an exciting and innovative learning environment never seen before in the industry.

Throughout the day children will engage within the six key learning areas, through their Jenny’s Kindergarten Specialised Early Learning Curriculum.  These include language & literacy, scientific thinking, mathematical thinking, art, music and movement, also social and emotional development. Their daily curriculum is tailored to meet the developmental needs and interests of each child individually, while also encouraging children within a group environment.  The outdoor area is large, spacious and allows children to explore the natural environment.  They also have many large fixed objects which create an amazing feature for our Centre.

Ages: 0-5 years
Hours of Operation: 7am- 6pm
Provided: Meals, Nappies
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Email: [email protected]
Address: 30 Landers Road, Lane Cove North NSW 2066
Phone: 02 9420 2737
Facebook Page: Jenny’s Kindy
Instagram:jennyskindergartencentres
Website: jennyskindy.com.au
ITC Business Community Supporter: Jenny’s Kindergarten


Nicky’s Kids Town

 

Nicky’s Kid Town offers all children a play-based program, alongside an educational program that engage children to learn. Their 4 and 5 year old children participate in a transition to school program which has been written in consultation with local schools in the area.

The babies and toddlers are also offered an age appropriate educational program. They offer an extensive orientation program to all families that promotes a positive relationship between our educators and families. The owners of the centre are actively involved on a daily basis and our staff turnover is low.

Their daily menus consist of fresh quality produce and are both healthy and delicious. Menus offer fun, creative and nutritious meals catering for babies through to 6 years old. In addition they can provide Vegetarian and Halal meals . All menus and food preparation is supervised by the Head Chef who has over 20 years experience in food handling and preparation.

Ages: 0 to 6 years
Hours of Operation: 7am to 6pm
Rates: to 3 years $120 per day and 3 to 5 yrs $110 per day
Provided: Meals
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Email: [email protected]
Address: 18-20 Orion Road Lane Cove, NSW
Phone: (02) 9427 9280
Facebook PageNickysKidsTown
Website: nkt.com.au
ITC Business Community Supporter: Nicky’s Kids Town


 

Lane Cove Montessori Academy Childcare

Montessori Academy’s Lane Cove Early Learning Centre delivers an exceptional Montessori Education Program for children aged 0 – 6 years in a long day care format. The boutique 40 place Early Learning Centre is located at 23-25 Stokes Street Lane Cove NSW 2066 and operates from 7:30am to 6pm on weekdays.

Our Lane Cove Child Care Centre showcases three Montessori classrooms that are specifically designed to cater to the unique developmental needs and interests of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Each classroom offers a full suite of curated Montessori Materials that encourage children to explore the five areas of the Montessori Curriculum including: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language and Culture. Through hands-on learning experiences using the Montessori Materials, students develop foundational knowledge and skills through repetition and practice.

Ages: 0 to 6 years
Hours of Operation:7:30am to 6pm
Provided: Nappies, bedding, hats, moring and afternoon tea
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Address: 23-25 Stokes Street Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: (02) 9427 8587
Facebook Page: MontessoriAcademyAus
Instagram Page: montessoriacademyaus
Website: montessoriacademy.com.au/locations/child-care-lane-cove-nsw-2066/
ITC Business Community Supporter: Montessori Academy Lane Cove 


Lane Cove West Montessori Academy Childcare

Montessori Academy is coming to Burns Bay’s new waterfront residential hub Eva Lane Cove in Early-2020!

Located at Ground Floor, 2 Waterview Drive NSW 2066, Lane Cove West Montessori Academy is a catered Montessori long day care service for children aged between six weeks and six years. The upcoming childcare features three generous Montessori classrooms, two magnificent outdoor play spaces, and will operate Monday to Friday 7:30am – 6:00pm once granted Service Approval from the Department of Education.

Beyond the classroom, the centre’s outdoor play areas will feature fixed play equipment, an art and craft area, slide, dramatic play , home corner, gardens, teepee, gross motor activities, and sandpits. The seamless integration of engaging classrooms and dynamic outdoor spaces will offer children the ideal place to cultivate a life-long love of learning.

Be one of the first families the tour the campus at our March 21st Grand Opening Family Fun Day!

Ages: 0 to 6 years

Hours of Operation: 7:30am to 6pm
Provided: Nappies, bedding, hats, moring and afternoon tea
Open Days: Saturday 21 March 2020, 11am
Address: 2 Waterview Drive NSW 2066, Lane Cove West
Phone: 1300 000 162
Facebook Page: MontessoriAcademyAus
Instagram Page: montessoriacademyaus
Website: montessoriacademy.com.au/locations/child-care-lane-cove-nsw-2066/
ITC Business Community Supporter: Lane Cove West Montessori Academy Childcare


Birrahlee Preschool Lane Cove

 

Birrahlee is a community based preschool offering two and three day positions for 3-5 year old children. Preference is given to children in the year before they start school. Birrahlee follows state school hours and terms.

Birrahlee Kindergarten opened in 1958. As a community-based not-for-profit organisation, they aim to provide valuable initial experiences and guidance to pre-school children aged 3 – 5  in a safe, friendly and happy environment.

They provide two-day and three-day programmes, which offer a wide range of stimulating activities within the security of a daily routine.

Ages: 3-5 years old
Hours of Operation: 8:15am – 3:45pm
Provided: Hat
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Email: [email protected]
Address: 70 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: 9427 5900
Website: birrahlee.com
ITC Business Community Supporter: Birrahlee


KU Greenwich Preschool

 

KU Greenwich provides high quality early education for children aged 3 to 5 years, including

  • An educational, play-based curriculum
  • Qualified, caring and experienced educators
  • A special interest in social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • A full transition to school program
  • Rated as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard

Ages: 3-5 Years
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 3:30pm
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Email: [email protected]
Address: 46 Greenwich Road, Greenwich NSW 2065
Phone: (02) 9906 4402
Facebook Page:KUChildrensServices
Website: KUGreenwich
ITC Business Community Supporter: KU Greenwich


KU Osborne Park Preschool

 

Nestled amongst peaceful bushland surrounds, KU Osborne Park provides high quality early education for children aged 3 to 5 years, including:

  • An educational, play-based curriculum
  • Qualified, caring and experienced educators
  • A large, natural outdoor learning environment
  • Bushwalks to explore and connect with nature
  • A full transition to school program
  • Rated as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard

Ages: 3-5 years
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Email: [email protected]
Address: 2 Osborne Place (off Richardson Street East), Lane Cove NSW
Phone: (02) 9427 5653
Facebook Page: KUChildrensServices
Website: ku.com.au/ku.osbornepark
ITC Business Community Supporter: KU Osborne Park


Lane Cove Occasional Care

 

Lane Cove Occasional care is a not for profit community day care run by a parent committee. They have a very established staff with little or no staff turnover. Their 3 room leaders have been with LCOCC for 15, 12 and 10 years and their director has been there for 10. They are both a regular and occasional day care and their staff have great experience is settling new children as due to the nature of their service they do this on a regular basis. They have morning and afternoon slots, short days (8-4) and long days available for all age groups. In June 2017 LCOCC was rated EXCEEDING by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

Ages: 0-6 years
Hours of Operation: 7:30-5pm
Rates: Babies $123 Toddlers: $118 Preschoolers: $115
Provided: Hat
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1A Phoenix Street, Lane Cove
Phone: (02) 9428 2324
Website: lcocc.com
ITC Business Community Supporter: LCOCC


MindChamps Early Learning

 

The centre has its own onsite parking with convenient roadside parking also available.

At MindChamps Lane Cove centre their indoor and outdoor play areas cater for the children all year round. These play spaces feature a sandpit, climbing fort, bike track and water play area, so children can enhance their gross motor skills and enjoy the importance of playtime daily.

A carefully designed curriculum is based on internationally validated research and aligns with the Australian EYLF Framework. Their team of teachers are passionate and dedicated in creating enriching experiences for children under their care, and to empower children in both creativity and structured thinking. MindChamps Early Learning @ Lane Cove offers every child the opportunity in nurturing the champion in them!

Ages: 0-6 years
Hours of Operation: 7am – 6pm
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Address: 3 Chaplin Dr, Lane Cove West NSW
Phone:1300 646 324
Facebook Pagemindchamps.au
Website: au.mindchamps.org/early-learning/lane-cove/
ITC Business Community Supporter: Mindchamps


Meeting House Kindergarten

 

Meeting House Kindergarten is a well-known and long established, not for profit, boutique community preschool in the heart of Lane Cove.  The centre offers a comprehensive preschool and school readiness program.

The centre aims to create positive learning experiences and foster each child’s development in all areas.  Our primary teacher/director is University qualified and other staff have a range of qualifications and experience in the childcare industry.  The centre was rated in 2015 as meeting the National Quality Standard and adheres closely to the Early Years Learning Framework.  The centre is continually revising its Quality Improvement Plan.

Ages: 3-6 years
Hours of Operation: 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday – 2018.  From 2019, opening on Fridays 8:30am to 3:30pm
Rates: $60 per day
Email: [email protected]
Open Days: Contact us for a tour
Address: 47 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066
Phone: (02) 9008 5549
Facebook Page:meetinghouse
Website: meetinghouse.org.au/index.php/preschool/
ITC Business Community Supporter: Meeting House


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2 COMMENTS

  1. I highly recommended Stringybark daycare. My son started this daycare when he turned 2. My son spent 3 great years there. Always happy to go. Now he has started school but misses his daycare. All the staff are highly qualified, helpful,caring, understanding. I had peace of mind i was leaving my precious in good hands. Director Gita is great. A beautiful small homely environment daycare. Thankyou so much Stringybark daycare team!!!!!

  2. My son attended Stringybark Day Care Centre four days a week, the team at Stringybark Day Care Centre are passionate, dedicated and professional. I always leave feeling confident that he had great day. I highly recommended this service to other parents.