Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    List an Event/Business    Contact    Login
Join the Central Coast Mums Facebook Group to ask questions, seek advice, share experiences and join a vibrant and supportive community.

Best Childcare Centres On The Central Coast

by Brooke Tasovac (follow)
Playgrounds (28)      Useful Lists (19)      For Mums (11)      Childcare (10)     
The Central Mums Useful Lists are a quick reference to some of the most helpful, fun and important places in Central Coast. Our lists are continually updated and cover the best places for kids and parents across Central Coast.

When choosing a childcare centre, hearing from other mums is always the best way to help make an informed decision about where to send your little one. These six local daycare centres come highly recommended by Central Mums in our Facebook group:

Hillside Preschool & Daycare, Avoca Beach

Ages: 2 - 6 years old
Address: 312 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach
Open Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm
School Readiness Program: Yes

They can cater to 36 children each day of the week, with two rooms - the Koala Room and Bellbirds Room. They don’t offer places to babies or toddlers under two, but their ratio of children per staff member is lower because they have lots of supporting educators present throughout the day, so kids get plenty of attention.

“Lovely staff, healthy food, small number of kids. Lots of TLC. Nice outdoor play area with climbing frame and sand pit.” - Central Mums member.

Imagine at Macmasters Beach Early Learning

Ages: 2 - 5 years old
Address: 533 The Scenic Road, Macmasters Beach
Open Hours: 8am-6pm
School Readiness Program: Yes

This centre has places for 24 children including infants. They have lots of regular fun events for their kids such as Pajama Day and their Imagine Country Fair. Most importantly, they are exceeding the national quality standard in almost every area they’ve been assessed in, including education and staff, which is an excellent sign.

“They have loving and caring staff, and great indoor and outdoor spaces.” - Central Mums member.

Glenning Valley Childcare

Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years old
Address: Cnr Bottlebrush Dr & Toona Way, Glenning Valley
Open Hours: 7am - 6pm
School Readiness Program: Yes

This centre has a strong presence in the local community in Glenning Valley. When it comes to preparing kids for school, they connect to local schools who come to talk to the kids about what happens at big school. They also have lunchbox week as preparation for eating recess and lunch at school. They have a lovely outdoor area with sand pit, too.

”They have the most wonderful staff - not people just out of TAFE. All food provided. I think they do a great job.” - Central Mums member

Lighthouse Early Learning Centre, Daleys Point

Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years old
Address: 30 Empire Bay Drive, Daleys Point
Open Hours: 7am - 6pm
School Readiness Program: Yes

This centre opened in 2015 and they have all new facilities, including amazing outdoor play equipment and gardens. There’s even a cafe next door so you can grab a coffee after dropping off the kids and before heading to work.

For kids who have completed their preschool program there is an end of year graduation ceremony complete with cap and gown. If you live in another area of the Coast you’ll be pleased to know that they also have centres in Killarney Vale, Berkley Vale and Wyoming.

“It’'s a new centre. They have the best staff and a great play area.” - Central Mums member

Strawberry Fields Cottage, Kanwal

Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years old
Address: 654 Pacific Hwy, Kanwal
Opening hours: 6:30am - 6pm
School Readiness Program: Yes

For people who work at Wyong hospital, this centre is located conveniently nearby. They have three rooms for different age groups, and almost all of the teachers have been working in childcare for years, and a large outdoor play area. They’re also part of the ELLA digital learning program where kids learn another language.

In addition to long daycare places, this centre also offer places for occasional care for parents who may only need a day of childcare every now and then, plus there is the option to pick up extra days casually if they are needed.

“We loved Strawberry Fields. They provide great meals and we thought the staff were fantastic when we were there.” - Central Mums member

Little Miracles Centre at Tuggerah

Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years old
Address: 6 Pioneer Ave, Tuggerah
Opening hours: 6:30am - 6pm
School Readiness Program: Yes

There is a lot to love about this centre, with plenty of qualified workers and modern outdoor play area that includes a small farmyard with Blue the calf, Pineapple the goat, Shaua and Mosey the sheep and a recently hatched duckling. They even have an online system called iChild that gives parents real-time access to all the information about what their child has been doing throughout the day, so they can stay updated when at work.

If you live on the Southern end of the Coast, you might prefer to use one of their other centres at Terrigal, Niagara Park or Point Clare.

"They are absolutely amazing! I have had my two boys there since it opened and the staff are beautiful. Couldn't recommend them enough!" - Central Mums member

Can you recommend any others? Let us know!

#Useful Lists
#For Mums

Join the conversation on the Central Mums Facebook Group

Enjoy affordable family photography from MyFamilyPhoto.com.au

I like this Article - 1
More Articles by Brooke Tasovac
view all articles by Brooke Tasovac
Articles by Brooke Tasovac on Other Hubs
ID: 49775
[ Submit a Comment ]
January (29)
March (31)
April (32)
May (24)
June (1)
July (1)
August (3)
October (30)
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version