Welcome to Creative Garden Holroyd
Our child care centre is located 3 minutes’ drive from Stockland Merrylands, making it an ideal choice for families living in Westmead, Holroyd, Parramatta, Granville, Guildford, Auburn and Northmead in Sydney. Creative Garden Holroyd is a homely child care centre that offers long day care and preschool for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 7:00am to 6:00 pm.
Our child care and preschool centre in Holroyd provides families with daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.
Spacious and resource rich environments
Creative Garden Holroyd is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless ways and opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments provide plenty of age-appropriate experiences for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play-based learning. Our Holroyd child care centre also boasts expansive indoor play spaces that allow children to explore and investigate their surroundings.
Dedicated and passionate team of educators
Our team of passionate educators and teachers make up the heart of our Holroyd child care centre, with some staff having been at the centre since it opened. Our centre is also proudly multicultural with many different languages being spoken, such as Mandarin, Arabic, Telugu and Kannada, exposing children to a variety of cultures and languages within the curriculum.
At our Holroyd child care centre, we know each child has unique talents and interests. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners.
Delicious and healthy meals prepared on site
We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh and seasonal foods created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child. Our menu also changes with each season.
Here at Creative Garden Holroyd, we believe that by encouraging active participation in food preparation (preparing and helping cook the meal) – children learn to appreciate and understand the importance of healthy eating.
Play Based Early Learning Curriculum
Play is essential to every child’s learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Holroyd child care centre, our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school.
Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:
- Real Life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as woodworking, harvesting the veggie garden, caring for our worm farm and basic cooking skills.
- Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that help children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet.
- Music and movement programs: Our music programs have been designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory and concentration.
- Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local community librarians, dentists, local police, and other community services in Holroyd to help familiarise the children with their local community. We also have excursions to our local park Holroyd Gardens and local primary school Hill Top Public School to assist our preschool children with their transition to ‘big school’.
- Cultural program: Children learn about different cultures. Each month we celebrate different cultural events that are focused on our families culture.
NSW Government Approved Preschool Program
Our Holroyd early learning centre offers the NSW Government-approved, “Start Strong” preschool program.
At Creative Garden Holroyd, your child will benefit from the NSW “Start Strong” preschool program as part of our enhanced learning program. Our Preschool program will support your child’s learning, development, and well-being for now, at school and beyond. We tailor our Preschool program across:
- Emotional and Social Development
- Self regulation
- Healthy minds and bodies
The added benefits of our Preschool (NSW) program include:
- Extended opening hours
- Open all year round (excl public holidays)
- Programs developed and delivered by our Early Childhood Teachers
- Exclusive music and movement program for self-regulation
Rooms and Facilities
Our childcare centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 2 years
|2 – 3 years
|3 – 5 years
Nursery (0-2 years):
Learning starts from before birth. Our nursery Educators have created a welcoming and nurturing environment where each baby feels safe to explore and discover new things – through their senses, their communication, cues (body language, facial expression, and sounds) and by experimenting.
On any given day you can see the nursery children engaging in all types of meaningful play, such as water play, music time, story time and more. Each day provides a brand new, exciting opportunity for our nursery children.
Toddler (2-3 years):
Our Teachers and Educators encourage the toddler children to learn through play to help enhance their sensory-motor development. This learning happens through carefully planned music, dance, games and reading experiences. On any given day the children can be seen developing their numeracy by building a tower, sorting objects, pointing and identifying shapes and patterns and participating in counting songs and games.
Children in our toddler rooms are encouraged to participate in group play. Group play is important, as it helps our toddlers develop important social skills such as, turn taking, developing self-confidence and emotional self-regulation. Our team helps children through talking, planning and role modelling.
Preschool (3-5 years):
Preschool is a unique time for learning with peers and developing skills for later learning. Our play-based preschool program encourages active engagement in learning and supports a range of positive developmental outcomes including resilience, independence, critical thinking, and creativity. Our preschool program is the perfect way to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way.
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Other meals – Late snack
- Buzzer door entry
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- SMART interactive whiteboard
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Sports program
Meet the Centre Manager
I have been working in early childhood education for over a decade. I hold a Bachelor of Teaching (0 – 5 years). I love watching children grow and develop, and I am passionate about children’s right to learn. I believe children can achieve so much if we let them guide and drive their own learning.
Our team members are all passionate and strive to always make every day a great day for the children in their care. We focus on getting to know children individually. This way we can plan for each child and what they like to learn and develop. We believe building relationships with children are so important, making them feel special, loved and heard.
Our families love Creative Garden Holroyd
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a centre tour?
A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Creative Garden also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.
On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.
Do I have to be on a waitlist?
Creative Garden’s Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.
Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Creative Garden’s centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.
What can I do to help my child prepare for starting care?
It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care centre together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.
Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
Most of our Creative Garden’s child care and early education centres offer the following:
- Nappies and wipes
- Sunscreen and hats
- Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.
For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.
It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.
How do I get updates on my child's day?
Creative Garden uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day. After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.
What if my child gets sick?
If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Creative Garden is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.
Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.