Welcome to Creative Garden Early Learning Kellyville Ridge
Creative Garden Early Learning Kellyville Ridge provides care for 36 children between the ages of 2 to 6yrs. The childcare centre has been highly accredited on all occasions and provides a warm and family orientated environment promoting all areas of child development in a fun and nurturing environment. Our wonderful centre services the Kellyville Ridge and Stanhope Gardens in Sydney.
At Creative Garden Early Learning Kellyville Ridge we provide nappies and nutritious meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and other meals for the convenience of our families.
Our childcare and Kindergarten centre follows the guidelines of The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia where we aim to extend and enrich children’s learning in the early childhood years through play-based learning. We feel that children are connected to their families and communities and feel that their learning is vital through these relationships; therefore, we extend this form of learning and nurturing through our everyday activities and also by encouraging families to participate in our programs with their children. We strongly view children as active participants of the daycare giving them the opportunity to extend on their interests and learning through the play-based activities provided.
At Creative Garden Early Learning Kellyville Ridge our environment is welcoming, flexible and supports learning reflecting the lives and personalities of the children and families who participate in our programs. As the name of the centre suggests, play provides children the opportunity to learn and discover through the play-based activities alongside their peers.
Our Kellyville Ridge centre proudly offers a preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
We welcome you to visit us at the centre, meet our friendly staff and learn more about our curriculum and facilities.
Meet the Centre Manager
I began my career in early learning in 2016. I started working at this beautiful centre in 2021. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Over the years I worked all the way up from an Inclusion Support Educator, Assistant Educator, Lead Educator, Assistant Centre Manager and now Centre Manager. My favourite part about this career is being able to watch the children explore and experiment with the environment as capable learners and being part of each journey as they grow and learn with their peers and educators. I love that I can help support families and parents by caring for their children and at the same time I’m able to nurture children and offer great learning experiences and a safe space for them.
I learn from and about children every day, they have taught me that exploring never ends, learning is a journey and building strong connection is most important. This guides me in a way where I ensure I provide each child with opportunities to grow and develop, explore, and gain a sense of belonging.
I am very passionate about recognizing each child individually, each of whom are on their own unique journey, their own path where I can enhance, support and scaffold. I believe that all children have the right to feel safe, loved, and secure in their environment, which is what drives my passion and dedication.
Attending a dedicated early childhood centre provides an opportunity to form partnerships between early childhood teachers and families; this is the foundation for a well-adjusted child and quality education. The first five years is where children absorb and build on different developmental skills. They encompass empathy, communication, generosity, teamwork, helpfulness, conflict resolution, and are set up to build on trust, connection and belonging all crucial skills in building their own skills.
Our team at Creative Garden Kellyville Ridge are very passionate, dedicated, compassionate and driven. We strive to provide the best ‘home’ for your child at the service where they feel safe and respected. We strive to create a nurturing space for families to feel comfortable leaving their children every day.
Early childhood can be a daunting step and leave families with anxiety and a million questions. Our team pride themselves in communication ensuring you are up to date with daily happenings and that no question is left unanswered. We are always here to help, work collaboratively and provide the very best for all children.
Our families love Creative Garden Kellyville Ridge
- 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.