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Services and information for people in the Ryde and Hunters Hill regions

These services are within a few kilometers of Macquarie University.

Gumnut Cottage Early Childhood Centre

Phone: 02 9850 7740

Fax: 02 9850 7749

Location: 17 University Ave, Macquarie University NSW 2109

Mail: Locked Bag 3500, North Ryde NSW 1670

Email:

Web: www.mq.edu.au/pubstatic/on_campus/childcare/gumnut_cottage/

Description: 80 place child care facility for students, staff and the general community. Service operates 50 weeks of the year, does not charge for public holidays and is closed over Christmas for 2 weeks

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:30pm

Eligibility: 6wks-5yrs

Fees: Yes

Contact: Centre Manager

Transport: Bus

Disability Access: Yes (Ramp from car park, double door entry)

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): English, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi

Facilities Note: No.

Volunteering Note: Working with Children Check required. We have had students volunteers for Duke of Edinburgh.

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

Alternative Names: Gumnut Cottage Childcare Centre Macquaire University

Parent Organisation: UMQ Limited

© Ryde Council [25087] Last Full Review: 6Mar18

Banksia Cottage Early Childhood Centre

Phone: 02 9850 7781

Fax: 02 9850 9393

Location: Building X6 A, Macquarie University NSW 2109

Mail: Locked Bag 3500, North Ryde NSW 1670

Email:

Web: www.mq.edu.au/pubstatic/on_campus/childcare/banksia_cottage/

Description: 90 place long day care centre. Ph: (02) 9850 7781

Hours: Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 6.30pm

Eligibility: Up to 6 years. 6 weeks - 6yrs

Fees: Yes

Contact: (02) 9850 4680 (during school holidays) (02) 9850 7348 (during school terms) 0410 458 022

Transport: Bus / Train

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Japanese, Chinese

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

Alternative Names: Macquarie University Child Care Centre at Banksia Cottage

Parent Organisation: U@MQ Ltd

© Ryde Council [25878] Last Full Review: 6Mar18

Mia Mia. Child & Family Study Centre

Phone: 02 9850 9880

Fax: 02 9850 9813

Location: Institute of Early Childhood, Building X5b, Macquarie University NSW 2109

Email:

Web: www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres-groups-and-facilities/healthy-people/facilities/mia-mia-child-and-family-study-centre

Description: 51 place `Not-for-Profit' long day child care centre with strong education, caring & nurturing program available to the community, staff & students. Facility for demonstration and research for students and staff of the university.

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm

Eligibility: From 6 to 5 years. 6wks-5yrs

Fees: Yes

Transport: Bus, train

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Sydney Metro

Languages (other than English): Cantonese, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

Parent Organisation: Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University

© Ryde Council [26055] Last Full Review: 7Mar18

Imaginations Pre-school

Phone: 02 9877 0562

Fax: 02 9868 3344

Location: 33 Agincourt Rd, Marsfield NSW 2122

Email:

Web: www.imaginationspreschool.com.au

Description: 28 place centre. Long Day Care. Cater for children aged 2 to 6.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-6.00pm

Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.

Transport: Bus

Disability Access: Yes (Level access)

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Cantonese, French, Italian, Lebanese

Keywords: Preschools; Children and Families; Long Day Care

© Ryde Council [25219] Last Full Review: 6Mar18

Nought to Five Early Childhood Centre Inc

Phone: 02 9887 1974

Fax: 02 9878 6964

Location: 16 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Email:

Web: www.noughttofive.com

Description: 74 place community based not for profit long day care centre.

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:15am-6pm

Eligibility: Up to 5 years. 6 weeks to 5 years

Fees: Yes

Contact: Contact Person - Director: Lee Jenkinson

Referral: Appointment required to visit centre

Transport: Govt Bus, Train (Macquarie Park Station)

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Arabic; Bulgarian; Cantonese; Japanese

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

Parent Organisation: Nought to Five ECC Management Committee

© Ryde Council [25866] Last Full Review: 7Mar18

Explore & Develop Macquarie Park

Phone: 02 9889 1200

Location: Pinnacle Office Park, 6-8 Giffnock Ave, Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Mail: 39 Delhi Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113

Email:

Web: www.exploreanddevelop.com.au

Description: Preschool and long day care centre with natural play spaces, above average child to staff ratios and above average space requirements for both indoor and outdoor areas.

Hours: 7:30am-6pm

Eligibility: Up to 6 years.

Fees: Prices on application

Contact: Elizabeth Klingberg

Transport: 5 minute walk from Macquarie Park train station

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Mandarin, German, Portuguese, Cantonese, Teochew, Cambodian, Thai

Volunteering Note: Yes

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care; Preschools

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© Ryde Council [65675] Last Full Review: 6Mar18

Acre Woods Macquarie Park

Phone: 02 9889 2027

Location: Address: 40-52 Talavera Road (cnr of Khartou, Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Email:

Web: acrewoods.com.au/centres/macquarie-park/

Description: Welcome to Macquarie​ Park! Our purpose built centre offers a welcoming and ​warm learning environment for children, with spacious and fully equipped classrooms. All the classrooms overlook the outdoor area which is surrounded by tree​ and well shaded, encouraging curiosity and exploration. Our dedicated and passionate teaching team pride themselves on ensuring each child has an interesting and fun learning experience.

Hours: 7.30am 6.00pm

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Long Day Care; Children and Families; Women

© Ryde Council [76031] Last Full Review: 14Jul17

Acre Woods Childcare Macquarie Park

Phone: 02 9889 2027

Location: 40-52 Talavera Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Email:

Web: www.guardian.edu.au/childcare-early-learning-centres/nsw/macquarie-park-acre-woods/?utm_source=Local_Pack&utm_medium=Local&utm_campaign=Acre_Woods_Macquarie_Park

Description: Long day care centre.

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:00pm

Eligibility: Up to 5 years.

Fees: Yes

Contact: 1300 001 119

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Cantonese; Korean; Mandarin; Hindi, Spanish; Gujrati; Bangla; Tamil

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

© Ryde Council [80185] Last Full Review: 14Mar18

These services are between about 2 to 5km from Macquarie University.

Creative Learning Preschool and Child Care Centre

Phone: 02 9878 5227

Fax: 02 9878 5227

Location: 16 Cam St, North Ryde NSW 2113

Email:

Web: www.creativelearning-ps.com.au/

Description: 29 place private long day care centre.

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm

Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.

Fees: Yes

Contact: Director

Disability Access: No

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Chinese, Mandarin

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

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© Ryde Council [25349] Last Full Review: 6Mar18

CSIROcare Child Care Centre

Phone: 02 9889 5525

Location: Riverside Corporate Park, 5A Julius Ave (opp. BOC Building), North Ryde NSW 2113

Mail: PO Box 310, North Ryde NSW 2113

Email:

Web: www.csirocare.org.au

Description: Long Day Care Centre for CSIRO employees, then Riverside Corporate Park. Does not accept community placements.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

Eligibility: Up to 6 years.

Fees: Yes

Contact: Centre Director/ Centre Admin

Transport: No

Disability Access: Yes (ramp)

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Long Day Care; Children and Families

Alternative Names: CSIROcare North Ryde Inc

© Ryde Council [25693] Last Full Review: 6Mar18

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