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Community Directory

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

North Sydney Council Family Day Care

Phone: 02 9922 4020

Fax: 02 9923 1631

Location: 3, 1 James Place, North Sydney NSW 2060

Mail: 96 Bank St, North Sydney NSW 2060

Email:

Web: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/familydaycare

Description: Provides care for up to 7 children under 12 years (4 children under 5) with carefully selected educators in their homes. Qualified staff monitor and support educators with home visits, training and resources. Regular play sessions are held for educators and their children in care

Hours: Office: 8.30am-4.30pm, Mon-Fri. Service operates 52 weeks a year. Playgroups on Tuesdays.

Fees: Daily fee. Childcare Benefit and Tax Rebate available.

Contact: The Manager

Disability Access: Yes (Call to discuss your access requirements.)

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Keywords: Children and Families; Family Day Care

Alternative Names: Family Day Care

Parent Organisation: Approved under Education and Care National Regulations (2011) and coordinated by North Sydney Council.

© North Sydney Council [13614] Last Full Review: 24Apr17

These services are within a few kilometers of Macquarie Centre.

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: 8Sep16

Explore & Develop Macquarie Park

Phone: 02 9889 1200

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

Mail: PO Box 211, North Ryde NSW 1670

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: 25Jul17

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

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: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/campus-services-and-facilities/childcare-centres

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: 17Aug17

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: 11May17

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.miamia.mq.edu.au

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: 11May17

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: 19Oct16

Creative Learning Preschool and Long Day 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: 5Sep17

CSIROcare Child Care Centre

Phone: 02 9889 5525

Fax: 02 9490 5565

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: 9Sep16

Macquarie Long Day and Early Learning Centre

Phone: 02 9888 2066

Fax: 02 9888 1200

Location: Building B, 11 Talavera Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113

Mail: PO Box 266, North Ryde NSW 1670

Email:

Web: www.macquarieelc.com.au/

Description: Long Day Care Centre/ Preschool Programme.

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

Eligibility: 6 wks-6yrs

Fees: Yes

Transport: Bus

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde LGA

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

Alternative Names: Formerly: Compuware Childcare Centre

Parent Organisation: Dunrose Pty Ltd

© Ryde Council [29635] Last Full Review: 31May17

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