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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

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. Quality Standards are assured by the Family Day Care Scheme with Educators and the scheme being assessed by the NSW Department of Education through the Assessment and Rating Process, rating against the National Quality standards and Quality areas. FDC was recently assessed in 2017, and received an Exceeding rating.

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: North Sydney Council

© North Sydney Council [13614] Last Full Review: 4Mar19

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: Michelle Hensby

Referral: Appointment required to visit centre

Transport: Govt Bus, Train (Macquarie Park Station)

Disability Access: Yes (Wheelchair accessible)

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Bulgarian; Cantonese; Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

Parent Organisation: Nought to Five ECC Management Committee

© Ryde Council [25866] Last Full Review: 31Oct18

Banksia Cottage Early Childhood Centre

Phone: 02 9850 7781

Fax: 02 9850 9393

Location: Building X6A, Link Rd Macquarie University, Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Mail: Locked Bag 3500, North Ryde NSW 1670

Email:

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

Description: Long daycare centre with 90 places. Priority given to Macquarie University staff and students.

Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-6.30pm, closed public holidays

Fees: Yes

Transport: Bus, train

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

Parent Organisation: U@MQ Ltd

© Ryde Council [25878] Last Full Review: 18Sep19

Explore & Develop Macquarie Park

Phone: 02 9889 1200

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

Email:

Web: https://exploreanddevelop.com.au/explore-develop-macquarie-park/

Description: Pre-school and early childhood long day care centre with natural play spaces. Classes are split into three age groups; 0-2, 2-3 and 3-5. Key programs include Bush School and Swim School.

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, closed for public holidays

Eligibility: Up to 6 years.

Fees: Yes

Contact: Enrollment: 02 9889 1400 Enrolments Email: enrolments.mpnr@exploreanddevelop.com.au

Transport: 5 minute walk from Macquarie Park train station

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Volunteering Note: Yes

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care; Preschools

© Ryde Council [65675] Last Full Review: 13Sep19

Acre Woods Childcare 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: Childcare centre with fully equipped classrooms for infants (0-2), toddlers (2-4) and preschoolers (4-5). All meals are provided for.

Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am 6.30pm

Fees: Yes (daily fees)

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Hindi, Bangali, Nepalese, Urdu and Filipino

Keywords: Long Day Care; Children and Families; Women

Parent Organisation: Guardian Children & Education

© Ryde Council [76031] Last Full Review: 22Aug19

Mia Mia. Child & Family Study Centre

Phone: 02 9850 9880

Fax: 02 9850 9813

Location: Department of Educational Studies, Building X5B (WW29),, Macquarie University NSW 2109

Email:

Web: https://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 (Ramp and level access to and in the Centre)

Area Served: Sydney Metro

Languages (other than English): Cantonese; Hindi; Mandarin

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care

Parent Organisation: Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University

© Ryde Council [26055] Last Full Review: 31Oct18

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: Privately owned and managed child care centre. Three classes separated into ages of 2 to 6 year olds that run all day.

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

Fees: Yes

Area Served: Ryde; Parramatta

Keywords: Preschools; Children and Families; Long Day Care

© Ryde Council [25219] Last Full Review: 18Sep19

Gumnut Cottage Early Childhood Centre

Phone: 02 9850 7740

Fax: 02 9850 7749

Location: 17 University Avenue, Macquarie University, North Ryde NSW 2113

Mail: Locked Bag 3500, North Ryde NSW 1670

Email:

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

Description: 80 place early learning and education care service for students, staff and the general community. The centre 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 and Train

Disability Access: Yes (Ramp from car park)

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: U@MQ Ltd

© Ryde Council [25087] Last Full Review: 7Nov18

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: 23Oct18

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: 19Sep19

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: 28Jun19

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