WELCOME TO

FOREST CHILDCARE

Quality Long Day Care, Preschool, Occasional
Care and After School Care in Frenchs Forest.

Quality Long Day Care, Preschool, Occasional Care and After School Care in Frenchs Forest.

Learn and play. Grow each day

Forest Childcare is a long day care centre in Frenchs Forest catering for children from birth to 6 years – with a preschool programme designed to prepare the children for school. We offer before and after school care to local schools for children aged 5 years to 12 years. And provide a holiday programme with daily excursions during school holidays for school aged children.
This site has been designed to give you information about the centre and our programmes, plus share news and events with our current parents and carers.
Enjoy your stay, and request a tour of the facility if you haven’t visited us before!

Now Taking Enrolments

Why Choose Us

Knowledge
Classes
Full Day
6:30am-6:30pm
Qualified
Teachers
Play
Area
Last Minute
Request
Knowledge
Classes
Full Day
6:30am-6:30pm
Qualified
Teachers
Play
Area
Last Minute
Request

“all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”.

We understand that a child’s development is influenced by their surroundings, at this early stage in life. Forest Childcare builds and maintains a creative, safe and fun environment, where the children can learn the skills to set them up for school and life.
Come and take a tour of our facilities and meet some of the teachers.
We look forward to welcoming you, and your children, to Forest Childcare.

Why Choose Us

Tadpoles Room

Under ones and toddlers operate as individuals and need to feel loved and nurtured. Babies and young toddlers experience strong emotions but they express themselves through their actions and body language. They are, as yet, unable to put those feelings into words. Our educators help them on this particular journey by offering them empathy.

Kookaburras Room

We encourage children to have conversations and ask questions and support children’s emotional development by actively listening to build on their social skills. This age group loves hands on play materials and experiences, and we encourage them to take increasing initiative in choosing or creating play opportunities. It is important to encourage play, as that is how children learn, and for the educators to join in the play.

Platypus Room

In the Platypus preschool room, we believe every child is entitled to a good education and this is fundamental to the success in laying the foundations to future learning. We endeavour to foster a “love and desire” for learning through hands-on meaningful play-based activities. The classroom and outdoor environment includes specific learning areas to promote imagination, creativity, language and literacy, cognitive and physical skills.

Before & After school Care

We provide a delivery and pick up service to local schools during school terms and a holiday programme during the school holidays. The children who attend Before & After school care have a programme based on the children’s voices and interests. They develop the programme in collaboration with their main Educator. The children have their own classroom and also have access to the outdoor playground.

Vacation care

We provide a holiday programme during the school holidays where children get to enjoy lots of activities such as; regular excursions, arts and crafts, cooking and more. Vacation care is an opportunity for your child to meet new friends, enjoy fun activities and socialise with other children. Meals are provided for the children who attend our vacation care programme.

Preschool Programme

Our Preschool Programme is designed to prepare your child for the transition to school. Our Preschool Programme focuses on a mixture of children learning through open ended play and structural learning. We have a qualified Early Childhood Teacher who will run the Programme, it will consist of Gross/fine motor skills, literacy, numeracy, science, dance, mandarin, excursions and violin.

Our Fees

Tadpoles

$ 136 per day
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Kookaburras

$ 126 per day
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Platypus

$ 116 per day
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Before School Care

$ 15 per day
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After School Care

$ 25 per day
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Preschool

$ 65 per day
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Meet the Staff

Happenings

Bonkers beat

Bonkers beat is a unique and exciting music program based on Kodaly and Orff methods to stimulate your child's social, intellectual and emotional growth.

Violin

Children who have access to all forms of music at an early age perform better academically. Violin playing encourages children to be better at languages, oral skills and even social interaction.

Mandarin

There are many benefits to children learning a new language such as: strengthened cultural identity /diversity, increased literacy, cognitive flexibility and a strong self esteem and wellbeing.

Science

Science allows children to develop the ability, to ask questions, collect information, organise and test their ideas. Science gives children key life skills including an ability to communicate, collaborative skills, team working, perseverance and develop their senses and overall awareness

Dance with Cheryl

Our dance programme is a powerful learning tool and encourages the children innate sense of rhythm and natural love of movement.

Vacation, Before & After School Care

We provide a delivery and pick up service to local schools during school terms and a holiday programme during the school holidays.

Testimonials

News and Articles

At The Forest Childcare Centre we have our annual Halloween disco which also celebrates children’s week. Children’s Week 2020 will be held from 24th October to 1st November and the theme this year is Article 15 – ‘Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does …
Happy Tuesday! Today the children were playing nicely within their small group. We set up a soccer game with two groups, they were cheering with the group and showed their great kicking skills with the ball. It was good to see the children played nicely and communicated well together in the team, sharing their skills …
Tuesday the 21st of July Good Morning families! This week is all about colours and shapes in the Blue Kookaburra’s room and in the Green Kookaburra’s room they will be focusing on Numbers and Letters. This week the children will also be working on their sitting and listening skills. To start the day the children …