WELCOME TO

FOREST CHILDCARE

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

LEARN AND PLAY. GROW EACH DAY

Forest Childcare is a certified, private all-day daycare and early learning childcare centre in Frenchs Forest catering for children from birth to 6 years – with a preschool programme designed to prepare your children for school. We offer before and after school daycare to local schools for children aged 5 years to 12 years. We also provide vacation childcare through our 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, carers, and childcare and development assistants.

Enjoy your stay, and request a tour of our daycare and education facilities if you haven’t visited us before!
Download the 2020 Parent Info Booklet

Now Taking Enrolments

Our mission is to give your little ones the best start in life, helping them to internalise moral values, develop social and cognitive skills, and explore their interests within the safety of our centre. And it all begins with our unique long daycare, early childhood learning, and preschool services, which include:
  • Baby Daycare
  • Daily music programme
  • Daily yoga & wellbeing programme
  • Literacy & numeracy
  • Natural outdoor environment
  • Weekly dance lessons
  • Daily Italian lessons for preschoolers
  • Before & after school care
  • Holiday Childcare Programmes
  • Regular incursions
  • Nutritional meals cooked on site
  • Qualified, passionate & dedicated educators & Child Development Assistants
  • Regular excursions for preschoolers & school aged children

What Makes Us So Special

At the Forest Childcare centre, we endeavour to provide the best possible childcare, daycare, and education services at affordable fees. While you’re working hard to give your children the life they deserve, we work hard to cultivate valuable and enriching experiences that set your children up for success in later life.

Our qualified educators and child development assistants are dedicated to helping your children play, learn, explore, and grow. And they’re excellent at it. By cleverly disguising learning experiences as ‘play,’ your children will joyfully immerse themselves in our wide variety of activities that teach problem-solving and independence. These activities are also designed to teach your children how to work with others as a team and interact with adults other than their parents. This is particularly beneficial for soothing separation anxiety.

We understand that the nurturing, guidance, and care your children receive in their earliest years are essential – and vying for our attention amongst a sea of struggling students robs them of these invaluable experiences. As we are a private childcare and early learning centre, our classes and child-to-carer ratios are very small to ensure your children get individualised, one-on-one attention as often as possible.

Our programmes, activities, excursions, and nap and feeding times are scheduled to instil a sense of discipline within your children. This gives them stability and helps them to develop useful time management skills.

We also offer a plethora of special programmes that are designed to help your children discover new interests and skills. These unique learning experiences provide additional enrichment and development above and beyond the expected!

Why Choose Us

KNOWLEDGE CLASSES

FULL DAY
6:30AM-6:30PM

QUALIFIED
TEACHERS

PLAY
AREA

LAST MINUTE
REQUESTS

“ALL CHILDREN EXPERIENCE LEARNING THAT IS ENGAGING AND BUILDS SUCCESS FOR LIFE”.

As certified childcare providers, 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 your children can learn the skills to set them up for school and life.
  • Children from 0 – 6
  • Above regulation standards including staff training and qualifications
  • Preschool programme
  • Separate indoor rooms, including sleeping rooms and areas
  • Large outdoor facilities
  • Themed events, excursions and other extracurricular programmes
  • Childcare Subsidy registered
  • Before & After School Daycare Programme

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.

  • 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.

    Age: 0-2.5

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

    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.

    Age: 2.5-3.5

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

    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.

    Age: 3.5-5

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

  • 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.

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

    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.

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

    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.

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

  • 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.

    Age: 0-2.5

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

  • 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.

    Age: 0-2.5

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

  • 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.

    Age: 0-2.5

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

  • BEFORE AFTER SCHOOL

    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.

    Age: 0-2.5

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

  • 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.

    Age: 0-2.5

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

  • 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.

    Age: 0-2.5

    Time: 6:30am-6:30pm

Our Fees

Tadpoles

136

per day

Kookaburras

126

per day

Platypus

116

per day

Before School Care

15

per session

After School Care

25

per session

Preschool

65

per day

Meet the Staff

  • NOMINATED SUPERVISOR

    NEYSA

    “I absolutely love being a part of The Forest Childcare team. Coming to work every day and seeing the children’s warm smiling faces and working in a team that collaborates with one another is so important to me and I really feel like I have that here. I also have great relationships with the Families and that makes my job even more special. We are also very lucky that the children get to engage in lots of extra curricular activities and have a beautiful natural playground.”
  • EDUCATOR

    KATRINA

    “What I have loved about working at The Forest Childcare over the last 3 years is: Firstly interacting with the Children and Families and creating a supportive community. I love the family interactions at pick up and drop off and making the children feel safe in our environment. We have a great connectivity through centre events that invite us together such as our parent teacher conferences, Fathers/Mothers day afternoon teas and our lovely Christmas Concert.”
  • CENTRE COOK

    NUI

    I’ve been at The Forest Childcare for nearly 10 years and the children’s needs always come first. I believe it is a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. Any special dietary requirements are always welcome. We enjoy providing a variety of healthy menu options and sharing these recipes with Families.
  • EDUCATOR

    MILLIE

    "From the moment I started at Forest child care I always felt very welcome and supported by staff and management. I love that we all work together so well to meet the needs of the children. I currently work in the 2-3 years Kookaburra room and I love planning and contributing to the variety of activities and exploring the resources we have with the children. One of my favourite things about The Forest childcare is the outdoor area and involving the children to explore the garden and natural resources we have to offer. It’s such a nice community feel."
  • EDUCATOR

    WENDY

    “I have been working at The Forest Childcare Centre for almost 15 years. This centre is my second family. What makes my job so special is that I get to come to work every day and see the children grow and learn and I get to be a part of a great team.”

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

  • "I can’t speak highly enough of Forest Childcare and all of the wonderful staff who work here.  We first picked the centre because of the friendly staff, warm atmosphere and amazing outdoor space with real grass, plants and dirt (something that was really hard to find in our area).  We’ve been blown away by how fantastic the teachers and carers are, they show such genuine affection for the kids and truly nurture their individual strengths and personalities.   The kids love all of the extra activities that the centre regularly plans, bike week in particular was a hit!"

    JESS

  • “My three children have attended Forest Childcare since they were 2 years old until starting school. The staff are consistent, nurturing and simply delightful. The facilities are continually updated, clean and provide a safe and engaging environment and yet the fees have always remained stable. My children always come home happy and they go to kindy excited for a great day. I would recommend Forest Childcare without hesitation.”

    CHARLIE

  • “Love the spirit of Forest Childcare. Kids have a structured program but are allowed to get dirty, have free play and most importantly are happy! The educators love their jobs and are amazing with the kids. My 2 year old was unhappy with her previous Childcare but was instantly happy at Forest.”

    KRISTIE

  • "We love Forest Childcare. The staff are amazing and keep you fully up to date with your child’s progress. The programmes are well structured and you are really encouraged to get involved and build on the interests of your child. We especially love all the ‘extra’ activities such as bonkers beat, Dance with Miss Cheryl, excursions, science incursions and even Mandarin lessons! The outdoor space is wonderful with chickens and a veggie garden. Both my children have attended and continue to be very happy here"

    SUSIE

Book a Tour
menu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram