Long day care, before and after school care and vacation care all under one roof

The most affordable long day care on the Central Coast

Long Day Care

Long Day Care at Central Gardens Childcare Early Education Centre starts from just $86/day, and is considerably more affordable than many other centres in the area. This is because we see our business as an extension of our family. We do this work because we love kids, not because we want to make huge profits.

Our fees cover everything that is needed to ensure your child has a great day at the centre every time they attend. The children recieve breakfast if they arrive early, morning

 

tea, afternoon tea and light snack for supper if needed. We ask that you provide lunch for your child and a communal piece of fruit daily.

The fees also allow us to implement many educational programs such as the Bonkers Beat Musical Program, the Let’s Count Mathematics Program, the Munch and Move Physical Movement Program, Yoga and Auslan Signing. The only things not included in our fees are nappies and cot sheets, which we ask that you provide so your child has some familiar sights and smells from home.

Long Day Care

Long Day Care at Central Gardens Childcare Early Education Centre starts from just $86/day, and is considerably more affordable than many other centres in the area. This is because we see our business as an extension of our family. We do this work because we love kids, not because we want to make huge profits.

Our fees cover everything that is needed to ensure your child has a great day at the centre every time they attend. The children recieve breakfast if they arrive early, morning tea, afternoon tea and light snack for supper if needed. We ask that you provide lunch for your child and a communal piece of fruit daily.

The fees also allow us to implement many educational programs such as the Bonkers Beat Musical Program, the Let’s Count Mathematics Program, the Munch and Move Physical Movement Program, Yoga and Auslan Signing. The only things not included in our fees are nappies and cot sheets, which we ask that you provide so your child has some familiar sights and smells from home.

Blossoms

6 weeks – 2 years

$93 / day

Gumnuts

2-3 years

$93 / day

Banksia

3-5 years

$86 / day

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Before and After School Care and Vacation Care

Our early education centre also offers before and after school care and vacation care for primary school aged children, starting from $18/day. We find that a number of our families have children of various ages, and the convenience of having all their children cared for in the same place is invaluable.

During before school care, we supply a nourishing breakfast for your child. During after school care, we provide a healthy afternoon snack, a nutritious supper of vegetables if needed, and offer Homework Support. The kids can also participate in our Yoga program if they like.

 

Our fees also cover the cost of a private bus driven by a qualified and licenced driver that will ensure the safe drop off and pick up of your child to and from school and the centre each day.

Our Vacation Care program includes a mixture of in-house activities and excursions to keep the children occupied and stimulated throughout the school holidays. We often visit the Australian Reptile Park, go to the movies and visit indoor physical movement centres.

Before and After School Care and Vacation Care

Our early education centre also offers before and after school care and vacation care for primary school aged children, starting from $18/day. We find that a number of our families have children of various ages, and the convenience of having all their children cared for in the same place is invaluable.

During before school care, we supply a nourishing breakfast for your child. During after school care, we provide a healthy afternoon snack, a nutritious supper of vegetables if needed, and offer Homework Support. The kids can also participate in our Yoga program if they like.

Our fees also cover the cost of a private bus driven by a qualified and licenced driver that will ensure the safe drop off and pick up of your child to and from school and the centre each day.

Our Vacation Care program includes a mixture of in-house activities and excursions to keep the children occupied and stimulated throughout the school holidays. We often visit the Australian Reptile Park, go to the movies and visit indoor physical movement centres.

Lorikeets

2-3 years

Lorikeets

2-3 years

Before School Care

Permanent $18 / day Casual $20 / day

After school care

Permanent $28 / day Casual $33 / day

Vacation care

$52 / day
 

Download the Vacation Care Program

Our Rooms

Our child care centre takes newborn babies from 6 weeks of age through to 5 year old children. With three age appropriate rooms, we can ensure your child receives the best care. For 5-12 year olds, we offer before and after school care as well as vacation care.

Find out more about our rooms and age groups.

Our Team

We know that the bond formed between a child and their carer is an important one. That’s why we only employ permanent staff, with no casuals. There will always be routine, consistency and a familiar face when your child arrives each morning.

Meet the team and read more about our qualified and dedicated staff.

"Central gardens has been amazing for our little girl, we have loved sending her here and loved watching her grow each year. The team at central gardens just know exactly what to do and always go above and beyond for our family. Our little girl adores the owners and the team at central gardens and loves going. It’s such a family vibe, loving and nurturing every step of the way"

Carmen Steane

"Both of my daughters, aged 6 and 9 have and continue to attend Central Gardens since the age of 12 months. Over the years, we have been extremely happy with the education and care our children have received. The after school program, along with the vacation care program has been a welcomed addition for us as working parents. Dave and I highly recommend Central Gardens Child Care."

Jasmine Pimm

"Since enrolling our daughter in Central Gardens last year, we have had nothing but a positive experience in our dealings with the centre. The staff are caring, thoughtful and attentive to the children’s needs, whilst going above and beyond professionally in regards to their communication, education and admin. I would recommend Central Gardens to anyone who is wanting to give their children a top level of education and school readiness, whilst in a wonderful nurturing environment."

Lizzy Mc Pherson

"My two children (11) and (6) have been in the care of the Central Gardens staff for 2 years. The staff are now part of our family. As a working Mum it’s comforting to know my children are being cared for by people who care like family do. I highly recommend this Centre. The after school care, before school care and vacation care are lots of fun and they do homework tasks which helps us as well!"

Karina

"Our family has been a part of the Central Gardens family for the past 6 years. They have provided great care for our daughter who started preschool at 9 months old all the way into before and after school care. Our daughter loves the arts and crafts activities, the animals, the garden and the play equipment. The holiday programs are a big hit as well with so many day trips available to keep any child happy. Sonya and Johanna have been amazing and our daughter absolutely loves seeing them”

Catherin

"Our daughter attended Central Gardens Childcare from six months of age right up to when she started kindergarten this year. Sonya was very easy to deal with and was always happy to help us when we needed some advice. We took comfort in knowing our daughter was in good hands throughout the day and more importantly was happy there."

Anna

"It’s a big decision and a very important one when it comes to deciding on a childcare centre for your little person. So when Central Gardens was recommended to me by a number of close friends and work colleagues and I’d spent sometime with the centres owners I’d felt I’d found the right place for my child. My little boy joined the Central Gardens family when he was 9 months old, he’s now 2 and we both love the friendly, safe, caring, nurturing and supportive environment provided by Johanna, Sonya and their wonderful team."

Lisa

"Our boys have been attending Central Gardens for 4 years now, including vacation care now that they've started school. We couldn't rate the centre more highly- they have been attentive to our children's needs and they have become an invaluable support for our family. The early opening time(6am) and school drop-off service is extremely helpful for our commute to Sydney."

Amy & Lance

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