The Ridge Early Learning Centre

See how we’re inspiring learning for life atThe Ridge Early Learning Centre (Barden Ridge)Our long day care and early educationcentreprovides child care in Barden Ridgethat is perfect for families living or commuting through Barden Ridge or nearby suburbs Bangor, Menai, and Sutherland.Our centre backs onto surrounded bushland and is located in a quiet residential area nearby bus stations for easy public transport access.

Our centre is proud to have received Exceeding the National Quality Standard. The National Quality Standard encompasses the seven key quality areas that are important outcomes for children’s learning and development.

As soon as you walk into our Barden Ridge child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to discover and learn. Our adventure-filled playgrounds feature sandpits, gardens, slides, cubby houses and play equipment to engage all the senses.  

We ensure children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing. 

Our indoor spaces invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists, and designers. 

You will never need to worry about preparing lunch or snacks. Nutritious meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. 

Every day is a different learning journey at our Barden Ridge child care centre. Your child will have access to engaging specialised programs, including sport and a music and movement program. For an additional fee we offer other unique experiences throughout the year. These fun and engaging programs enhance the daily program. 

Our educators and children venture out on excursions to our local community visiting the library, aged care centre, parks, Woolworths Menai, and more. We welcome special guests and community members to the centre based on the children's interests. These visits include police, fire, dentist, school photos and optometrist visits. We also have various dance schools come in and perform as well as other experiences such as responsible pet ownership throughout the year. 

Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments. 

As members of our Early Learning Services community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years. 

Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 413 885 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.  

46 David Road, Barden Ridge NSW 2234 (02) 9543 8904 theridge@earlylearningservices.com.au

Why you’ll love The Ridge Early Learning Services

These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

Meet your Centre Manager
Pamela Dredge
“A child is like a butterfly in the wind. Some can fly higher than others, but each on flies the best it can. Why compare one against the other? Each one is different, each one is special, each one is beautiful.”

A sneak peek inside our centre

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Take a walk in your child's footsteps

Every day  is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child's time so enjoyable at Early Learning Services Centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.

Useful information

Opening hours

Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 7:30am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am to 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm
More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our centre: 

  • We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey. 
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our all in one family app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates. 
  • On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Our sustainability program teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them. 

Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 413 885 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
What we provide What you'll need to bring
  • Nappies
  • wipes
  • Bed Linen
  • Sunscreen
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch ,Morning and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack
  • Specialised programs
  • Bag
  • Hat
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing in a bag
  • Water bottle
  • Bottle, milk or formula if required
We’re always here to support you on your child’s learning journey. Read more about what to expect on your first day, and how you can prepare. 
Your team
Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from. 
Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $136.00
Toddler $126.00
Kindergarten $119.50

Note: Fees effective from 1 February 2021.

The above prices are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.

If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are on hand to guide you through our enrolment process, the best place to start is to call 1800 413 885.

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 413 885 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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