Chatswood Occasional Child Care is a community based and not for profit organisation which was established in 1989. It is administered by a parent committee and is also funded by the Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) - NSW Department of Education.
As this organisation is not for profit, all surplus funds are invested back into the Child Care facility for the benefit of the children.
Facilities - We have both outdoor (shaded) and indoor (air conditioned) play areas for the children with a plentiful supply of toys/activities which are regularly changed to help keep them engaged. The centre can accomodate a maximum number of 28 children.
Age Groups - We provide child care services aged 6 weeks to 5 years. From 2 hours occasional bookings to 5 days per week regular bookings and everything in between.
Opening Hours - The Centre opens at 8:00 am daily and closes at 5:00pm Monday- Friday. The Centre is closed for public holidays and three weeks over the Christmas/ New Year period.
Staff ratio -
1:4 for children under two years
1:5 for children aged two years to three years
1:10 for children aged three to five years.
Convenience - We are conveniently located next to Westfield Chatswood and close proximity to Chatswood Railway Station. There is ample parking close by as well as a 15 minute drop off parking located close to our front door.
Staffing - All our Educators meet the qualification requirements of the current Education and Care Services National Regulations.
IRIS is the Director of the Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and has over 20 years experience in childcare. She was a kindergarten teacher for twelve years in Hong Kong. This is her 14th year with our Centre.
HESTER is the Certified Supervisor and has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. She was a practising paediatrician for 11 years in the Philippines. This is her 10th year with our Centre.
SABINA has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. She mainly works with the 2-5 years group and speaks fluent Spanish. This is her 13th year with our Centre.
REBECCA has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. She mainly works with 0-2 years group and can also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. This is her 7th year with our Centre.
Our Centre's regular and experienced casual Educators also meet the qualification requirements of the current Education and Care Services National Regulations. Qualifications range from Certificate III to Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years).