I was desperate to find an early childhood centre for my 8 month old as I had to go back to work. It was meant to be the last resort for my son and me. However, Chatswood Occasional Child Care (COCC) tuned to be the best resort for us.
I’m a newly mother who do not have immediate family support. I just can’t imagine how we survived without support from COCC. My son who never left me before, instantly felt safe and comfortable on his first day. Led by qualified and experienced teachers and educators, Hugo was nurtured, supported also the most importantly loved by all. Hugo loves attending as he now has some friends. I’m also an early childhood professional and the multiple age group arrangement in COCC has given Hugo many opportunities to engage in peer teaching moments. He loves playing with his older children and he now certainly behaves like one! We will never forget how COCC made us feel! Our words are not enough to express our gratitude. Thank you.
Yuki Takahashi Braybrook
24 Feb 2023
We love this centre so much. They have an experienced team of lovely educators. They are very caring and nurturing to the little ones. Very clean and lovely grounds, also very convenient location. Highly recommend.
Angie and Nick Coroneos
18 Feb 2023
We are beyond fortunate to have found Chatswood Occasional Child Care to care for our little girl.
All educators are very warm-hearted, helpful and treat my kid like their own. My daughter started to attend when she was 5 months old, I never have to worry as I know she’s being nurtured and well cared for.
Now my daughter attends 5 full days each week, and she looks forward to every day as she feels happy, safe and she has great fun everyday.
Yiran Zeng and Jason Chen
9 Feb 2023
We write this to express our appreciation for what Chatswood Occasional Care Centre has been for our son Jayden (10 years old) Jayden fondly recalls his years at COCC and especially the care that the Director Iris poured on him in his early years.
Now our daughter Amelia (nearly 3) attends and loves every minute she spends there. Amelia has a strong bond with Iris (just like her brother had), as well with as all the other educators at the centre. Amelia always tells us about her friends at day-care. Every worker gets her special mention along with her other young friends.
The environment created by the workers extend to a wonderful spirit for kids to share, enjoy and learn. Amelia learns something new every day which is preparing her progression to Kindy. She knows more nursery rhyme songs that we every remember and learnt to count beyond other children of her age. We can recommend COCC without any hesitation, knowing it offers a loving and protective in a caring and nurturing environment, with a solid focus on social and educational basics.
Amy and Richard Davies
6 Feb 2023
My family is a new migrant in Australia and I didn’t have any idea about childcare when we went here. I brought my 3-year old son, Lucas, into childcare near to our place. After a few months, Lucas changed and had a traumatic experience. We struggle so much with Lucas’ behavior and healing. My Husband and I tried several things for Lucas to overcome his fear. Then I had a chance to visit the Chatswood Occasional Childcare and I felt very welcoming when I talked to Hester. The facility has a “homey” feeling and I was really hoping that Lucas would like it there. I felt glad when Iris and Hester accommodated me and advised me the plans on how to introduce again the childcare to Lucas. At first, Lucas was aloof with them. But as time went by, Lucas felt comfortable to the place and to the educators as well. I even hear stories from Lucas about what he did during his stay in the facility everytime I fetch him. He even tells us during the weekend that he wants to go there. He improved a lot. I cannot express how much happiness I am feeling now for finding Chatswood Occasional Childcare. I want to say THANK YOU to Iris, Hester and the rest of the educators for bringing back Lucas’ confidence to go again to childcare.
3 Jan 2021
When you are looking for a Childcare for your little one we think the most important thing is that you feel ‘it’. At Chatswood Occasional Child Care Centre, we felt ‘it’ as soon as we walked in. Such a pleasant, welcoming and caring environment. Going to Chatswood Occasional care is the first childcare experience for our son and we couldn’t have been happier. He loves going there and he is really fond of the welcoming, loving, caring and good spirited ladies who work there! For us the flexibility in hours/days is also ideal. We would highly recommend Chatswood Occasional Child Care Centre.’
24 Nov 2020
"After the first 5 minutes talking with the facility director, we knew we had found the child care facility for our most important person in the world. Once he started and we began to meet the rest of the team, it just re-enforced how lucky we were to find Chatswood Occasional Care."
Frances and Jason
“My three children all attended Chatswood Occasional child care at different times, and whilst there, received excellent care and had a wonderful experience. The staff were warm, receptive and well trained, and the Centre was run in a sound professional manner”
“I would like to express my opinions on the service of the Chatswood Occasional Child Care. What I most like are the flexibility and the low teacher-student ratio. I don't think I can find another childcare centre which can provide a 2-hr or a half day care for my kids. Therefore I really appreciate all the help given by the Centre.”
“My daughter was diagnosed with global delays with severe expressive language delay and sensory over-sensitivity when she was around 22 months, and one of the specialist’s advice was to find a “flexible” childcare for a day or two, where she can learn and gradually stretch her comfort zone within a positive social environment. It was a difficult hunt as many childcare centre. I visited seem not flexible enough for my special girl. Then I was very fortunate to have found such a wonderful facility like Chatswood Occasional Child Care Centre which offers great flexibility and warm understanding.”
“Two of our three children have attended the Chatswood Occasional Child Care Centre. It is a wonderful centre and provides such an important resource / service to the community. Unlike other child care centres, it's flexibility in offering occasional or permanent child care has been invaluable to our family. ”
“I wish to express my thanks to Chatswood Occasional Child Care Centre for the wonderful job you all do in caring for our children. I have appreciated the flexibility of having an option with occasional care with our children over the last nearly four years now, and your team have been a joy to work with. Thanks for being a wonderful, caring team who provide an excellent, multicultural child care service for this neighbourhood!”
“Chatswood Occasional Child Care Centre has been a warm, nurturing, supportive environment for my two children for the past 18months. The booking process is simple, all the staff are friendly & fantastic with the children & they are great at catering to each child's needs. Services such as these are so valuable in the community & I think the staff that are currently there are dedicated to providing the fantastic service that it is. Amenities are always clean and there is great equipment & activities for children to play with.”
“Chatswood Occasional Child Care Centre has provided a safe, active, clean, affordable and friendly child care service to my son who is approaching 3 years old. He has been with the Centre for 2 years attending the centre for 5 days per week. It has been very accommodating allowing the flexibility to meet the needs of our situation as both my partner and I are full time working parents.”
“I'm really happy with Chatswood Occasional Child Care , just because I was looking for the service just like COCC for long time. When I got COCC service first time, I felt that how convenient for working or studying parents. In addition, I can definitely say there are only better educators. I can leave my child without any worries.”
“Chatswood Occasional Child Care has been an enormous support to me personally. I found moving back to Sydney, with my husband travelling for work and family members all working. I was in desperate need of child care, for my second son who was nine old months old. This service is able to provide a valuable, affordable and flexible form of child care to parents and children.”
“As an Australian Citizen temporarily residing overseas, I believe Chatswood Occasional Child Care is the only centre around Willoughby willing to accept my child at all times upon my return from overseas for a short stay of one to two months. The staff here are highly professional showing extremely good loving care to the children. This centre provides an excellent place for learning, social manners, get together, and game playing for children of similar ages, which will also lay down a very good foundation for the their receiving primary and secondary education in later years.”
“Chatswood Occasional Child Care Centre was a very important part of our family. We have three boys who are just over a year apart each. We moved to Australia when the boys were very young. We had no family support and starting out a whole new life from scratch. The staff and facilities helped us so much to settle into Sydney and provide us with the time we needed to establish our lives. The children were able to make friends and develop. We were unable to secure another preschool or childcare arrangements due to unavailable placements.”
“Chatswood Occasional Child Care provides a very caring and nurturing environment for the children. Our daughter attended a few years ago, and now we have returned with our son. As a shift worker, the flexibility of the occasional hours really suits our family. The heart of the centre are the staff, who are very experienced, offer friendly advice and are genuinely interested in the children.”
“My two older kids had been, a few years back, been coming to Chatswood Occasional Child Care for a couple of days each week. We found the staff very professional and friendly then. So, when it came to deciding a childcare spot for our little baby!”
"My two boys have loved going to Chatswood Occasional Child Care over the last 3 years. I have watched them flourish in such a fun, safe and educational environment, where they have had excellent supervision and guidance from highly experienced and caring staff. I would gladly recommend this day care to others."
“My son loved Chatswood Occasional Child Care. The best staff I have come across and I’ve been using the service for the last 3-5 years.”
“Caring, dedicated staff. You can clearly see the rapport they have with all the children. Definitely not the most 'well-off' centre I have seen but it is the one with the most caring staff. At the end of the day that is all that matters to me. Worth checking out.”
“Chatswood Occasional Child Care provides a fantastic level of care. My two children have attended the Centre over the past 3 years and I have always been most impressed with the caring staff and the enthusiasm they have for the children!”
Melonie B S
"My 2 yr old daughter is going to this child care for almost 6 months now and she just loves it. I can see a very good transformation in her, everyday she is learning something new and becoming creative at home. I must say very energetic and caring staff, excellence over hygiene. It’s worth to put your child in there."
“My daughter attends the Chatswood Occasional Child Care Centre 3-4 days a week since she was 18 months - the flexibility of being able to choose days and times at short notice suits our work hours. At first, I was worried my daughter would find occasional care unsettling but since the first day, she has been happy and made many friends.”