Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre

Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre


Bears Build Cubby House For Kids

Crows Nest Kids Nest had an encounter with our very own Barney Bear recently, who dropped by with a few of the Bears players and staff. They were there to help build the new cubby house, accessorised with a new table and chair setting and a new play kitchen, which were recently provided through the generosity of NORTHS Collective and clubGRANTS.

Lina and her staff provided lunch and some moral support, and the boys managed to get through the build without any swearing. The kids were very excited to see the finished product and hopefully they will enjoy their new play equipment for years to come.

Hope you enjoy this little video!

Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre

Kidsnest is a community-based, non-profit service providing child care for children from 6 weeks -5

Kidsnest is governed and managed under the following legislation:

* NSW National Law for Long Day Care
* NSW National Regulations
* Early Years Learning Framework - Educational Program
* Children's Services Award - 2010

Operating as usual


Come down to Grilled and grab a burger. All your donations go toward funding a great educational experience for our children at Kidsbest Crows Nest Occasional Care. I just popped in myself and we are gaining a lot of support. :) Thank you crows nest community and thank you Grill'd Crows Nest


Dear Kidsnest Community,
Do you love eating at Grill'd? Are you looking for ways to support Kidsnest in raising money for educational resources and teaching programs? Next time you eat at Grill'd, please don't forget to pop your token vote into the Kidsnest jar. We would really appreciate your donation toward this worthy cause.

Lots of Love,
The educators and kids!


Our Kidsnest Team is currently searching for a passionate, experienced Early Childhood Educator who has love for children's learning and development. If you;
* Are passionate about Early Childhood learning & development.
* Are experienced in Early Childhood settings.
* Hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Services.
* Have a WWCC and First Aid Certificate that are valid.
* Have a working understanding of the EYLF Curriculum,

Then we would love to meet you.
Please email Lina, our Director at [email protected] if you are interested in applying for our part-time or casual positions. We are looking forward to meeting you.


We are going on a bear hunt ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“š

Photos from Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre's post 17/12/2020

Merry Christmas from Australia. Every day this week, we took our children for a trip around the world to try different Christmas foods from different countries. Today we are eating fresh, cooked prawns with mango and mayo dip, fresh garden salad and cool, iced water with a slice of orange. Our desert, an Aussie favourite... Pavlova.
Today's delicious dinner was prepared and served by Miss Sandra. Lovely!

Photos from Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre's post 24/08/2020

Miss Social asked for a group picnic today for afternoon tea. I really adore that we can allow such flexibility where children can take full charge of their environment. They set the table, they served themselves, they came up with the idea. @ Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre

Timeline photos 20/08/2020

LEGO MASTER in the house! Today our new LEGO bricks arrived and Miss 4 yrs got cracking, following the suggested building instructions.


LEGO arrived today! eat your heart out, our preschoolers are getting to creating today.

Timeline photos 25/06/2020

One of our teaching pedagogies are scaffolding the children's learning through their own interests and passions. One of our preschoolers birthday party inspired a passion for learning all things dinosaurs. Our lovely Miss S set up this awesome small Jurassic world this morning!

Photos from Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre's post 19/06/2020

We can not wait to get the jelly in our belly! Masters E and L got the bright idea to work on this food prep and just check out that sugar-free bright lime jelly injected with strawberry and orange bites. Delicious, thanks boys!
@ Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre

Photos from Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre's post 09/06/2020

Amazing time today with the preschoolers. A spontaneous numeracy class where I tried to incorporate as many early primary techniques as possible. Counting by rote, writing numbers, number recognition, name recognition, spacial awareness on paper, pattern awareness, following instructions, small projects. What concentration!
@ Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre

Timeline photos 29/05/2020

Delicious Pizza's made completely by our kids today. They all got their own batch with only four ingredients needed to make it simple. Well done Miss M and C and Master V and L!


"I'm still standing, yeah, yeah, yeah!" Our toddlers had a blast today during our very spontaneous dance class. Learning how to dance with a partner!

Photos from Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre's post 15/05/2020

Master V invented his own game today, placing "park here" spots for his cars. I scaffolding his learning by encouraging him to count as he placed a car onto each spot. He created his own learning and even tried to ensure that each car length was matched to the block length. A great mathematical learning experience. @ Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre

Timeline photos 15/05/2020

I LOVE using the books that kids are favouring at the time to teach them new concepts. Today during art class we got to practice recognising shapes, numbers and learning how to follow instructions all because of Masters E, L and V's love of book by


Dear Families, your feedback and review would be highly appreciated. If you could a quick moment to review our centre to share how Kidsnest has helped your family, that would be amazing! Thanking you all.


Enrolments Now Open for 2020!

HI there, Kidsnest Families -

Just sharing the exciting news that our enrolments for 2020 are now open. If you would like to secure your regular spot with us, please speak with Lina to collect a re-enrolment form today!

If you have any friends or family that you think would benefit from our awesome flexible and affordable child care services, please forward this post and help spread the word.

To enquire or secure your spot, please call Kidsnest on 9436 4118


Sunshine on a cloudy day makes us so happy!
Throughout this water filled day, we have been checking in with each other. How are you? Need help? I'm here for you!


Taking advantage of our lovely spring weather by utiliaing our donated kitchen outside. We popped it in the sand pit and by simply adding some cupcake holders and shells, we had a master chef cook-off!


We won't tell a lie; it's imagination central today at the sand pit. We are loving this beautiful spring day. Please stay this way forever!


Using 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' stacking boxes for sorting experiences. How very creative! A good fine-motor experiences that can be extended into mathematics by then counting each colour group and graphing it.


"Tell me and I forget,
Teach me and I may remember,
Involve me and I learn."
- Benjamin Franklin


Welcome to our self-help station where children can learn to take care of themselves. From putting their own sunscreen on, to hats and jackets and blowing their noses to keep germs away. Let help our little ones help themselves! :)


Our Child Care is a non-for-profit, community managed child care that would not be able to even exist if it wasn't for the continual support from our lovely parent committee. They give their own time, efforts and support to make their child's centre the best place it can be!


Welcome to our new on-going Fundraiser. After some great brainstorming from our Committee of parents, we now have a Book Club going all year.

All you have to do is come on over and check out the books for sale. We have a "Special Focus" book on a stand for $5.00 and the rest are gold coin donations.

If you would like to help by donating some great books, please email your book ideas to [email protected] (we have limited space, that's all


For the month of 'love' we have been talking about the important things/people in our lives that we love x
Miss V had a cooking session today with the children and sparked great conversations about ways we can love our bodies by making healthy food choices.


Kidsnest is starting their "LOVE" theme. Here, we will talk about things we love to do and the most important people in our lives. If you have any books that suit this theme, please feel free to bring them in for group time.

Happy Valentine's Day for this week! x

Photos from Kidsnest Occasional Child Care Centre's post 21/10/2018

Please come over to the and visit fund raising stand. We are selling sausage sizzle combos behind the band/stage at our center!! Please come and visit and help support the childrens educational program!


Friendly reminder guys โ˜บ๏ธ we are selling BBQ sausages to make some money for our fundraising to buy resources for our children ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ so if you are around come to say hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹


Please come over to the and visit fund raising stand. We are selling sausage sizzle combos behind the band/stage at our center!! Please come and visit and help support the childrens educational program!

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The Kidsnest Story so Far...

The little, friendly child care on the corner. We are well known in the Crows Nest community and the community depends on us. From the little coffee shop across the road, to the community centre to the printing shop, we all support each other like one little Crows Nest family.

We pride ourselves on our ability to meet all of our families individual needs. From financial needs to respite support, we want to ensure that you have peace of mind when leaving your child in our capable care. All our educators are qualified and we have over 15 years experience in childcare amongst us three.

We are licensed for 15 children at any given time and in the one room, we cater for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old. This creates a homely, family-based feel, where children learn how to interact with children at various ages and not only with their peers. Like children do with their siblings and cousins at home.

With my preschool and long day care experience, I can see what a benefit it is having such a nice, small group of children. We can meet all the childrenโ€™s needs in a realistic and meaningful way -- not rushed or forced. As a Director, I desire to see all the children develop a love of learning and an ability to interact with others in a way that will only strengthen their emotional and social development. With these fundamental cornerstones in place, children will be able to build whatever they desire or need with confidence!

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Enrolments Now Open for 2020!




2 Ernest Place
Sydney, NSW

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
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