Ferny Hills Childcare & Kindergarten

Rated as ‘Exceeding’ by the National Quality Standard, our Ferny Hills Campus is committed to providing the best care for every child in a nurturing environment.

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Only About Children Ferny Hills is a warm and inviting childcare centre with four separate, dedicated outdoor play areas with lots of space for adventure and self-lead play. Our children love to look after our worm farm, vegetable garden and compost bin in their very own learning garden. Our natural outdoor play spaces include a large timber fort with a slide and climbing wall. Our six age-based indoor spaces are cosy and homelike. They cater for nursery children right through to kindergarten ages and are specifically designed to encourage children to learn and grow with a focus on safety and natural elements. We enjoy connecting with our local community through planned excursions and community activities that build on the children’s interests and learning.  

As part of their enrolment at Only About Children childcare Ferny Hills, children gain access to our Health Program, with specialist screening and support in Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Vision and Nutrition. Our dietitian-designed seasonal menus are prepared daily by our Cooks, from breakfast through to evening snack so your child is well-nourished throughout their day, every day. 

With a team of qualified and passionate Educators, your child will find an early learning environment where they feel safe, nurtured, stimulated and happy. Our educational curriculum – Grow – gives Nursery, Toddler and Kindergarten children the best opportunity to develop their growing minds during their early years. It includes

  • Left Brain Logic – Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) and Sustainability
  • Right Brain Creativity – Music, Dramatic Play and Art
  • Health and Wellbeing – Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Social Development – Trust, Respect & Relationship and Resilience & Mindfulness

With an innovative play-based curriculum we stand out by delivering intentional teaching in dynamic small group learning environments where children’s successes, skills and challenges are monitored on an ongoing basis. 

Flexi Care (occasional care) is available at our Ferny Hills Campus.  This option is for families wishing to utilise occasional or back up childcare at short notice. Flexi Care is available in 2 sessions, full day or part day and is available for children aged 12 weeks – 5 years old.

Ferny Hills Kindergarten

Only About Children Ferny Hills Kindergarten is focused on creating quality experiences that place your child in the best position to begin school. Our nurturing kindergarten educators give special emphasis on building school-ready skills, such as Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math), Sustainability, Music, Dramatic Play and Art. We aim to make your child’s transition to school as smooth as possible by providing balanced, small group learning activities that build independence and resilience along with academic skills.

Our team of highly-skilled educators and health specialists work together to create an integrated journey that enhances your child’s learning and development. Individual learning plans are created to empower each child with skills that will help them reach their full academic and social potential.

Our Ferny Hills Kindergarten program includes:

  • Age 3-5 years appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Small group learning activities for individual attention.
  • Special focus on school readiness and skill development.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum.

Ferny Hills Toddlers

Our Only About Children Ferny Hills campus is focused on giving your child a calm and welcoming environment that balances play, exploration, and learning. Our Toddler rooms are led by passionate educators who create play-based learning activities designed to provide toddler-aged children with nurturing experiences that encourage growth and development.

Our Toddler rooms are safe, supportive spaces that facilitate creative exploration. Each space is expertly designed to encourage younger children to explore, solve problems, create, construct and interact with peers.

Our Ferny Hills Toddler program includes:

  • Age 2-3 years of appropriate learning and playing environments.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum.
  • Small group learning activities.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Calm sleeping and resting rooms.

Ferny Hills Nursery 

At Only About Children Ferny Hills Nursery, our passionate educators focus on laying a foundation for enduring curiosity, confidence and a love of learning. Our Ferny Hills Nursery caters to the care and development needs of infants aged 6 weeks -2 years.

The Ferny Hills Nursery focuses on safe sleep practices developed by qualified Family Health Nurses and Consultants. Our nursery is a safe and stimulating environment that encourages your child to explore and play and implements both structure and a nurturing environment with our exceptional caregiving and play routines.

Our Ferny Hills Nursery Program includes:

  • Age 6 weeks -2 years appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Sleeping rooms with a focus on positive sleep practices.
  • Dietitian designed baby menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Baby essentials such as nappies, cots, linen, and sunscreen.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum.

Where to find us

Our purpose-built Campus is conveniently located at 127 Ferny Way, Ferny Hills, on the corner of Ferny Way and Illuta Ave. We are a short walk to Ferny Grove Station and local parks Ferny Grove Picnic Ground and Cassimaty Park. We have three local schools nearby, Ferny Hills State School, Patrick’s Road State School and Ferny Grove State School, all within a 16-minute walk or a short drive. With plenty of onsite parking available, families can enjoy a smooth drop off and pick up every visit. We have a bus stop right outside, with services operating in both directions. 

Interested in learning more? The best place to start is with a tour or call us today on 138 622. 

Helpful information

Met Our Campus Director

Kylie Dore Kylie Dore

Kylie Dore

Campus Director

Kylie has over 20 years experience working in Early Childhood Education and has been at the Only About Children Ferny Hill campus for 7 years. She has a passion for making sure every child and family feels a sense of belonging and valued at the campus.

Kylie is a Ferny Hill local, having lived in the area for her entire life. She loves sharing the networks she has formed in the community with families and loves running into the children in her care when she is out and about.

What our families are saying

The team are amazing and they are always there to help the children strive for their best. They are chatty and always give great feedback.

Thank You Ferny Hills Team

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Explore our campus, meet our educators and learn more about our state of the art curriculum

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