Freshwater Childcare & Preschool

Explore our Freshwater Childcare campus and discover how our unique approach to early learning, health and development can help your child reach their full potential!

Spring Tour Week You’re invited to our Spring Tour Week from Sat 16th – Sat 23rd Oct. Now enrolling for 2022.

Campus Overview

Our purpose-built Campus is located at 120 Oliver Street and only a three-minute drive to Freshwater Beach and Curl Curl Beach, or a 12-minute drive to Dee Why Beach. With plenty of onsite parking, families can enjoy a smooth drop off and pick up every visit. We are a short walk to nearby bus stops that connect to the wider area in both directions. We are close to Harbord Primary School and Curl Curl North Primary School with a number of parks and playgrounds in the local area. 

With three dedicated outdoor play areas, including a preschool yard, a nursery and toddler yard and a Secret Garden, children are excited to explore, discover and lead their own play. Our outdoor areas feature a bike track, slide and climbing mountain, sandpits, a cubby house and outdoor verandahs. All areas have shading. Our beloved Secret Garden is a hands-on vegetable and herb garden featuring a dirt patch and a worm farm! 

Our six age-based indoor rooms are specifically designed to encourage children to learn and grow with a focus on safety and natural elements. We love to connect with our local area and community through excursions and activities that feed into children’s interests and learning. At our Freshwater childcare centre these include exploration of our local natural environment with a focus on the sea, bird and insect life and shells. Our Secret Garden provides sensory experiences, where children learn how to protect and respect the land. 

At our Freshwater childcare centre, our passionate educators, allied health specialists and accredited dietitians are focused on creating a learning space where families and children can learn and grow together. Each day, our in-house chefs prepare nutritionally balanced meals using fresh, locally grown ingredients. Our nourishing meals are included in enrolment, allowing your child to enjoy seasonal meals with the right nutrition for their growing bodies.

 

Freshwater Preschool

Only About Children Freshwater Preschool is focused on creating quality experiences that place your child in the best position to begin school. Our nurturing educators give special emphasis on building school-ready skills, such as reading, writing, numeracy, and technology. 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 Freshwater Preschool program includes:

  • Age 3-6 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 – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered each day.

Freshwater Toddlers

Our Only About Children Freshwater 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 Freshwater Toddler program includes:

  • Age 2-3 years of appropriate learning and playing environments.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered each day.
  • Small group learning activities.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Calm sleeping and resting rooms.

Freshwater Nursery 

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

The Freshwater 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 Freshwater 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 – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered each day.

Where to find us

We are located at 20 Oliver Street and only a three-minute drive to Freshwater Beach and Curl Curl Beach, or a 12-minute drive to Dee Why Beach. With plenty of onsite parking, families can enjoy a smooth drop off and pick up every visit. We are a short walk to nearby bus stops that connect to the wider area in both directions. We are close to Harbord Primary School and Curl Curl North Primary School with a number of parks and playgrounds in the local area. 

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

Helpful information

Meet our Campus Director

Sunita Shah Sunita Shah

Sunita Shah

Campus Director

What our families are saying

Only About Children has been part of our life for 5 years and we think it’s a wonderful place. We have become very close to the team and consider some of them an extension of our family.

Thank you Freshwater Team

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