Established in 1977, Woy Woy Peninsula Community Child Care is conveniently located in Woy Woy, offering services to families from Woy Woy, Umina and surrounding suburbs.
Our centre is away from busy roads and nestles into a quiet residential area. As our neighbourhood is home to several other community organisations we are lucky to have ample parking available to parents and caregivers.
We are a preschool and long day care centre providing care and early childhood education for children aged from 2 to 6 years. We have two rooms – the Dolphin Room has 20 children from age 2 to 3 and the Starfish Room has 22 children aged 4 to 5. We believe in fresh air and fun! Our outdoor learning environment features a generous grassed area, a large undercover sand pit, a covered area for art and water play, and equipment for developing gross motor skills and agility. We also have chickens, herbs and vegetables – the children love learning about them and helping with their care.
Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) model. Its purpose is to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their learning potential and to establish a fundamental basis for future learning. The EYLF places emphasis on play-based learning with communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development as priorities for young children’s learning. You can lean more here https://www.education.gov.au/early-years-learning-framework-0.
We are open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm (long day care hours). We provide a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the children. We just ask parents and caregivers to contribute a piece of fresh fruit each morning.
As a not-for-profit, community based organisation we rely on fees, fundraising, and State and Federal subsidies to maintain operation. The centre is run by Manager Amy Mills, with a wonderful and highly qualified staff of full time, part time and casual educators, child care workers and ancillary staff. All our staff have up-to-date first aid training including anaphylaxis and asthma training. We are managed by a Board of Directors that is made up of past and present users of our services, as well as being monitored by the NSW Department of Communities and Families, Community Services at State level, the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs at Federal level.
We believe in fostering a relaxed, respectful, inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere for our children and their families. We ensure our children feel secure, valued and understood. We have many opportunities throughout the year for parents to visit the centre and to be involved. We welcome open communication and our staff are happy to talk to you at any time during centre hours. If you are considering enrollment we invite you to arrange a time to come and meet with us at the centre.
Celebrating 40 years
In 2017 WWPCCC celebrated 40 years of service to our community. This makes our centre one of the longest-running on the Central Coast, a huge achievement.
We celebrated with a wonderful open day, enjoyed by our families and guests. And a delicious cake! We look forward to the next 40 years.