I started Appleseed in 2010 after spending a long time looking for the perfect facility.
I am passionate about providing a nurturing environment for our children and I have gathered a staff of like-minded Educators to help me. Many of them have been with me right from the start.
Please have a read through this page. There is a lot of information but it will help you make a good choice for your child’s formative years.
If you have any questions, please call the centre and speak to Hannah, the Centre Director, or send through an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Our centre promotes a safe, loving environment where children feel secure and valued, and the rights of children are promoted and respected. We believe children are unique individuals and provide enriching, meaningful opportunities for them to explore and develop.
Through high-quality teaching and learning experiences, we promote independence, curiosity and exploration, where children are encouraged to learn as individuals. As early childhood professionals, we understand that children grow and develop at different ages/stages and support each child’s developmental abilities.
At Appleseed Childcare we promote social justice through activities that are without bias towards gender or culture. Our routines are flexible and a wide range of activities are planned to provide inclusion and support for children with additional needs or linguistic backgrounds.
Educators work together with specialists and families to support children with additional needs. We encourage children to show respect for the natural environment and also promote equality for children with different backgrounds and abilities.
Our centre is not a converted home; it was purpose-built in 2010 as a day care centre with children’s safety and comfort as the main aim.
The building is set back from the road, so the children are safely away from any noise or fumes from cars. The section of Ray Road where we are is not near a corner.
In the back of the centre, we have a huge protected play area and a shaded outdoor activity area. We are handy to all surrounding suburbs: Ryde, Eastwood, Beecroft, Carlingford, Cheltenham and Pennant Hills. And if you are looking for childcare near Macquarie University or near Macquarie Business Park at North Ryde, we’re only a five-minute drive away.
If you are catching public transport, Ray Road is on the 546/549 bus route that runs from Parramatta through Oatlands and North Rocks, and a 15-minute walk to Epping Station.
There are three separate rooms at Appleseed:
- Yellow is the babies' nursery
- Green is where our toddlers can explore and learn about the world
- Red is where our pre-schoolers begin their preparations for "big school"
Our chef prepares a nutritious and delicious morning tea, hot lunch and afternoon tea. The meals are designed to give the kids the fuel they need for a big day of playing, learning and growing.
Children are encouraged to try new things but there is always a favourite to fall back on. Special dietary restrictions and requirements are, of course, acknowledged and catered for.
Appleseed is licensed by the Department of Education. We have places for 49 children per day. The Approved Provider is Kimmarie Elhayek.
Our centre is accredited under the Federal Government’s very demanding National Quality Framework. At our most recent assessment, we were very proud to receive an "Exceeding" rating on four of the seven areas tested.
The National Regulations, National Quality Standards (NQS) and The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) are used as a foundation and guides all centre policies, procedures, practices and influences key learning outcomes for children in our care.