Child care in Randwick (Suburb Profile)

24+ childcare centre's found in Randwick and another 95+ centres in adjoining suburbs of Moore Park, Maroubra, Maroubra Junction, Daceyville, Waterloo,Zetland, Centennial Park, Kingsford, Kensington, Coogee, Rosebery, Alexandria

5500+

Number of approved childcare /daycare spots

24+

Number of childcare childcare /daycare centres

3-5%

Growth rate of childcare centres

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Suburb Profile

Childcare Randwick

Randwick is an ideal family friendly suburb located close to the Sydney CBD. Its one of the key suburbs in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Randwick has the famous Sydney Children's Hospital along with Prince of Wales hospital making the suburb a sort after place families . The suburb also boasts of highly rated primary and secondary schools. With long day care options available, working and raising a family here can really be a dream come true. Whether you need long day care in Randwick or casual care, there are many council run childcare centres as well as privately owned businesses. In terms of accessibility, many centres can be accessed by car , walking or buses. The work on Sydney's light rail network has commencd and the path includes Randwick . This will further improve Randwick's appeal to familes.

Randwick has a rich history and has great natural beauty. It has a number of heritage buildings such as St Jude's Church in Avoca Street. There are numerous beaches and some with public ocean pools around Randwick. A number of community or corner parks like Randwick Peace Park, Alison Park, Fred Hollows Reserve and Writtle Park are used for sporting and recreational purposes.

Accessibility & Transportation

Randwick is a welcoming city with venues, services and facilities designed to make your trip accessible, easy and enjoyable. Its a close 6 km to the Sydney CBD which is serviced well by frequent bus services. Sydney Light Railail network includes Randwick and is expected to be in operation from the year 2019. Click here for more information on the Sydney Light Rail .

Childcare info

Randwick is a family friendly suburb offering various options for childcare which include community or council based not for profit centres and private or commercial centres .

Randwick Childcare centres usually operate for children from 0-6 years of age. Beyond 5/6 years of age a child is expected to be at school and most school's provide after school care.

Long day care
0-6 years

Long Day Care centres aim to cater to working families by opening a minimum of 8-10 hours per day.

These centres offer child care and developmental programs including programs which preschools offer. They are required to participate in the National Quality Improvement and Accreditation Scheme if they wish to offer fee subsidies to the families who use their services

Pre school
3-6 years

Randwick Pre schools offer development programs for children usually between the ages of 3-6. Preference is given to children who are about to start school. They are required to participate in the National Quality Improvement and Accreditation Scheme if they wish to offer fee subsidies to the families who use their services.

Family day care
0-6 years

Family Day Care offers child care and developmental programs in the homes of registered carers. Each carer can care for up to 4- 5 children under school age. Each carer is registered with a family day care organization who oversee their quality and program and also help them obtain fee subsidies for families using their service.

Occasional care
0-6 years

Occasional care services are for parents who need short periods of child care for children under school age. They can be used regularly or irregularly while parents shop, attend appointments or take a break from parenting. Fee subsidies are available.

Childcare cost and government subsidy (Child Care Subsidy)

Childcare in Randwick can range from 60 dollars to 170 dollars a day. The cost depends on the childcare facilities, hours of operation , ownership type ,location and the brand. Some of the providers have invested in well designed play areas and even employ a chef to cook quality meals for children at the centre itself. Some centres encourage kids to learn a 2nd language and provide teachers with the appropriate skills to teach the children.

The Australian Government provides families with financial assistance to help cover the costs of approved child care - the Child Care Subsidy. There are elegibility requirements to accessing the subsidy. For more information on the subsidy visit the Child Care Subsidy blog.

National Quality Framework for childcare

The NQF framework assesses childcare centres against seven quality parameters. It is important for parents to check the same before selecting a childcare for their child. For more information on the quality rating visit the National quality Framework site

Demand vs Supply

Demand for affordable childcare in Randwick outstrips the supply. Most community and council run child care centre's have a long wait list. With new private commercial centres opening recently, childcare spots availability have improved. This trend is expected to continue with increased particiation of private equity and corporate interest in the childcare sector.

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