Childcare in Byford
Semi-rural Byford is a natural paradise, set between the Jandakot and Wungong Regional Parks in the outskirts of Perth. Byford offers several child care options including long day care, before and after school, vacation care and kindergarten.
Formerly the site of the state brickworks, Byford is now home to the Cohuna Koala Park and is an ancient Aboriginal settlement known as Beenup. There are several walking trails leading to the Darling Ranges, featuring picturesque waterfalls, bushland and picnic spots.
Byford has easy access to the city of Perth and southern centres, Rockingham and Mandurah.
Food and activities
Byford child care centres all employ well qualified and trained staff that inspire confidence. Centres focus on every aspect of each child’s needs, allowing parents to feel reassured that their children are in the best place for them. Centres offer work-friendly hours to cater for families that need to commute to work from Byford.
Each centre incorporates natural spaces with attractive indoor rooms, designed to engage the children in play based learning activities. The outdoor play areas complete with bike trails, and safe explorative opportunities are also complemented with gardens and vegetable growing in many centres.
Healthy nutritious food is a staple in all Byford child care centres, and children are encouraged to try a variety of tastes daily. All dietary needs are catered for and many centres encourage families to offer their own recipes for favourite dishes.
Byford parents have the options of two YMCA centres for after school care, as well as highly rated educational child care centres such as the Nido Early School Byford. This centre offers a Reggio Emilia philosophy that uses creative and sensory experiences to engage the child in learning.
Play based learning is the dominant philosophy among the child care centres, with educators recording children’s significant moments to share with parents. Children are divided into nursery, toddler and kindergarten to allow for safe, developmental play. Centres such as Little People’s Place and Green Leaves offer a range of learning and socialisation opportunities for pre-school care. OSH clubs are available at local primary schools.