Kindy Cove is located at 48 Phoenix Street, Lane Cove.
It caters for 58 children daily between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years. It is a council sponsored Long day care centre which offers a preschool program to children 3-6yrs. The centre directors work in collaboration with a Management Advisory Committee of parents, staff, Council and community representatives.
The centre operates between 7.30am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, and is not open on Public Holidays. The centre is open 51 weeks of the year; closing for the week over Christmas and New Year. The centre is also closed for two Staff Development days during the year.
Kindy Cove encompasses the natural surroundings that Lane Cove offers. Each of the rooms have outdoor environments that are spacious and leafy, including landscaped gardens which the children help to maintain as part of their program.
Assessment and Rating under the National Quality Framework
Council’s Kindy Cove Child Care Centre has exceeded the National Quality Standards set under the National Quality Framework (NQF) achieving the highest level of overall rating. Parents and staff were delighted to receive the ‘exceeding’ rating in 2013 following their first Assessment and Ratings result under the new NQF.
To achieve this rating, the Centre needed to achieve the ‘exceeding’ rating in four of the seven areas (including two from key areas). Kindy Cove was rated as exceeding in five quality areas which included three of the four key areas of Relationships with Children, Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities, and Leadership and Service Management.