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Bondi Beach Cottage

Welcome to Bondi Beach Cottage

Bondi Beach CottageBondi Beach Cottage Inc. is a not for profit community organisation based in the heart of Bondi since 1984. Bondi Beach Cottage Occasional Child Care Centre provides care for up to 20 children per day. We maintain low ratios (1 educator to 4 children) giving highly individualised care and attention to each child.
We cater for children aged 6weeks to 5years. Our small centre has a family day care feel with the security of centre based care. We offer both casual and permanent care, with both half days or full days available to work around your schedule.
All our staff are trained educators with a minimum certificate 3 qualification.

42 Brighton Bv, Bondi Beach, NSW, 2026

Type  ZCDC
Email  childcare@bondibeachcottage.org.au
Phone  02 9365 1607
Days of operation  

ZCDCMON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI

Mission Statement

Bondi Beach Cottage Inc is committed to improving the social and personal welfare of individuals and families in our community.

Occasional Child Care (OCC) offers professional childcare for 0 - 5 year olds from families in the community.

Family Support Service (FSS) offers casework, counselling, art therapy and group work, particularly to women who are victims of Domestic Violence.

Mission

That individuals and families within our community feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives through the support we provide. We will work towards this by:

  • Providing a safe and welcoming environment for adults and their children.

  • Valuing diversity and recognising that individuals, and families are the experts in their lives and the lives of their children.

  • Holistically addressing the needs of individuals, families, and their children.

  • Supporting clients to become self-determining, and to experience themselves as a valuable and integral part of a safe, healthy community.

OCC Philosophy:

OCC strives to facilitate children’s learning through creative self-directed play, fun, respectful and a developmental focused safe environment.

  • We value children’s individuality, creativity and respect their right to develop a strong independent identity

  • We view children holistically and value all aspects of their being

  • We want children to develop to their full potential in an inviting, stimulating, learning and challenging environment

  • We believe in education for life

  • We work in partnership with families to provide consistency to ensure children a sense of security

  • As educators, we reflect current understanding of child development and believe in learning alongside the children and build on our knowledge through continuing professional development

  • We facilitate and guide children’s learning through responsiveness to their curiosity and observing their interests and abilities

  • We believe in enabling children to develop decision-making skills through freedom of choice and learning about the wider consequences of their actions

  • We respect diversity and value each child’s individual background, skills and contribution to our centre’s activity

  • We see children learn through relationships with their teachers, peers, family and wider community

Objectives:

OCC strives to address the support and needs of individuals and families in Waverley and surrounding local government areas by:

  • Providing affordable quality childcare, which meets the individual needs of each child; prioritising the needs of low income or disadvantaged families

  • Providing a safe, and welcoming environment for adults and their young children

  • To value diversity and recognise individuals as the experts on their own lives and the lives of their young children

  • To address the needs of individuals and their young children holistically

  • To develop local management of the Association by those who use its service.

  • To do all such lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the achievement of any or all of the above objects.

Hours of Operation:

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm Tuesday-Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

We are closed for all public holidays and over the Christmas/ New Year period.

OCC is licensed for up to 20 children aged 6 weeks - 5 years:

Fees as of 1st July 2019: Full Day $99.50 Half Day Morning (4 hours) $59 Half Day Afternoon (4 hours) $59 Half Day Afternoon (5 hours) $64.50

Concession rates are available on presentation of a Australian Centrelink Health Card (If Childcare Subsidy is not claimed)