Sandhills Early Childhood Centre

Sandhills Early Childhood Centre provides long day care for children aged six weeks to five years. It is licensed to accommodate up to 59 children per day.

Fees

Please contact the centre for the current fees and charges.

Our fees include:

  • experienced qualified staff
  • a hot lunch
  • dessert
  • morning and afternoon tea each day
  • hats for the three-five year olds
  • sun block
  • visiting entertainment.

As we are community-based and not-for-profit, all income goes back into operating the service to provide the best possible learning outcomes for children.

Waiting list

Childcare places at highly regarded services are often difficult to obtain, particularly for the 0-three years age group. If you are planning on returning to work after the birth of your baby, it is important that you place them on the waiting list as soon as possible.

Waiting list forms and further information can be requested by emailing the centre at sandhills@byron.nsw.gov.au or by clicking on this link  Waiting-List-Form.pdf(PDF, 51KB)

We suggest you visit us before making a decision about whether Sandhills is the right option for your family. Call the centre on 02 6685 8118 to make a time when someone will be available to show you around and provide the necessary information.

About the centre

The service has four distinct environments that are designed to provide learning spaces for children. From infants and toddlers through to preschoolers. Each space is a unique setting and has its own natural outdoor spaces.

Groups of young children engage in play with their peers and are observed and guided by familiar, qualified and dedicated longstanding  staff.

It is our role to nurture and support children’s curiosity, perceptions and emotions, and develop meaningful relationships with all participants. Community grouping is encouraged across the Service, this approach to shared time together is a core component of our over arching Service Ethos.

A Sustainable Future at Sandhills

The outdoor, natural play scapes at Sandhills are delightfully in line with all natural elements. Abundant trees, garden beds, rockeries and grassed areas are a significant part of the Sandhills space.

We have two worm farms, there are gardens in each area and the children are very proud of their gardening efforts. The children also contribute to waste management at the Service by recycling paper and feeding the worms with our kitchen scraps. We have been lucky enough to have received a Grant to fund the purchases of two Sup Pods to further extend on our Sustainable practices. 

A 10,000 gallon water tank collects water from the roof for use in the washing machine and toilets. The Service has run a Water Wise education program and undertaken a waste audit.

We are excited at the opportunity to sow the seeds of sustainability in our children that may really impact on the future of our planet.