Welcome to Horsley Kids Early Childhood Centre. We are a privately-run long day care centre purposely built to cater for 86 children who are aged between 6 weeks and 5 years. We are situated on 2.5 acres in a semi-rural area of Horsley Park. We have been in operation for now 13 years and are currently recognised as an exceeding childcare centre under the government childcare authority ACECQA
Important changes…… New Childcare Package for Families in 2020
From 2 July 2018, Australia will have a new child care package. Under the new package, the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will replace the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. CCS will be the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees. Please follow the links below for more information and to see how these changes may affect you.
Horsley Kids is the only childcare centre within Fairfield Council area to have their own stingless bee Hive…why?
As part of our sustainability project , back in 2013 management and educators decided to get a Hive of Native Stingless Bees. The bees have been used at Horsley Kids to assist with pollination of our gardens “ both our vegetable plot and our Australian Native Garden”. The Bees continue to encourage the children to learn about life cycles of insects and have given them an up-close encounter with the role these insects have within their own natural backyard. Because they are stingless bees there will be no risk to children with allergic reactions as there is no stinger to cause such a reaction. The Stingless bees have also assisted the educators and children at Horsley Kids to understand more about Aboriginal customs and cultures as the honey produced from these insects is considered to be “bush tucker, therefore this has opened up the possibility of exploring bush tucker as a project as we will have direct access at the centre. Here is some more back ground information on Stingless Bees which was sourced from www.sugarbag.net and www.aussiebee.com.au .
Horsley Kids in 2016 split their bee hive and donated the new hive of stingless bees to the local Catholic School in Horsley Park, to continue the need to have bees in the community AND to further contribute to the environment and sustainable practices embedded at the centre .
My son has been there from 6 months of age and after 4.5 years, this is his final week at pre-school. My wife and I have not stopped singing the praises of Horsley Kids during the entire time as it has been a fruitful and an amazing journey!