Darling Nest Child Care Centre

Level 3, 1 Little Pier Street
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  • Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Babies Toddlers Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

Darling Nest is a childcare centre dedicated to providing quality education and care for children of Commonwealth Bank direct employees and the general community. Our convenient location allows Commonwealth Bank employees to work near their children and visit them during the day. This provides families with extra quality time with their children, creating a wonderful community feel within our centre.

At Darling Nest, childhood is celebrated. From their very first moment, children are absorbing information and learning from the world and the people around them. When they play and explore, children's imagination and curiosity is sparked – they enjoy learning, and are inspired to continue learning more.

We aim to provide an early education environment that prepares, inspires and motivates children to be inquirers and explorers on their learning journey.

Our play-based program intentionally provides opportunities and activities based upon the Early Years Learning Framework, for your child to discover and pursue their own interests and strengths.

Our educators work in genuine partnership with children to encourage them to laugh, think, question and learn. Their sense of self and confidence grows as they make connections with each other, and build warm, trusting relationships with our team.

Our program is inclusive of all children. We recognise that children bring their diverse experiences, perspectives, expectations, knowledge and skills to the centre. We offer children the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of learning experiences and activities, each specifically designed to promote children’s confidence as capable, active participants in their own learning.

We encourage active participation from families at our centre and offer frequent opportunities for parents to contribute their skills and interests to the program.

We greatly value the strong relationships between our staff, children and families, and we look forward to the opportunity of including your family in the life of our centre.

Our Quality

Our centre has been independently assessed by the NSW Department of Education under the National Quality Standards, and are proud to be rated as Meeting the National Quality Standard.

Our Environment

Each KU centre is unique. The best outcomes for children are created within relationships and interactions between children and staff, and children and their families, not within four walls. We work hard to create beautiful, interesting, homelike learning environments for children - whatever our setting.

Our centre is fully air-conditioned indoors and has two spacious outdoor playgrounds for children to explore. Our playgrounds are designed to maximise the use of the natural environment and allow children to play and explore as they would in their own backyard. We offer stimulating activities that arouse children’s curiosity and encourage them to choose from a variety of planned experiences, expanding their learning potential. These activities help with the development of children’s gross motor skills, enhancing their overall health and wellbeing as they discover their strengths and abilities and feel inspired to create, imagine and play.

Other Features

University Qualified Educators
Transition to School
Play-based Learning
Public Transport
Outdoor Play
Experienced Staff
Hat and Sunscreen
Cooked Meal
Designed Centre
Child Care Subsidy
Education for Sustainability
photo of Erika Resavac

Erika Resavac


Erika is a university trained teacher with over 12 years’ experience in the early years sector. She has experience in ESL teaching (English as a Second Language), family day care, community and corporate centres, school readiness groups and kindergarten classes.

Erika’s professional philosophy is Reggio inspired and she strongly believes that the environment plays a major role in early childhood education. In addition to this, Erika has a strong interest in sustainability, environmental issues and children’s nutrition, that she is passionate to promote with her team.

As a mother herself, Erika respects that families are children's first teachers and considers families a vital aspect of her program and this shows in the centre’s day-to-day communication with families.

Our Team

Our team of early childhood educators share a passion for high quality early education, and are qualified, experienced, caring and dedicated professionals. All hold specialist qualifications in early childhood education and believe that each child deserves the very best in their early learning journey. We believe that the positive interactions children have with our staff are the most important component of our high quality program.

The daily fee for 2021 at Darling Nest is: $161

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not for profit provider. Our fees are designed to cover the operational costs of delivering the unique KU learning experience, and to ensure KU can continue delivering those experiences for many years to come.