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 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.
However what matters most is what our families think...
"We are forever grateful for the care shown to our family, every day, by the team at Darling Nest. The whole way through, the entire team have treated us and our two boys with compassion and empathy. The facilities (rooms, educational toys, meals, etc.), educators and admin team are second to none, we couldn't have asked for more through our boys' early years. Many thanks for everything you do, seen and unseen.” – Darling Nest parent
"Amazing group of staff, hugely caring and dedicated. Really good facilities and mix of activities for the kids." – Darling Nest parent
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.