Honey Bird

Level 2, 3 Central Avenue
EVELEIGH NSW 2015
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  • Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Babies Toddlers Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

Honey Bird is a work-based childcare centre dedicated to providing quality education and care for children of Commonwealth Bank direct employees. 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 Honey Bird, 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 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

Storypark
University Qualified Educators
Transition to School
Play-based Learning
Public Transport
Nappies
Outdoor Play
Experienced Staff
Hat and Sunscreen
Lunch
Cooked Meal
Designed Centre
Child Care Subsidy
photo of Sarah Benjamin

Sarah Benjamin

Director

Sarah is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 23 years’ experience working with children and babies. Sarah is a motivated leader with over 12 years’ experience working at a senior management and leadership level leading long day care services, and she is excited to be opening the beautifully purpose-built Honey Bird Child Care Centre as Centre Director.

Sarah’s beliefs align strongly with the Reggio Emilia approach, viewing children as curious, capable and knowledgeable learners. She believes in respecting each child’s rights by empowering them to make choices throughout their day and ensuring they have access to all the information available to them to make informative decisions.

She is inspired by the way in which children view the world and love their inquisitive nature as they wonder, investigate and make new discoveries through their play and through their interactions with others. She believes that strong partnerships with families and educators set the tone for a child’s positive learning attitude for life.

Sarah looks forward to building relationships with all families as we grow our Honey Bird Child Care Centre family together and continue to establish partnerships with the wider community.

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 2019 at Honey Bird is: $150

This is the full daily fee. If you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy, this will reduce the daily fee you are charged.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not-for-profit provider of quality education for more than 120 years. Like all early childhood education providers, our costs continue to be subject to market factors such as CPI, salary costs, Government funding and the requirements of the National Quality Framework.

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. Any surplus we may make is reinvested into our local staff, continually improving the quality of our services, and ensuring our long-term sustainability. KU does not distribute our profits to shareholders or send them offshore.

About Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is the main payment to assist families with the costs of childcare. It is paid directly to the childcare provider and passed onto families as a fee reduction wherever families meet the criteria. The level of subsidy you receive, as well as the number of hours you will be subsidised, depends on your individual family’s circumstances.

If you do not already have one, you will need a MyGov account linked to Centrelink to claim any subsidy you may be eligible for, and to find out more information, you can speak to your service Director or visit www.education.gov.au.