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Good Day care in Vic Park
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:46 PM
I am potentialy going to have to put DS in day care and I am a bit nervous so woul like to know if anyone knows of a great one either in or close to Victoria Park or Forrestfield.
Any suggestions very much appreciated.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:59 PM
My son goes to daycare in Cloverdale, not sure if that's too far away?
Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:02 AM
Thanks for that, I'm not too sure where Cloverdale is?
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:37 PM
Mine went to Como Children, in como, the best daycare centre anywhere!! however they have a long waiting list so depends if you need straight away or are prepared to wait
Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:26 PM
Our DD has spent the last 4 years at Curtin University Early Childhood Centre and they have been absolutely brilliant. I seriously can't speak highly enough of them, but again, they have a large waitlist.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:20 AM
Another vote for both Como and Curtin being the best in the area.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:22 AM
Will be easier and cheaper to find a place near Forrestfield than near Vic Park though.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:36 AM
Mine went to Como Children
We've been on the waiting list for 18 months and they've advised that they are full for 2013. They only take a very small number of children, so probably unlikely you will get in. Curtin was the same for us.
There aren't that many daycares around Vic park. I looked at the one on mint street that used to be an abc (not sure if it still called that) and got a really bad vibe there.
DS is at lady Gowrie in karawara and they have one in kewdale which might be in this right direction? The carers are brilliant, admin are not.
Sorry, that's probably not a lot of help!
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:35 AM
I keep hearing how brilliant curtain is but need him to start mid January, I heard there's a family day care in Vic park that's good but not sure of the name.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:47 PM
Have a loom here for family daycare contacts
I'm assuming you need care for January 2013? If this is the case you need to start phoning now. A lot of daycares close over Christmas / new year. Ours finishes tomorrow and does not reopen until January 7th. Also, most have waiting lists and simply will not have space at such short notice.
I agree with melanieb539 it will be easier in forrestfield than Vic park.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:01 PM
Bugger, I didn't thinkk too much about the wating lists
I didn't expect to be needing it tbh, thanks for that link, they only have one in cannington unfortunately.
I am really having trouble finding a decent place to go have a look, someone has recommended cuddles in Carlisle which I may have a look at in the new year. I wouldn't mind Forrestfield but have not heard many good reviews and we are moving to Ellenbrook in about 6 months but will still be working in Vic Park so would love to not have to move him and keep him at the one near my work IYKWIM
Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:36 AM
My son went to Billabong child care in Vic Park - opp the shopping centre. Whilst I have no other experiences with day care centres to compare to I found it to be a well run, friendly place that fully met out needs.
Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:19 PM
Thanks Carlakoala, I have heard some good things about Billabong.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:46 PM
My daughter goes to 'Como Children' in birdwood st Como
I cannot rave enough abut this place!! The aunties (what they call the careers) are like family
Art studio, dance studio, cooking classes, pottery, could go on and on.
Wait list is now huge I believe though.
A friend goes to south bank Montessori on Berwick st, and also is very happy, great centre
Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:18 PM
My 20 month old son is in the East Perth Goodstart (within the Gloucester Park ground). He loves it there - the carers adore all the kids and take good care of them. I was on waiting lists for Gowrie Kewdale and others for a year but in the end had to go where there was space available! I looked at Billabong and didn't like it at all so looked at the Cuddles on Oats St and the Goodstart near Carlisle train station. Ended up going with the latter, however pulled him out at the last minute and enrolled him in the East Perth centre. Really glad we did The centre is a bit rundown but they're continually improving and the carers are all lovely. Focus at the moment is improving the natural environment (there's no lawn there) with plants, vege gardens etc and they have a pet rabbit and chicken, and also following the Reggio Emilia approach, which includes making it more home-like. Hope that helps
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