Buggles Childcare Forrestfield | Childcare Centre East Perth

Buggles Childcare Forrestfield

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Welcome to Buggles Childcare Forrestfield

Buggles Forrestfield child care and early learning centre is a convenient choice for local families living in Forrestfield, Wattle Grove, Maida Vale and Gooseberry Hill. Our Forrestfield child care centre offers long day care and kindergarten for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

Our Forrestfield childcare and kindergarten centre provides families with daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app. Meals, sunscreen, nappies, wipes and bedding are all included in the fees.

Buggles Forrestfield child care centre provides a nurturing and enriching early learning environment that fosters exploration and curiosity.

The outdoor environments at our Forrestfield child care centre include climbing equipment, large areas for play and more. Our outdoor learning program focuses on the development of your child’s strength, balance, and self-confidence. Our indoor learning spaces offer a variety of engaging resources for children to learn and grow. Our experienced educators and teachers use these to design various age-appropriate play-based experiences.

Dedicated team of Educators and Teachers

At the heart of our child care centre in Forrestfield is our longstanding, family orientated team of early childhood educators and teachers with some team members at the centre for over 5 years.

Our team of passionate and qualified early childhood teachers and educators are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early education journey.

Health and Nutrition

Our Forrestfield child care centre provides children with nutritious, unprocessed, and seasonal whole foods. Our menu rotates every four weeks to cater to diverse dietary requirements. We actively involve children in food preparation to promote healthy eating.

At Buggles Forrestfield early learning centre, we recognise the importance of play in a child’s learning and development journey. Our team tailors play-based learning activities in line with national standards, specifically the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), helping prepare them for school and beyond.

We also offer the following enriching learning experiences:

  • Sustainability Program: Helps children develop and understand the importance of embedding sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of protecting our planet.
  • Community Engagement Program: Encourages children to interact with and discover their local community. We often have visits from community services, and we go out on adventures to teach the children about their local environment.
  • Music & Movement Program: Designed to develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory, and concentration. Children learn to appreciate and develop an understanding of music – and of course, have fun.

At Buggles Forrestfield early learning centre, your child will benefit from our enhanced learning program in Kindergarten combined with our play-based learning program. With the added convenience of long daycare hours, run all year-round. Perfect for busy families.

The added benefits of our Kindergarten program include:

  • Extended opening hours
  • Open all year round (excl public holidays)
  • Programs developed and delivered by our Qualified Educators
  • Exclusive music and movement program for self-regulation

Jen Banks

I have been working in the Education and Care industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles. I have spent time working in training, Teaching Early Childhood Education and Care at TAFE.

My favourite part of working here is getting to know all of our families and seeing the children grow and develop during their time with us. At Buggles Forrestfield we believe by providing children with caring and committed staff, engaging educational programs and inspiring environments we can support all children to meet their fullest potential.

The team here at Buggles Forrestfield show genuine dedication, warmth and interest in our children and families. We celebrate all cultures throughout the centre and our educators speak languages from all over the world including Burmese, Hindi, Punjabi and Spanish. Their enthusiasm for meeting the needs and interests of the children in the centre is something I am very proud of.

I’d love to welcome you to our centre. Drop in to meet our team and see everything our centre has to offer.

Buggles Childcare Forrestfield provides early education and child care for children from nursery age through to kindergarten. Each room has been planned and set up to deliver the best early learning experience for your little one.

Our Nursery and Babies rooms provide:

  • A homely, safe and secure environment for children.
  • Highly qualified and nurturing educators who truly care about children’s wellbeing and growth.
  • Activities designed to grow physical and cognitive development, including tummy time, sensory play, music, singing, rhymes and reading.
  • An open-door policy for families that allows them to drop in for a visit, a feed or a play at any time of the day.

Our Toddler rooms offer:

  • Play-based activities including music, movement, memory and construction games that are designed to support sensory-motor and cognitive development.
  • Enhanced social skills and self-confidence through group play.
  • The development of language skills through reading and open-ended questions.
  • Real-life and play-based experiences that allow children to engage in basic literacy and numeracy concepts.

Our Preschool rooms provide:

  • A Kindergarten program with a comprehensive curriculum focused on further developing literacy, numeracy and social skills.
  • Interest-based learning placing children at the helm of their early education experience.
  • Play-based opportunities to further develop social skills and emotional development.
  • A transition-to-school program.

See how we’re growing and learning together at Buggles Childcare Forrestfield. Book a tour today to see everything our centre has to offer.

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Our pricing

Nursery

$159.50

  • Fees effective from 15 July 2024

Toddler

$158.50

  • Fees effective from 15 July 2024

Kindergarten

$158.50

  • Fees effective from 15 July 2024

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Buggles also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.

On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.

Buggles’ Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call. 

Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Buggles centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care service together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.

Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.

Most of our Buggles child care and early education centres offer the following:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook

Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.

It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

Buggles uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day.

After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.

If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Buggles is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.