- 11 Banksia Avenue, Banksia, NSW 2216 Australia
- Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
- Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
- Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
- Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Welcome to Bambino’s Kindergarten Banksia!
Welcome to Bambino’s Kindergarten Banksia in Rockdale! We are open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6pm for ages from birth to 6 years.
For your convenience we provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea as well as a late snack and pride ourselves on promoting positive attitudes toward foods with discussions about healthy habits with the children.
We believe in learning through play as we know children are allowed the opportunity to learn while they imagine, discover, explore and create in our charming childcare centre. Our educators include a Bachelor-qualified instructor who work as a team to ensure we build upon your child’s qualities and attributes so we can increase their desire to learn.
Our multicultural and anti-biased approach to play places a focus on building lasting relationships and collaborations throughout all activities in our childcare centre. We believe that all children should be treated equally and respected with regard to their race, culture, gender, religion, socio-economic background, or additional needs.
Our centre proudly offers a preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more, your child will become ready for school.
We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Contact our Family Support Team to start your journey today.
Rooms and Facilities
0 – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 5 years
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Other Meals – late snack
- Sustainability program
- On-Site Parking
- Music program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – computers
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water Play Area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
Meet the Centre Manager
I have been working in the early education sector for 16 years and I have worked at Bambino’ s Childcare for 14 years. I hold a Certificate III, a Diploma in Children’s Services and a Certified Supervisor Certificate.
I believe that education is about creating a viable, supportive learning and caring environment for children where they can grow, experiment, be challenged and develop their strong sense of belonging. My aspiration as a Teacher is to be friendly, approachable and helpful to all children and their families.
It is an absolute privilege to lead Bambino’s Kindergarten Banksia. We are a family orientated centre and our dedicated team is always striving to provide high-quality care and education to all our children and families to ensure their experience is enjoyable.
I’m looking forward to meeting you, showing you around and introducing you to our wonderful team.
Our families love Bambino's Banksia
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a centre tour?
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. Bambino’s 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.
Do I have to be on a waitlist?
Bambino’s 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 Bambino’s centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.
What can I do to help my child prepare for starting care?
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 centre 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.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
Most of our Bambino’s 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.
How do I get updates on my child's day?
Bambino’s 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.
What if my child gets sick?
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, Bambino’s 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.