Headstart Early Learning Centre West Ryde

About Us

Headstart Early Learning Centre West Ryde provides a nurturing, exciting and secure learning environment for children, families and educators.

West-Ryde-01Our centre is open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and provides nappies and all nutritious meals freshly prepared in-house by a qualified cook.

We pride ourselves on recruiting a wide range of educators with different cultural backgrounds, languages and studies in the field to provide high quality childcare programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework to all ages, and a school readiness program in the preschool room preparing children for school.

We support children’s developmental needs and strengths, with five rooms tending to different ages and learning programs to help children exceed in their play, learning and growth.

We welcome you to contact us or drop in to learn more about this great centre!

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Headstart Early Learning Centre West Ryde has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards! 

The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.


Our childcare centre in West Ryde proudly offers a kindergarten/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 school ready.



Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery Toddlers Adventurers
0 – 18 months 1 year – 2.5 years 2 years – 3.5 years
Explorers Preschool 1 Preschool 2
3 years – 4.5 years 4 years – 5 years 4 years – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals – Late snack/fruit available
  • Pin code security system
  • Chickens at the centre
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • Dance program (extra cost)
  • Music program (extra cost)
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computer/s
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • Xplor – an easy to use parent app related to your child’s attendance within our centre


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“We are very pleased with Headstart West Ryde. My daughter started at the Explorer’s room, with no English at all. We were worried at benining. But soon we found there is no reason to worry at all. The staffs are so caring, dedicated, and experienced. The director (Nic) is really helpful and efficent, and more important, listening. The atmosphere here is calm, friendly and efficient instead of chaos. We are very proud of choosing Headstart West Ryde. To us this is the best centre in local. My 19 months son is starting at the Toddler’s room next week, then I’ll be back to work. As parent, it is important to know my kids are under good care while I am working.”

– Maggie


“Headstart was recommended to me by a friend after we had a bad experience at another centre. My son started here when he was 2 and is about to start in the pre-school room. He was diagnosed at 3 with Autism, all the staff at the centre have been amazing to both Ben and our family during what was a very difficult year . The improvements in Ben since his diagnosis has been phenomenal. The care he is provided at the centre is exceptional. We would recommend Headstart to anyone.”

– Jaye


“We have been very happy at Headstart Early Learning Centre – West Ryde- my daughter loves it. Isabella has been with the school since she was 5 months old and now almost 3, loves the carers and has learnt so much over the past couple of years. We receive daily updates with photos of the children making us feel very involved and and we feel very comfortable leaving Isabella with the staff. I would highly recommend this centre to anyone.”

– Sheree


“Always nervous leaving your precious little one in the care of others but the team at Headstart have been wonderful. The program of skills Headstart teach help supplement the overall development / transition from a small baby into a curious healthy little child. And as parents you learn from the Headstart team little techniques that the trained professionals use in managing a group of eager young rugrats.”

– Courtenay


“An excellent childcare centre. It’s great to leave my child knowing that they will have a great day filled with fun and engaging activites and be looked after by quality carer’s who they know. It makes is so much easier to go to work. The carers actually care about my child and provide a wealth of knowledge around child development. Admin is handled acurately and quickly. The centre is clean and well organised. With plenty of activity options.”

– Wendy


“Without hesitation I would recommend Head Start West Ryde. The smiles on my children’s faces and the confidence they have gained since attending the centre are a credit to the amazing staff that work there. The staff are genuine, friendly and approachable. I love the day book email as it gives me an insight to what my child does each day. From the moment I walked in the door I knew this was the right place for my children.”

– Tracey

Enquire Online

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Headstart Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Headstart Early Learning Centre West Ryde, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.