The Kindy

SIOCS logoSIOCS (Scotland Island Off-shore Children’s Services) was established in 2006 when the off-shore community was unexpectedly left without a managed childcare facility. A determined group of parents formed a committee and created a fully accredited long day-care centre where our children can grow, learn and be nurtured.

The Scotland Island Kindy is a community-run long day-care centre servicing Scotland Island and the West Pittwater off-shore communities.

The Kindy is run by local, trained staff and supported by a committee of parents. An open dialogue between parents, staff and the broader community has created a unique community service. We are located in Catherine Park, near the Community Hall, on Scotland Island, not far from Tennis Wharf.

After School and Holiday Care Survey

Dear Residents

We have created a survey to assist us in planning SIOCS – CREATIVE & ACTIVE ARTS – After School & Holiday Care Programs, and also potential extended hours care for The Island Kindy. It will be greatly appreciated and beneficial to our service if you could please take the time to complete the following survey.

Many thanks and kind regards

SIOCS – Community Learning Environment

Scotland Island & Offshore Children’s Services

Phone: 9979 7856  Email:

The Kindy caters for children aged 18 months to 5 years. The blended management of the mixed-age group provides a beautiful dynamic between the younger and older children, alongside specifically designed programs that are age appropriate, such as the ready-for-school program.

Child care benefit and child care tax rebates are available to eligible families enrolled in the day-care program

Contact information:

SIOCS (Scotland Island & Off-shore Children’s Services)

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The Island Kindy Contact: Louisa Maxim and Talya Alon Other PO Box 363 Church Point NSW 2105 Australia Phone: 02 9979 7856