SIOCS (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.
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