Rye Community Childcare

Rye Community Childcare is a type 2 licensed occasional childcare service located within the Rye Community House.  The service is licensed for a maximum of 14 children. The size allows for children to develop a close connection with the educators and for the development of individual learning experiences for our children.

We are looking to expand our casual pool of workers.  Please contact reception@ryech.org or ring us on 5985 4462 if you would like more information.

  • Rye Community Childcare regards children as unique individuals with their own interests, strengths and abilities which should be respected and valued by all.
  • We aim to foster a strong sense of identity and wellbeing, a feeling of connection to their community and the confidence to achieve the best they can.
  • We are committed to providing children with a stimulating environment in which they are offered the opportunity to work, explore, learn and discover at their own pace.


Our small size, our staff and our community are what set us apart!

  • The nature of our services benefit children who may thrive in a smaller group and in a more personalised childcare environment. At Rye Community Childcare we take the time to get to know each child one-on-one. Parents report that they feel connected to our staff and trust that their children are in good hands when they leave. Regular updates are provided to Parents via Storypark.
  • All our staff are qualified. They have many years’ experience working with babies, toddlers and young children and work well together to create a safe and nurturing environment.
  • We lie at the heart of the Rye Community with the Rye preschool next door and the Rye primary school just a short stroll away. This allows for a smooth transition where children can feel comfortable and secure. Moreover, with so many Rye Community House activities adjacent, Parents are encouraged to join in, learn a new skill, make new friends…

We operate between 9.00 and 2.00 pm with a maximum of 3 days per week per child.

‘No jab, no play’ policy
In keeping with the Federal and State Governments’ ‘NO jab, no play’ policies, children MUST have acceptable proof of immunisation prior to enrolment in the form of an Immunisation History Statement from Medicare, we are not legally able to accept any other form of proof of immunisation.

​​Childcare team:
Jessica Downie – Childcare Coordinator
Kirsty Mulcahy
Tegan Schmitter

Rye Community Childcare Placement Enquiry

We are a mixed aged childcare centre for children aged
1 – 5years. We take 4 children under 3 years old in any session with up to 10 over 3.
Current daily rate for 5-hour session is $70.00 per session.

Please fill out the form below or click here to download the form in word format.