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Papa Bear Child Care Centre

for infants aged 0-5 years


Exceeding National Standard - Bear Child Care Centres


we believe children are god’s way of saying the world should live on...

BearChildCare introduced our newest centre, Papa Bear Child Care in November 2014! Beneath Papa Bear is our new Family Play Centre, The Play Cave, which will compliment and support the families of BearChildCare centres. Knowing how particular we are about providing high quality in a caring environment at our centres, you will find the same exceptional service at The Play Cave.

Papa Bear is our largest child care centre, licensed for 84 children/day, between the ages of 0yrs-5yrs. We are open 7am–6pm approx. 50 weeks per year, closing at no charge to families over the Christmas/New Years period. Whilst externally Papa Bear is within a large building, you will still find internally that real warm home-like setting here. There are 4 playrooms: 0-2yrs, 2-3yrs, 3-4yrs and 4-5yrs.

By over-staffing in every environment, we ensure consistency, familiarity, trust and respectfully loving relationships between families, children and Educators, which is not always possible in larger centres. We pride ourselves on maintaining that intimate family culture!

Papa Bear is an air-conditioned building with security intercom for parental access.

Our Monday children enjoy FREE Planet Yoga lessons and FREE Mandarin Language lessons.

QUICK ENQUIRY - need to ask a question?

Please do not hesitate to contact Bear Childcare Centres for all enrolments and enquiries. We will get a response back to you as soon as possible. For urgent matters please call us on 02 9525 8858.



4 Playrooms at Papa Bear

There are 4 Playrooms at Papa Bear:

Please click on link to learn more specifically about our fantastic Pre-School Readiness Program:

Papa Bear has worked very hard these past few years to establish strong and respectful relationships with our local feeder schools, to ensure our Pre-School Cubs receive the best preparation for their start at “Big School”. Our main feeder schools are Star of the Sea Catholic (Miranda), Miranda North Public, Our Lady of Fatima (Caringbah), Sans Souci & Taren Point Public. Annually we hold School Readiness Information Evenings with our feeder School Principals and Kindergarten faculty teachers always happy to discuss the best preparation for your child, always with highly impressive feedback from these schools of how well our program exceeds expectations and in particular in comparison to other local child care centres’ programs.

Papa Bear also has a Kitchen with a Cook who provides wholesome, nutritious meals for your children; a Laundry for laundering sheets, blankets and uniform hats; Internal Storeroom; and a Staffroom and Staff Bathroom for the BearTeam.

The carpark downstairs is available for our parents to drop off from 7am-9.30am and for afternoon pickups from 3.30pm-6pm.