Work from home and struggling to find care options for your child? Like many families on the Central Coast, you’ve probably found getting a spot at a daycare centre in your neighbourhood quite the challenge. This is why we were throwing mid-air high-fives to our readers when we heard that Impact KidsWorld in Erina can be used as a care facility for children of parents who work from home!

That’s right, busy mums and dads can access the free Wi-Fi at Impact’s on-site cafe while their children are cared for by qualified staff at Impact Creche. And we’re not talking just any creche – we’re talking one that has a multi-level play maze, a separate baby, toddler, and preschooler area, a sensory play area, AND a fantastic pre-school program that incorporates fine motor skill activities and crafts!

Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t! The Impact creche is located in Kidsworld and it’s available to ALL parents and carers! You don’t have to be a member of the gym to make use of the creche facilities; the creche can be used by anyone at the centre. It’s for those who have an Impact Gym membership, a Fitness Passport, or anyone else who simply wants to use Impact’s facilities – including the cafe and allied health practitioners. Yep, you read correctly. Here are some other ways you can use this facility:

+ Keen for a kid-free lunch or coffee with friends (one where you can actually talk uninterrupted)? Drop the kids at the creche and grab lunch at Impact’s cafe.
+ Need to study or work? Drop your kids at the creche and grab two hours of undistracted time. Now that’s worth its weight in gold.
+ Have a tonne of life admin tasks, phone calls, bills to pay, etc that you want to tick off? Get it all done and dusted quickly while you’re kids have a blast at Kidsworld.
+ Have an appointment with one of the allied health providers? Don’t try to do it while wrangling the kids; just drop them at the creche.

This is a game-changer for all parents, as you’ll not only be able to fit in regular exercise as part of your busy week, but you can also set aside some you time to get tasks done, catch up with friends, and keep your sanity in check with some time out from the noise and chaos that is parenting on the daily. And, you can do all of this knowing that your kids are having an absolute blast in a safe and nurturing environment!

Sound like a little slice of Heaven? Find out all you need to know about Impact KidsWord Creche below.

PLUS, did we mention that the popular Stay ‘n’ Play sessions are back too? Yep – we thought that’d get you excited – get the deets below!

Impact KidsWorld Creche Facility

Impact KidsWorld in Erina is every kid’s favourite place to play which is why it makes the ULTIMATE creche facility! With its two separate playgrounds (split according to age group) and many activities designed to support your child’s developmental journey, this Creche goes over and above just providing a childminding service while you work, exercise at Impact Gym, attend an appointment with Impact’s allied health practitioners, or catch up with friends at Terrigal Whole Food Cafe! Here’s why:

They have a specialised area for babies, preschoolers, and toddlers:

Baby Zone: Are you a new baby mamma? If so, it’s natural to feel uneasy about leaving your precious bundle with someone else while you take some time out for yourself. But new parents can rest assured that their bubs will be taken great care of by the Centre’s experienced childcare staff, all of whom have qualifications in childcare, along with Working With Children Checks and Senior First Aid qualifications.

Besides that, bubs will enjoy a designated baby zone complete with age-appropriate toys and activities, while receiving individualised care.

Toddler and Preschooler Zone: Bustling toddlers and preschoolers visiting the creche will have their very own playground complete with climbing apparatus, cubby houses, ride-on toys, large soft building blocks, animal rockers, a toddler trampoline, balance beams, and stepping blocks!

AND, in addition to having access to the incredible play equipment, your little ones will participate in various activities and crafts designed to support fine motor skill development through play as part of the Centre’s awesome preschool program.

Older kids will have a blast in the multi-level play maze!

Designed for kids from 3 up to 10 years old, this exciting double-storey play area boasts a long double slide, ball pit, climbing slopes, balance beam, swing, flying fox, and various padded obstacles for children to navigate and manipulate! Your kids will have a ball doing laps of the slide and charging about the soft-play structure while being supervised and cared for by a team of qualified childcare professionals.

There’s a sensory play area too

The KidsWorld creche facility has a specially designed space for kids to retreat if they feel frustrated, emotionally heightened, or overwhelmed during their visit. Combining a range of sensory stimuli to help develop and engage the senses including lights, colours, sounds, and sensory soft play objects with a “safe den” (a darkened pop-up tent with soft blankets and cushions to recover from sensory overload), children are given the space to feel calm and to refocus. This play zone may be particularly helpful for children with learning disabilities or sensory impairments.

Impact’s Terrigal Whole Food Cafe

Looking for a space where you can set up your laptop, grab a cappuccino, and get two hours of uninterrupted work done? Drop the kids off for a play at Impact Creche and head to Terrigal Whole Food Cafe where you’ll have a choice of indoor or outdoor courtyard seating, access to free wi-fi, and a menu that boasts an array of breakfast options, from hearty hummus topped with sautéed mushrooms, parsley, and poached eggs or smashed avocado on sourdough with tomato, feta, and pesto, to acai bowls decorated with banana, fruits, and granola or a classic bacon and egg roll made so much more more-ish with caramelised onion and tomato relish.

You’ll also find a variety of lunches, cakes, hot and cold drinks, and smoothies (think the Green Machine with cucumber, celery, banana, mango, spinach, and coconut water, or go for the Pro-Nut Smoothie with peanut butter, banana, almond milk, chocolate, honey, and ice)!

Mums & Prams Exercise Classes at Impact Gym

Are you a new mum looking for ways to increase your fitness and strength while getting out and meeting other Central Coast mums? Sign up for the Mums & Prams fitness class at Impact Gym! Classes provide low and high-impact cardio options, along with functional training to help with day-to-day baby activities such as picking them up out of the crib and sitting bubba on your hip! What’s more, classes are pram friendly so you can have your bub right by your side. Or, you can choose to let your baby be taken care of by the wonderful childcare staff at Impact Creche while you do the class – a great option if you have older kids too!

KidsWorld Creche

Did you know that the Impact KidsWorld creche isn’t just for parents with an Impact gym membership? That’s right, the creche can be used for anyone who uses Impact’s facilities, including Impact Cafe and any of the centre’s allied health providers. This is absolute GOLD for any parent looking for some much-needed “me-time” because you’ll get to use the creche for 2 hours (provided you stay on-site) while you study, read, relax, eat or even meet your girlfriends for a chat and a coffee!

When: Creche sessions run from 8.45am – 10.45am and 11am – 1pm on weekdays, plus Saturday mornings for gym members.
Where: Impact Centre, 19 Chetwynd Rd, Erina.
Creche costs for gym members: You can pay casually or pay by direct debit and use it regularly each week for a huge price reduction. Casual creche visits for gym members and Fitness Passport members are $10 per visit for the 1st child and $5/each additional child. | Direct debit for gym members (one session per day) $20 a week 1st child; $10 a week additional children. Those paying by direct debit get FREE entry into KidsWorld Stay’n’Play.

Impact at Erina accepts Fitness Passport members.

Stay ‘n’ Play Sessions

Want to simply take your kids in for a play at Impact Kidsworld? Get to one of their Stay ‘n’ Play sessions each weekday afternoon. Kids will get to run wild on the soft-play equipment while you stay and enjoy a coffee from the cafe!

When: Stay ‘n’ Play sessions run between 1pm – 3pm Monday to Friday.
Cost: Kids from 12 months to 2 years: $5 per child | Kids 3 – 10 years: $10 per child | Kids under 12 months go FREE.

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Book your child’s next Birthday Party at KidsWorld Erina

Did you know you can hold your party at Kidsworld? They’ll take care of the food, entertainment, and clean-up (parents, give a little cheer!) – the kids will have an excellent time and there’s no risk of cake being smeared on your couch. Contact Sarah at [email protected] for all details.

Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Impact KidsWorld Erina

Where: Impact Centre, 19 Chetwynd Rd, Erina.
Phone: 0243 676 767 – Tell them Playing in Puddles sent you.
Facilities: Baby change tables, air-conditioned and heated.
Parking: Car park right out the front.
Tips: Socks must be worn in Kidsworld at all times and are available for purchase at reception if required.

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