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Child Care

Options

handbook 2013


foreword >>

The Child Care Options Handbook is an initiative of the Townsville City Council. It is produced each year

with a purpose of bringing families clear, up to date information about child care services in the Townsville

Community.

For more information on the child care services included in this handbook and the facilities they provide,

please contact the services directly.

councillor jenny hill

mayor

townsville city council


contents

what are your child care options? >> 1

early childhood education and care services under the national quality framework >> 1

queensland licensed and regulated services >> 2

child care rebate (ccr) and child care benefit (ccb) >> 4

choosing quality child care >> 5

long day care centres >> 6

school age care services >> 15

occasional care centres >> 19

pre prep/kindergarten centres >> 20

family day care >> 22

support services for families and children provided by townsville city council >> 23

early years information service >> 23

other support services for families and children >> 24

emergency care >> 24

support services for child care educators >> 25

inclusion support agency – north queensland >> 25

community information centre >> 26

disclaimer >>

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained here in is as accurate as possible, the compilers take no

responsibility for any errors, omissions or other mistakes and take no responsibility for any damages resulting to any individual or

groups or organisations resulting from errors, omissions or other mistakes. We apologise for any errors. If an error or omission is

detected, please contact the Community Services Section of Townsville City Council on 1300 878 001.


what are your child care options? >>

The following information can help you to decide which type of care best meets your needs and those of your

child and family.

early childhood education and care services under the national quality

framework >>

On 1 January 2012, the National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care services was

introduced.

The National Quality Framework is a new integrated national approach to the regulation and quality

assessment processes for the following types of early childhood education and care services:

>> Long Day Care

>> Family Day Care,

>> Outside School Hours Care, including Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care

>> Pre-Prep

>> Kindergarten services.

The NQF includes a new quality rating system for services and new national standards that include more

educators to educate and care for children and enhanced educator qualification requirements.

For more information about early childhood education and care services under the National Quality

Framework, visit the QLD Government’s Department of Education, Training and Employment – Office for Early

Childhood Education and Care at http://deta.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood/.

childcare options >> 1


queensland licensed and regulated services >>

In Queensland, the Child Care Act 2002 (the Act) and Child Care Regulation 2003 apply to early childhood

education and care services that are licensed or regulated and are not captured under the National Quality

Framework (NQF). These include:

licensed services

>> Occasional care services

>> Budget-Based Funded services not receiving the Australian Government’s Child Care Benefit

>> Limited hours care services receiving Queensland Government funding.

regulated (but not licensed) services

>> Stand-alone care services, where care is provided for up to six children, usually in a person’s home.

For more information relating to Queensland Licenced and Regulated Services, visit the QLD Government’s

Department of Education, Training and Employment – Office for Early Childhood Education and Care at http://

deta.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood/.

unregulated services

Certain types of care are not regulated in Queensland. Generally, this includes, but is not limited to the

following types of arrangements:

>> personal arrangements, for example, care shared by parents, provided by family members, nannies or

babysitters

>> care in a child’s home

>> activity specific classes, coaching or tuition

>> disability or early childhood intervention services

>> hotel or resort care

2 >> childcare options


conference, sport facility or shopping centre care

>> mobile services

>> transition to school programs

>> college or secondary school student’s children

>> vacation care offered for not more than four weeks per year

For more information relating to Unregulated Services, visit the QLD Government’s Department of Education,

Training and Employment – Office for Early Childhood Education and Care at http://deta.qld.gov.au/

earlychildhood/.

(Information sourced from: QLD Government – Department of Education, Training and Employment – Office

for Early Childhood Education and Care (Families) - http://deta.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood/)

childcare options >> 3


child care rebate (ccr)

and child care benefit (ccb) >>

To help with child care costs, the Australian Government offers two types of financial assistance: the Child

Care Rebate and the Child Care Benefit.

For more information on the Child Care Rebate and Child Care Benefit visit the Australian Government’s online

child care portal at mychild.gov.au.

4 >> childcare options


choosing quality child care >>

We live in a diverse society and every family will have its own ideals and values for its children, just as

every child care service will have its own unique qualities. A child care service that meets the needs of one

family, may not suit another. The Office of Early Childhood Education and Care provide useful information

and resources which will support you to choose quality child care that will suit you and your child’s needs.

Visit the QLD Government’s Department of Education, Training and Employment - Office for Early Childhood

Education and Care at www.deta.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood/families for more information on choosing

quality child care.

childcare options >> 5


long day care centres >>

centre

hours

community

based

privately

owned

children

< 15 mths

vacation

care

after school

care

main meals

transport

to/from

school

Amaroo Early Childhood Centre

Petunia St, Aitkenvale 4814, Ph: 07 4775 3599

Barrier Reef Community Child Care Centre

Desailly St, Pimlico 4812, Ph: 07 4750 5320

Billy Lids Kindy

123 Nathan St, Aitkenvale 4814, Ph: 07 4775 1103

Bo Peep Child Care Centre - North Ward

11 Warburton St, North Ward 4810, Ph: 07 4724 1184

Bushland Beach Learning Centre

1 Marina Dr, Bushland Beach 4818, Ph: 07 4751 8200

Busy Kids Cranbrook Kindergarten and Child Care Centre

466 Ross River Rd, Cranbrook 4814, Ph: 07 4775 3272

Calvary Christian Early Learning Centre

569 Bayswater Road, Mt Louisa 4814, Ph: 07 4722 9218

7.30am-5.30pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

7.30am-5.30pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

7am-5pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

7.30am-5.30pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔

7am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

7am-5.30pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 >> childcare options


centre

hours

community

based

privately

owned

children

< 15 mths

vacation

care

after school

care

main meals

transport

to/from

school

Captain Teddy’s Kindy

1121 Riverway Dr, Rasmussen 4815, Ph: 07 4789 1511

Community Kids – Heatley

121 Charles St, Heatley 4814, Ph: 07 4725 5992

The Cathedral School Early Learning Centre

154 Ross River Road, Mundingburra 4814,

Ph: 07 4722 2188

The Cathedral School Pre Prep Centre

154 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra 4814, Ph: 07 4722 2144

Coral Sea Childcare Centre

71 Bamford Lane, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4723 2750

Deeragun Early Learning Centre

16 Palm Dr, Deeragun 4818, Ph: 07 4751 5388

Early Learning Centre The Lakes

5-7 Martinez Ave, West End 4814, Ph: 07 4779 4433

Townsville Grammer Pre Prep

1 Brazier Dr, Annandale 4814, Ph: 07 4722 4958

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

7am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘

6.15am-5.45pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

7am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

childcare options >> 7


centre

hours

community

based

privately

owned

children

< 15 mths

vacation

care

after school

care

main meals

transport

to/from

school

Galbiri Child Care & Preschool Centre

123 Bundock St, Belgian Gardens 4810, Ph: 07 4772 3099

Goodstart Early Learning – Aitkenvale North

86-88 Charles St, Aitkenvale 4814, Ph: 07 4779 2529

Goodstart Early Learning – Annandale

121 Yolanda Dr, Annandale 4814, Ph: 07 4779 9192

Goodstart Early Learning – Brazier Drive

46-48 Brazier Dr, Annandale 4814, Ph: 07 4725 6400

Goodstart Early Learning – Cranbrook

9-13 Alice St, Cranbrook 4814, Ph: 07 4723 2100

Goodstart Early Learning – Deeragun

Cnr Geaney Lane & Brenton Circuit, Deeragun 4818,

Ph: 07 4751 5133

Goodstart Early Learning – Douglas

110 Angus Smith Dr, Townsville Hospital,Douglas 4814,

Ph: 07 4728 7211

Goodstart Early Learning – Heatley

4 Tyler St, Heatley 4814, Ph: 07 4779 8027

7.30am-5.30pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

6.30am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6.30am-

6.00pm

✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

8 >> childcare options


centre

hours

community

based

privately

owned

children

< 15 mths

vacation

care

after school

care

main meals

transport

to/from

school

Goodstart Early Learning – Hermit Park

69 Queens Rd, Hermit Park 4812, Ph: 07 4779 3715

Goodstart Early Learning – Hyde Park

3 Park Lane, Hyde Park 4812, Ph: 07 4771 5722

Goodstart Early Learning – Idalia

14-16 Village Dr, Fairfield Waters 4812, Ph: 07 4778 4050

Goodstart Early Learning – Idalia, Lakeland Boulevard

19-21 Lakeland Bvd, Idalia 4811, Ph: 07 4778 1411

Goodstart Early Learning – Kelso, Riverway Drive

1259 Riverway Dr, Kelso 4815, Ph: 07 4774 0988

Goodstart Early Learning – Kirwan

14-20 Burnda St, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4773 5773

Goodstart Early Learning – Kirwan, Golf Links Drive

104 Golf Links Dr, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4773 1688

Goodstart Early Learning – Mount Louisa

458 Bayswater Rd, Mt Louisa 4814, Ph: 07 4774 4897

Goodstart Early Learning – Mount Louisa, Stage 2

458 Bayswater Rd, Mt Louisa 4814,

Ph: 07 4774 4662

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

childcare options >> 9


centre

hours

community

based

privately

owned

children

< 15 mths

vacation

care

after school

care

main meals

transport

to/from

school

Goodstart Early Learning – Riverside Gardens

246-250 Riverside Blvd, Riverside Gardens 4814,

Ph: 07 4725 8177

Goodstart Early Learning – Townsville

36 Kern Brothers Dr, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4723 2066

Kennedy Place Early Childhood Centre

23 Kennedy St, North Ward 4810, Ph: 07 4771 3893

Kensington Kindergarten & Child Care Centre

33 Latchford St, Pimlico 4812, Ph: 07 4775 4112

Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre

21 Hinchinbrook Dr, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4773 6499

LEAD Childcare – Wulguru

353 Stuart Dr, Wulguru 4811, Ph: 07 4778 3302

Lilliput World of Learning

61 Mclean St, Gulliver 4814, Ph: 07 4775 5832

Little Zebra Childcare Centre – Condon

114 Gouldian Ave, Condon 4815, Ph: 07 4773 1633

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6.30am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

7.30am-5.45pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

7am-5pm ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7.30am-5.30pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

10 >> childcare options


centre

hours

community

based

privately

owned

children

< 15 mths

vacation

care

after school

care

main meals

transport

to/from

school

Little Zebra Childcare Centre – Mt Louisa

6 Bathurst Way, Mt Louisa 4814, Ph: 07 4774 2444

Mike Reynolds Early Childhood Centre

12 Leichhardt St, North Ward 4810, Ph: 07 4721 3983

Miniversity Early Learning Centre

36 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra 4812, Ph: 07 4728 9299

Mt Louisa Child Care Centre

Cnr Mather & Bayswater Rd, Mt Lousia 4814,

Ph: 07 4774 4433

Noah’s Ark Kindergarten & Day Care Centre

230 Bayswater Rd, Currajong 4812, Ph: 07 4779 4335

Playmate Daycare & Kindergarten

99 Clarke St, Garbutt 4814, Ph: 07 4779 3948

Premier Early Learning Centre Woodlands

42 Geaneys Lane, Deeragun 4818, Ph: 07 4751 5147

Puddleducks Play to Learn

2 Bohlevale School Rd, Burdell 4816, Ph: 07 4774 4933

Redleaf School of Early Learning – Aitkenvale

2-4 Leopold St, Aitkenvale 4814, Ph: 07 4725 5322

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

6.30am-5.30pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

6.30am-5.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

7.30am-6pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘

6.30am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

7am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

6.30am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

childcare options >> 11


centre

hours

community

based

privately

owned

children

< 15 mths

vacation

care

after school

care

main meals

transport

to/from

school

Redleaf School of Early Learning – Pimlico

93 Bayswater Rd, Pimlico 4812, Ph: 07 4721 6833

Rocket Learning Childcare and Preschool

176 Charles St, Cranbrook 4814, Ph: 07 4779 2233

Rupertswood Early Learning Centre

3 Ridge Dr, Alice River 4817, Ph: 07 4788 8233

St Mary Mackillop Early Learning Centre – Kirwan

28 Morindo Dr, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4723 7122

St Mary Mackillop Early Learning Centre – Mundingburra

75 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra 4812, Ph: 07 4728 5611

St Mary Mackillop Early Learning Centre – Rasmussen

65 Allambie Ln, Rasmussen 4815, Ph: 07 4789 2053

St Paul’s Lutheran Early Learning Centre

38 Townsend St, Mysterton 4812, Ph: 07 4779 0179

Sunrise Kids Early Learning Centre and Nursery

21 Veales Road, Jensen 4818, Ph: 07 4751 6700

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6.30am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7.30am-6pm ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6.30am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

12 >> childcare options


centre

hours

community

based

privately

owned

children

< 15 mths

vacation

care

after school

care

main meals

transport

to/from

school

Thuringowa Central World of Learning

Sunland Plaza Shopping Centre, Thuringowa 4817,

Ph: 07 4773 5114

Unicampus Kids

Monkhouse Rd, JCU, Douglas 4811, Ph: 07 4781 5934

Unicare Centre

James Cook Dr, JCU Douglas 4811, Ph: 07 4781 5633

Unique Unicorns Early Childhood Development Centre

16 Blackhawk Blvd, Cannon Park 4817, Ph: 07 4773 5511

Veales Road Early Childhood Care & Education Centre

79 Veales Rd, Jensen 4818, Ph: 07 4751 5022

Vickers Road Community Child Care Centre

20 Vickers Rd South, Condon 4815, Ph: 07 4723 2606

Village Kids Children’s Centre – Cranbrook

59 Bergin Rd, Cranbrook 4814, Ph: 07 4729 4444

Village Kids Children’s Centre – Gulliver

47 Mooney St, Gulliver 4814, Ph: 07 4727 5800

6.30am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7.30am-5.30pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7.30am-6pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6.30am-6.30pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔

7am-6pm ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

childcare options >> 13


centre

hours

community

based

privately

owned

children

< 15 mths

vacation

care

after school

care

main meals

transport

to/from

school

Village Kids Children’s Centre – Kelso

57 Yvette St, Kelso 4815, Ph: 07 4789 6000

Village Kids Children’s Centre - South Townsville

145 Boundary St, South Townsville 4810,

Ph: 07 4722 8300

Village Kids Children’s Centre – Wulguru

3 Marconi St, Wulguru 4811, Ph: 07 4799 8600

The Wishing Tree Rasmussen Early Learning Centre

17 Allambie Lane, Rasmussen 4815, Ph: 07 4789 0600

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

6am-6pm ✘ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔

14 >> childcare options


school age care services >>

centre

school

based

non-school

based

before

school care

after school

care

vacation

care

food

ABV Care Calvary

569 Bayswater Rd, Mt Louisa 4814, Ph: 0411 224 679

Aitkenvale OSHC

65-85 Wotton St, Aitkenvale 4814, Ph: 07 4779 4706

Annandale Christian College OSHC

Yolanda Dr, Annandale 4814, Ph: 07 4725 2082

Annandale OSHC

Cnr Yolanda Dr & Oleander St, Annandale 4814, Ph: 07 4728 6340

Bohlevale OSHC & Vacation Care

Bohlevale School Rd, Bohle 4818, Ph: 07 4774 7446

Cathedral OSHC

154 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra 4814, Ph: 07 4722 2046

Cerebral Palsy League Vacation Care

22 Ridley Rd, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4799 9600

Cranbrook OSHC

Albert/Alice St, Cranbrook 4814, Ph: 4773 4424

✔ ✘ 6am-8am 3pm-6pm 7.30am-

5.30pm

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

2.35pm-

6pm

7.30am-

5.30pm

✔ ✘ ✘ 3pm-6pm ✘ ✔

✔ ✘ 6.45am-

9am

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

3pm-6pm

2.30pm-

6pm

6.45am-

6pm

7.30am-

5.30pm

✔ ✘ 7am-9am 3pm-6pm 7am-6pm ✔

✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ 7.30am-

5pm

✔ ✘ ✘ 3pm-6pm 7.45am-

5.45pm







childcare options >> 15


centre

school

based

non-school

based

before

school care

after school

care

vacation

care

food

Currajong OSHC

140 Palmerston St, Currajong 4812, Ph: 4725 4034

Castle Hill PCYC

4 Hugh St, Belgian Gardens 4810, Ph: 07 4772 3883

Good Shepherd OSHC

65 Allambie Lane, Rasmussen 4815, Ph: 07 4789 3120

Heatley - Townsville PCYC School Age Care

410 Fulham Rd, Heatley 4814, Ph: 0409 784 563

Hermit Park OSHC

Cnr Surrey & Sussex St, Hermit Park 4812, Ph: 07 4728 2537

Holy Spirit OSHC

Hatchett St, Cranbrook 4814, Ph: 07 4775 2431

Kirwan OSHC

21 Burnda St, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4755 1107

Marian OSHC

Cnr Corcoran & Hugh St, Currajong 4812, Ph: 07 4725 5964

Mundingburra State School P&C OSHC

77 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra 4812, Ph: 07 4725 2218

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

✘ ✔ 6.30am-

8.30am

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

3pm-6pm

6.30am-

6pm


3pm-6pm 7am-6pm ✔

2.50pm-

6pm

3pm-6pm

6.30am-

6pm

6.30am-

6pm

✔ ✘ 7am-9am 3pm-6pm 7.45am-

5.45pm

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

2.50pm-

6pm

✔ ✘ 7am-9am 2.50pm-

6pm

✔ ✘ 6.45am-

8.30am

✔ ✘ 6.15am-

8.45am

2.50pm-

6pm

3pm-6pm

8am-6pm

7am-6pm

7.30am-

5.30pm

6.30am-

6pm








16 >> childcare options


centre

school

based

non-school

based

before

school care

after school

care

vacation

care

food

Ryan OSHC

44 Golf Links Dr, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4773 2355

Southern Cross OSHC

62-84 Gartrell Drive, Annandale 4814, Ph: 07 4778 2775

St Anthony’s OSHC

Veales Rd, Deeragun 4818, Ph: 07 4751 5873

St Clares OSHC

16 Burdell Dr, Burdell 4818, Ph: 07 4760 6990

St Joseph’s – North Ward OSHC

Fryer St, North Ward 4810, Ph: 07 4772 5547

St Joseph’s – Mundingburra OSHC

65-75 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra 4812, Ph: 07 4725 3706

Townsville Central OSHC

Warburton St, Townsville 4810, Ph: 07 4772 7077

Townsville Grammar Junior OSHC

1 Brazier Drive, Annandale 4814, Ph: 07 4725 3588

South Townsville OSHC

78 Tully St, South Townsville 4810, Ph: 07 4772 0236

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

✔ ✘ 7.00am-

8.15am

✔ ✘ 6.30am-

8.30am

2.50pm-

6pm

2.45pm-

6pm

2.45pm-

6pm

2.45pm-

6pm

2.45pm-

6pm

✔ ✘ 7am-9am 2.30pm-

6pm

6.30am-

5.30pm

7.00am-

6pm

6.30am-

6pm

7am-

5.30pm

7.30am-

5.30pm

7.45am-

6pm

✔ ✘ ✘ 3pm-6pm +Pupil Free Days

8am-6pm

✔ ✘ 7am-

8.30am

2.45pm-

6pm

7am-6pm

✔ ✘ ✘ 3pm-6pm ✘ ✔









childcare options >> 17


centre

school

based

non-school

based

before

school care

after school

care

vacation

care

food

Townsville PCYC

Lot 2 Wellington St, Aitkenvale 4810, Ph: 07 4725 7563

Townsville PCYC – Magnetic Island School Aged Care

10-16 mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay 4819, Ph: 0429305192

Upper Ross PCYC BSC & ASC

43 Allambie Lane, Rasmussen 4815, Ph: 07 4789 1475

Weir P&C OSHC

592 Ross River Rd, Kirwan, QLD, 4817, Ph: 07 4773 6033

The Willows State School P&C Assoc OSHC Centre

Cnr Sandstone & Bilberry St, Kirwan 4817, Ph: 07 4723 7748

Wulguru State School P&C OSHC

Edison St, Wulguru 4811, Ph: 07 4729 1833

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occasional care centres >>

>> c&k magnetic island early childhood centre

25 Nelly Bay Road

Nelly Bay 4819

Ph: 07 4758 1168

Hours: Thursday and Friday 8am-5.45pm

>> riverview play centre

225 Bamford Lane

Kirwan 4817

Ph: 07 4773 5474

Hours: 8.30am-3.30pm

>> worinda occasional care centre

72 Hodges Crescent

Vincent 4814

Ph: 07 4779 0896

Hours: 8.30am-3.30pm

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pre prep/kindergarten centres >>

Pre Prep/Kindergartens can be independently owned or community based with many affiliated with the

Crèche & Kindergarten Association of Queensland. They provide kindergarten and pre prep sessions for 3 to

5 year olds, prior to the first prep year of school. For further information, contact the Crèche & Kindergarten

Association of Queensland.

>> blue skies preschool and

kindergarten inc

RAAF Base

Ingham Road

Garbutt 4814

Ph: 07 4752 1153

>> koolkuna kindergarten and

preschool

61 Davidson Street

South Townsville 4810

Ph: 07 4771 5568

>> c&k magnetic island early

childhood centre

25 Nelly Bay Road

Nelly Bay 4819

Ph: 07 4758 1168

Pre prep - Monday – Thursday

8.30am-4.00pm

Pre prep - Monday – Friday

8.30am-2.30pm

Kindergarten - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

8.30am-2pm

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headstart kindergarten

29 McLachlan Street

Currajong 4814

Ph: 07 4779 7130

>> mt louisa suburbs kindergarten

(Next to Long Tan Pool)

316 Fulham Road

Heatley 4814

Ph: 07 4779 7860

>> rowes bay preschool and

kindergarten

24 Heatley Parade

Rowes Bay 4810

Ph: 07 4771 3614

>> c&k stepping stones community

kindergarten

589 Ross River Road

Kirwan 4817

Ph: 07 4773 2633

>> western suburbs kindergarten

association inc

130 Wellington Street

Aitkenvale 4814

Ph: 07 4779 3434

Kindergarten - Monday – Friday

8.30am-2.30pm

Pre Prep - Monday – Friday

8.30am-2.30pm

Pre Prep/Kindergarten - Monday – Friday

8.30am-2.30pm

Pre Prep/Kindergarten - Monday – Friday

8.30am-2.30pm

Kindergarten (15hrs/wk) - Monday – Friday

Contact between 9am-3pm for class hours

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family day care >>

In the Townsville area there are four Family Day Care Schemes. They are all funded by the Commonwealth

Government and cover specific geographic regions. Their offices are located at:

>> all hours family daycare scheme

22 Cali Court

Mt Low 4818

Ph: 07 4788 9230

>> townsville and region family day care

265 Ross River Road

Aitkenvale 4814

Ph: 07 4728 2333

>> townsville inner city family day care scheme

Room 1/123 Bundock St

Belgian Gardens 4810

Ph: 07 4772 5272

>> townsville west family day care scheme

425 Charles St

Kirwan 4817

Ph: 07 4773 6400

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support services for families and children

provided by townsville city council >>

early years information service >>

The Early Years Information Services can assist you with advice and answers to those day-to-day questions

that pop up with raising children. No appointment required, just pop in and speak with our friendly

educators. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, and carers are all welcome to access this free service.

A range of services are provided, including:

>> FREE information, support and referral services for anyone who cares for children – mothers, fathers, or

grandparents or guardians.

>> Access to information about early years and parenting services available in Townsville.

>> Parks, playgroups, child care centres.

>> Hints and tips on feeding, sleeping, behaviour, and activities.

>> Child Health Nurse service – available every Tuesday from 9am to 2pm and Saturday from 9am to 12pm to

weigh, measure and answer any questions about children’s health. No appointment required.

>> Messy Play Program – Messy Play offers an assortment of messy play activities in age appropriate groups.

Call the service for session times and to make a booking.

Aitkenvale Library: Phone 07 4727 8370

Hours of business: Monday – Friday 9am-4.30pm and Saturday 9am-12pm

For more information, please phone Early Years Information Service on 4727 8370.

The Early Years Information Services is sponsored by Townsville City Council and funded through

the Communities for Children Townville West Initiative which is funded by the Department of Families,

Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

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other support services for families and children >>

emergency care >>

Wee Care provides a service to Townsville and surrounding districts by giving temporary accommodation

to children whose parents are faced with a crisis situation. Wee Care offers a twenty-four hour service for

children 0 to 12 years. Parents may make a referral to Wee Care. Phone 07 4772 4499.

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support services for child care educators >>

inclusion support agency – north queensland >>

Inclusion Support Agency North Queensland is part of the Inclusion and Professional Support Program,

funded by the Department Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. ISANQ is responsible for

managing and coordinating access to quality inclusion support that is relevant, appropriate and timely for all

eligible child care services in our region.

The provision of inclusive child care is an indicator of quality, thus ensuring programs serve all children

providing a stronger foundation for developmental outcomes.

The Target groups for Inclusion support:

>> Children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including refugee children

>> Children with ongoing high support needs, including children with a disability

>> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

Inclusion Support Agencies will assist childcare services to build the knowledge and confidence they

need to be able to offer a quality, inclusive child care environment to all children. This enables children

with additional needs to participate in activities in early childhood and care services and have the same

opportunities as others to belong, develop and succeed.

For further information on how the Inclusion Support Agency – NQ can help you, ph.: 4724 3370 or email

info@isanorthqld.com.au

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community information centre >>

This centre provides a wide range of information about community groups and services, including playgroups

and toy libraries. Information is available at www.townsville.qld.gov.au or in person at Level 1 Northtown,

Flinders Street, Townsville.

Ph: 07 4771 4230

Email: cic@townsville.qld.gov.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CICTownsville

Hours of business: Monday – Friday 9am-4pm

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for more information

1300 878 001

www.townsville.qld.gov.au

enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au

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