Community Kids Waterford Early Education Centre

About Us

Community Kids Waterford Early Education Centre is a quality child care facility that provides education and care for children aged 15 months to six years through a range of tailored long day care and school-age programs designed to promote each child’s individual development.

The centre is run by a dedicated team of educators who are passionate about their important roles within the centre and who are committed to providing a caring, educational and fun environment.

Community Kids Waterford is open from 6:15 am to 6:15 pm and provides nutritious meals for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as well as modern age appropriate toys, furniture and resources. We are located beside Waterford Primary School.

Government-QLD-ApprovedThe centre boasts development programs based on the Early Years Learning framework including a specialised Kindergarten program; aimed at preparing children for school and beyond. We offer a transition to Prep program with Waterford Primary School.

For the convenience of working families the centre runs Before and After School Care and Vacation Care programs for school aged children up to 12 years. These programs provide age appropriate activities and excursions, giving children a fun, interactive and social experience while providing families with flexibility surrounding their work hours and during the school holiday periods.

Exceeding 72 RGB

Community Kids Waterford Early Education Centre has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!

The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.


Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become Big School Ready.

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Centre Manager profile

Cherrie McFarlane

What is your name?

Cherrie McFarlane.

How long have you been working in childcare?

17 years.

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Being able to watch the children grow and learn and being able to have special relationships with all families.

What qualifications do you hold?

Certificate III in Children’s Services and a Diploma in Children’s Services.

What are you most passionate about? 

That we are able to provide a place where families and children feel safe and secure. Where children are free to learn in a way that suits them. Where all families and children are treated equally.

What are you most proud of at your centre? 

How dedicated and committed our educators are.

What is your favourite inspirational quote? 

“The best teachers are those who show you “Where to Look“, but don’t tell you what you see.”

What values are most important to you in your team members?

We value the fact that we are very approachable, honest and friendly. We strive to ensure that all families and children feel welcome on a daily basis.

What is your philosophy about educating children? 

I am committed to providing a stimulating environment which provides each child with the opportunity to learn in a style that suits their individual needs and acknowledges their culture, customs and communities.

What makes your team/centre special?

All my educators are special in their own way. Each educator brings something different to our service and that is what makes us unique.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Teacher.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre? 

Our centre offers a homely feel as soon as you walk in you are greeted by friendly staff that are willing to help.  Our Environments are created around the children’s interest. We would love to meet you and give you a tour of our centre. Our centre has an open door policy, Parent s are always welcome.

“Every family has a story… Welcome to ours”

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Toddlers Junior Kindy Kindergarten
15 months – 2.5 years 2.5 years – 3.5 years 3.5 years – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Before and After school Care and School Holiday Club program
  • Dance program
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computer
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program
  • Transition to Prep program for Waterford West Primary School
  • Library visits
  • Ganyjuu Family Centre visits


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“It’s not what a childcare can teach our children, it’s how they care for them. These educators are amazing. They are great at providing confidence and are lovely in all respects. Cannot recommend this group enough!”

– Jade-Kelly


“Would recommend to any parent that is looking to not only have their child or children well looked after and cared for but to also develop and grow to learn new things, prepare them for school all while enjoying everyday they are attending. My son has been here almost 4 years now and he absolutely loves it. Always coming home with a smile on his face saying how he has learnt something new. Thank you to all the teachers also as they are always inviting and friendly. My 1 year old will be attending in a few months and cannot wait!!”

– Danielle


My Daughter has been attending for 2 months now and she loves it, she is always asking to go to see all her friends and teachers, which is really good. The Staff are just so pleasant and will go out of their way to help you out with anything. There are very kind-hearted bunch of ladies, couldn’t ask for any better. Love this place and will recommend it to everyone.”

– Lisa


Thank you so much for everything you have done for my child. I recommend this daycare centre to anyone. To all the teachers a big thank you. You not only cared and taught my child, to get him ready for school but have been good friends. You are all very friendly and help when needed. “

– Stacey


“Staff members at this center are lovely and super caring. I would recommend this centre to everyone as my two girls have loved learning here during the last few years.”

– Megan

Enquire Online

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Community Kids centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Community Kids Waterford, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.