Childcare Gladstone

Community Kids Clinton Park Early Education Centre

We’re part of your village at Community Kids Clinton Park Child Care and Early Education Centre. Our early learning and long day care centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Clinton, Callemondah, and New Auckland. We are conveniently located close to Clinton State School, St Peter’s Anglican Church and St Johns School. We are open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

Spacious areas designed to inspire

From the moment you step into our Clinton Park child care and early education centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our spacious outdoor environments include a water play area, sandpits, cubby house, and a worm farm to engage all the senses. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoor spaces to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence.

Our indoor environments invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children marvel, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists and designers.  

Exciting early learning programs 

Each day is a brand-new adventure at Community Kids Clinton Park. We have a dedicated, experienced team of educators, some of whom are fluent in other languages such as Tamil and Tagalog. Your child will have full access to a rotating schedule of specialised programs designed by our experienced early childhood educators. You will receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our parent app - Xplor

We offer an engaging sustainability program teaching the children a sense of responsibility and connection to their world. Our program includes a connection to animals cared for in our service; guinea pigs and chickens, as well as a back garden ran by our Sustainability Officer. 

Throughout the year, educators and children venture out to excursions in our local Clinton community. We visit Bunnings regularly to engage in sustainability experiences and plant care. Our children also visit the Clinton Park state school for Meet and Greets with the teachers and to participate in events such as Under 8's Week. Our centre holds quarterly events with Reptile Education and Safety Training (RESTA). We also have a strong focus on inclusion and work closely with Inclusion Support Queensland. 

As members of our Community Kids community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.

Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call 1800 411 604 to enquire or book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.  

18 Ballantine Street, Gladstone QLD 4680 (07) 4978 4200 [email protected]
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Why you’ll love Community Kids Clinton Park Early Education Centre

These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

Meet your Centre Manager
Alex Ricks
“Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story.”

A sneak peek inside our centre

Child care centre at CK Gladstone
Front entrance to daycare centre
Outdoor play area with climbing fort and slide
Child care educator with children
Children in outdoor play area smiling
Outdoor play equipment on grassy area
Clinton Park child care kids on top of a slide
Kids on top of fort with slide
A bunch of children standing on coloured buckets at daycare
boy smiling in daycare yard
Children smiling through pay equipment
Outdoor playground and garden
Outdoor play area at CK Gladstone
Play area under a tree at Gladstone Kindergarten

Take a walk in your child’s footsteps

Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child’s time so enjoyable at our Community Kids early education centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.

Useful Information

Opening hours

Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Room information

Nursery (birth to 15 months)

Educator to child ratio - 1:4

Our Nursery Room’s primary focus is to adpat at home-routines into the centre to provide consistent continuity of care.

Toddler (15 months - 2 years)

Educator to child ratio - 1:4

Our Toddler Room’s primary focus primary focus is to support children with their transition into the centre’s routine to allow for consistent routines throughout the day as well as non-verbal communication through Auslan.

Senior Toddlers (2 years – 3 years)

Educator to child ratio - 1:5

The Senior Toddler Room has a focus on toilet training and developing emotional regulation for fair and equitable play-based learning experiences.

Junior Kindergarten

Educator to child ratio - 1:5 and 1:11

Children enrolled in this room will fall within the age range to be eligible for Kindergarten the following year and Prep the year after. This room focuses on agency, independence, self-help, and emotional regulation.

Kindergarten

Educator to child ratio - 1:11 Ratio

Our kindergarten room is led by a qualified early childhood teacher and has a focus on STEM, literacy, school-readiness, community engagement, and emotional regulation.

More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our centre:

  • We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a school-readiness program to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey. 
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our family app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates.

Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 411 604 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
 What we provide  What you'll need to bring 
  • Nappies           
  • Wipes
  • Sunscreen                                    
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing in a bag
  • Water bottle
  • Bottle, milk or formula
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and
    Afternoon Tea, Late Snack
  • Hat
  • Bed linen

Your team
Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from. 
Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $160.00
Toddler $159.00
Kindergarten $158.00

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here. 

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 411 604 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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