Community Kids Glenella

We’re part of your village at Community Kids Glenella Child Care Early Education Centre.  Our early learning and long day care centre is ideally located on Schapers Road for families living or commuting through Mount Pleasant and Glenella in North Mackay. We are open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

 

Natural play areas designed to inspire

As soon as you enter our Glenella child care centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our spacious outdoor environments include covered verandas, water play areas, sandpits, cubby house, vegetable gardens, and home-grown fruit trees 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. You will also receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our parent app - Xplor.

Healthy meals prepared in-house

You won’t need to worry about packing lunch and snacks for your child. We provide healthy, freshly made meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators grow relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.

Community-based early learning

Each day is a brand-new adventure at Community Kids Glenella. We regularly welcome special community guests to the centre based on the children’s interests. Such incursions include Active Squirts, Making Rainbows and Singing lessons along with the emergency services crews that often drop in. We also have the AUSLAN sign language program, run a music therapy and health and fitness sports program. 

Throughout the year, educators and children venture out to on excursions to our local Glenella community visiting nearby parks and nature reserves. Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments.

Sustainability program

Our child care and early education centre has a major focus on sustainability and community and cultural involvement. The centre has a Sustainability Officer who supports the educators and takes pride in the centres outdoor environment which includes fruit trees, vegetable and herb gardens, native plants, natural elements, worm farm, compost bird feeders and the very well-loved pets, our chickens, our bird, our guinea pig and a selection of underwater species. All of which the children are actively involved in caring for and feeding, which teaches them a sense of responsibility and connection to the world.

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 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.  

21-23 Schapers Rd, Glenella QLD 4740 (07) 4942 9486 [email protected]
QLD free kindy available from 2024

Why you’ll love Community Kids Glenella 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
Fiona Janse Van Rensburg
“Happiness is a journey not a destination“

A sneak peek inside our centre

An educator and children participate in an activity involving flowers and plants
Interior Community Kids Glenella
Interior Community Kids Glenella
Interior Community Kids Glenella
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Exterior Community Kids Glenella
Exterior Community Kids Glenella
Exterior Community Kids Glenella
Exterior Community Kids Glenella
Exterior Community Kids Glenella
Two children in a child care centre smiling at the camera
An educator participating in a STEM activity with an infant
An educator building blocks together with a child
An educator reading to a young child in her arms
A child riding a bicycle on the playground of a child care centre
Interior Community Kids Glenella
Interior Community Kids Glenella
Interior Community Kids Glenella

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 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Wednesday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Thursday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Friday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
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 
  • Hat
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack
  • Community Excursions
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time, bed linen
  • Spare change of clothing in a bag
  • Water bottle
  • Bottle, milk or formula

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 $161.00
Toddler $160.00
Kindergarten $159.00

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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