Child care Ipswich

Kindergarten and Day Care Centres in Ipswich

Community Kids and its sister brands across the G8 network own 3 long day care and kindergarten centres in Ipswich. These well-resourced, high-quality early learning centres are ideally located for busy working families living in the Ipswich area.

Equipped with quality learning resources and spacious natural outdoor areas that engage all the senses, our child care centres are designed to develop your child’s critical skills that set them up for life. Our team of passionate and experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. 

Our childcare centres in Ipswich offer high-quality, government-approved kindergarten programs delivered by qualified early childhood teachers, with access to flexible hours, Child Care Subsidy benefits, meals and more.

At our Ipswich childcare centres, seasonal, delicious and nutritious meals are freshly made daily. You will also receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our family communication app.

Community Kids Goodna

Community Kids Goodna is conveniently located near Goodna State School and is ideal for families living or commuting through Gailes, Redbank, and Goodna. It provides child care and early education from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Kindy Patch Springfield

Kindy Patch Springfield is conveniently located in Springfield Central and is easily accessible for families working and studying at TAFE Queensland with on-site parking. It provides child care and early education from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Kindy Patch West Ipswich

Kindy Patch West Ipswich is conveniently located near the State School in West Ipswich. It provides child care and early education from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does G8 Education do?

G8 Education is one of Australia’s largest providers of quality early childhood education and care, with 21 long day care centre brands and 400+ centres across Australia. No matter the location or centre, our purpose is creating the foundations for learning for life.

Guided by the principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), our qualified educators design programs that enrich learning through an inclusive environment that offers children diversified play-based experiences in a nurturing environment.

Is there any difference between the brands?

G8 Education owns 21 well-respected and recognised early education brands across Australia. Together, we are one team of 9,500 dedicated, passionate and supportive team members and educators, committed to empower children and helping them develop and grow.

Our approach to early childhood education, high-quality programs and services, as well as our strict policies and procedures are consistent across all G8 brands. Each child we care for in our centres is a special individual, nurtured and supported through their learning journey and development. Our families can trust that the support our families receive will be the same across all 440+ child care centres.

How do I book a tour to see the centre of my choice?

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the early learning centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. We are now also offering the virtual tour option in all of our child care centres, so you can select either an in-person tour or a virtual tour.

With G8’s early learning centres, you have 4 options to book a centre tour for your desired early learning centre.

  1. Book a self-scheduled tour directly online at anytime from the centre webpage using our 24/7 self-scheduled online booking tool, where you can book anytime, from anywhere. All available centre tour time slots are conveniently displayed for you to choose and lock a time in.
  2. Use a Web Chat to speak with our Family Support team and get them to book the tour in for you.
  3. Call our Family Support team on 1800 411 604 and get them to book the tour in for you.
  4. Walk-in and visit the child care centre of your choice and the friendly team will schedule a tour time for you.

To learn more about what’s involved in a centre tour, click here.

What is a virtual tour?

A virtual tour gives you a guided virtual tour walk-through on your chosen device (desktop, mobile or tablet) of your desired centre directly by the Centre team. This gives you the opportunity to tour the child care centre if you are out of area or when your busy schedule time doesn’t allow you to attend in person. You can then always follow-up by doing an in-person tour.

How do waitlists work?

All early learning centres across the G8 network accept applications for future enrolments, and we offer enrolment placements as they become available. Our Family Support team will add your child’s name on our waitlist if a centre is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as places become available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. When spots do become vacant, we will give you a call to let you know.

If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call. Our Family Support team can also help you find more early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

What are the rules regarding sickness and absences?

If your children shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at their centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, we’re committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.

Absences should only be claimed when care would have been provided if the child was not absent, and the family has been charged a fee for the session of care. CCS is only payable for absences submitted before a child has started at a service, or after a child’s final day of actual attendance at a service, under limited circumstances.

Please click here for more information about absences.

How does Child Care Subsidy work?

The Child Care Subsidy is a government subsidy designed to reduce child care fees for parents. Families must meet certain eligibility criteria to get Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

The amount of CCS a family can get depends on their circumstances. Use our Child Care Subsidy calculator to find out how much your family is entitled to.