Child care Townsville

Kindergarten and Day Care Centres in Townsville

Community Kids and its sister brands across the G8 network have long day care and preschool centres that are ideally located for busy working families in Townsville. With 3 well-resourced child care centres, each day is a brand new adventure where children explore, learn and grow.  

 

Equipped with quality learning resources and spacious natural outdoor areas that engage all the senses, our child care centres in Townsville 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 early learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals.  

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

 

Community Kids Heatley

Community Kids Heatley is a child care centre and kindergarten ideally located for families in Heatley, Gulliver and Vincent in Townsville. The child care centre is open from 6:00am to 6:00pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. 

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World of Learning Liliput

World of Learning Liliput is a day care centre and kindergarten ideally located for families living or commuting through Gulliver or nearby suburbs Aitkenvale, Hermit Park and Kirwan in Townsville. It provides child care and early education from 6:00am to 6:00pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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World of Learning Thuringowa

World of Learning Thuringowa is a childcare centre and kindergarten ideally located for families in Kirwan, Bohle Plains, Heatley, Mount Louisa, and Thuringowa Central in Townsville. It provides childcare and early education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30am to 6:00pm.

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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 learning and childcare brands across Australia. Together, we are one team of 9,500 dedicated, passionate and supportive team members, committed to empower children and helping them 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 and child care centres. Each child we care for in our child care centres is a special individual, nurtured and supported through their learning journey. Our families can trust that the support our families receive will be the same across all 440+ early learning centres.

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

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the child care 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 states, 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 child care 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 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 child care centre directly by the Centre team. This gives you the opportunity to tour the 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.

What is on offer at G8’s early learning centres?

Most of our child care centres offers the following:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
  • Regular updates and photos on our family communication app
  • Quality learning resources
  • Engaging specialised programs designed by qualified early childhood educators
  • Kindergarten/preschool programs
  • Beautiful outdoor spaces and play equipment
  • Regular festivities for annual events, cultural celebrations, and special occasions.
  • Excursions and special guest visits

Some of our early learning and child care centres provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them. It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toy or blanket, sun hat, three spare outfits, spare socks, a jumper and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks, a jumper and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, comforter or medication.

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 child care 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 child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at their child care 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 52 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 childcare 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.