Southport Catholic Parish Child Care Centre
Southport Catholic Parish Child Care Centre opened in 2007 as a partnership between Southport Catholic Parish and Centacare Child Care Services.
Situated alongside Guardian Angels Primary school and Guardian Angels Out of School Hours Care Service, our service is licensed to cater for 50 children on any one day and children are grouped into three different age groups.
- 15 months – 3 years: Toddler room
- 2 – 4 years: Junior Kindy
- 3 – 5 years: Qld Government Approved Kindergarten program
We employ a Kindergarten teacher to oversee the Kindergarten program and work closely with local primary schools to support children’s transition to school.
At Southport Catholic Parish Child Care Centre we value the early childhood years and the importance of play based curriculum to support children’s development and learning. Using a holistic approach we will focus on children’s interests, strengths and abilities to enhance each child’s individual development in attempt to build the foundations for long life learning. Through positive and encouraging guidance, with rich and engaging environments and experiences children will be given the opportunity to be active participants in their learning. In the course of enquiry, experimentation, investigation, problem solving and practicing new skills children will build a strong identity and an enthusiasm for learning.
In May 2014 Southport Catholic Parish Child Care Center participated in their Assessment and Rating against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care Services and the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and National Law.
We were very pleased to achieve an overall rating of Meeting National Quality Standards.