Child care centres may have begun as a pragmatic solution to labour market needs, but for Centacare they are more than a child minding service. Centacare is at the forefront of investing in our child care needs, enabling Centacare to offer child care solutions for modern families.
Centacare’s 118 child care centres throughout the Archdiocese of Brisbane, contain dedicated and committed staff who provide a caring and warm environment and offer every child a chance to be part of the wider faith community.
Centacare’s network of Outside Hours School Care (OHSC), Long Day Care and Kindergartens provide care for nearly 23 000 children. The state of the art kindergartens are ergonomically designed, meaning all equipment and resources have been created especially for kindergartners.
“Our biggest expansion has been in the number of kindergartens and in making access to early learning programs easier. In turn, this enables more parents to enrol their children in Queensland approved programs such as ours”, said Peter Selwood, Executive Director, Centacare.
Centacare has recently opened two new Kindergartens, St Benedict’s Kindergarten at Mango Hill and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Gatton. We also opened new Outside Hours School Care (OHSC) services at Siena, Sippy Downs and Our Lady of Good Counsel, Gatton. Alongside the expansion of new centres, Centacare upgraded the outdoor play spaces at St Augustine’s Child Care Centre Springfield Lakes and St Mary’s Child Care Centre, Coomera.
“The past twelve months we’ve seen a continuation in the growth of our child care services and it is an example of how we are providing help and assisting families and investing in the future of our children” said Mr Selwood.
If you would like to find out more information about the locations or services provided by Centacare Child Care Services please call 1300 CENTACARE (1300 236 822).