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Child Care - Overview

Child Care - Overview

Centacare child care services works alongside Brisbane Catholic Education and local school and parish communities in the management of over 120 child care services including outside school hours care, long day care centres and stand-alone kindergartens.

Our stand-alone kindergartens offer an approved Queensland Government Kindergarten Program run by a university qualified early childhood teacher.  As sessional kindergartens they offer a five-day fortnight during school terms.

Our long day care centres cater for children from 6 weeks to five years of age with a program that focuses on creating quality, play-based learning experiences that are joyful, meaningful and aligned to their individual developmental needs. Each of these services offer an approved Queensland Government Kindergarten Program run by a university qualified early childhood teacher for children in the year before prep.

Our outside school hours care services provide before school, after school and vacation care to primary school aged children across south east Queensland.


Our philosophy

  • As a Catholic organisation, we recognise the richness that diversity brings and welcome all families in our community.
  • We offer a close-knit and community centred environment that recognises your child’s individuality and provides a sense of belonging and places them and your family at the heart of an extended, supportive parish, school and local community.
  • We respect your child and their right to the joys of childhood. We encourage them to explore, imagine and enquire every day.
  • Our staff will get to know your child and nurture them according to their individual strengths, abilities, talents and motivations.
  • We foster confidence. We ensure all children feel included and that their abilities and ideas are respected and valued.
  • Our families value our emphasis on encouraging their child to be inclusive, compassionate and kind to others; and respectful contributors to their community.


We aim to nurture a love of learning and help children build skills for life in an environment where they feel respected and valued.

Find out more about our kindergartens here.

Find out more about our long day cares here.