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Finding a quality child care or kindy that best suits you and your family’s needs can be easier said than done. Sometimes you need to leave your child in someone else’s care due to work, study, or other commitments. As well as providing care and supervision, attending childcare or kindy helps children develop social, emotional, and learning skills by exploring the world and playing with other kids. This helps make the transition into school less bumpy once that day comes.

When choosing a child care or kindergarten, there’s a lot to consider; what hours and days do you need? What location is most convenient? What is the philosophy of the centre? Do you like the programs they offer? It’s a big decision to be made, and understandably, it can seem a bit daunting.

Living in Townsville, we are so lucky to have such a wonderful selection of child care centres and kindergarten options available to us. Attending a child care centre or kindergarten helps children to develop social, emotional, and learning skills by exploring the world and playing with other kids.

Whether you are looking for a great child care centre or your child is approaching the age to commence kindergarten, this guide will help you find the centre that is perfect for you (Please bear in mind that many centres encourage early enrolment as spots do fill quickly and many have long waiting lists, so checking these centres and kindergartens out now for future planning is also a great idea):

C&K WESTERN SUBURBS KINDERGARTEN

With one of the largest outdoor natural play spaces in Townsville, Western Suburbs Kindergarten is a well-recognised and respected Kindergarten that has a tradition of providing high quality education since 1966. Under shade from established trees, Western Suburbs Kindergarten is quiet, safe and convenient yet right in the heart of Townsville. Western Suburbs Kindergarten provides the best possible start for your child – become a part of the Kindergarten community in 2020 and share in something special.

Hours 8.00am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
Age range 3.5 – 4.5 yrs

A 130 Wellington St, Aitkenvale
P 4779 3434
E affiliatewesternsuburbs@candk.asn.au


MY LITTLE FEET CHILDCARE

My Little Feet offers a range of exciting features including an outdoor playground, iPad technology and regular incursions. Children enjoy learning through playing with other kids, gardening, crafting and many more fun activities. Both childcare and kindergarten offered. Two convenient locations in Pimlico and Aitkenvale.

Hours 6.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Age range 6 weeks – preschool age

Pimlico
A
93 Bayswater Rd
P
Pimlico 4721 6833
E pimlico@mylittlefeet.com.au

Aitkenvale
A
2-4 Leopold St
P
Aitkenvale 4725 5322
E aitkenvale@mylittlefeet.com.au


THE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

The kindy fosters and supports the personal development of each child.

The daily program includes outdoor and indoor play, individual activities, rest time, and both teacher-directed and child-initiated activities for a well-rounded, exciting day of learning.

Hours 7.00am – 6.00pm
Age range 6 weeks – kindy age

A
154 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra
P
4722 2093
E elc@cathedral.qld.edu.au


RYAN CATHOLIC KINDERGARTEN

This kindy has a strong focus on building children’s friendships and social skills in an environment where their spirituality is valued. Conveniently located on the Ryan Catholic College junior campus making for a smooth transition into Prep.

Hours 7.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Age range 3.5 – 4.5 yrs

A 44 Golf Links Drive, Kirwan, (Located at the Ryan Catholic College Junior Campus)
P (07) 4726 3299
E kirwankindy@mmcnq.catholic.edu.au


ST ANTHONY’S KINDERGARTEN

Kids at St Anthony’s Kindergarten have the benefit of a smooth transition into school as it is located on the primary campus of St Anthony’s Catholic College. Independence and resilience are promoted in a safe, welcoming learning environment.

Hours 7.00am – 6.00pm
Age range 3.5 – 4.5 yrs

A 43 Veales Rd, Deeragun (Located at the Padua Campus)
P (07) 4726 3299
E deeragunkindy@mmcnq.catholic.edu.au


ST CLARE’S KINDERGARTEN

The philosophy here is to provide a secure, positive and welcoming environment understanding that children need this security for their growth and development.

Hours 7.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Age range 3.5 – 4.5 yrs

A Burdell Dr, Burdell (Located at St Clare’s Catholic School)
P (07) 4726 3299
E yarrabilba.hub@catholicearlyedcare.qld.edu.au


ST JOSEPH’S KINDERGARTEN

The centre promotes a mutually beneficial partnership with all families and the wider community, integrating culturally diverse backgrounds, beliefs and attitudes.

Hours 7.00am – 6.00pm
Age range 3.5 – 4.5 yrs

A 6 Fryer St, North Ward (Located at St Joseph’s Catholic School)
P (07) 4726 3299
E northwardkindy@mmcnq.catholic.edu.au


GOODSTART EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

Goodstart believes every child should have the best possible start in life.

Age range 6 wks – 5 yrs

P 1800 222 543
E enrolments@goodstart.org.au


C & K CHILDCARE AND KINDERGARTEN

C & K offers a strong play-based curriculum in large, natural and sustainable outdoor environments that encourage children to discover, explore and learn through nature. They have 15 locations in Townsville and surrounding regions.

Age range 3.5 – 4.5 yrs

P 1800 177 092
E info@candk.asn.au


COMMUNITY KIDS HEATLEY

The early years are fundamental to a child’s emotional, cognitive and social development. Community Kids focuses on providing families with quality programs to support children’s learning and development from birth right through to school age. Offering convenient hours and an extensive play-based program.

Hours 6.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Age range 6 wks – 12 yrs

A 121 Charles St, Heatley
P 1800 411 604
E heatley@communitykids.com.au

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AMAZING GRACE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

A family owned Early Learning Centre providing high quality education and care for children in their first years of life. Amazing Grace ELC understands that each child is an individual and develops at their own pace, and such provides flexible routines to help them transition into care.

Hours 7.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Age range 0 – 6 yrs

A
39 Ninth Ave, Railway Estate
P
 4420 3074
E info@amazinggraceelc.com.au