St Cecilia’s new playground, where friendships flourish

Catholic Early EdCare services provide children with plenty of opportunities to explore, discover and connect outdoors.

Looking after your family’s wellbeing at Christmas

Centacare's specialist family and relationship care practitioners offer some tips to help you combat end of year stress and look after your family's wellbeing at Christmas.

New 2023 Kindergarten Funding

Understanding how the new Queensland Government funding can make kindergarten more affordable and more accessible for families.

How kindergarten runs in long day care

Both sessional kindergarten and long day care kindergarten provide the same approved kindergarten program, delivered by qualified early childhood teachers, but long day care kindergarten comes with some unique advantages.

What a day in the nursery is like for babies and toddlers

From activities and learning, to healthy food and rest time, a day in the nursery delivers everything your child needs to develop and grow.

Getting settled in the nursery

Our educators are dedicated to ensuring the introduction to the nursery is smooth and enjoyable for children and parents.

What is the difference between kindergarten in a long day care and a sessional kindergarten?

We understand it’s important to find the kindergarten program that works best for your child and your family. In this article we break down the differences between kindergarten programs to help you find the right experience for your family.

A guide to kindergarten subsidies in Queensland

To ensure kindergarten is accessible to all children, and affordable for families, there are a number of subsidies available. In this article, we look at the different subsidies and eligibility, so you can understand what may be available to your family.

Our Safe Sleep and Rest Policy

Your child’s health and wellbeing is our top priority and we recognise the essential role sleep, rest and relaxation plays in your child’s development.

How to build your children’s confidence and self-esteem

As children grow they develop confidence and self-esteem from their interactions with others. There are a number of things you can do to help your children grow into confident young people, and in this article we look at some simple strategies you can use to build your child’s self-esteem.

How to recognise and respond to children’s individual learning styles

Just as we all have different interests, tastes and preferences, we all have different ways of learning. This is especially true of young children, who will all learn in different ways and at their own pace. It’s important to allow children to learn and grow in the way that suits them best.

How to ensure your child develops the social skills they need for life

Human beings are social creatures. Our relationships and connections with others are critically important, and impact on every aspect of our lives.

Why the first five years of your child’s life are the most important

In the first five years of your child’s life, you’ll watch them grow faster than at any other time. As much as they are changing and growing physically, in the first five years of their life, your child’s brain will also develop faster than at any other time.

Developing your child’s sense of spirit, community and belonging

Our early learning program is focused on promoting your child’s sense of self and belonging to the world around them. Nurturing your child’s spirituality in their early years allows them to grow empowered, resilient and confident to take the next steps in their journey.

A nurturing environment fostering creative minds

We acknowledge the profound role the environment plays on how we learn and our behaviour. Catholic Early EdCare’s long day care centres and kindergartens have been consciously designed to nurture a calm, relaxed environment and incorporate structures for creative play.

Catholic Early EdCare – six ways we help your child grow

The environment you will find in our centres reflect our aspirations for children. What are your goals for your child in their first five years? What do you want your child to get out of an early learning environment?