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Southport Catholic Parish Long Day Care + Kindergarten

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    Long Day Care

    6:30am - 6:00pm

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    6:30am - 6:00pm

With small class sizes and capacity for just 50 children, our staff will get to know your child and create programs that help them socialise, learn and grow. We provide care for children from fifteen months to kindergarten age across three rooms.

In our open play spaces, where children engage in mixed aged play, our educators get to know every child. As your child transitions through our service these established relationships will help them feel supported and at ease and allow our educators to program to their needs and interests.

Conveniently located next door to Guardian Angels Primary School, your child will benefit from our close relationship with the school. In kindergarten,children enjoy regular visits to the school library, playgrounds and prep classrooms as well as attending school events including assemblies, the book week parade and music and drama performances. During each visit your child will become more familiar with the school grounds and learn how to use the water bubblers, where to find the toilets and become familiar with the classroom environment. Our educators will watch your child’s confidence grow as they become part of our broader school and parish community and prepare for prep.

We offer a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program for children in the year before prep. We supply morning tea, afternoon tea, wipes and sunscreen. Families do need to provide nappies, a packed lunch, sheets for rest time a hat and a spare change of clothes. We are supportive of special dietary requirements and encourage families to discuss their child’s needs with us.

Meet Our Staff



I’ve been an early ed director for:
Over 20 years and worked in early education for 35 years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed director is:
Being inspired by the authenticity, wonder, curiosity and innocence of children. One day, one month, one year is never the same in my position. There are always new children, families and educators to meet and new challenges to overcome, learn and grow from.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
Being a parent is the most challenging but also rewarding role you will ever have. Make each moment count.
My favourite way to relax is:
Spending time with family and friends and getting out in nature.


Kindergarten teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher since:
2019 however, I have worked in early childhood in various roles since 2012 and have been at Southport Catholic Parish Long Day Care + Kindergarten since 2013.
My favourite thing about being an early ed teacher is:
I love to experience new moments of learning with children, supporting them through their challenges and building upon their strengths to create those ground breaking moments you know will be with them for life. Just knowing that you are nurturing future generations helping them to learn and grow into responsible people is truly a gift in itself.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
Learning through play is a natural way for children to make sense of the world around them. Play is one of the most powerful learning tools a child can access and one of the most important ways children learn and develop.
My favourite way to relax is:
I like to spend time in my garden growing edible plants and trees as well as native varieties of bush tucker. I also like to get out in nature with my family and share new experience together.

Exploring the school

Our kindergarten children love visiting Guardian Angels Primary School and in term four they enjoy visiting the prep classrooms. Each week the children work with a new prep partner on craft experiences, choreographing a dance or reading together, among other things. Working with a new partner each week they build many important friendships that create a support network if they are transitioning to Guardian Angels for prep. These experiences are invaluable for all children, as they familiarise them with the classroom environment, which is very different to a kindergarten.

Bush kindy

As part of our bush kindy program the children make weekly visits to the bush where theyhave opportunity to observe aniamls, trees, waterways and other elements of the natural environment. During these expeditions the children have become increasingly concerned with the volume of litter in the bush and have started caring for this space by helping to pick up rubbish during each visit. The children always have lots of questions for their teachers about what they are seeing and are able to bring back to the classroom sticks and rocks for further exploration during craft and other classroom experiences.

Growing veggies

In our outdoor play environment children foster a connection to the natural world building their own vegetable gardens. The children select a range of fruits and vegetables to plant in the garden and care for throughout the year, before harvesting to use in cooking. Through these experiences the children begin to understand where our food comes from and the importance of caring for our environment.