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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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    Kindergarten

    8:30am - 2:45pm

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.

"To all the amazing staff at Southport Catholic Parish LDC + Kindy thank you for making Christopher's transition from home to kindy so smooth and he absolutely loves coming to see you each week! He's learning and growing when with you and always comes home with the biggest smile on his face. Thank you for always considering each child you have in your classes and choosing learning experiences for them all!"

Sophie, Michal and Christopher

Bush kindy discovery

As part of our bush kindergarten program, children have the opportunity to explore and gain knowledge about the natural world. They observe animals, insects and trees and notice changes over time, and frequently pose questions about the bush life around them. They also have the chance to collect sticks, leaves, and flowers, which they later utilise for creative crafting and construction. 

Creating sweet memories

It’s important to understand each child as an individual and as part of that we seek to know children’s families, customs and what is important to them. One of our favourite ways to share family traditions is by sharing simple family recipes and cooking them together. Working together, taking turns, measuring and pouring provides opportunities to practice patience and cooperation, helping children grow socially. Sharing the foods we prepare together is a happy celebration of our inclusive community. 

Sharing experiences

We show respect for children by giving them a ‘voice’ in their day to day programs. Some of the children enjoyed camping on the holidays and were keen to share this experience with their friends. They set up a pretend camp site and used natural materials to recreate a fishing scene. This facilitated new learning moments and lively discussions about the way we live.  

Meet Our Staff

Brenda

Director

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.

Rose

Kindergarten teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher for:
Over 10 years.
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.

Current Fee Schedule

Fees are reviewed annually and may be increased each year. Quality care for children, affordability for families and financial viability of the service are the key elements in determining fees.