• Home
  • St Augustine’s Long Day Care + Kindergarten

St Augustine’s Long Day Care + Kindergarten

  • icon-long-day-care

    Long Day Care

    7:00am - 6:00pm

  • icon-kindergarten

    Kindergarten

    7:00am - 6:00pm

Located in a peaceful setting St Augustine’s provides children with a unique learning environment that encourages creativity and exploration. We believe each child is unique and learns differently, so our educators will spend time getting to know your child and family so we can create programs that reflect the way they will socialise, learn and grow.

We are located at St Augustine’s College and your child will benefit from our close relationship with the school. In kindergarten children make weekly visits to the school library and enjoy regular visits to the prep classrooms as well as participating in school events including under 8’s day and sports carnivals. During each visit your child will become more familiar with the school grounds and learn new skills such as how to use the water bubblers, where to find the toilets and the difference between the senior and junior schools. Our educators will watch your child’s confidence grow as they become part of our broader school and parish community and prepare for prep.

At St Augustine’s we care for children from six weeks and offer a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program for children in the year before prep. We are conveniently located within five minutes of the Centenary Highway and Springfield Central Station off Augusta Parkway. We supply all meals, wipes, sunscreen and cot linen. All you need to bring is nappies and a spare change of clothes. We offer nutritious, age-specific meals for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. All meals are prepared on site daily by our cook and approved by Nutrition Australia. We are supportive of special dietary requirements and encourage families to discuss their child’s needs with us.

Meet Our Staff

Crystal Strudwick

Director

I’ve been an early ed director for:
13 years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed director is:
I love advocating for children. I also love making beautiful environments that are engaging for children to play in.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
I really enjoy being with the children and look forward to sharing with them funny and inspiring moments from their child’s day.
My favourite way to relax is:
Big hugs with my sons and watching family movies together as well as going to the lagoon for a swim.

Celebrating Holi

Many of our families were preparing to celebrate Holi for the arrival of spring. The children couldn’t help but bring their excitement for this Hindu celebration of, fertility, colour and love into the service. So, our educators helped them share this ritual with their friends by throwing handfuls of the coloured powered, known as gulal at each other. Holi is a time to celebrate our friends, family and community and was a wonderful opportunity for all children and educators to come together in this spirit.

"After 6 months at another centre I withdrew my daughter as they didn't understand her needs and called St Augustine's. On her first day I was so worried she would not like it but she transitioned with no problems and I really felt confident that finally my daughter was being cared for and looked after by trained educators. I really feel so lucky that my daughter is going to this child care and has these great educators and director who care and go the extra mile - they are like family now."

Carol

Our worm farm

Immersing children in their natural environment is a significant part of our program at St Augustine’s. As children’s interest in planting and gardening increased we decided to build a worm farm together. This was an opportunity to introduce the children to early science concepts and teach them to respect their environment, while exploring their own interest further.

As a group we discussed recycling and the importance of sustainable practices for protecting our planet. As we built the worm farm each of the children had a turn holding one of the baby worms, we discussed what types of food they can eat and how we will be able to use the worm juice and castings produced in our vegetable gardens. After each meal the children now recycle their green waste for the worms and take turns putting it in the worm farm.