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St Cecilia’s Long Day Care + Kindergarten

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    Long Day Care

    7:00am - 6:00pm

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    8:30am - 2:45pm

Tucked away in the heart of Hamilton, St Cecilia’s small class sizes and extensive outdoor play areas provide children with a unique learning environment that encourages creativity and exploration and rewards curiosity.

Located in the heritage-listed St Cecilia’s school building, our families enjoy the best of both new facilities and old world charm. Our high ceilings, French doors and polished timber floors provide a comfortable, home-like space where children feel relaxed and at ease. Our spacious wrap-around verandas, with natural light and fresh air, are popular with children looking for a tranquil setting to read, paint, draw or just ‘be’. Our big backyard, with plenty of open space, creates a sense of freedom and adventure which naturally encourages your child to explore and create something new everyday.

With capacity for just 49 children, our staff can really get to know your child and what is important to them so they can adjust programs based on how they socialise and learn, and how we can best help them grow. At St Cecilia’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 opposite Hamilton State School and have a good partnership with the school. During their kindergarten year children regularly visit the school exploring the environment and familiarising themselves to ease the transition. We are located within easy access to Kingsford Smith Drive for families who commute between the CBD and the inner northern suburbs. We supply all meals, wipes, sunscreen and cot linen. All you need to bring is nappies, a hat and a spare change of clothes. We offer nutritious, age-specific meals for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. We are supportive of special dietary requirements and encourage families to discuss their child’s needs with us.

"Thank you all for all that you do! We appreciate all of the love, care, and teaching you give. Fergus usually takes a little while to warm up in the mornings, but I always know he is going to have such a fun day and he is always so happy when we pick him up. It's been nice to see him coming out of his shell a lot more this past year and I know a lot of that has to do with the care and confidence you instil in him each day he is in your care. "

Lindsey, Stewy and Fergus

Growing green thumbs  

Children get their hands dirty while learning about plants and nature in the vegetable garden. They understand that it takes care and patience to make things grow and enjoy eating the produce they have nurtured themselves. Becoming gardeners helps the children to grow respectfully, appreciative of the world around them. 

Sensory play in nursery 

Stimulating and helping children explore all of their senses is an important part of the program in our nursery. Sensory play is anything that engages children’s sense of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing as well as movement and balance. Babies and toddlers enjoy exploring different colours and shapes, helping develop fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. 

Delicious meals and snacks 

Our on-site cook creates delicious meals and snacks throughout the day, with special attention to children’s individual dietary needs. The children enjoy sharing meal and snack times together. 

Meet Our Staff



I’ve been an early ed director since:
2020 at St Cecilia’s and at other services for six years before that. All up I have been in the industry for over 22 years.

My favourite thing about being an early ed director is:
I enjoy my role as a leader and a mentor to all of my staff, I believe in leading by example. My role allows me to form great bonds and relationships with the children, families and the community.

Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
I like to tell parents and carers about their child’s exploration and play as it is the magic in their day. Reminding them the joys and freedom of being a child and living in a child’s world of opportunities.

My favourite way to relax is:
To holiday on a cruise ship, but when I’m not floating I enjoy a hot bath and a good book.

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.