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St Joseph’s College Kindergarten + Outside School Hours Care

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    Kindergarten

    8:30am - 2:45pm

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    Before School

    6:30am - 8:30am

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    After School

    2:45pm - 6:00pm

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    Vacation Care

    6:30am - 6:00pm

At St Joseph’s College Kindergarten + Outside School Hours Care we believe each child is unique and learns differently, so our educators will spend time getting to know your child and family so that we can create engaging learning experiences that capture their interest and help them build new skills.

We offer a Queensland Government approved sessional kindergarten program. This program is taught by a university qualified early childhood teacher and children complete a five-day fortnight, during school hours and school terms. Before and after kindergarten care is also available for all children.

During kindergarten your child will benefit from our close relationship with the school. They enjoy visits to the school library, prep classrooms and playgrounds and attending school events. 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 and where to find the toilets. Our educators will watch your child’s confidence grow as they become part of our broader school and parish community and prepare for prep.

Our outside school hours care offers before and after school care for children from kindergarten to grade six. We offer a flexible and child initiated program with educators incorporating children’s ideas, cultures and interests when planning each day’s experiences. Our team will drop off and collect children from St Joseph’s College each day. Children are offered a healthy breakfast and after school snacks, which they help prepare.

"Our beautiful daughter Sophia goes to Kindergarten with the biggest smile on her face and comes home bursting with stories and knowledge each day. Thanks to all the educators for loving, caring, teaching and the countless hours they put into planning for these amazing learning experiences. "

Tiffany and Warren

"A million thanks for all the time, effort and care all the educators put into each day. You make our mornings and holidays easy, and filled with special fun activities which we come home bubbling with stories to share. "

Joshua and Charlotte

Before and after school care

Children who attend our before and after school care programs engage in a range of experiences designed to respond to their interests. The opportunity to interact with new friends of different ages helps the children grow socially, with the older children enjoying the responsibility of encouraging and playing alongside their younger buddies. Children can choose quieter options or take up the invitation to join in active outside play including gardening, sports activities and games. 

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. 

Meet Our Staff

Michelle Allsopp

Centre Manager

I’ve been an early ed Centre Manager for:

Three years.

My favourite thing about being an early ed Centre Manager is:

Getting to know all the amazing children and families that attend our service and ensuring fun is had by all each day. Watching the children grow from the start in Prep and working their way up to year 6 is an honour.

Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:

We are here for their children and will always ensure they are happy; and we will be here for them when they need.

My favourite way to relax is:

Spending time with my family and fur babies.

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.