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St Luke’s Long Day Care + Kindergarten

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    Long Day Care

    7:00am - 6:00pm

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    Kindergarten

    7:00am - 6:00pm

We are located in a peaceful setting, not far from the Capalaba CBD. Our team will take the time to get to know your child, so that each week they can create new learning experiences that capture their interest and help them build new skills.

Your child will benefit from our close proximity and relationship with St Luke’s Primary School. Kindergarten children make weekly visits to the school library to borrow books and your child will be given responsibility for caring for and returning these books. The children also enjoy visits to the school playgrounds, joining the preps for lunch box days and attending school events including Masses, assemblies, cross country and under 8’s day. During each visit your child will become more comfortable on the school grounds as they 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.

At St Luke’s we care for children from six weeks and offer a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program for children in the year before prep. 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. 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

Bex

Director

I’ve been an early ed director for:
The past 10 years across two centres and I have been at St Luke’s since February 2021. I have worked in Early Childhood Education and Care for over 25 years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed director is:
Working alongside the children as they reach developmental stages and learn new skills. Working with families and educators is another rewarding part of being a Director.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
Have confidence that your children’s day will be filled with wonder and learning opportunities. You are welcome to phone us or visit to gain an insight into what your children do each day.
My favourite way to relax is:
I love to drive and listen to music. Another great way of relaxing is spending time on the water in our tinny or camping with family and friends.

Nina

Kindergarten Teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher since:
2018.
My favourite thing about being an early ed teacher is:
Watching children grow and develop into their own individual beings.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
Kindergarten is an important step in children’s learning and development as they work towards their readiness for school.
My favourite way to relax is:
Going for a walk, eating yummy food and trips to the beach.

Dramatic play

Across all ages the children enjoy engaging in dramatic play during indoor and outdoor play. In our home corner they enjoy taking on roles as shop attendants and customers, mums and dads, doctors and nurses and much more. While during outdoor play they enjoy singing, dancing and performing, These experiences provide a great opportunity for children to develop social skills, work together to create something new and develop language skills through storytelling and re-enacting.

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.

"I have been a St Luke's Day Care mum for 7 years, with 3 children working their way through the centre. I have had children in every room, and taught by nearly every teacher. I cannot recommend St Luke's Day Care enough. They have gone above and beyond for my children. Nurturing them while they were babies, assisting with toilet training while they were toddlers, and making them more than ready to start Prep. The integration they have with St Luke's School is an amazing asset for the children to feel comfortable at the school, before even starting Prep."

Kristin