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St Mary’s Long Day Care + Kindergarten

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    Long Day Care

    7:00am - 6:00pm

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    7:00am - 6:00pm

At St Mary’s children have the opportunity to grow and learn as part of a supportive and extended community. Our experienced educators have developed close relationships with local families over many years. 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.

Conveniently located at Assisi College, your child will benefit from our close relationship with the school. In 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. They also enjoy visits to the prep classrooms, attending school events including assemblies, under 8’s days and musicals and having work experience students participate in the kindergarten room. 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 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.

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.

"Some of our daughter's favourite people in the world are her teachers, Miss Kirsty and Miss Kate. The bonds they make and the things the kids learn have been so wonderful for her. We cannot fault St Mary's and the team, and would highly recommend this centre to GC families! "


Confidence with books 

Opportunities for enjoying books are purposefully built into many parts of our day. Our kindergarten class enjoys reading and discussing books together with their teacher, talking about the characters and developments in their favourite stories. Sometimes the children take these stories into the playground as a prompt for their own dramatic play.  We also create environments for the children to enjoy books by themselves, or in smaller groups. In this way children have the opportunity to engage with books and reading in the way that reflects their own development and individuality. 

Creating outdoors  

Our expansive grounds provide for ever-changing outdoor play opportunities. The children spend time outdoors every day moving from the sandpit, climbing equipment and exploring the natural gardens. They also enjoy the opportunity to create their own play spaces, bringing together loose play equipment to explore.  

Meet Our Staff



I’ve been an early ed teacher for:
Over 30 years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed director is:
Forming a special bond with the families and children and being a part of their wonderful journey through their early years.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
That we are pleased to be able to work in collaboration with all families to help their children develop the skills and knowledge they require to prepare them for their next steps.
My favourite way to relax is:
Spending quality time with my family and friends relaxing and having fun.


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 watching the children learn and grow and helping the children and families achieve desired goals throughout the year.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
All children are unique and learn at various paces and in a variety of ways. I like to work alongside parents to support the children’s learning and development in preparation for a smooth and successful transition to their formal schooling years.
My favourite way to relax is:
Being outdoors enjoying nature with my family and close friends. I love being active and cheering my sons on with their sporting endeavours.

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.