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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.

Meet Our Staff



I’ve been an early ed director for:
Over 11 years and in the child care industry for over 25 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 across early years settings and primary schools.
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.

Erupting volcanos

In kindergarten the children enjoy exploring early science concepts through experiments. One of their favourites is creating volcanoes, learning how the bi-carbonate soda and vinegar react to create explosions of foam. These experiments are also great opportunities for the children to work together, taking turns to mix the ingredients and answer their teachers questions about what they are observing.

"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! "


Exploring the senses

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 childrens’ sense of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing as well as movement and balance. The children love exploring sound through musical instruments, sight and touch by playing with mixed mediums and balance with our obstacle courses and age appropriate climbing frames.