Childcare and Kindergartens Brisbane

Brisbane Childcare

There’s a lot to consider when looking for someone to care for your young Brisbane Kids. Would you prefer a Long Day Care Centre, or is Family Day Care more your thing? Do you need part-time or full time care located close to home or work? What centres fit those criteria, AND actually have a place available for you on the days you require care for your child?

To assist you in this very important decision making process, Brisbane Kids has created the below Brisbane Childcare Map, as well as reviews of individual day care centres and kindergartens in Brisbane.

You might also be interested in learning the difference between kindy and day care, and family day care and information about our how childcare works in Brisbane.

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Use the Brisbane Childcare Map

  1. Use the Brisbane Childcare Map below to select your area. You can zoom right in on the map for accurate locations. The pin icon indicates a school with a review.
  2. View this map with your mobile phone, and it will geolocate Day Care Centres and Kindergartens near to where you are currently located.

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Childcare and Kindergartens Brisbane:

Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten | All locations

If you’re a North Brisbane family, Sesame Lane is a trusted name in child care.  They pride themselves on offering caring and educational experiences to realise each child’s best potential.  Plus, with 14 services in handy, central locations, there’s a good chance there’s one near you.  www.sesamelane.com.au

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Gaythorne Community Kindy

For 27 years, our community-based, not-for-profit kindy has been nurturing children’s potential through play. Our motto, “Play, learn, explore” makes the most of your child’s innate sense of curiosity and encourages their individual interests. Experienced, caring staff make sure you and your child feel welcomed, supported and valued. Children in our Multi-age Care (for ages 2 to 5) or Pre-Prep programs can also attend After Hours Care. 34 Taurama Street, Gaythorne. www.gaythornekindy.com

Kids Early Learning Centre | Multiple Locations

With a network of Reggio Inspired child care centres located throughout Queensland, Kids ELC focuses on play based, holistic learning, and features natural environments to encourage self-paced exploration. Browns Plains, Capalaba (2 centres), Charters Towers, Kingston, Taigum (2 centres). Coming soon – Springwood, Goodna & Rochedale. www.kidselc.com.au

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Karana Early Education Centre

Karana Early Education Centre – the 1st Centre in QLD to be awarded the Excellent Rating by ACECQA (Sept 2013) Do you remember that special natural place you played in as a child? Under the house… In the back yard… On the beach… Down by the creek… Do you remember the joys of a muddy puddle? The excitement of playing in the rain? Looking at a butterfly? Watching ants? Making up games? Believing that anything is possible? At Karana Early Education Centre, authentic childhoods and a connection to nature are their specialty! www.eskaykids.com.au

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Capalaba Child Care & Early Education Centre

Capalaba Child Care and Early Education Centre – the 8th Centre in QLD to be rated Excellent by ACECQA (Feb 2015) Do you remember that special natural place you played in as a child?  The excitement of playing in the rain? Looking at a butterfly? Watching ants? Making up games? Believing that anything is possible? At Capalaba Child Care and Early Education Centre, authentic childhoods are our specialty! www.eskaykids.com.au

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Springfield Child Care and Early Education Centre

Springfield Child Care and Early Education Centre – Do you remember that special natural place you played in as a child?  Do you remember the joys of a muddy puddle? The excitement of playing in the rain? Looking at a butterfly? Watching ants? Making up games? ….. Believing that anything is possible? At Springfield Child Care and Early Education Centre, authentic childhoods and a connection to nature are our specialty! www.eskaykids.com.au

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Chelmer-Graceville Community Kindergarten

At Chelmer-Graceville Community Kindergarten children have the opportunity to explore, discover and create in a safe and rewarding environment. Here, play is at the heart of learning. We run a Kindergarten program that is approved by the Queensland Government and are affiliated with the C&K Association. www.chelmergracevillekindergarten.com.au

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C&K Marchant Park Kindergarten

C&K Marchant Park Kindergarten is nestled amongst green, leafy parklands that border Geebung, Wavell Heights and Chermside. Our family-friendly Kindy teaches an authentically child-led and play based program where every child is nurtured and celebrated. Our Kindy is a QLD Government Kindergarten approved program and subsidies are available for HCC holders. www.candk.asn.au/marchantpark

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Living Faith Lutheran Kindergarten

Living Faith Lutheran Kindergarten is a two room Kindergarten located on site at Living Faith Lutheran Primary school. At Living Faith Lutheran Kindergarten we embrace a wide range of perspectives and understandings. We are strongly based in a play based learning environment where children are co-creators of their learning journeys. www.livingfaith.qld.edu.au/our-community/kindergarten

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At Home Family Day Care Scheme | Multiple locations

Education and Care provided by Qualified Educators in their Family Homes otherwise known as family day care. Monitored and Supported by a Dedicated and Experienced Coordination Unit. At Home Family Day Care is an Approved Service by the Early Childhood Education and Care, Department of Education, Training and Employment. www.athomefdcs.com.au

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Chatterbox Early Learning & Child Care | Multiple Locations

Chatterbox are privately owned and operated early learning & long day care centres. It is their mission to provide children with a positive and supportive environment in which they are confident to learn, laugh, play and grow. Chatterbox wants children to feel valued and respected as well as develop social and emotional confidence to grow into life-long learners. www.chatterboxchildcare.com.au

Chapel Hill Community Kindy

Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten

Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten is a one unit centre offering a Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten program to children from Brisbane’s west. As a truly unique kindergarten, Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten offers children spacious, peaceful surroundings in which to play and learn; a nurturing and outstanding team of early childhood qualified teachers; and their Bush Kindy program which allows children to learn about the natural environment in which they live.  www.chapelhillkindy.com.au

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Brady Bunch Early Learning Centre | Burpengary

Brady Bunch Early Learning Centre is a family owned purpose built centre catering for children from Birth to School Age. Their centre environment allows children to learn through play and enjoy a hands on education for their early years. Brady Bunch Early Learning Centre is open from 6am to 6pm, 52 weeks a year. www.bradybunchelc.com.au

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Camp Hill Kindergarten & Preschool

Camp Hill Kindergarten is a community based non-profit organisation run by parents for their children. The Centre offers 3 ½ to 4½ year old kindy classes for 5 days per fortnight during school terms. Camp Hill Kindergarten is affiliated with C&K. This means that everything, including staff, educational programs and equipment, is of an approved standard. www.camphillkindy.org.au

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Centenary Christian Kindergarten

Imagine your child playing and learning in a setting where children are building on prior learning in a stress-free environment. Centenary Christian Kindergarten offer a not for profit kindy program, before/after kindy care program and a pre-kindy program. Centenary Christian Kindergarten aims to care for and grow your child in a Christ centred environment. Call (07) 3279 3351 or visit to receive a personal tour. centenarychristiankindergarten.org

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Little Gems Childcare & Early Learning Centre

Little Gems Child Care Centre & ELC is a privately owned and run family business that is open 12 hours per day, 6.30 am to 6.30pm, 52 weeks per year and caters for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. We provide high quality care, qualified educators, nappies and food in large natural play spaces. www.littlegemsearlylearning.com.au/little-gems-childcare-early-learning-albany-creek/home.do

Emily Foord Memorial Kindergarten

Emily Foord Memorial Kindergarten | Stafford

Emily Foord Memorial Kindergarten is an exceptional and charming kindy offering children a play-based learning experience in the midst of enchanting grounds bordering parkland.  Our outstanding teachers have been with us for many years, caring for our kids in spacious, air-conditioned rooms, huge patios and outdoor spaces featuring a wooden fort, vege garden, digging patches, water play, natural grass and an enormous sandpit. www.emilyfoordkindergarten.com.au/

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C & K Coorparoo Community Kindergarten

C&K Coorparoo Community Kindergarten offers a Pre-Prep program which aims to provide families with a rich, rewarding and inclusive educational experience. The Kindergarten is a branch service of the Creche & Kindergarten Association and prides itself on growing in line with the needs of the local community. www.candk.asn.au/coorparoo

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Alderley Kindy

Alderley Kindy makes learning exciting and stimulating. As children investigate and explore their surroundings, role-play, solve problems, and interact with friends, they are learning the social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills they need for life. We operate a five-day fortnight program and offer ạn established Outside Hours Care Program, which gives families access to continuous care from 7.30am to 6pm. Alderleykindy.com.au or www.Facebook.com/AlderleyKindy

Pine Rivers Kindergarten

Pine Rivers Kindergarten

Pine Rivers Kindergarten is a not for profit community-based association, with all profits reinvested back into the centre to benefit the children. Pine Rivers Kindergarten is now affiliated with The Gowrie, who are widely recognised across Australia for their quality early childhood education programs and care, since their inception in 1940. The Kindergarten’s reputation is built upon the foundation provided by our caring and passionate teaching staff.  www.pineriverskindy.com.au

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Guardian Early Learning Group | Multiple Locations

Guardian Early Learning Group is Australia’s leading integrated early learning group. Guardian is committed to nurturing a sense of curiosity and discovery in every child through their Reggio Emilia inspired Curriculum. It is the combination of stimulating and nurturing environments, supervised by highly qualified educators, that thousands of Australian families entrust Guardian with the care and education of their children. www.guardian.edu.au

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Taigum Child Educare Centre

Taigum Child Educare Centre is a beautiful childcare centre set in the North side of Brisbane at Taigum – where their ‘focus is your family’. Taigum Child Educare has been long standing within the local community, and has provided high quality Education and Care from children aged from 6 weeks to school age. Their program is based around the children’s interest and play-based learning. www.taigumchildeducare.com.au 

Browns Plains Village Square Child Care

Browns Plains Village Square Childcare Centre

Browns Plains Village Square Childcare Centre opened their doors in 2009 and has since established strong ties with the local community.  At Browns Plains Village Square Childcare Centre educators engage the children in an environment that promotes learning through play. The centre has an open-door policy and invite families to visit their amazing Service and meet their fantastic team at any time during their opening hours (6.30am-6.30pm). www.brownsplainschildcare.com.au 

Bray Park Child Care Centre

Bray Park Child Care Centre

The Bray Park Child Care Centre has a team of dedicated, long term educators who have many years of industry knowledge between them and are passionate about caring for each and every child’s education and care.  The centre places a strong focus on creating a warm and friendly environment for the children and their families and believes that children learn best through play. www.brayparkchildcare.com.au

Sparrow Early Learning Sandstone Point

Sparrow Early Learning Sandstone Point

Sparrow Early Learning Sandstone Point has a clear vision to provide children with high quality education and care.  They do this by staffing the service with qualified, passionate and friendly educators who all have the same goal; children’s happiness and wellbeing first.  Sparrow Early Learning Sandstone Point operates Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 6.30pm and offers a beach Kindy program within their Government Approved Kindergarten Program.  www.sparrowearlylearning.com.au/sparrow-early-learning-sandstone-point

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Sparrow Early Learning Victoria Point

At Sparrow Early Learning Victoria Point the main aim is to deliver innovative educational programs which focus on development through play as well as providing a balance between independent and educator-led activities to stimulate the child’s love of learning.  The team pride themselves on providing an environment which is loving and warm where children can feel safe, secure and supported during their time with them. www.sparrowearlylearning.com.au/sparrow-early-learning-victoria-point 

Sparrow Early Learning Brighton

Sparrow Early Learning Brighton

Sparrow Early Learning Brighton is a very unique service in both look and feel, and has been a part of the Brighton community for more than 24 years. The centre provides high quality programs which focus on the children’s interests and abilities. They cater for children aged 6 weeks to school age, and have a Kindergarten program on site with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. For your home away from home, visit and see what sets them apart. www.sparrowearlylearning.com.au/sparrow-early-learning-brighton

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Cross Country Kids Childcare

Cross Country Kids Child Care | Mount Samson

The Cross Country Kids Child Care centre is a purpose-built, family owned childcare centre situated north-west of Brisbane in beautiful Mount Samson. The programs delivered at Cross Country Kids Child Care are focused around play based learning whereby age-appropriate activities are extended from family input and children’s interests. The centre also has a gardening program which children can take part in and parents can pay for their children to participate in sport or music programs of attend Songbirds music lessons at the school next door. www.crosscountrykidschildcare.com.au. 

Karana Downs Child Care

Karana Downs Child Care

Located in the leafy western suburbs of Brisbane, Karana Downs Child Care endeavours to create an environment that focuses on forming strong relationships between children, family, the community and the environment. Children have the opportunity to play and learn in a newly renovated playground as well as a natural play space.  http://karanadownschildcare.com.au/

Stones Corner Children’s Development Centre

Stones Corner Children’s Development Centre

Stones Corner Children’s Development Centre is nestled in the suburban area of Stones Corner. The centre is open 7am-6pm, 52 weeks per year, and is only closed on gazetted public holidays.  The staff at Stones Corner Children’s Development Centre aim to provide all children and families with an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming, nurturing and enjoyable. http://www.sccc.com.au

Day One Early Learning Centre Dakabin

Day One Early Learning Centre, Dakabin

Day One Early Learning Centre Dakabin is a long day care centre operating from 6:30am-6:30pm, and was the very first Day One Early learning Centre in Brisbane, established in 2014. Day One Early Learning Centres know that the decision to place your child in the care of others is a big one. It is their goal to provide you with 100% peace of mind that your child will engage with warm and caring Educators whilst learning in an exciting, fun and safe environment.  https://dayoneelc.com.au/dakabin-campus/

Day One Early Learning Centre Victoria Point

Day One Early Learning Centre, Victoria Point

Day One Early Learning Centre Victoria Point is a long day care centre catering to families from the surrounding suburbs of Victoria Point, Redland Bay, Thornlands and beyond. Day One Early Learning Centres know that the decision to place your child in the care of others is a big one. It is their goal to provide you with 100% peace of mind that your child will engage with warm and caring Educators whilst learning in an exciting, fun and safe environment. . https://dayoneelc.com.au/our-campuses/victoria-point-campus/

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Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre

Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre (MPC) is a community kindergarten offering programs for children aged 3 to 5 years. With options for 2 or 3 days per week, MPC operates from 7.30am to 5.30pm. The program fosters children’s engagement across different learning environments and with a range of resources. At MPC we help your child develop a love of learning! www.mpc.net.au 

Blackwood Street Child Centre in Mitchelton

Blackwood Street Child Centre

Blackwood Street Child Centre is Mitchelton’s leading long day care not for profit child centre. Operating Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, the centre is community-focused and provides a safe and happy learning environment for children from nursery to kindy age inclusive. With more than twice the required outdoor space per child, and a natural environment, the centre provides children the flexibility to safely explore their surroundings. http://blackwoodstreetchildcentre.com.au/

Next Steps Kindy

Next Steps Kindy

Next Steps Kindy nurtures children’s innate curiosity, empowering them to explore and learn with joy. The kindy creates a warm and friendly environment where children can experience the love of God and discover the value of strong relationships and respectful community. Teaching from a Christian worldview, Next Steps Kindy emphasises the values of faith, excellence, character and community, forming a culture based on love of God and one another. https://www.nextstepskindy.com.au/

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Papilio Early LEarning

Papilio Early Learning Spring Hill, conveniently located in the Oxygen Building off Leichhardt Street, caters for children from 6 weeks to 5 years, and is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. The centre provides long day care services, as well as the Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program. The centre is located minutes from Brisbane CBD and Brisbane Central Train Station, with the longer operating hours cater for working families. https://springhill.papilio.com.au/

Goodstart Early Learning Virginia

Goodstart Early Learning Virginia

Goodstart Early Learning Virginia sits right in the heart of Virginia and is positioned right alongside Virginia train station. Goodstart Virginia is a beautiful purpose-built service which opened back in April of 2005. Many of the centre’s wonderful, qualified staff members have been part of the Goodstart team since the centre’s opening or very shortly after, and they look forward to many more years of enjoyment, continuity and consistency of staff. https://www.goodstart.org.au/centres/virginia

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Cannon Hill Community Kindergarten

Cannon Hill Community Kindergarten is a Lady Gowrie affiliated centre that was established in 1962 as the Cannon Hill Kindergarten and Community Pre-School Association, and officially opened in 1963. The Kindy has strong ties to the local community, and promotes parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. http://www.cannonhillkindy.com.au/

Avenues Montessori Childrens House

Avenues Montessori Children’s House | Bowen Hills

Avenues Montessori Children’s House opened in Bowen Hills in 2015, and provides supportive educational care for children aged 12 months to 6 years of age. Operating from 7am to 6pm on weekdays, 52 weeks of the year, the Children’s House has been designed to create stimulating environments that are geared towards the child, which enables them to proceed at their own pace in a non- competitive environment: to explore; experiment; and develop their love of learning. http://www.avenuesmontessori.com.au/

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Eleni’s family Daycare | Carindale

Eleni’s Family Daycare is a family daycare business operating from a family home located in Carindale, one block away from Carindale Shopping Centre. Eleni has the capacity to care for a maximum of four children per day, allowing for meaningful relationships to develop between not only carer and child, but between the attending children as well. Eleni’s Family Daycare is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 5:30pm. These hours may vary depending on family needs. https://www.facebook.com/elenisfamilydaycare/

Banks Street Community Kindy, Newmarket kindergarten

Banks Street Newmarket Community Kindy

Banks Street Newmarket Kindy is a nurturing early childhood setting that extends children’s skills through self-initiated play. The shaded native garden and indoor play space provide the perfect environment to discover, experiment and expand a child’s imagination. A fortnightly art immersion program with a specialist teacher provides the building blocks for creative thinking. Visit this community kindy in Newmarket to stay, explore and play. www.banksstkindy.org

Camira Kindergarten, C & K Camira, Springfield kindy

Camira Kindergarten (C & K)

Camira Kindergarten is a C&K affiliated early childhood program that has been servicing the Greater Springfield community for 30 years. The kindy offers two groups in a 5-day fortnight, and their daily program runs from 8.30am to 2.38pm. Camira Kindergarten view children as individuals with unique patterns of growth and development, which staff recognise, respect and nurture.  http://www.camirakindy.com.au/

Chelmer Station Kindy

Chelmer Station Community Kindergarten

Chelmer Station Community Kindergarten is a single unit, community-based, not-for-profit centre, located in the heart of Chelmer. For over 65 years, the kindy has built a strong reputation for providing excellence in early childhood education.  Chelmer Station Community Kindergarten is also proud to be recognised by Nature Play Qld as an official nature play education provider. https://chelmerstationkindy.com.au/

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Upper Mt Gravatt Kindergarten

Upper Mt Gravatt Kindergarten was Est. 1963 and is proudly affiliated with Lady Gowrie.  They are recognised for their excellence for inclusion support and are a multi-cultural kindy catering to the needs of their community.  Nestled in a beautiful natural environment (next to Roly Chapman Reserve) they have embedded a “Bush Kindy” program into their service, utilising their educationally rich surroundings. www.umgkindergarten.com 

CeeBee Care, childcare in Spring Hill

CeeBee Care | Spring Hill

CeeBee Care is a boutique Day Care Centre, in the heart of Spring Hill, Brisbane. Providing care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years, with small class sizes, and a total centre capacity maxed at just 45 children, CeeBee Care is able to provide a more personalised service to children attending as well as a higher level of collaboration and communication with families. https://ceebee.care/centre-based-care.

Guardian Taringa

Guardian Early Learning Centre | Taringa

Opening May 2019, Guardian Early Learning’s exciting new Taringa centre has renovated indoor and outdoor environments for children to explore, learn and grow. The space includes two large outdoor play areas, offering a secure space for children to climb and play in a range of environments. http://bit.ly/2SHpHsH .

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Majella Long Day Care + Kindergarten | Chermside

At Majella Long Day Care + Kindergarten their aim is to help your child grow in all kinds of ways. They care for children from six weeks of age and provide a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten program for children in the year before for prep. http://www.catholicearlyedcare.qld.edu.au/

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Star of the Sea Long Day Care + Kindergarten | Cleveland

At Star of the Sea Long Day Care + Kindergarten, their aim is to help your child grow in all kinds of ways. They care for children from six weeks of age and provide a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten program for children in the year before for prep. http://www.catholicearlyedcare.qld.edu.au/

Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary Kindergarten | Kenmore

At Our Lady of the Rosary Kindergarten, their aim is to help your child grow in all kinds of ways. As part of their Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten program your child will develop foundational literacy, numeracy and science skills and make regular visits to our co-located school to prepare for prep.  http://www.catholicearlyedcare.qld.edu.au/

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Bald Hills Child Care Centre | Bald Hills

Bald Hills Childcare Centre is dedicated to providing high-quality care to all children from 6 weeks old through to age 12 years. They offer a quality kindergarten program in addition to after-school care and vacation care. A focal aspect of the centres philosophy is learning through play. They also offer an incredible range of incursions and excursion opportunities https://www.baldhillschildcare.com.au/ 

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