Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre
For more than 25 years, Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre has been a special part of the Toowong community. Their small, dedicated and qualified team is passionate about creating an environment of connection, where each child knows they belong.
As a community-based, non-profit, centre, they invest back into quality programs such as Spanish language, dance, music and art classes, and excursions that make each day challenging and fun. They value strong relationships with their families and use a parent app to share information about your child’s learning each day. They offer a seasonal menu with three meals per day, designed with a nutritionist and prepared on-site.
Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fact Sheet
Education type: Long day care and Kindergarten
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7.30am-5.30pm
Ages of care: Birth – 5 years
Staff ratio: Industry-standard plus supplemented with students studying Diploma of Children’s Services and Bachelor of Education
Food provided: Yes
Nappies provided: Yes
National Quality Standards (NQS) Rating: Exceeding
Size: 3 rooms, total of 38 children per day
Point of difference: Centrally located in Toowong with culturally diverse community of families and educators
Extras: Nut-free centre and allergy aware menu
At Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre educators encourage children to become capable and competent learners. They recognise each child’s individuality and support them for who they are through a warm and nurturing environment. They strive to build trusting relationships with children to support their sense of belonging and wellbeing.
The Approved Kindergarten Program is delivered by an experienced and highly qualified Early Childhood Teacher and is underpinned by The Queensland Kindergarten Guideline. They take a play-based approach to learning that provides opportunities for rich social interactions and that supports children in developing resilience, curiosity and other dispositions for learning. Your child will have endless opportunities to express their creativity and interests in a supportive learning environment.
Long Day Care
They run a multi-aged learning program to support your child’s holistic development based on the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework. The nurturing environment and dedicated team will encourage your child to make new friends while developing a sense of independence and a love of learning. Their long-standing team of educators provide continuity of care and security for all children. They are an all-inclusive service and provide nutritious, freshly cooked meals, as well as sunscreen, hats and nappies.
What parents are saying
Jahjumbeen is not just a day care, it offers more than what has previously been perceived as day care facilities, this is more than that. They get kids ready for school. The staff are incredibly nurturing, the skill set of the staff here is amazing, they go above and beyond, and nothing beats not having to pack a school lunch every day.
We feel very fortunate that we’ve had three of our children come through Jahjumbeen all at different stages and ages, and all three have fond memories of their time here. We personally feel it’s enriched their lives and prepared them really well for school.
Bridgette – parent to Claudia.
Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre is located at 5 Grove Street Toowong 4066
To arrange a visit, or to enrol your child go to their website