Toowong Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Reviewed
Located on the doorstep of Toowong Village and set in a beautifully renovated Queenslander, Toowong Kindergarten and Child Care Centre is an engaging place where your child can play, learn and grow. Their expansive natural playground gives children the chance to explore and learn about their world together and also allows siblings to spend time together throughout the day.
Experienced educators will guide your child through this important time in their development as they become lifelong learners. Their qualified educators know that building trusting relationships with families and children is fundamental to helping your child feel safe and secure so they can focus on playing and exploring. Educators are always available to discuss individual routines, care requirements and concerns with families.
Their parent app, Kindy Portal, allows parents to see their child’s daily experiences and share contributions and feedback with educators and other families.
Toowong Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fact Sheet
Education type: Long day care
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7.30am-5.30pm
Ages of care: 6 months- 5 years
Staff ratio: Industry standard
Food provided: Yes
Nappies provided: Yes
National Quality Standards (NQS) Rating: Exceeding
Size: Combined play spaces, Babies and Toddlers share a room upstairs and Pre-Kindy and Kindergarten share a room downstairs
Point of difference: As a restored Queenslander building, they also have veranda spaces which are used for meals and play. They have two spacious, natural gardens that are shared by all classes throughout the day and we engage in indoor-outdoor play.
Extras: Toowong Kindergarten and Child Care Centre also offers a program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and teaches Australian Sign Language (Auslan) from babies through to Kindergarten. Through this program, they support them in the acquisition of both Auslan and/or English languages while participating in an educational program with each child’s interests at heart. Many of their educators and families are bilingual and they celebrate a variety of cultures and traditions throughout the year. They believe in the value of learning languages from a young age.
At Toowong Kindergarten and Child Care Centre they believe children are unique, competent and capable learners. They want every child to have a positive and memorable early learning experience.
Underpinned by the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline, play-based learning is at the heart of their Approved Kindergarten Program. Your child will develop problem-solving skills, self-confidence and autonomy through quality relationships, STEM and hands-on learning experiences. Their qualified Early Childhood Teacher will support your child as they make friends and develop social and academic skills to help support their transition to school.
Long Day Care
Based on the Early Years Learning Framework and supported by The National Quality Framework, their program encourages children to explore, investigate and enquire. They value messy and risky play. Children of all ages engage with sensory experiences which develop curiosity and connection with the world. Their children develop strength and confidence through challenging physical play. They love to climb trees and design obstacle courses. Their highly qualified and long-standing team of educators provide continuity of care and security for all children. Their Community Connections Toowong Kindergarten and Child Care Centre has an ‘open doors policy’ and they encourage families and members of the community to participate within the service and join them on the journey as your children learn about the world around them. They work closely with members of the Toowong Uniting Church who visit their service for all kinds of activities. They are an all-inclusive service offering a rich educational program, as well as all meals freshly cooked on a daily basis, sunscreen, hats and nappies for all children that require it.
What parents are saying
Toowong Child Care Centre is the most lovely environment you could ever imagine. My daughter goes to this day care and when I first came in, I immediately got an old school family environment – everyone was so lovely and warm and I felt like they were treating me like an individual. They were listening to my needs and my child’s needs, and it just felt like the right fit. Even though my child was in long day care, she was in the kindy program that goes from 9am to 2.30pm. It’s quite structured and taught her how to write her name and really gave her a good base on sight words and things I didn’t know about because I didn’t have a child in school. You get a transition statement at the end of kindy that tells you all the things your child should know by the time they get to Prep. My child was way advanced and knew way more than she needed to know. I definitely would recommend Toowong Child Care Centre. They have all the tools they need here, it’s super safe and everyone is so welcoming and lovely. It’s a really nice community.
Parent: Hsiao-Ling Tang of a child at Toowong Child Care Centre
Toowong Kindergarten and Child Care Centre is located at 78 Sherwood Road Toowong
To arrange a visit, or to enrol your child go to their website