This centre provides your child with a secure and safe “home away from home,” where they can play, learn, connect and grow. Qualified staff are caring from sunrise to sundown (6.30am to 6.00pm) and will help your children explore the wonders of this awesome world. The play-based programs are sure to challenge and excite young minds.
The centre provides nutritious meals within the innovative and fun facilities. Babies and toddlers are welcome from six weeks old to three years!
A 29 Huron Crescent, Andergrove
P 4918 8588
A 80 Field St, West Mackay
P 4863 4711
Adeona is a unique service that combines the natural world and exploration, encouraging responsibility, open investigation and respect.
The centre offers all the essentials your child will need for the day, including delicious and nutritious morning teas, lunches, and afternoon teas, as well as hats and sunscreen for outside play. There is also a Japanese teacher engaging children in bilingual experiences.
Hours 7.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
A 63 Celeber Dr, Andergrove
P 4942 5563
Goodstart lays the foundation for a lifelong love of learning through exciting early learning experiences. They focus on the importance of early language and communication, and encourage children to take risks in a safe environment to build confidence and self-belief. Goodstart will help your child to make friends wherever they go — a great skill for life. Goodstart knows how important it is to build secure relationships, which is why your child has a Key Educator, someone who is their primary person and attuned to their individual needs.
Goodstart will help your child develop coordination, creative expression, communication skills and social awareness through dance, creative play and intentional and inspiring learning experiences
A various locations
P 1800 222 543
Kookaburra Child Care Centre prepare yummy meals daily, there are large spacious playing areas both indoors and outdoors and a minimum of three educators in each room. They build respectful, secure relationships with the children and each child is viewed as a capable and successful learner. Children are allowed to take the time to get to know themselves, face challenges and enjoy all the simple pleasure of everyday life. Play and real-life experience is valued as the most effective context for learning at a young age.
A 256 Bedford Rd, Andergrove
P 4955 2398
Located conveniently close to Mackay’s city centre, Snugglepot Kindyland provides an environment that recognises your child’s individuality. Featuring a grass play area, a wide range of natural toys with sunscreen and hats are provided. Programs are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, focusing on children’s development. Give your child a great start to life in their nurturing, safe and secure learning environment. All children are precious. Because of this, extra services are provided such as inclusion support for those with additional needs, and there is a focus on developing relationships between both other children and staff.
A 51-53 Grendon St, North Mackay
P 4957 4466
Safe, positive and inspiring services taking place in a home-based learning environment conducted by passionate, dedicated educators. The small care groups allow the educators to foster a strong bond with your child and guide them through early learning and social development. Flexible hours are offered to suit your family, from standard hours to after and before school care as well as school holiday care.
A (Office) Cnr Shakespeare and Rae St, East Mackay
P 4965 9999
Wonder Kids believe children develop best when their days are filled with play, learning and fun, and this is reflected in their service featuring a waterpark, sandpit and obstacle courses. Children from age 6 weeks to school age are accommodated and the comprehensive programs are delivered enthusiastically by the team of highly qualified educators. They strive to help your child develop a variety of skills and grow.
A 1 Youngs Lane, Walkerston
P 4959 3500
C & K has educated and cared for over one million children since being established in 1907. They offer a strong play-based curriculum in large, natural and sustainable outdoor environments that encourage children to discover, explore and learn through nature. Programs include nature play, risk play, STEM, literacy and language and much more. Empowerment, respect, inclusion and fairness are all promoted and every child is provided with the foundations to be a life long learner.
A Various locations
P 1800 177 092
A caring learning environment is provided at St Catherine’s Kindergarten, where children are given ownership of their learning and are nurtured to ensure they have the best possible start to their learning. The focus is placed on helping children build social skills, resilience, friendships and good communication. Teachers, assistants, counsellors, literacy and numeracy advisors and speech pathologists all work together to support each child.
A 96 Renwick Rd, Proserpine
P 4726 3299
Both indoor and outdoor activities take place at Pioneer, presenting many opportunities for physical, social and emotional development. The outside play area has an abundance of toys and equipment to be enjoyed and there is a lending library, yearly excursions and annual events including visits from performers. The facilities and program are to the highest standards and enhance your child’s kindergarten journey.
A 10 High St, North Mackay
P 4942 3340
This is brand new facility providing innovative and flexible learning. Children have their voices heard and are encouraged to explore their own interests and ideas through play-based learning, challenges and meaningful experiences. There is a bike track, timber play fort and a performance stage. Family and community are central to Green Leaves Early Learning and are provided with a lounge to relax in. Here they can connect with each other over coffee and treats. A fully qualified chef makes nutritious snacks and meals for the children each day.
A 2-4 Discovery Lane, Mt Pleasant
P 4862 3584
Children’s individual religious, nutritional and cultural needs are catered for here and the centre is designed to meet the unique needs of every child. The outdoor environment includes native plants, vegetable and herb gardens, fruit trees, and well-loved pets which include chickens, a bird and a guinea pig! Children can get actively involved in feeding and caring for them. A friendly cook prepares nutritious meals, plus there are also fun excursions.
A 21 – 23 Schapers Rd, Glenella
P 4942 9486
This locally owned centre ensures high quality care that is developmentally appropriate as well as providing meals. It is open from 6.15am to 6.15pm for parents who may start and/or finish later, and families are always welcome within the centre. Educators are dedicated, trained, experienced and qualified to help your child develop and grow.
A 16 Beaconsfield Rd, Beaconsfield
P 4942 7700