We operate our Kindergarten program with 22 inquisitive young students ranging in ages 3.5 years to 5 years, who have a thirst for knowledge and a love of play. In accordance with Child Care Regulations, Kindergarten Guidelines, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and current trends we foster an educational program. We have implemented an Interest-Based Program also known as the Emergent Curriculum. Our program is delivered by our Early Childhood Teachers. The Kindergarten Program is based on the Qld Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and Early Years Learning Framework and with a focus on early learning through play. This program will ensure your child is ready for Prep.
The Nursery caters for 8 babies per day ranging in age from 15 months to 2.5 years.
The Toddlers room caters for 10 children a day. The age group ranges from 2 years to 3 years. The children’s independence is encouraged in this room.
The Kindy room caters for 22 children from 3-4 years daily. The children in this room are all toilet trained.
Before school care programs are available for children attending Marsden, Crestmead, Burrowes & St Francis primary schools. Before School Care operates from 6:00am – 9.00am and children are transported by mini-buses, fitted with seat belts and air-conditioning, to and from their local school.
After School Care programs are available for children attending Marsden, Crestmead, Burrowes & St Francis primary schools. After School Care operates from 2.30pm – 6.00pm and children are transported by mini-buses, fitted with seat belts and air-conditioning, to and from their local school.
Vacation Care is an open structured program that embraces skills, interests and needs of individual children. Special excursions are offered each week to places such as the cinemas, ten pin bowling, local parks, roller skating, museums and theme parks. The centre operates 6.00am – 6.00pm weekdays during state school holidays and pupil free days.
Children are encouraged to learn through play, to enrich their learning and development prior to starting school. We are committed to the provision of quality child care as an essential community service in support of families’ rights and needs. We value and have respect for the rights of all children, staff and parents. We have a commitment to maximise the positive development of all children, recognising and supporting children in attendance having additional needs. We are committed to service user participation and value the involvement of families in the service and in decision-making processes. We respect each child’s right to learn through play. We accept and are responsive to individual and cultural diversity. We have a commitment to environmental awareness and care as an essential aspect of respect for self and others.
Come and experience the difference and see why we have been around for over 30 years. Our family owned and operated boutique centre offers quality care and education with 7 playrooms catering for 134 children a day from 15 months to school age at affordable rates. Our skilled educators and premium facilities aim to meet the needs of every child.
Our Emergent Curriculum is based on the National Early Years Learning Framework and our educators work in close collaboration with families to ensure the best outcomes for each child are achieved during these precious early years.
Programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each child and we acknowledge that children develop at their own pace.
We also provide a Kindergarten program delivered by an Early Childhood Teacher that follows the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. This program comes under the funding of the Queensland Government.
Our Philosophy reflects our belief that children learn and develop best through play. We encourage parent participation and look forward to welcoming you and your child to what we trust will be an extension of your home.
Large natural grass playgrounds set on 1.5 acres
Our educators are highly qualified with years of experience
Children will socialise with the same educators and children all year to encourage quality relationships
We can pick up and drop off your children from home in our Centre Mini buses
With our app, you can feel close when you’re far away. Your child’s educators can send you real-time updates and photos throughout your day.
A variety of arts, crafts, cooking, sports, computer and relaxing activities are provided.
Marsden Kindergarten & Child Care Centre is privately owned by Susan Campbell who is an Early Childhood Teacher.
Susan’s 37 Years of experience working with young children maintains a High Quality Accredited Long Day Care Centre. The Centre has 7 play rooms providing child care and Kindergarten for 134 children a day (15 months to school age).
The Centre was established in 1988 and has long-term, dedicated and highly qualified educators. We pride ourselves on providing an enriched environment that caters for the individual child.