Child Day Care Birkdale

Our day care centre caters for children from 15months to school age.
The children are grouped by ages:- Joeys 15mths - 2 1/2 yrs, Wombats 2-3 yrs, Echidna's 3-4 yrs and Possums 4-5yrs.

We will help your child become independent and confident, develop positive relationships with their carers and peers, develop confidence in their physical abilities, feel secure in their home away from home and most importantly have lots of fun and enjoy their time in our care.

Nappies are provided with no charge.

Nutritious meals are provided ($6.50 per day) or bring a healthy packed lunch from home.

Our day care programmes offer education in the following areas:

Joeys (15months to 2.5 years)

The emphasis is on providing an environment where the children feel safe and secure in a home away from home and develop a close relationship with their carers. This environment also helps them to develop a sense of wonder and exploration. Songs and stories are used to assist the children's language development.

Wombats (2 years to 3 years)

As the children of this age are becoming more social, they being to develop more self awareness. Experiences are offered to challenge their physical abilities and to encourage sharing and turn taking. There is also an emphasis on toilet training when the children are ready to take that big step.

Echidnas (3 years to 4 years)

The children are encouraged to develop more independence with an emphasis on self help skills and develop a sense of self and responsibility. At this age, role play and group experiences assist the children to develop closer relationships with their friends.

Kindergarten & much more

We also put on regular calendar events where children and parents can both get involved. These can be for a range of events from a Dentist visit, parent and staff nutrition workshops or world book day where we have group story telling.

Mary Street day care & kindergarten operates Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.00pm during term time and the school holidays.