Charleville and Districts Family Day Care

Quality childcare for outback families is within reach

Uniting Education Early Care has a range of early childhood programs, services and resources that can respond to the particular requirements of outback families and are designed to be delivered in a nurturing, home-based environment.

Our educators can travel to your home, or support you remotely with support packs, advice by phone and through a range of emailed resources.

Service Overview
Home based child care services Family Day Care
In-Home Child Care
Remote Child Care
Remote Early Learning Services
Address 71 Hows Road, Nundah QLD 4012
Caring for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years
Opening hours Monday – Friday, 7am – 6:00pm

We respectfully acknowledge the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul peoples of Ipswich and Springfield, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Country on which Forest Lake Child Care Centre resides. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the continuing connection to land, sea and community.

Family Day Care

Looking for flexible, home-based care and education?

We provide quality care and education in a nurturing home environment to suit you and your family’s lifestyle

Available for children aged up to 12


Our Family Day Care provides flexible, nurturing, home-based care and education that’s in touch with you and your family’s lifestyle. Our educators provide quality care and education from their own homes, for the hours and times that suit you best. They are all early childhood education and care professionals who follow the Early Years Learning Framework. They have been approved and checked for safety and they’re supported with expert monitoring and training by Uniting Education.

This service is available in the following regions;

  • Emerald-Mackay
  • Longreach
  • Roma
  • Windorah
  • Toowoomba


To register your child in family day care or find out more, contact:

Family Day Care
Ph: 0437 365 511

In Home Child Care

Can’t get to mainstream early childcare services because of your remote location?

  • In Home Child Care provides an educator will live on your property and provide flexible care and education in your home
  • This service is available to children aged up to 12

What is In-Home Child Care

The In Home Child Care service is an early childhood program for children aged up to 12 who, due to their geographical location, or other identified need, cannot access mainstream early childcare services. You may be entitled to government assistance to access this service.

This service aims to provide an alternative to long day care, family day care, and before and after school care, which would be available in more urban areas, and is delivered to your child on your property.

Our In Home Care Facilitator will work closely with you to appoint a qualified early learning professional and will also negotiate the right hours for the educator to work with your children. Once the educator is on board, the same Facilitator will carry out their induction and keep in regular contact to ensure your family is happy with the arrangements. In most cases the educator lives on your property, so you would need to be able to provide safe and comfortable accommodation, as well as transport to and from the property.

Service availability

Charleville and South West Queensland including

Parts of Longreach

North Queensland covering…

North West Queensland
Mt Isa
Julia Creek
Charters Towers
George Town
parts of Longreach.


For assistance, contact:

In Home Care
Ph: 0437 365 511

Remote Child Care

Short-term early learning

  • Looking for a short-term early learning program to be delivered on your property?
  • Our qualified educator will come to your home for up to three weeks
  • This service is available to children aged up to and including five


The Remote Child Care Service is the only service of its kind in Queensland, providing short-term early learning programs for children aged up to and including five who, due to where they live, cannot access mainstream early childcare services. You may be entitled to government assistance to access this service.

The aim of the program is to provide outback children with an opportunity to engage in an early learning program for up to three weeks, delivered in the nurturing environment of their own home.

The service is available across regional, rural and remote Queensland.


To request a short term placement or find out more, contact:

Remote Family Day Care Service
Ph: 07 3823 9400

Remote Area Early Learning

Keen to access early learning services without having to travel?

Our educators can travel to you to provide a home visit, a mobile playgroup and resources

This service is available to children aged up to and including five


The Remote Area Early Learning Service provides a unique, mobile, early childhood program with an emphasis on children aged up to and including five who do not have access to any other early childcare services. Enrolment in the program is voluntary and free of charge.

Our early learning educators can travel to your home to provide a range of play-based activities and family support services. For example, why not get a group of fellow parents and their pre-schoolers together at your home and book our mobile playgroup to come to you? Or you can request a home visit from our professional team, who can tailor their approach to best suit your child.

Home visits

In a home visit, our team of qualified educators will come to your home for a morning or afternoon visit and stay overnight. As part of the visit, we look at the family’s and children’s interests, strengths and challenges, in order to determine what sort of assistance is required. This individualised support will involve a program of activities for the children and parents (this can include group activities, as well as discussions with parents). We can also refer families to extended services and support.

Early Education Events – Playgroups

Staying in touch with other children is a wonderful way for your child to learn and develop. Group activities such as playgroups are a great way to get kids interacting, playing and socialising with their peers, and they’re perfect for parents too. Being able to talk to other parents, particularly with children of the same age, you can share your experiences, issues and tips with dealing with your child’s developmental leaps and ages which makes the parenting journey all that more enjoyable and easier. We can help you set up a playgroup in your own community – we’ll assist by providing support, ideas and resources.

Family resources

Early childhood is a crucial stage in the learning journey, so it’s important that children and families have the right support. We can provide:

  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Support packs
  • Play-based activities at community events and open days
  • Toy library and parent resource library
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Support packs
  • Information and advice (by phone or email)
  • Referral to other services
  • Activity and kit boxes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Information packs
  • Toy and parent book resources


Remote Area Early Learning Service operates from five key bases and services a large number of bordering regions.

For more information contact your local RAFS team:

Charleville – Roma, Dirranbandi, along NSW border, Betoota, Windorah, Tambo, Injune, all areas in between

Phone: 0439 922 815

Emerald (based in Mackay) – Charters Towers, Nebo, Taroom, Bymount, Tambo, Alpha, Duaringa, back to Charters Towers, all areas in between

Phone: 0439 932 958

Longreach – Charters Towers, Jericho, Tambo, Windorah, Kynuna, Richmond, along the Flinders Highway and all areas in between

Phone: 0439 963 603

Mt Isa – Queensland areas of Normanton, Neila, Kynuna, Birdsville, the Northern Territory border, the Gulf of Carpentaria. Northern Territory areas:

Camooweal, Three Ways, Elliot, Cape Crawford and all areas in between

Phone: 0439 912 957

North Queensland (based in Mareeba) – Charters Towers, Maxwelton, Richmond, Normanton, Coen, Laura and all areas in between

Phone: 0447 115 083

Need more information?

Please come in or call us on 07 3823 9405 to discuss the different options available.