The Philosophy of Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre arises out of the stated purpose of Jesus Christ “to give life in all its fullness” (John 10:10).

At Kirwan, we believe our role is to understand that each child is unique, individual and they learn and develop in their way, also at their own pace. We believe children learn through open-ended play that allows them to engage in exploration, investigation and experimentation.

We offer a welcoming, safe and clean environment where children can feel safe and secure as they make connections with people, their natural and man-made environments. We support all children’s development, rights and needs through intentional, spontaneous, and child-initiated educational experiences, using resources that promote the independence, agency and development of the “whole” person.

Centre Overview
Address 21 Hinchinbrook Dr, Thuringowa Central QLD
Caring for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years
Approved places 40 children daily
Opening hours 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Fees $102 per child per day
We supply Our service is equipped with a modern, fly-screened kitchen, and we employ a cook 4.5 hours per day, who provides hot/cold lunches daily. We provide nutritional, varied meals, which the children enjoy as well!!!
Facilities Welcoming indoor learning spaces.
A spacious natural outdoor environment with lots of room to explore nature.
Safe drop-off and pick-up parking We have dedicated drop-off and pick-up parking bays.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Country on which Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre resides. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the continuing connection to land, sea and community.

Our Educators

We’ve got a wonderful team of educators at Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre. Our long-serving, qualified educators are all involved in professional development plans, with some educators undertaking further studies. We’re proud of the diverse range of cultures amongst our team.

Our Learning Program

We view children as competent and capable learners who can confidently take part and provide input in planning and implementing their own learning experiences. Children will get to explore and play using resources that will stimulate their senses of curiosity and discovery. We’re guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standards and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline to inform our practice. We have high expectation of our children and provide a challenging program that’ll see them develop life-long skills they can develop. We also place a strong focus on emotional and social resilience.

Approved Kindergarten Program

Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre provides parents with a kindergarten program operating five days a week. It’s implemented by a university qualifed teacher and supported by a team of experienced and qualified educators. All our Educators develop warm, sensitive, responsive relationships with children to help promote the children’s development, learning and wellbeing. We encourage a variety of experiences and moments to teach throughout the day. We strongly believe that the kindergarten year is a time where the foundation of learning for children can be set to foster positive learning for life.

We’d love to show you around

We encourage you to come and view Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre to experience our sense of community and what we can offer your family.

Please come in or call us on 07 4773 6499 to arrange a visit.