Riverview Play Centre Hero

A not-for-profit, community based child care centre serving families in Kirwan since 1992.

Riverview Play Centre is a not for profit, community based childcare centre, which has been operating since 1992.   The centre is owned and managed by Uniting Church QLD, in close collaboration and partnership with the local congregation, parents and centre Supervisor. The day-to-day organisation of the centre is the responsibility of the Director, Cameron Munro.

We are a Long Day Care, providing care for children for periods ranging from six to ten hours. We also offer casual and emergency care when available.

Centre Overview
Address 225 Bamford Lane, Kirwan QLD 4817
Phone 07 4773 5474
Caring for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years
Approved places 38 children daily
Opening hours Monday – Friday, 7:30AM to 5:30PM
Daily fees $101 per child

We respectfully acknowledge the Bindal and Wulgurukaba people of the Townsville region, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Country on which our service stands. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the continuing connection to land, sea and community.

Our Educators

All staff hold the appropriate qualifications for their position, with Professional Development always available to allow us to stay up-to-date and adaptable to the various needs of each child. Our Educators are a close and compatible team, with some having worked together at the centre for in excess of five years.

Our Programs

Our daily programs are structured around the Early Years Learning Framework which offers children many opportunities for joyful activity and play.  Our aim is to offer a fun environment whilst also helping children develop the necessary skills and knowledge that enable them to reach their full potential.

We also strongly believe in offering an inclusive environment. All children should have the same opportunity to engage in and explore the world around them, regardless of any barriers they may face. We have made strong connections with various agencies around Townsville, allowing us access to some wonderful resources and information which helps us to cater to specific individual needs your child may have.

Nursery (6 weeks – 2 yrs)

Our Nursery cares for up to eight children per day. The nursery environment is planned not solely around supervision, but maximum stimulation for the children. This gives our young people lots of opportunities, both indoors and out, to start experiencing and investigating their new world. A very flexible daily routine further helps to achieve this.

Junior Kindy (2 – 3 yrs)

Our Junior Kindy room accommodates up to 10 children. The staff in this room have great experience with children with this particular age bracket and are very understanding when it comes to helping children through some of the milestones they face around this age, such as toileting. Junior Kindy provides a more structured program for the children, and the children are presented with some great opportunities to explore their environment.

Pre-Prep (3-5 yrs)

We have a large Pre-Prep room with space for up to 20 children, with areas organised in a way that best caters to the developing interests of our young friends. Our educators are familiar with the Early Years Learning Framework and how to implement it to best suit the age group, with a selection of resources to help the children thrive in all areas of development. The Pre-Prep children also have access to a large outdoor area, with lots of equipment to help them burn off that extra energy in the afternoon.

Come and look around

It is always great to have families come for a look through the centre. We can even organise a Stay and Play so you have the chance to see your child engage with some new friends while you get to know our team.

Feel free to email (use enquiry form below), call, or even just drop in and we can arrange a tour. We’d love to meet you!

Address: 225 Bamford Lane, Kirwan, 4817
Phone:  07 4773 5474