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 the 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 Supervisor, Michelle Tilley.

We are the only Occassional Care provider in Townsville – which means we can offer casual and emergency care when available.

Centre Overview
Address 225 Bamford Lane, Kirwan QLD 4817
Caring for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years
Approved places 30 children daily
Opening hours Monday – Friday, 7:30AM to 5:30PM

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 qualifiations for the position they hold. All but one of our staff are mothers and two are grandmothers. So your children not only have qualified staff but also have experienced people who care for them.

Our Programs

We believe all children should be offered the opportunity to explore the world around them through activity and play,  and our daily programs run in each of our rooms are structured under the Early Years Learning Frame Work, so each activity your child partakes in has an educational basis without them even knowing!

Baby Room (0-2 yrs)

Our Baby room accommodates up to 8 children within this age bracket who are cared for by experienced and qualified staff.  On a daily basis the children will experience plenty of outdoor play time as well as inside activities in airconditioned comfort.  Each day is loosly structured to a routine but is easily changed to suit.

Junior Kindy (2-3 yrs)

​Our Junior Kindy room accommodates up to 10 children within this age bracket who are cared for by experienced and qualified staff.  On a daily basis the children will experience outdoor play time in a shared environment with the Baby Unit, as well as inside activities in airconditioned comfort.  Our centre operates to the Early Years Learning Framework, which engages structured activities for all children, which will assist in  increasing their skills and knowledge of the world around them.

Pre-Prep (3-5 yrs)

​Our Pre-Prep room accommodates up to 20 children within this age bracket who are cared for by experienced and qualified staff.  On a daily basis the children will experience outdoor playtime, as well as inside activities in airconditioned comfort.  Our centre operates under the Early Years Learning Framework, which engages structured activities for all children, which will assist in increasing their skills and knowledge of the world around them.

Sessions Times

  • Half Day Sessions – 7.30am-1.30pm, 8am-2pm or 9am-3pm
  • Afternoon Session – 1.30-5.30pm
  • Full Day Sessions – 7.30am-5.30pm

We are the only Occassional Care provider in Townsville – which means we can offer casual and emergency care when available.

We’d love to show you around

We encourage you to come and view Riverview Play Centre Kirwan to experience our sense of community and what we can offer your family.

Please come in or call us on 07 4773 5474 to arrange a visit.