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Childcare in Gladstone, QLD


Gladstone is a Queensland city located 550 kilometres north-west of Brisbane and 100 kilometres south-east of Rockhampton. With a rich history and thriving industries, Gladstone offers plenty of fun activities and quality facilities to its residents.

Home to over 40,000 people, Gladstone has fantastic natural resources, meaning that there’s always a new outdoor spot to explore. Families in Gladstone can make the most of the region’s beautiful beaches and picnic areas, spotting Australian wildlife and exploring walking trails.

Gladstone has just a few childcare centres—including long daycare, family daycare, occasional care, vacation care, and out of school hours options—on offer, but many of these often have vacancies available. If you’re hoping to enrol your child in a Gladstone early learning facility, it’s best to get in contact with your preferred provider as soon as possible to secure a spot.

Food and activities

Many early learning centres in the Gladstone area maintain a play-based approach to learning and education. Providing children with opportunities to explore and engage with the natural environment, Gladstone childcare centres use child-led teaching practices, allowing children’s ideas, interests, and abilities to guide education programs and activities. Childcare facilities in Gladstone work to deliver learning content that helps children develop new skills and prepare for primary school and further education.

Some Gladstone childcare centres offer a range of extra-curricular activities and programs in art, music, sport, and more. Select centres provide a range of nutritious meals and enrolment pack items. Fee inclusions vary from to centre, so it’s a good idea to ask your chosen provider what their enrolment fees cover.

Education

Childcare centres in the Gladstone area offer education programs that align with the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standard (NQS).

Centres encourage children to learn, explore, and engage, and they encourage parents and families to play in active role in early childhood education.

In Gladstone, there are great childcare options available, so you’re bound to find your family’s perfect fit. 




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