Acacia Ridge Kindergarten and Long Day Care Centre

The Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre Kindergarten and Long Day Care offers affordable, quality care and education for babies and young children in a long Day care setting, co-located with our Early Years Centre and is right next door to Acacia Ridge State School.  

Our approach to early years education is enhanced through use of the Early Years Learning Framework , Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines We offer a child centred, purposeful and responsive program whilst supporting their agency. 

Attendance and opening hours 

Our centre has three pods including a Kindergarten program.

We care for: 

  • Pod one: 6 weeks–2 years 
  • Pod two: 2–3 years 
  • Pod three: 3–4 years 
  • Kindergarten: approx 4-5 years 

Our centre is open Monday to Friday 7am-6pm for 50 weeks of the year. 

Our Pods allow every child to belong to every space and every educator to belong to every child. We support every child’s learning by making our environments flexible inclusive and open to all children, supporting exploration and play based learning.  

 

Information on Fees

Kindergarten fees

Our centre is a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program provider which entitles all of our parents & caregivers who enrol children in our Kindergarten program, subsidised fees provided by the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS). Kindergarten is free for those eligible for the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme Plus. All other QKFS eligible families are provided with a subsidised rate.

You do not need to apply for this funding, rather at the time of enrolment we will request documentation from you in order to process your fee subsidies. As a basic requirement to receive this subsidy, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

You may also download and access our latest statement of fees below;

Long Day Care Centre fees

There is a child care subsidy which covers some out of pockets costs when attending the Long Day Care. A families combined Annual Income determines the percentage of subsidy they are eligible for. To be eligible you will need to meet residence and immunisation requirements. The easiest way to claim and apply for CCS is online. You will need a myGov account linked to Centrelink. If you do not have either of these, you will need to set them up. To apply please do so through Centrelink customer reference number for yourself and child ready to create a my gov account to link through Centrelink.

How to enrol 

To put your child’s name down on our Wait List please complete the Wait List Application form and return to areycandkindergarten@benevolent.org.au   

Get in touch

Pick up the phone or come in and have a friendly chat with us for more details about how we can help you and your family. 
 
For New Enquiries please call 1800 236 762 or email customercare@benevolent.org.au 

If you are one of our Enrolled Families please call (07) 33208450 or email areycandkindergarten@benevolent.org.au

 

Find us here

67 Nyngam Street Acacia Ridge, QLD