Early Years Centres

Free services provided in our Early Years Centres range from infant health checks and supported playgroups to immunisation clinics and more.

Groups 

We have a number of different groups that are supported by our qualified staff. These groups include: 

  • Universal playgroups for different age groups,  
  • Targeted groups for specific populations, like young parents and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders,  
  • Kindermusic groups,  
  • Pre-kindy groups and  
  • Groups for children with additional needs.  

Parenting Programs 

FREE evidence-based Parenting programs are available on a regular basis. These programs can help with everyday parenting challenges and increase skills and understanding. Programs are run by trained staff and are either during or after hours, with the option of crèche in most groups.  
Programs include: 

  • Circle of Security
  • Parenting
  • Incredible Years 
  • Triple P
  • 123 magic   

Family Support 

Sometimes families need more support than can be provided in groups. We have a diverse team of professionals who can provide families with FREE 1:1 support where the need arises. The support we can provide is as varied as the issues presented. If you think you might need more support, give us a call and speak to an intake officer to make a referral. 
Other services include and are not limited to; infant health checks, supported playgroups, infant massage classes, immunisation clinics, parenting programs, playgroups, toy library, family support services, community based midwifery services and a coordinated program approach to working with local early years services and allied health professionals. 
 
Our Child and Family Team also provide the optional service of voluntary targeted intervention services to families with at least one child under the age of eight living at home who are facing problems that impact on their ability to care for their children. Our Family Support service is an early intervention program helping build resilience in vulnerable families with young children. The program focuses on ensuring children can live safely in their homes by preventing and overcoming issues that may be impacting families including domestic and family violence, substance misuse and parental mental health issues etc.  

By preventing issues from escalating and reaching a crisis point, families stay together and less children have involvement with the Statutory Child Protection system, corrective or mental health services. 

Service Listing

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Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre

Our Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre is a one stop shop for parents with children 0-8 years it’s also a Long Day Care Centre and has a Kindergarten Approved Program.

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Beaudesert Early Years Centre

Our Beaudesert Early Years Centre is a one stop shop for parents with children 0-8 years and a Kindergarten Approved Program.

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Bentley Park Early Years Centre in Cairns

Our Bentley Park Early Years Centre is a one stop shop for families with children aged 0-8 years. An approved kindergarten and outreach services to Marlin Coast are also provided from this centre.

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Browns Plains Early Years Centre

The Browns Plains Early Years Centre is a one stop shop for parents with children 0-8 years.

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Coolangatta Early Years Centre

Our Coolangatta Early Years Centre is a one stop shop for parents with children 0-8 years.

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Coomera Early Years Centre

Our Coomera Early Years Centre is a one stop shop for parents with children 0-8 years.

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Gordonvale Early Years Centre in Cairns

Our Gordonvale Early Years Centre is a one stop shop for families with children aged 0-8 years.

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Labrador Early Years Centre

Our Labrador Early Years Centre is a one stop shop for parents with children 0-8 years.

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Nerang Early Years Centre

Our Nerang Early Years Centre is a one stop shop for parents with children 0-8 years.

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