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Quality Childcare & Education

A Happy & Safe Place for Everyone

Childcare Centres North Queensland

Early Learning, Kindergarten & Outside School Hours Care

Mary MacKillop Childcare is focused on the high-quality provision of care to families across North Queensland.

Mary Mackillop Childcare NQ Catholic Childcare has now grown to become a substantial ministry, including six Early Learning Centres, nine Kindergartens and 14 Outside School Hours Care centres.

As a Catholic Church organisation, we must always put Jesus first. As Pope Francis has said many times "Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven."

About Us

Why Choose Mary Mackillop Childcare?

Mary Mackillop Childcare NQ stands as a beacon of quality childcare in North Queensland. With a strong foundation in the Catholic Diocese, our commitment goes beyond just education. We believe in creating a nurturing environment where every child feels welcomed, loved and forgiven. Our growth over the years, expanding to six early learning centres, nine kindergartens and 14 outside school hours care centres, is a testament to the trust that families throughout North Queensland place in us.

Childcare Services Tailored to Every Age Group

Recognising the distinct developmental needs of children at different ages, we have designed our services to cater to each age bracket:

Early Learning Centres (For Babies to 6 Years)

  • This foundational stage is important for a child's cognitive and emotional development. At our centres, children are not just introduced to learning; they are immersed in a vibrant, interactive environment that stimulates their curiosity and creativity. Through play-based activities, they discover the world around them, laying the groundwork for lifelong learning.

Kindergartens (For 4 to 6 Years)

As children approach school age, our kindergartens focus on equipping them with the necessary skills for a smooth transition. Our curriculum seamlessly blends educational activities with play, ensuring that learning is both enjoyable and effective. Children are nurtured to be confident, school-ready and eager to explore the broader world of formal education

Outside School Hours Care (For Primary School Years)

  • The learning doesn't stop when the school bell rings. Our outside-school hours care provides a safe, engaging environment for children after school hours. Whether it's homework assistance, recreational activities or simply relaxation time, we ensure that children are cared for, engaged and enriched until they're ready to head home.

By entrusting your child to Mary Mackillop Childcare, you're not just selecting a childcare provider; you're choosing a partner in your child's holistic development. Come and witness the unique blend of care, education and community that sets us apart.

Embracing Cultural Diversity & Heritage

At Mary Mackillop Childcare, we recognise and celebrate the rich diversity of cultures that make up our community. Our commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity ensures that every child, regardless of their background, feels valued and understood. Through our programs, we introduce children to the diverse cultures of our community, fostering understanding, respect and unity. By embracing our shared heritage and the unique stories of each child, we prepare them to be global citizens in an interconnected world.