Our Kindergarten, program operates during school terms, 40 weeks per year from Monday – Wednesday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Our Long Day Care, program operates year-round, Monday to Friday, except for a closure over the Christmas-New Year period from 7:30am – 5:15pm.
Our Before and After School program, operates during school terms, before and after school for parents who require care for their child from 7:30am until school starts and from when school ends until 5:15pm.
Our Office hours, are Monday to Friday from 8am -5pm, except for a closure over the Christmas-New Year period.
The Hughenden Kindergarten & Early Childhood Centre is a community managed, not-for profit, small rural community centre, four hours drive west of Townsville. At Hughenden Kindergarten & Early Childhood Centre, we offer a long day care program for 0 – 5 year olds, an approved Kindergarten Program for children in the year before commencing Primary School, and, Before and After School Care for children 5 -12 years of age.
Our C&K affiliated kindergarten program that is offered Monday to Wednesday is guided by a university-qualified teacher and supports children to be curious, capable, and collaborative learners in their last year with us before they head off to Primary School the following year. We are a small team of dedicated Educators and we are only licensed to care for up to 41 children in total at any one time.
Our centre staff strive to always maintain a strong connection with our children, families and wider community embracing their diverse abilities, needs and culture. We provide a warm, respectful, secure and nurturing environment by building trusting relationships with all children to enhance their sense of being, belonging and becoming, which in turns supports each child's holistic development.
For more information about Hughenden Kindergarten & Early Childhood Centre, please read our Parent Handbook.