Monday – Friday
7:00am - 5:30pm
Nursery: Getalai (6 weeks - 2 year olds)
Toddlers: Nargu Badrari (18 months - 2.5 year olds)
Pre-Kindy: Kodal (2 - 3 year olds)
Kindy: Ari (3 - 5 year olds)
Welcome to the Mackay Children and Family Centre.
The Mackay Children and Family Centre is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service which provides access to integrated early childhood education and care, parenting and family support and child maternal health services. The centre incorporates a Long Day Care Centre and a Hub, that are designed to work together as an integrated unit.
The MCFC is a facility where our whole community is welcome and where all cultures are respected.
Our vision is to be a trusted Children and Family Centre that empowers all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to grow, learn and build on strengths with connection to land, sea and cultures.
We have a dedicated, quality teaching team with fantastic facilities both indoors and out. We offer an environment that is founded on trust and respect, providing children with a safe environment where they can express themselves freely. Children are supported to learn, grow and develop at their own pace through play and hands on experiences.
We believe in working in partnership with our families and community and believe they are an integral part of our centre.
We welcome visitors to our centre at any time to meet our educators, see the facilities and find out more about how our centre works closely with the HUB to offer holisitic services to families.
Our centre has a beautiful kitchen facility which allows us to provide all meals including breakfast. We also provide nappies and have a bus service if transport is required
The MCFC Hub provides a large numbers of programs and services to support the wider community. These include:
Early Childhood and Care
- Playgroup: Tuesday (support group by invitation only) and Thursday from 10am-12pm (no cost)
- Homework Club (Prep to year 7): Tuesday and Thursday from 2.45pm-4.30pm
Specialist health and allied health services by referral
- Family and parent support
- Adjunct care
- Parenting programs
- Literacy and numeracy
- Family support/crisis care - including domestic violence resources and referral support
- Child and maternal health
- Psychological referrals
- Antenatal and postnatal health
- Women's Health checks
- Family dental and health care referrals
- Child health nurse by appointment on Wednesday or walk in clinics on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
No two days are the same at C&K Mackay. Each day’s learning is driven by the interests and ideas of the children. The spacious and natural environments within our centre are thoughtfully planned and well resourced, with opportunities to meet the needs and interests of all children who attend. This is achieved through the provision of combined indoor and outdoor play opportunities throughout the day. Play offers children many opportunities to develop friendships, explore, solve problems, help others, imagine, create, and extend on their interests.
Community spirit is important to us at C&K Mackay. We foster strong ties to the local community and encourage parent involvement in the daily operations of the centre. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us.
Birth to Three Approach
At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for and educate our littlest people at C&K childcare centres. The Birth to Three approach, which we have developed, is all about being in the moment with your child. Our philosophy for this age group is to “slow down” and to slow down some more to allow children the time to learn and discover at their own pace. We are focused on spending one-on-one time with babies and toddlers and developing deep and trusting relationships with each individual child.
Book a Tour
We welcome you and your child to come and visit and explore our centre. Please contact us directly to confirm a suitable time. We look forward to seeing you!