Welcome to our beautiful Centre Avenues McDowall. Our centre is located in a quiet street of McDowall, next to a creek and bushland. We are often referred to as a little hidden gem by our families, and visitors who provide extra-curricular experiences or speciality shows to enhance our children’s knowledge. We pride ourselves on our homely environment that creates a cosy and nurturing feel for the children, families and educators.
Our educators are passionate and flexible in their programming to cater for the ever changing needs, interests and developmental needs of our children and families. Our educators have recently partaken in a course “Circles of Security” which has helped to strengthen our already ‘exceeding rating’ of our values, beliefs and personal philosophies. This provides the children in our care with the emotional support to develop a secure attachment by understanding that behaviour is a language and builds resilience, which enhances the important skills they need in life. We believe our children are little researchers in their own right, where we ensure our indoor and outdoor environment acts as a third educator to promote open, investigative, social and safe risk play.
Our Kindergarten children’s education follows the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Framework along with Avenues unique and extensive Literacy and Numeracy Program, that specialises in learning experiences through play to ensure the children’s development is school ready.
Children of today now have an important role to play in caring for the future of our land. Our educators are continuously embedding sustainable and recycling practices within the children’s every day routines. Instilling and educating them in this area will enhance their capabilities to grow into thoughtful human beings caring for our planet.
Please feel free to drop into our centre to see us in action. We would love to meet you.
6:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday
Centre Manager: Stacy Christopher
Address: 51 Landis Street, McDowall QLD 4053
Phone: (07) 3353 3536
Long Day Care for children from 6 wks – 5 Yrs
Queensland Kindergarten program run by a registered Early Childhood Teacher
Hush Little Baby Music Program and Raw Arts program included in the fees.
Interactive Smart Board in the Kindergarten room
The essentials including: nappies, sunscreen, sheets for rest and sleep time.
26th Australia Day
29th Funky Sock Day
1st New Year’s Day (Centre Closed)
26th Australia Day (Centre Closed)
6th Waitangi Day
11th International day of women and girls in science
12th Chinese New Year
12th – 17th Carnival
26th Lantern Festival
7th Clean up Australia Day.
17th St Patricks Day
19th International ride to school day
21st Harmony Day
29th Holi Festival
8th Easter Bonnet Parade
22nd World Earth Day
21st Special Person Day
9th Mother’s Day
20th World Bee Day
15th – 21st Under 8’s Week
27th – 3rd National reconciliation week
19th & 20th Centre Photos
1st Samoan Independence Day
2nd Crazy Hair Day
10th Special Persons Day
1st Canada Day
5th – 9th NAIDOC Week
15th Crazy Hair Day
22nd Grandparents Day
14th Red Nose Day
15th – 23rd Science Week
21st – 27th Book Week
11th Ekka Holiday (Centre closed)
1st Early Educators Day
5th Father’s Day
21st Moon Cake Day
30th Grand parents Day
19th – 23rd Children’s Week/Bird Counting Week
29th Halloween – Dress up in your scariest outfit
29th Day for Daniel
3rd – International Stonework Play day
11th Remembrance Day
4th Diwali Celebrations
(TBA) Children’s Christmas Party