Opened in 2017 Good Shepherd offers long day care, kindergarten and outside school hours care in a purpose built centre that provides children with a unique learning environment designed to encourage creativity and exploration and reward curiosity.
In our long day care and kindergarten your child will enjoy our natural outdoor play spaces, our dedicated music and art rooms and restaurant with alfresco dining. In our music room the children experiment, making different sounds and working together with their educators. During outdoor play children enjoy running freely on real grass, perfecting mud cake recipes in our mud kitchen, watering and caring for our pineapples and tending to our native bees. In our restaurant and alfresco dining area the children will learn to serve themselves, clear their plates and to separate out their green waste for our worm farm.
In our long day care we care for children from six weeks and offer a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program for children in the year before prep. We supply all meals, wipes, sunscreen and cot linen. All you need to bring is nappies, a hat and a spare change of clothes. We offer nutritious, age-specific meals for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. All meals are prepared on site daily by our cook and approved by nutrition Australia. We are supportive of special dietary requirements including food allergies and welcome families to discuss their child's needs with us.
Our outside school hours care offers before school care, after school care and vacation care for children from prep to grade seven. We offer a flexible and child initiated program with educators incorporating children's ideas, cultures and interests when planning each day's experiences. Our team will drop off and collect children from Good Shepherd Primary School and Springfield Central State School each day. Children are offered a healthy breakfast and after school snacks, which they help prepare.
Our centre strives to foster an environment that celebrates diversity, we encourage children to value and respect the individual uniqueness, spirituality and contribution of others.