If you are looking for quality child care for your child, then a Lutheran Early Childhood Service may be right for you. They provide Christ-centred education and care of children in their communities. The Lutheran Early Childhood Services include long day care and occasional care centres, kindergartens, and family day care services. You can find out all about these below.
The Benefits of Lutheran Early Childhood Services
Lutheran Early Childhood Services provide high quality, play-based education and care for pre-school kids. The educators focus on the individual needs of each child, as well as those of the whole class. The children get to take part in a variety of indoor and outdoor experiences, and have opportunities to explore, inquire and solve problems.
Families are part of the centre community and are encouraged to be involved in activities, social events and more. While the education is based on Christian values and beliefs, children of all faiths and denominations can take part. Plus the services are eligible for Child Care Benefit.
If you are considering sending your child to a Lutheran school or college, then taking part in the associated early childhood service could be a great way to get them familiar with the system’s values and approach, and also familiar with the school if it is based on the same premises.
Early Childhood Services
There are several options when it comes to Lutheran Early Childhood Services. Most are associated with a Lutheran school. The below options are currently available in Brisbane:
Kindergartens offer kids a pre-Prep program before they start school. The days they operate and the ages they cater to can vary, so please see the links below for more information.
- Bethania Lutheran Kindergarten — Bethania
- Bethany Lutheran Community Kindergarten — Raceview
- Centenary Christian Kindergarten and Preschool — Middle Park
- Faith Lutheran Community Kindergarten — Victoria Point
- Grace Creche and Kindergarten — Redcliffe
- Prince of Peace Lutheran Kindergarten — Everton Hills
- St James Lutheran Community Kindergarten — Cleveland
- St Johns Lutheran Church Kindergarten — Eight Mile Plains
- St Pauls Lutheran Kindergarten — Caboolture
- St Peters Lutheran Kindergarten — Springfield
Child Care Centres and Early Learning Centres
Child Care Centres and Early Learning Centres cater for pre-school kids. The age range can vary between centres, with some available for kids aged 6 weeks to school age, and others for kids aged 3 to 5.
- Living Faith Early Learning Centre — Murrumba Downs
- Nazareth Lutheran Early Learning Centre — Woolloongabba
- St James Lutheran Community Child Care Centre — Cleveland
- St Marks Lutheran Early Learning Centre — Mt Gravatt
- St Pauls Lutheran Child Care Centre — Nundah
Family Day Care
Family Day Care is childcare provided in the homes of registered educators and is available for children aged 0 to school age.
For Lutheran early childhood services elsewhere in Queensland, please click here.
You can contact Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS) on 3511 4079 or visit their website for further details.
You can also find out more about Lutheran education by visiting Lutheran Education Queensland’s website here.
You can also visit Lutheran Education Australia for more information.
If you want to find out more about Lutheran Schools and Colleges in Brisbane and where they are located, click here.