Caboolture Central Early Education Centre

Caboolture Central Early Education Centre
21 George Street
Caboolture Queensland 4510
Phone: (07) 5428 3831
  • Our Director
  • Name: Kimberley Hagen

    Tell us about your career in Early Childhood. How long have you been working in the industry?
    I have been working in the industry since 2013. I started off as an Assistant Educator and over the years I have worked my way up to the Acting Director at Caboolture Central Early Education Centre. I have worked in all age groups throughout the years. I love all age groups across the Early Year’s Sector.

    Tell us about the relevant qualifications you hold that assists you in your position?
    I have completed my Certificate 3 in Children Services and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I believe completing these has assisted me throughout the years in my Leadership style.

    What do you find most rewarding about your career in Early Childhood?
    I enjoy building relationship with the children and their families and mentoring our team to be the best that they can be. I love coming to work knowing we have made a difference in every child’s life . It is very rewarding watching the children develop and grow whilst in our care.

    Why should families choose the Caboolture Central Early Education Centre?
    Families should choose Caboolture Central Early Education Centre because we have a team who build upon amazing relationships and interactions with the children and families. We genuinely care for the children in our care and have lots of fun whilst learning.

    Why do you choose to work for QCCS?
    I choose to work for QCCS as they are a very supportive, dedicated and passionate company who provide quality care to children and families. QCCS has a very supportive management team who help guide, mentor and support where needed at any given time.


  • Our Centre
  • Welcome to Caboolture Central Early Education Centre and Preschool. We are conveniently located across the road from Caboolture State School.

    Our aim is to provide the highest standard of care to you, the families, as well as to the children who are within our care. Our Centre celebrates diversity, welcoming families with different cultures and backgrounds.

    Our hours of operation are from 6am to 6pm. We are open Monday through to Friday, 52 weeks a year (excluding public holidays). Our Centre opened in July 2003 and caters for 92 children aged from birth to school age. 

    As security is one of our priorities, our Centre has a security door access system which only allows authorised parents/guardians to drop off and collect their child/ren from the Centre via a personal pin code.

    At QCCS we understand the importance of building relationships with the Aboriginal Communities by valuing their histories, cultures and their people to help build a more respecting and understanding future for all Australians. Acknowledging Country is a common practice in our services where we respect the continuing connection of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners and Custodians to the land on which our services stands.

    Our Team:
    Our team are qualified, friendly and caring staff who are committed to continually improving their skills and knowledge by frequently attending in-service training and seminars. All staff are required to have an up to date First Aid, CPR and Blue Card. All new employees of QCCS attend an Induction Session prior to commencing at any of our Child Care Centres; thus, ensuring they will be well equipped to step into their new role. In addition, we provide regular professional opportunities as well as monthly Centre Director and staff meetings to ensure that all our employees are up to date with industry developments.

    Our Centre aims to be at the forefront of industry developments and trends. Therefore, at QCCS your child will benefit from an array of experiences:

    • Interactive smart boards
    • Dynamic Emergent Curriculum based on the Early Years Learning Framework and Kindergarten Guidelines
    • Individual child portfolios. QCCS realises how important it is to be kept informed on your child’s progress and daily activities.
    • Healthy nutritious meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
    • Sun Safety is a priority with a large percentage of the playgrounds covered with artificial and natural shade. Each Centre aims to avoid sun exposure between 9am-3pm to give the children that added level of sun protection.
    • Transition to school programs along with transition statements
    • Optional nappy service for children 2 years and under

    Sustainability Focus:
    Our Centres are passionate about teaching sustainable behaviours, instilling the knowledge and values that help support sustainable environments. Just some of the sustainable practices that you can expect to see in our services include:

    • Educating our children in the use of compost systems within their rooms
    • Child tended vegetable and herb gardens, sharing our harvest with families and children
    • Appointment of our children to monitor the electricity and water use within our Centre
    • Use of recycled materials in our art and craft activities
    • Use of donated items by our local communities and businesses
    • Use of equipment made from recycled materials
  • Our Program
  • We are committed to the implementation of the National Early Years Learning Framework and operate an Emergent Curriculum. Our program is based on the individual needs of the children in our care. Our program is balanced and developmentally appropriate. It has variations, providing for a wide range of individual experiences. These experiences give the children the opportunity to make choices and take on new challenges. Our centre programs are based on the individual child, thus ensuring it does not exclude any one child. Our goal is to inspire delight, curiosity, and inquiry in the classroom. We are very proud to offer the below to all our families at no additional costs:


    Kindergarten Program
    Our Centre is pleased to be operating a Queensland Government approved Kindergarten Program with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. This program is aimed at preparing our pre-prep children for primary school. Our Centre implements the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline and focuses on building upon children’s learning and development including literacy and numeracy skills as well as exploring the foundations of mathematics and science. We are committed to developing and building on community partnerships with local schools, Teachers and families to ensure children are being well prepared for their school years.

    Families with eligible children attending an approved Kindergarten Program may be entitled to a QKFS Plus Kindy Support Subsidy to assist with the out of pocket expenses of attending the program. To be eligible, families must either:

    • Hold a current Health Care Card, Veterans Affairs Card or Australian Government Pension Concession Card 
    • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 
    • Have three or more children enrolled in the same year (must be the same age)

    Your Centre Director can provide you with further information regarding this subsidy.

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    Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA)
    Our Centre also boasts a second language program (Mandarin), we are proud participants in the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) initiative. ELLA is an Australian Government initiative aimed at reviving the teaching of foreign languages in Australian schools, with the aim of significantly increasing the number of Year 12 students studying a language other than English within a decade.

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    Hey Dee Ho Music Program
    Our professional Music Program is facilitated by ‘Hey Dee Ho Educational Services’. Hey Dee Ho visits our Centre fortnightly. The program is an educational music experience where children learn the concepts of beat, rhythm, tempo, pitch and dynamics in a play-based environment.

    Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words and is known to accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression.

    Hey Dee Ho understands that each child has their own unique set of needs and interests. They have developed a range of activities to address the varied developmental needs of all children from birth. From relaxation and mindfulness to playing musical instruments to high energy dances, Hey Dee Ho programs engage and enhance children’s learning and fine motor development while giving them plenty of opportunity for fun.

    Bush Kindy Program
    Our children eagerly anticipate their fortnightly Bush Kindy sessions. Each session runs for approximately two hours and begins with a short walk to Centenary Lakes Park. 

    As part of our Bush Kindy Program we learn all about the world around us and connect with nature whilst always acknowledging the traditional landowners – the Gubbi Gubbi people. Children are given the chance to explore and learn new things, climbing, running and inadvertently expanding upon their gross motor skills. Exploring the plants, trees, rocks and water creates spontaneous conversation, interactions and valuable risk-taking opportunities. The sessions are unstructured and initiated by the children, to inspire problem solving and promote self-confidence.

    Observing insects/animals in their natural habitat is often a highlight for the children, their excitement and intrigue is always evident in their laughter and smiles. The Educators encourage their inquisitive instincts and questions.

    There are many known physical and social benefits to exploring nature and evidence shows that exposure to nature can reduce stress and increase academic performance. This is especially important in the technology driven world we live in where screen time is ever increasing for adults and children alike.

    Barefoot Nursery

    Our Centre runs a ‘Barefoot Nursery’. Upon entry to the Nursery all Educators, guardians and visitors are required to remove their shoes or place a covering over them. Our babies are sensory explorers; therefore, it is important to us to keep our nursery room floors and environment clean and hygienic. The exceptional cleanliness of the ‘Barefoot Nursery’ concept allows our infants to freely investigate their surroundings without being exposed to unnecessary germs and bacteria.

    Veggie Fun Program
    Veggie Fun for Everyone is a 12-week food literacy program run in our Kindergarten Room, created by our very own Healthy Cooking Company designed to develop a positive attitude toward vegetables in children. The Kindergarten children will be encouraged to explore vegetables, leading to positive experiences and self-directed tasting.

    Perceptual Motor Program
    Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) activities form a part of our daily routine as your child’s Educators aim to help them become physically active and promote healthy growth as well as development of bones, muscles, flexibility, balance, posture and cardiovascular fitness. It can also help establish connections between different parts of the brain that develop memory and language.

    Swimming Program
    Caboolture Central Early Education Centre has partnered with a local swim centre to provide swimming lessons for children aged 3 to 5 years. The aim of swimming lessons is to teach children how to be safe in and around water. The program runs weekly, all year round, in 5-week blocks and taught by fully qualified swimming instructors.

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    We believe food ingredients should come from the kitchen, not from a lab. From this belief came the inspiration to open our own production kitchen, the Healthy Cooking Company. We aim to create and promote natural and wholesome food with a number of health benefits:

    • Organic baby food
    • Preservative Free
    • No artificial flavours
    • Low in sodium & refined sugar
    • Naturally sweetened with honey

    We promise that our nutrition labels will be free of numbers, so there will be no need to decipher nasty food additives. We are dedicated to providing delicious food that your children will love. Parents can rest assured that their little ones are being provided with a good start with healthy, nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea meals provided.

    As Educators, we believe in teaching children that physical activity can be fun as well as good for our bodies and minds. As a result we coordinate exciting exercise programs within our centres that have been developed by our Sports Dietitian in consultation with Primary School Physical Education Teachers. We want the children in our care to experience the numerous health benefits that regular physical activity can provide such as:

    • Stronger muscles and bones
    • Long term positive attitude towards exercise
    • Reduction in the likelihood of becoming overweight
    • Reduction in the likelihood of developing illnesses and diseases

    Through this we aim to incorporate at least three hours of physical activity each day into our room routines and programs with:

    • Morning physical activity routine
    • General indoor physical activity
    • Outdoor experiences
  • Awards
  • Healthy Cooking Company’s Most Engaged Centre 2022

    Creating Collaborative Community Partnerships Award 2023

    Tim BuckTim Buck
    19:54 02 Feb 23
    Cannot talk highly enough about Caboolture Central, both my boys attend the service. My eldest has just graduated from Kindy last year and we are bringing him back to attend vacation care because he misses Miss Kim, Miss Anna and Miss Charmaine. My youngest is currently in Kindy and cannot wait to attend everyday its basically him dragging his mother out the door. If you would love a centre that is caring and nuturing for your child this is the place to bring your child.
    Amy NelsonAmy Nelson
    23:26 16 Oct 22
    My daughter has been attending here for almost 4 years and my son for 2 years. We have had nothing but the most amazing experience with the teachers and staff. My kids love their days at school and are always coming home excited to talk about their days. The centre is so welcoming and staff are so approachable and ready to help in anyways they can. Highly recommend!
    Taleese Janet-MareeTaleese Janet-Maree
    05:47 13 Sep 22
    Caboolture Central have the most welcoming vibe when you walk into their centre. Every educator within the centre are so positive, happy, helpful and always willing to go above and beyond for the parents/children. I have known the some staff here for almost 3 years now, and honestly it's amazing to see how much love and support they can give to all the kids when we aren't around due to working lives ourselves as parents.
    Courtney SingletonCourtney Singleton
    01:38 11 Dec 20
    My eldest girl learnt so much from here before starting prep last year and same as my middle child the educators go above and beyond to make sure that ur child needs are most definitely meet my youngest in in the toddler room at the moment and the things she comes home and show much just shows how much everyone is caring understanding people I have ever met and the kindy program is amazing
    Kylie NaumannKylie Naumann
    12:37 20 Oct 20
    We are so pleased with the care provided by the staff at Caboolture Central Early Education Centre. In addition, the centre is spacious, clean and very well maintained, the meals that the children receive, are healthy and nutritious and the program is second to none.
    Sam RossSam Ross
    12:25 07 Aug 19
    Excellent staff, great onsite resources for kids and by far - the most supportive team for parents.I have 2 kids that go here, one of them for more than 2 years. There was a brief period where we tried to change to somewhere else due to a change of work, but came rushing back. There simply isn't a better place for kids, one of them is 8 months old and i couldn't be less of a nervous parent with the app updates coming through every day, photos included, a full description and report of what happens. And of top of that, if I have any questions the staff are extremely approachable (Miss Emma is amazing and helpful!)Frankly, both of my kids like daycare more than home sometimes, with staff like Miss Margie and Miss Amanda being just incredible with all the children we just couldn't be anywhere else.
    Emma GreenawayEmma Greenaway
    03:43 29 Jul 19
    The staff in the Nursery go above and beyond to ensure that my daughters needs are met. They provide delicious, nutritious meals and also provide nappies and snacks throughout the day. They have also got a bus service which is there if I was to ever need it. My daughter builds beautiful bonds not only with other children but the educators also. She loves going to school each day.
    Kelly MaxfieldKelly Maxfield
    03:35 29 Jul 19
    This centre is amazing. I have watched my two children thrive and the level of education they receive is excellent. The staff know my children so well and the kids feel comfortable when I drop them off in the morning and don't want to come home when I pick them up, they have such a good time. The vacation care offered is fantastic and the activities on offer always keep the kids entertained and get their energy out. Staff go above and beyond with events at the centre and are always very welcoming. Emma the director is always willing to help with any queries I have. My kids have been apart of this centre for 6years and Im still unbelievably happy with the service I receive. The appeal of before and after school care for neighbouring schools is a plus, so too is the nutritious food supplied. If I could give more stars I would.
    Zoe WoodburyZoe Woodbury
    03:27 29 Jul 19
    I have had my children at this Centre for nearly 5 years now, and they have had the best care and education I could have asked for. The staff are AMAZING, the centre is clean and tidy and my children are very well looked after. More than I could ever ask for! Thank you all.