Our Centre

Our Centre is primarily a Long Day Care Centre catering to the needs of working parents and their children. St Jude’s is a Community Based Centre dedicated to high quality education and care.

St Jude’s Child Care is run by a Committee of Management consisting of interested parties from the Church and parent body. 

We offer a Pre- School program from our 2 year old age group and continue through to all age groups in all rooms.

We are licensed for 59 children between the ages of 2 – 5 years.

St Jude’s provides off street parking for parents utilizing the centre.

Hours of Operation

The centre is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.   

The centre is open 48 weeks of the year and only closes for public holidays and 4 weeks over the Christmas/ New Year period.

St Jude’s Child Care is a Community Based, non-profit centre established by St Jude’s Church in November 2007.

Aims of our Centre

At St Jude’s we believe each child is entitled to high quality child care and we are committed to the overall development of each and every child.

We believe that children are children for such a short period of time. Experience in their formative years should be positive, as it is a tool for learning. Each child is an individual and their needs and interests are a major consideration within the program. Overall interaction and flexability in the approach contributes to the growth and development of the child, taking into account the varying stages of their development.

Our main aim is to provide a safe, secure, challenging and educational environment for each child complimenting the home by providing stability, warmth and friendship. We believe children learn through play and experience. We encourage children to participate by involving them in a range of activities the centre provides.

We endeavour to cater to a variety of cultural backgrounds and provide for children of all abilities and special needs.

Our Staff

The educators at St Jude’s have a variety of qualifications, experience and backgrounds. All educators are qualified or are studying for one of the following qualifications ranging from Early Childhood Teachers, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or Certificate III.

From University to TAFE qualifications all staff contribute to the centre’s program, decision making curriculum content and ongoing  outcomes and evaluation.

All educators hold current First Aid Certificates.

Our Kitchen

Our kitchen provides lunch, morning and afternoon tea for the children, based on a menu of fresh fruit and vegetables and the five major food groups. Meals are prepared on site in our state of the art kitchen.   

Lunch includes a hot meal and special diets are catered for.

Children provide a piece of fruit daily that is shared at lunch and afternoon tea. 

At present our centre is NUT FREE.