• Welcome to Theodore Early Childhood Centre Friendly Atmosphere Welcoming Place For Every Child Learning & Fun Lady Gowrie Kindergarten & Limited Hours Day Care Centre
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  • Welcome to Theodore Early Childhood Centre

    Kindergarten and Multi-Age Daycare in a Small Rural Setting
    • Play-Based Curriculum

      Our programs will aim to nurture the creativity of your child and equip them for life’s adventures.

    • Congue Gravida

      We provide exceptional care and assist to develop a child’s foundation for their future learning.

    • Maecenas Node

      Combination of intentional teaching and play based learning.

    • Individualised Approach

      We believe in allowing children to explore and develop at their own pace, dictated by their own interests.

  • Our philosophy is learning through play as we offer a stimulating environment for children.

    • Individualised Approach

      Learning program appropriate to children’s needs, interests and strengths.

    • Varied Classes

      We provide two classes with up to twenty children each aged six month to five years of age..

    • Online Access

      Tracking of each child’s individual learning and development.

    • Confident and creative individuals

      Positive learning environment for your child to grow.

    • Praesent Morbi

      Educational activities and occasional excursions and incursions.

    • Our Pupils

      Happy students attending our Center this year

    • Days a week

      We are here for you

    • %
      Satisfied Parents

      We offer experienced quality children care

    • Operating since

      We have been educating children for almost 2 decades

    • Students

      We have educated over 600 children over years

  • Our Classes

    Kindergarten and Multi-Age Daycare in a Small Rural Setting
  • We provide two classes with up to twenty children each aged six month to five years of age.

  • Through our daily program we provide a ‘hands-on’ environment with an awareness that children learn through their exploration – by doing, by asking questions, by interacting with others, by problem solving and the purposeful use of resources. Children will have freedom to create and act on their own ideas, develop knowledge and practice new skills. Our program is varied and flexible with a range of experiences that are appropriate for the developmental levels of the children attending.

    • Day Care
      Class name
      • 6 month - 5 Years
      • 20
        Class size
    • Kindy
      Class name
      • 4-5
        Year olds
      • 20
        Class size
  • We have been educating children for almost twenty years. Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.

    Our belief is that all children should be provided with a nurturing, active and challenging learning environment, that helps children to develop a positive self -image, nurtures inclusion, embraces that learning is everywhere and therefore developing a deeper connection to country and community

    • Tracking of each child's individual learning and development
    • Educational activities and occasional excursions and incursions
    • Individual attention in a small-class setting
    • Learning program appropriate to children's needs, interests and strengths 
    • Opportunities to carry out scientific investigations
    • Positive learning environment for your child to grow
    • Early literacy and numeracy experiences
    • Learning & Fun

      A play and leisure focused program supports children’s learning, development and wellbeing.

    • Physical Environment

      Welcoming indoor and outdoor spaces enable children to play, learn and develop their knowledge and skills.

    • Friendly Place

      Positive and trusting relationships with educators help children to play, learn and develop.

    • Children Safety

      Children’s health, safety and wellbeing are prioritised and promoted

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  • Meet Our Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care
  • Our staff consists of one teacher and four assistants with experience in early childhood care.

  • As educators we seek to form close relationships with each child under our care and their families.  We make use of our communities’ resources and skills and incorporate the children’s community and interests into our program.

    • Teigan Hunter
      Kindy Educator

      I am a graduate teacher who has recently completed my Bachelor of Education. I am very excited to begin my teaching career at TECCA.

    • Mel Anderson
      Day Care Lead Educator
      I’m Melissa and I am the Lead educator for Daycare at TECCA. I have been working here for the past 10 years.


    • Kyi Smith
      Kindy and Daycare Educator
      My name is Kyi and I turn 18 this year,  I have a strong passion for working with kids and this year will be working to complete my Certificate III in early childcare education.


    • Bobbi Joyce
      Day Care Assistant

      My name is Bobbi. I get great enjoyment out of working with young children, whether it be making sandcastle in a sand pit, swinging on a swing or racing them around a concrete track on a small pedal bike.

    • Julie Kucks
      Kindy Assistant

      My name is Julie. I am working 5 days a fortnight as Kindy assistant and never tire of being here for the children and watching them grow and learn – so precious!

    • Janelle Church
      Nominated Supervisor

      My name is Janelle and I am the Nominated Supervisor here at TECCA. We have such a wonderful group of people with both our staff and committee members. However, as nice as they are, they can’t compete with those cheeky, smiling, little faces that peer over the gate and into the office each day!

    • Banana Shire Council

      We would like to thank Banana Shire Council and their community grant funding for the much needed upgrade of our shelving and bookcase units!

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  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Postal Address

      Cnr First Avenue and The Boulevard, Theodore
      PO Box 289, Theodore, Qld, 4719

    • Phone & E-mail

      Ph: 07 4993 1447

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8.30 am – 4.00 pm
      Weekend Closed