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Our Early Learning Centre has built a reputation for providing exceptional programs in a dynamic and stimulating play-based environment.

where you will grow, learn and discover.

Since its opening in 2007, the Early Learning Centre – our well-equipped and fully accredited Childcare and Kindergarten program – lays strong Christian foundations for capable, confident and self-disciplined children.

At Northpine Christian College, we understand how important the early years are for every child; they are the foundation on which children build the rest of their lives.

Our approved Kindy programs draw on the best of theory and practice from QLD Government Kindergarten Guidelines and the Early Years Learning Framework.  Qualified Early Childhood Teachers run the program from Monday to Friday.  Children must turn four by the 30th of June in the current year and be booked in for at least 2 days a week for this program.

The program offers a rich and varied learning environment that helps children to meet the 5 learning development areas – Identify, Connectedness, Wellbeing, Active Learning & Communicating.

As part of the Kindergarten program, the Centre has developed a Transition to School program, enabling children to experience ‘big’ school through visits and events such as library, chapel and parade.

Our experienced and nurturing staff aim to motivate each child, with age-appropriate learning experiences to prepare them for formal schooling.

Northpine Christian College Childcare & Early Learning Centre is operated by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (South Queensland) Ltd.

Child Care Benefit

The Centre is registered with the Family Assistance Office for the receipt of Child Care Benefit (CCB). Child Care Benefit is an assistance scheme which is funded by the Federal Government. It is designed to ensure that all families can afford quality childcare. Families eligible for the Child Care Rebate can elect to have it regularly or annually to a nominated bank account or directly to the Centre thus further reducing the gap fee payable. Under the Child Care Benefit scheme a formula is used to calculate what part of the fee each family will pay. This fee depends on the family income.

Hours of Operation

Our Centre is open Monday to Friday from 6.30am – 6.00pm. The Centre is closed on all public holidays, including the local show holiday and two weeks at the end of the year (including the Christmas and New Year week).

Enrolling at Northpine’s ELC

Applications to enrol your child into ELC must be made on the official Application for Enrolment Form. If you wish for your child to start in the ELC and continue through school, you must complete both the ELC and the Prep-Year 12 Application forms.

For further information about our Centre or to receive our information pack please contact Karen Petrie our Director on (07) 3204 6301 or email at childcare@northpine.qld.edu.au.


Downloadable Forms

ELC Parent Handbook

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ELC Enrolment Form

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ELC Fee Structure

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ELC Administration Information

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ELC Enrolment Amendment Form

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ELC Add Child Contact Form

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ELC Holiday Notification Form

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ELC Add/Remove Permanent Booking Day Notification Form

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ELC Child Planned Absence Notification Form

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Daily Rates – as of 9th January 2017

Rainbow Room (4mths – 24mths)$91.20 per day (including food & nappies)
Sunshine Room (18mths – 36mths)$83.00 per day
$88.00 per day (including food)
$89.20 per day (including food & nappies)
Kindergarten Room (Long day)$86.00 per day (including food)
Kindergarten Room (Short day)$77.00 per day (including food)
Annual Resource, Entertainment & Fundraising Levy
(This covers sunscreen, tissues, incursion entertainment programs & Christmas gift etc)
1st Child $85.00
2nd Child $45.00

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

Before School Care$18.00 per day
After School Care$23.00 per day (including afternoon tea)
Vacation Care$58.00 per day (including afternoon tea)