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Childcare

A rancher walks his cattle accross a longreach crossing

Our Childcare Services Team offer a range of Approved and Licensed Childcare programs to suit the needs of parents and children living in the west. From the Kindergarten Program to Mobile and After School Care, the friendly and dedicated staff at the Childcare Centre can help you choose the type of care that will best support your family. Please click on the relevant Enrolment Form below:

Childcare Centre Services Enrolment Form

Mobile Childcare Unit Enrolment Form

In Home Care Program Enrolment Form

Families using Approved Childcare Programs are able to claim Child Care Subsidy to help offset the cost of childcare. Please discuss your eligibility with staff at the Child Care Centre and Centrelink.

Statement of Fees

Contact Details

Phone: (07) 4652 5300

Fax: (07) 4752 5399

Email: adminccs@longreach.qld.gov.au

Address: 5-7 Wompoo Road, Longreach  |  PO Box 144, Ilfracombe QLD 4727


Childcare Programs

Child Care Centre

Located in Longreach, the Child Care Centre operates under the National Quality Framework and is licensed to cater for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. There are 4 full-time rooms and staff work weekdays from 7am to 6pm, 50 weeks of the year.

Kindergarten Program

This Program operates at the Child Care Centre on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of the school term. It reflects the Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines.

Longreach Vacation Care Program

The Vacation Care Program operates in Longreach during the school holidays for school-aged children. The Program runs from weekdays from 7am to 6pm, and includes fun activities and excursions.

Longreach After School Care Program

The Longreach After School Care Program for school aged children during each school term weekday morning (7am to 9am) and afternoon (3pm to 6pm).

Fees include all activities, bus to and from school, food for special events and afternoon tea.

Mobile Child Care Unit

The Longreach & Districts Mobile Childcare Unit takes one day of childcare to the towns of Muttaburra (Monday), Aramac (Tuesday), Ilfracombe (Wednesday) and Isisford (Thursday) each week of the school term.

The program caters for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age and runs from 9am to 4pm. Fees for the program include all activities, however parents are requested to supply their own child/children's food.

Rural In Home Care Program

This program places an Educator in the home of the family for the period care is required each week.

This may be part-time or full-time care. The aim is to provide childcare for families who have an ongoing need and who are unable to access mainstream childcare programs. Places for this service are limited. Please contact Child Care Centre staff for more information.