Welcome to Thuringowa Central World of Learning!
We offer a fun and safe environment that nurtures your child’s social and educational development. We provide quality education and care for children aged six weeks to six years, plus before and after school care and vacation care for school aged children. We are located in Thuringowa central, South West Townsville.
At Thuringowa Central World of Learning we provide each child with the support and nurturing they need in their crucial early years. Our facilities include;
- Indoor air-conditioned play environment – play whatever the weather!
- Fresh, natural outdoor learning environment, featuring a chicken pen, vegetable garden, creative art area and an exploration garden.
Our Educators and Curriculum
With a strong, passionate team of educators we are committed to the growth and development of each child. Educators work closely with each child to develop meaningful relationships, so they can identify each child’s interests, likes and challenges.
We believe in a self-guided curriculum based on the interests of the children to further enrich their education through play-based learning. Our experienced and qualified educators teach specialised programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework.
Many of the Educators are parents themselves so we understand the needs of busy family life. In order to support your family we provide the following:
- Pick-up/ drop-off service – free up your mornings and evenings!
- QLD Government Approved Kindergarten Program – continual, consistent care from birth to school age
- Free up your weekend and take advantage of our swimming lessons (ages 3+) and Future Champs Sports Program (ages 2+)
- Plenty of parking for easy drops offs/ pick ups
- Longer opening hours – open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm weekdays
- Before & after school care / vacation care – 1 drop off for families with pre-schoolers and school aged children
Find us in the Sunland Plaza Shopping Centre – we look forward to meeting you and your family.
Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become Big School Ready.
Hello, my name is Courtney Cassidy and I am the Centre Manager of Thuringowa Central World of Learning.
I believe that every child deserves an education and here at Thuringowa Central World of Learning we enjoy getting to know every child and to develop an individual program that suits their needs, while maintaining a safe, clean and inviting play area for them to learn and grow.
Our team of dedicated qualified educators are highly skilled and participate in ongoing training and comprehensive professional development that is essential to our centre’s commitment to ensuring every child experiences success in their learning and development. Our learning environments are carefully arranged to promote exploration and curiosity, challenge children’s skills and abilities and most importantly encourage your child’s love of learning.
“Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not a preparation for life but is life itself” – Dewey J. (1934).
We have an open door policy and welcome you to enquire or drop in at any time to talk to one of our friendly educators. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|6 weeks – 15 months
||15 months – 3 years
||2 years – 3 years
|3 years – 4.5 years
||3 years – 6 years
||6 years – 12 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Courtesy Bus – Offering home/work drop off and pick up
- Nappies included
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club Program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology (computers)
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Large air-conditioned indoor playground
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
- Future Champs
- Swimming lessons on Monday/Friday for children over the age of 3 at a discounted price
- Close to bus stops
- Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centres:
“My son William and Daughter Olivia go to this centre and they love it. I would recommend it to anyone. Our children always come home with smiles and they loves their educators and friends, they have the best time every day.Our kids have been going to thuringowa central world of learning since they were born and have grown into beautiful little children. I will be sad if we ever have to leave. I would highly recommend this centre to our family and friends.”
“I cannot recommend this centre enough. My daughter attends pre prep and has come along in leaps and bounds since Miss Catherine and her teaching methods began at the Centre. Miss 3 can identify letters of the alphabet, say the sound they make and when we are out and about she will see a letter and identify it as being the same letter that her name starts with or even a classmates name. We count. We sing. I even get stories read to me at bed time. It’s not just pre prep that I’m happy with. My little miss has attended this centre for almost 2yrs and every step of the way the staff have been supportive of not only my child, but me as well. It’s never easy leaving our children in the care of others, and how they separate from us as parents in the morning can make or break our day. My daughter runs off and plays and my day at work as a nurse is so much easier knowing my child is in more than capable hands. They are an amazing group of educators and I’m glad they have been involved in my daughters early childhood development.”
“My son loves his educators and always comes home with smiles. Being a new parent I was a little nervous about putting him in care but the staff have helped me be more confident to put him in care and are enthusiastic about caring for children. I love the friendliness and welcoming feeling at the centre and how the staff are always willing to help.”
“My daughter Xelha is Autistic and has need for extra attention throughout her day. It is great to see that there is Quality Carers who for fill and support her needs. With Xelha being a full time child at Thuringowa Central loves going each and every day because they are always doing different activities that revolves around the childs interests. The outside and inside playgrounds are both great ( the inside one is airconed great for summer when its hot and raining ) The staff are all so friendly and willing to go out of their way to help when needed and give Xelha lots of love.”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our World of Learning centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Thuringowa Central World of Learning, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.