Carindale Childcare & Kindergarten

Explore our Carindale childcare campus and learn how our programs and inclusions can help your child reach their full potential!

Limited Mid-Year Enrolments Available. Join Our Waitlist for 2025.

Only About Children childcare and kindergarten in Carindale has two dedicated outdoor play areas, each with plenty of shading, our children have ample space to lead their own play through exploration and adventure. Our children can enjoy our mud kitchen, water features, and our adventure and climbing equipment – we have a tyre tree and a large rope web for climbing in the senior playground. Another favourite is our large garden area and sustainable spaces that include a worm farm and compost heap! Our three age-based indoor spaces are specifically designed to encourage children to learn and grow with a focus on safety and natural elements. We love to connect with our local area and community through excursions and activities that feed into children’s interests and learning. At Only About Children childcare Carindale, these include regular trips to the Carindale Library, local retirement homes, Bunnings and Woolworths and Clean Up Australia walks. We enjoy hosting many visits and celebrations throughout the year including animal visits, performances, cultural celebrations, Grandparent’s Day, Pyjama Day and many more! 

At Only About Children childcare and kindergarten Carindale, enrolment includes access to our innovative Health Program. Your child is supported through specialist screening and ongoing attention in Speech Pathology, Nutrition, Vision and Occupational Therapy. We provide daily nutritious dietitian-designed meals, prepared fresh by our cooks, from breakfast through to evening snack, so your child is well-nourished through their entire day. 

With a team of qualified and passionate Educators, your child will find an early learning environment where they feel safe, nurtured, stimulated and happy. Our educational curriculum – Grow – gives Nursery, Toddler and Kindergarten children the best opportunity to develop their growing minds during their early years. It includes

  • Left Brain Logic – Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) and Sustainability
  • Right Brain Creativity – Music, Dramatic Play and Art
  • Health and Wellbeing – Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Social Development – Trust, Respect & Relationship and Resilience & Mindfulness

With an innovative play-based curriculum we stand out by delivering intentional teaching in dynamic small group learning environments where children’s successes, skills and challenges are monitored on an ongoing basis. .

Flexi Care (occasional care) is available at our Carindale Campus. This option is for families wishing to utilise occasional or back up childcare at short notice. Flexi Care is available in 2 sessions, full day or part day and is available for children aged 12 weeks – 5 years old.

Carindale Kindergarten

Only About Children Carindale Kindergarten is focused on creating quality experiences that place your child in the best position to begin school. Our nurturing kindergarten educators give special emphasis on building school-ready skills, such as Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math), Sustainability, Music, Dramatic Play and Art. We aim to make your child’s transition to school as smooth as possible by providing balanced, small group learning activities that build independence and resilience along with academic skills.

Our team of highly-skilled educators and health specialists work together to create an integrated journey that enhances your child’s learning and development. Individual learning plans are created to empower each child with skills that will help them reach their full academic and social potential.

Our Carindale Kindergarten program includes:

  • Age 3-5 years appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Small group learning activities for individual attention.
  • Special focus on school readiness and skill development.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum

Carindale Toddlers

Our Only About Children Carindale campus is focused on giving your child a calm and welcoming environment that balances play, exploration, and learning. Our Toddler rooms are led by passionate educators who create play-based learning activities designed to provide toddler-aged children with nurturing experiences that encourage growth and development.

Our Toddler rooms are safe, supportive spaces that facilitate creative exploration. Each space is expertly designed to encourage younger children to explore, solve problems, create, construct and interact with peers.

Our Carindale Toddler program includes:

  • Age 2-3 years of appropriate learning and playing environments.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum
  • Small group learning activities.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Calm sleeping and resting rooms.

Carindale Nursery 

At Only About Children Carindale Nursery, our passionate educators focus on laying a foundation for enduring curiosity, confidence and a love of learning. Our Carindale Nursery caters to the care and development needs of infants aged 6 weeks -2 years.

The Carindale Nursery focuses on safe sleep practices developed by qualified Family Health Nurses and Consultants. Our nursery is a safe and stimulating environment that encourages your child to explore and play and implements both structure and a nurturing environment with our exceptional caregiving and play routines.

Our Carindale Nursery Program includes:

  • Age 6 weeks -2 years appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Sleeping rooms with a focus on positive sleep practices.
  • Dietitian designed baby menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Baby essentials such as nappies, cots, linen, and sunscreen.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum

Where to find us

Our purpose-built Campus is conveniently located at 1 Epala Street Carina, on the corner of Epala Street and Meadowlands Road, in the heart of Carindale and 15-30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. This early learning centre is an eight-minute walk to Preston Road Park and the beautiful Minnippi Parkland, a fantastic area for family gatherings with picnic space, playground and much more! There are several local schools within the nearby area. Our onsite parking ensures families a simple and safe drop off and pick up every visit. For public transport, we have a local bus stop just outside on Meadowlands Road. 

Interested in learning more? The best place to start is with a tour or call us today on 138 622. 

Helpful information

Meet our Campus Director

Julie-Ann Maxwell Julie-Ann Maxwell

Julie-Ann Maxwell

Campus Director

Our Campus Director, Julie-Ann, has worked at the Carindale campus for over 12 years.  Julie-Ann has a deep understanding of Early childhood development and loves sharing this.  She looks at  the Carindale campus as not just a campus but as her extended family.  “Early Childhood is not just a job to me it is an absolute passion for me!”

What our families are saying

Great, friendly team and a really great outdoor play area. The kids get to do so many great activities and we’ve already noticed some changes in our daughter’s skills and confidence.

Thank you Carindale Team

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Explore our campus, meet our educators and learn more about our state of the art curriculum

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