Morningside Childcare & Kindergarten

Explore our Morningside Childcare campus and discover how our unique approach to early learning, health and development can help your child reach their full potential!

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More Than Childcare. Our campus has been part of the Morningside community for 48 years (Formerly Puss In Boots Early Childhood Learning Centre) and is located in the heart of Morningside at 104 Thynne Road.

With plenty of off-street parking, families are ensured a safe and efficient drop off and pick up every visit. We are conveniently located near public transport with Morningside Station only a 3-minute drive away.

Our campus has recently undergone renovations and features small and large playscapes with soft surfaces, sandpits, climbing frames, swings and forts to help children explore and develop.

Our six indoor rooms are designed to encourage children’s development at their specific age including nursery, toddler, junior kindergarten and kindergarten.

We enjoy connecting with our local community and children have the opportunity to visit the local park, shops or to local events. We also benefit from a close relationship with neighbouring Morningside State School which extends to our School Readiness program.

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. 

As well as a focus on high quality early learning we believe that the health and total wellbeing of each child is important for him or her to thrive. Each day, our in-house cook prepares morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. We also offer optional extra-curricular activities to further develop your child’s early learning, health and wellbeing (from age 3) including Tennis, Hampton Swim School, Billy’s Buddies, Physikids, Cheeky Monkey, Japanese language and Yoga classes.

Flexi Care (occasional care) is available at our Morningside 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.

Morningside Kindergarten 

Only About Children Morningside 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 from kindergarten to school as smooth as possible by providing balanced, small group learning activities that build independence and resilience along with academic skills during their early years.

Our team of highly-skilled kindergarten 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 Morningside Kindy / School Readiness program includes:

  • Age 3-5 years age appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning curriculum
  • Small group learning activities to build independence and resilience along with academic skills
  • School Readiness Program
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included


Morningside Junior Kindergarten

Our Only About Children Morningside Junior Kindy program is focused on giving your child a calm and welcoming environment that balances play, exploration, and learning. Our rooms are led by passionate educators who create play-based learning activities designed to provide children with nurturing experiences that encourage growth and development. The curriculum includes an array of learning opportunities including sustainability, music, art, cooking, gardening and excursions around the local area.

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

Our Morningside Junior Kindergarten Program includes:

  • Age 2-3 years age-appropriate learning and playing environments.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning curriculum
  • Small group learning activities to build independence and resilience along with academic skills
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included
  • Calm sleeping and resting rooms.


Morningside Nursery and Toddler Program

Our Only About Children Morningside Nursery and Toddler rooms are a warm, safe environment for your child. Our caring and gentle educators focus on developing nurturing relationships with each child and lay a foundation for enduring curiosity, confidence and a love of learning.

Our Morningside Nursery rooms caters to the early learning, care and development needs of infants aged 6 weeks -15 months and 15 months to 3 years for the Toddler room. Our nursery and toddler rooms are 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 Morningside Nursery and Toddler Program includes:

  • Age appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments for babies and toddlers
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning curriculum
  • Nursery sleeping rooms with a focus on Red Nose Safe positive sleep practices
  • Morning tea, hot lunch and afternoon tea included
  • Baby essentials including nappies, cots & linen, and sunscreen.
  • Written log of your child’s daily routine including feeding, sleeping and toileting patterns
  • A suitable place for mothers to breastfeed their babies or express breast milk


Where to find us

We are located at the Corner of Thynne Road and Pashen Streets, 4170. With plenty of off-street parking, families are ensured a safe and efficient drop off and pick up every visit. We are conveniently located near public transport with Morningside Station only a 3-minute drive away.

Interested in learning more? The best place to start is with a tour or call today us on (07) 3399 5931

Helpful information

Meet our Campus Director

Kacie Jones Kacie Jones

Kacie Jones

Campus Director

Kacie has over 20 years experience working in Early Childhood Education with over 13 years with Only About Children in various roles. Kacies heart and passion has always been in teaching and she believes strongly in relationships, partnerships and collaboration between team, children and families to empower all children to reach their full potential.

What our families are saying

Only About Children Morningside is a home away from home for our boys. The staff are experienced and caring and we always feel at ease when we leave our boys in their care. The centre also encourages a love of learning.

Thank you Morningside 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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