St James Lutheran Community Childcare centre has been operating in the Redlands since 1974. We are a small not-for-profit community centre with 36 places in three rooms catering for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.
Only having 36 places enables us to provide a unique nurturing environment, where young minds are encouraged to explore the world around them at their own pace. Our three rooms, are staffed by six well experienced permanent educators. The Emu room, which caters for children aged 3yrs- 5yrs is staffed with a 4 year university trained teacher and offers a curriculum aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework.
What parent’s love about our centre is the benefit of having permanent staff members. This allows for quality relationships to be made with each child and means there is always a familiar face around.
The centre’s interior has recently been refurbished and now boasts a larger Emu room, Directors office and new bathroom facilities. Each individual classroom is air-conditioned allowing children to explore and rest comfortably. Each room is regularly changing to assist in stimulating and inspiring the children in their leaning journey. We have a large outdoor environment; surrounded by beautiful greenery that offers a range of experiences for the children and plenty of wide open space for play.
Not only are the educators documenting your child’s individual learning experiences, but will email an overview of each days adventures. The group leaders in each room conduct information nights, regular parent feedback and are always open to having a chat on your child’s progress. Our programs are designed to support and enhance each child's physical, emotional, intellectual, creative, social and language development according to their age and ability.
Hours of Operation
St James Childcare operates between the hours of 7.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday 50 weeks of the year. The centre is closed on public holidays and for two weeks over the Christmas/ New Year break.
Groups and Staffing Childcare
Director: Julie Cunningham
Joey Room Caters for children aged 6 weeks-2 years
One staff to every 4 children with 8 child maximum
Possum Room Caters for children 2 - 3 years
One staff to every 6 children our maximum is 11
Emu Room Caters for children 3 - 5 years
One staff to every 12 children our maximum is 17
There are also a number of additional staff who work in the centre on a regular basis providing casual relief for staff members and a Part-time Administration Assistant, April Penrose.
More detailed information about our Childcare Centre and it's day to day operating procedures can be found in the Parent Handbook or our Child Care Brochure. Both documents can be downloaded in our Download section on the Navigation Bar. Information about our Fees can be found here Child Care Fees.