Long Day Care

Long Day Care

The Early Learning Centre caters for children from the ages of 15 months to 5 years in a caring Christian environment.

Operating Times

The Early Learning Centre is open 50 weeks of the year, 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday. It is closed for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year break.

2019 Fee Schedule

Please see the fee schedule below.

All places are subject to a $50 deposit per child or $100 max per family, which is payable to secure your place. The deposit is not refundable and goes towards their first weeks fees. If you withdraw from the program you will need to give at least 2 weeks’ notice to avoid further costs. Payment must be paid at least fortnightly in advance. Unpaid places will be made available to others on the waiting list.

* Fees are subject to review each year.

Fee Schedule

Payment Methods

Payments can be made by direct debit only. The ELC is also eligible for the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate for eligible families. You will need to provide your CRN number to be eligible for this Benefit. Completed application forms and all required documentation is required before we can accept your child.

If your child is attending the Kindergarten Program and you have one of the following you are eligible for the QKFS Plus Kindy Support which entitles you for a slight fee reduction:

  • Health Care Card
  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander
  • You have three or more children of the same age attending the program.


To enroll please complete the Enrolment Application Form and return it with your deposit as soon as possible.

Early Learning Centre Enrolment Form ELC DDR ELC Parent Handbook Parent Input for Individual Curriculum


For further information please contact:

Kindergarten Queensland Government

The Director

Groves Early Learning Centre
44 Laughlin Street, Kingston QLD 4114
(07) 3380 5833