With 3 purpose-built, well-resourced child care centres in Brisbane’s inner city, each day is a brand new adventure where children explore, learn and grow.

Our long day care and Kindergarten centres are ideally located for busy working families in Brisbane’s CBD, including Brisbane’s city fringe suburbs such as Paddington, Rosalie, Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, Teneriffe, Newstead, New Farm, Hawthrone, Balmoral, Bulimba and Morningside.

Equipped with quality learning resources and spacious natural outdoor areas that engage all the senses, our child care centres in Brisbane city are designed to develop your child’s critical skills that set them up for life. Delicious meals are included in the daily fee. Your family will have access to flexible hours, Child Care Subsidy benefits, and government-approved kindergarten programs. Our team of passionate, experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals.

Our Childcare Centres in or near Brisbane City

The Learning Sanctuary Mary Street is a kindergarten and child care centre located in Brisbane CBD, perfect for families living or commuting through the area. It is open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm and provides care and education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. 

The Learning Sanctuary Morningside child care centre is conveniently located to suit the needs of families in Morningside, Cannon Hill, Seven Hills, Balmoral and Bulimba. It is open from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm and provides care and education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. 

Kindy Patch Paddington is a kindergarten and child care centre perfect for families living or commuting through Paddington, Red Hill, Rosalie, Ashgrove and Barton. It is open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and provides care and education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. 

Frequently Asked Questions

G8 Education is one of Australia’s largest providers of quality early childhood education and care. Under 21 long day care and early learning brands and specialist in-home care provider Leor, we proudly welcome 40,000 families into our 440+ early learning centres across Australia every week. No matter the location or centre, our purpose is creating the foundations for learning for life.

Guided by the principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), our qualified educators design programs that enrich learning through an inclusive environment that offers children diversified play-based experiences.

G8 Education owns 21 well-respected and recognised early learning brands across Australia. Together, we are one team of 9,500 dedicated, passionate and supportive team members, committed to empower children and helping them grow.

Our approach to early childhood education, high-quality programs and services, as well as our strict policies and procedures are consistent across all G8 brands. Each child we care for in our centres is a special individual, nurtured and supported through their learning journey. Our families can trust that the support our families receive will be the same across all 440+ childcare centres.

With G8, you have 4 options to book a centre tour for your desired early learning centre. Remembering a tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our team members at a time suitable to your family schedule. We are now also offering a virtual tour option so you can select either an in-person tour or a virtual tour.

  1. Book a self-scheduled tour directly online at anytime from the centre webpage
  2. Use a Web Chat to speak with our Family Support team and get them to book the tour in for you
  3. Call our Family Support team on 1800 324 961 and get them to book the tour in for you
  4. Walk-in and visit the childcare centre of your choice and the friendly team will schedule a tour time for you.

Why book online?

Save time with our 24/7 self-scheduled online booking tool, where you can book anytime, from anywhere. All available centre tour time slots are conveniently displayed for you to choose and lock a time in.

A virtual tour gives you a guided virtual tour walk-through on your chosen device (desktop, mobile or tablet) of your desired childcare centre directly by the centre team. This gives you the opportunity to tour the centre if you are out of area or when your busy schedule time doesn’t allow you to attend in person. You can then always follow-up by doing an in-person tour.

Most of our early education centres offers the following:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
  • Regular updates and photos on our family communication app
  • Quality learning resources
  • Engaging specialised programs designed by qualified early childhood educators
  • Kindergarten / preschool programs
  • Beautiful outdoor spaces and play equipment
  • Regular festivities for annual events, cultural celebrations, and special occasions.
  • Excursions and special guest visits

Some of our early learning centres provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them. It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toy or blanket, sun hat, three spare outfits, spare socks, a jumper and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks, a jumper and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, comforter or medication.

All early learning centres across the G8 network accept applications for future enrolments, and we offer enrolment placements as they become available. Our Family Support team will add your child’s name on our waitlist if a centre is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as places become available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. When spots do become vacant, we will give you a call to let you know.

If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call. Our Family Support team can also help you find more early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

If your children shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at their early learning centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, we’re committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 52 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.

Absences should only be claimed when care would have been provided if the child was not absent, and the family has been charged a fee for the session of care. CCS is only payable for absences submitted before a child has started at a service, or after a child’s final day of actual attendance at a service, under limited circumstances.

Please click here for more information about absences.

The Child Care Subsidy is a government subsidy designed to reduce child care fees for parents. Families must meet certain eligibility criteria to get Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

The amount of CCS a family can get depends on their circumstances. Use our Child Care Subsidy calculator to find out how much your family is entitled to.