With 9 purpose-built, well-resourced child care centres in Canberra, each day is a brand new adventure where children explore, learn and grow.

Our long day care and preschool centres are ideally located for busy working families in the Greater Canberra region, including Queanbeyan, Gungahlin, Narrabundah, Holt, Symonston, Nicholls, Crestwood and Gowrie.

Equipped with quality learning resources and spacious natural outdoor areas that engage all the senses, our child care centres in Greater Canberra are designed to develop your child’s critical skills that set them up for life. Our team of passionate, experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals.

Our Child Care Centres in Greater Canberra Region

Kinder Haven Symonston childcare centre is located a short drive from Canberra CBD near the suburbs of Narrabundah and Symonston south-east of the CBD

This modern child care centre is located near the suburbs of Nichols and Grace on the northside of Canberra CBD and offers quality care and early learning. 

This family friendly child care centre is conveniently located in Gungahlin in a homely setting north of Canberra CBD and is perfect for families living on the northside.

Crestwood World of Learning childcare centre is conveniently located southeast of Canberra and is perfect for families living in or commuting through Queanbeyan.

Lavender Lane Early Learning Services Gungahlin is located in the suburb on Gungahlin on the northside of Canberra. Book a tour today to secure a spot.

NurtureOne Holt is an early learning an child care centre located Northwest of Canberra, perfect for families living in or commuting through Holt, MacGregor or Latham

Crest Road Early Learning Services is a spacious child care centre located in Queanbeyan southeast of Canberra. Book a tour today to secure a spot.

This cosy early learning and child care centre is perfectly positioned for parents living in and around the suburb of Queanbeyan southeast of Canberra.

Blinky Bill Early Learning Services is a welcoming child care centre in the suburb of Gowrie, perfectly positioned for families living in Gowrie, Monash or Chisholm

Frequently Asked Questions

G8 Education is one of Australia’s largest providers of quality early childhood education and care. With more than 440 child care centres across 21 quality early learning brands, we play an important role in the lives of families across Australia. Regardless of the brand or locality, we’re working hard to become families’ first choice in early childhood education and care.

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 child care and 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 child care 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+ child care centres.

With G8, you have 4 options to book a centre tour for your desired childcare 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 child care 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.

What’s a virtual tour?

A virtual tour gives you a guided virtual tour walk-through on your chosen device (desktop, mobile or tablet) of your desired centre directly by the Centre Manager of the selected childcare centre. This gives you the opportunity to tour the centre if you are out of area or for whatever reason in 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 child care 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 child care 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.