Benowa Children’s Centres is a family owned and operated Long Day Care Centre in the heart of Benowa on the Gold Coast. The centre is long-established and iconic in the area, well known for its colourful bears on the fence.

We are committed to a holistic approach to learning that is fostered in an environment that promotes and supports all aspects of a child’s development. Our qualified and experienced staff are dedicated to providing each child with personalised education to fully prepare them for primary school. And their care is genuine ensuring your child feels nurtured and safe.  Some of our educators are multi-lingual adding another cultural dimension to our centre which can also be of assistance to parents whose first language is not English.  We’re happy to be able to offer help in the following languages – Chinese, Indonesian, Balinese, German, Japanese, Tagalog, Thai, Russian, Swedish.

Our Centre is licensed and complies with the Education and Care Services National Law Act (Queensland) 2011 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations. Copies of these are available at our Centre at all times.

Operating Times

Benowa Children’s Centre is open at 6.00am and closes at 6.30pm, 5 days a week, and 52 weeks a year. We are closed on Public Holidays.  Our service is licensed for: 150 places

Centre Philosophy

Benowa Children’s Centre has a strong commitment to provide an environment that stimulate the senses, invites exploration and discovery and challenges children as active learners.  We endeavour to be a centre of excellence within our community providing children with as many opportunities to engage in our local surroundings, community organisations and local schools.

Our child care centres are the home to Bush Kindy Explorers, an exciting pre school nature based, educational program that introduces children to nature and our unique Australian environment.  The program recognises the significance of land in Aboriginal culture and encourages children to reconnect with and appreciate nature while learning how to work together and take turns in a small group environment.

Benowa Children’s Centres is proud to provide our extra curricular activities FREE OF CHARGE so your child may have opportunities to learn and develop an appreciation for a variety of arts and cultures.  Our extra curricular programs take place both in and out of the centre environment and are embraced and enjoyed by our children.

We understand the challenges that families face today balancing work with home life, and our goal is to provide services that support you in doing the most important work of all – raising your family. We are devoted to providing a warm, safe and caring environment which will become an extension to your home.

Important Health Notice

To keep our children and Educators safe during the COVID-19 pandemic our centre is undertaking additional hygiene precautions to ensure a healthy and safe environment. If you have a booking enquiry please phone us for information as we would love to help support you and your family.  Please do not visit the centre if you are feeling unwell.