• Welcome to Scallywags Child Care Centre

    Providing Quality Child Care in a Happy and Friendly Environment

     Why Choose Scallywags?

    Scallywags Child Care Centre - Upper Mount GravattAt Scallywags Child Care – Upper Mount Gravatt,  we strive to foster a sense of belonging between children, families and educators. We achieve this through providing a safe, relaxed and nurturing environment. The early years are a time for your child to engage in the here and now; to spend time playing and experiencing life’s wonders. Through taking time to explore the present moment, children develop their sense of being.

    Through positive early learning experiences children are able to grow and develop their own identity becoming lifelong learners. As early childhood educators our passion is to assist children to become confident learners, positive and creative individuals and active participants in our community. 

    If you are interested in placing your child on our wait list, please drop in and visit us at any time. Lisa and our friendly staff will be more than happy to show you through our facilities and answer any questions. Alternatively, you can complete the form below and we can respond to any queries you may have.


     We Now Provide Food

    Every day we provide the children with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. We are very mindful that as children grow, their nutritional needs change. As a result, we have taken great care in selecting a dietician approved menu that is specially tailored to the nutritional needs of the age groups at Scallywags, and is designed and served in accordance with the stringent Qld Health Guidelines. We provide three menus, for the ages 6-9 months9-12 months and 1-4 years

    We aim to engage children in the process of eating, and constantly strive to instil healthy eating habits in our children. Healthy habits are instilled by active engagement, and so we have attempted to make eating healthy interesting, by providing a great variety of fresh, low sugar, low salt and additive free foods. Each age group’s menu rotates every week, with four available weekly menus that update seasonally, so children can expect to have a wide and nutritious selection of food every day.

    The lifelong benefits of breastfeeding infants is well documented, and with this in mind we encourage families to continue breastfeeding by providing a comfortable space in our Koala’s Room for mothers to access. We also provide facilities for bottle heating, and supply infants with bottles throughout the day, as required, and in accordance with individual children’s daily feeding routines. We will also provide you and your infant with any necessary support, as they transition from breastmilk or formula to soft foods.

  • Our outdoor space consists of three play spaces to allow children to explore and develop their skills. These spaces allow opportunities for both active and quiet play experiences.

    • The Lower Playground has soft fall built in under the turf to allow for safe play while climbing and balancing. Here in this play space areas are set up for children to join individual and small group activities such as block construction, art, role play and reading.
    • The Upper Playground allows for more active play with the fixed play spaces. Here your child will find our sandpit, fort, slide, swings and ladders to explore.
    • The Side Garden allows children to go on an adventure and explore gardens, bridges, a rock river, mud pit, teepee and drums.
  • Our Rooms

    Scallywags is a 58 place Centre and caters for children from 6 weeks to 5 years. Within our four rooms children access a suitable early year’s program tailored to their individual needs. For children in the year before school, we run a Queensland Approved Kindergarten Program.
  • We provide care for the following age groups:

    • Koalas (Infant)
      • 6 weeks - 2
      • 8
        Class size
    • Possums (Toddlers)
      • 15 months - 3
      • 12
        Class size
    • Wombats (Jnr Kindy)
      • 2-4
        Year olds
      • 15-16
        Class size
    • Kangaroos (Kindy)
      • 3-5
        Year olds
      • 22
        Class size
  • We have been educating children for over twenty four years. Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.

    As a family owned centre, we are committed to providing a fun, welcoming and nurturing environment for all children to develop into lifelong learners. For children in the year before school, we run a Queensland Approved Kindergarten Program. Our programs allow for many experiences throughout the day which may include:

    • Indoor and outdoor play
    • Individual, small and whole group play
    • Quiet and active play
    • Educator/teacher, child or family initiated play
    • Special event days, family days, visitors, incursions and shows
    • Learning & Fun

      We believe that children learn and develop through play with the support of stimulating learning environments, engaged educators and peer guidance.

    • Qualified Educators

      Our qualified and experienced Educators are passionate about children’s learning and development.

    • Friendly Place

      A welcoming and inclusive environment is essential for children to grow to their fullest potential.

    • Children's Safety

      At Scallywags we are committed to providing children, families and staff with a safe and supportive environment to learn and explore.

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  • Contact Us

    • Location

      53 Klumpp Road,
      Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      7.00 am – 6.00 pm
      Weekend Closed

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 07 3349 2833

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