search light early learning centre
Our early childhood education and family support programs are available to high school students and young parents, under the age of 25, who require specialised family support while they are studying or working.
Search Light Early Learning Centre is managed by Search Light Inc, a not-for-profit, registered charity.
Our staff are highly qualified, minimum Diploma level. They are experienced in working with young families who may be experiencing financial hardship, isolation, lack of support, mental health challenges, community pressures and other factors impacting their ability to experience personal and parenting success.
We aim to create a culture of lifelong learning and equip young families to experience parenting success by providing early childhood education and family support to enable young women to engage in employment or learning opportunities.
Search Light Early Learning Centre is located on-site at Carinity Education – Southside and supports students with children while they are completing their studies.
We are located at 153 Lister Street, Sunnybank 4109, on the grounds of Carinity Education – Southside; an independent secondary school for young women.
We are open between 8:30am and 4:00pm each weekday, during school terms. Childcare is available between 9:00am and 3:00pm and limited hours during school holidays, for students of Carinity Education – Southside.
We offer a quality, play-based early education program based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Belonging, Being, Becoming.
Meals, snacks, nappies, referrals to support services, transport (eligibility criteria apply for this service), parenting education and support.
Information about fees and payments can be found in the fee schedule. You can apply for the Child Care Subsidy to reduce your childcare fees. To assess your eligibility for Child Care Subsidy please visit the Department of Human Services website.
The Australian Government provides financial support for this Child Care and parenting support service under the Child Care Community Fund and the Families and Communities Program.
To find out more about our services, contact Sue Chapman, Director on (07) 3344 1056 or email Sue.Chapman@carinity.qld.edu.au