Early Learning

Julia Creek Early Learning Centre

McKinlay Shire Council operate the Julia Creek Early Learning Centre which provides care for children aged 12 months to school age. 

We offer a fully accredited and registered Kindergarten program including Free Kindy for all with an Early Childhood Teacher. Enriched, engaging, and fun early years program for 1-year-old to 4-year-old. Our programme and practice is informed and supported by the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Framework and  Queensland kindergarten learning guideline (QKLG).

In 2021 the service underwent an Assessment & Rating and was assessed as meeting the National Quality Standard for each of the seven Quality Areas.  The rating notice can be accessed below:

Rating Notice

The Centre is staffed with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and other Educators are Diploma or Certificate III qualified.

If you are looking to enrol your child, there are limited vacancies.  Please contact our Director Hannah Harden to arrange an introductory tour and meet our team. Please see contact details below.


  • Childcare operates Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm for children aged 12 months – 5 years;
  • Kindergarten operates during School terms Tuesday- Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.


  • Full day fee- $110.00
  • Half-day fee- $85.00 (4 hours)

Download an Enrolment Form.
View the Parent's Handbook.

1 Shaw Street, Julia Creek
Phone: (07) 4746 7279

Mobile: 0474 772 484