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 Kinder program as well as an enriched, engaging, and fun early years program for 1-3-year-olds. Our programme and practice is informed by the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework.

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 some vacancies.  Please contact our Director Sue Motley to arrange an introductory tour. 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 Monday-Thursday 8:30am-1:30pm.


  • Full day fee- $110.00
  • Half-day fee- $85.00 (4 hours)
  • Kinder half day fee - $90.00 (5 hours)

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

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