Sunshine Coast University Hospital Early Learning Centre

Secure your child’s place for 2020 at our high-quality early learning centre at the Sunshine Coast and equip them with the love of learning that will last a lifetime.

  • Address

    6 Doherty St, Birtinya QLD 4575 (Located inside Sunshine Coast University Hospital)

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  • Opening hours

    Monday to Friday 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

    We are open 52 weeks of the year, catering for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

  • Contact Information

    07 5437 6650
    0484 224 000
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Sunshine Coast University Hospital Child Care Centre

We know just how important it is for your child to have a safe, entertaining and truly happy early learning experience. At our Sunshine Coast Child Care Centre, we make sure your child’s emotional, social and learning needs are met in a supportive and nurturing environment. Our qualified educators create countless opportunities for your child to explore their creativity, make friends and play in a fun environment. Through play-based learning and tailored care, we love helping your child’s confidence grow. 

Connect with us to confirm a place in 2020!


    SCUH Childcare Centre Features

    Below is a list of facilities and services offered:

    • Child Care Subsidy
    • Flexible sessions
    • StoryPark
    • Nappies
    • Cooked meals
    • Hat and sunscreen
    • Indoor & outdoor playgrounds
    • Play-based learning program
    • Kindergarten program

    Get Ready Every Day For Long Day Care

    Depending on your baby or toddlers’ age, you’ll need to pack a few essential items to bring along to long day care (Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled with a waterproof marker).

    We always suggest packing your child’s special ‘comforter’ (teddy or special blanket) if they have one. Other items to pack include a spare set of clothes, a set of sheets for sleep time and a water bottle.

    There’s no need to pack any nappies. We supply environmentally-friendly cloth nappies and a laundry service, as part of our sustainable partnership with Cottontail Nappy Laundry Service.

    About YMCA Sunshine Coast University Hospital Early Learning Centre

    We know that every child is unique. Our team of passionate child care centre educators at the Sunshine Coast embraces your child’s individual interests to help them flourish and grow during their important early learning years.

    We create innovative learning opportunities to nurture your child’s mind, body and spirit, so that they can grow into happy, healthy kids.

    The Sunshine Coast University Hospital Childcare Centre (SCUH) opened in 2016 and is conveniently located in the hospital precinct to support working parents and families living in surrounding suburbs such as Kawana.

    Our beautiful and spacious rooftop centre has state-of-the-art facilities, a purpose-built garden and modern equipment. The best child care centres let children explore, play and learn, and we have endless opportunities at our early learning centre.

    We believe it’s important to teach children from a young age to help protect the environment. The YMCA is proud to partner with Cottontail Nappy Laundry Service to provide environmentally-friendly cloth nappies. The nappies were designed especially for our centre to help reduce our contribution to landfill!

    Extracurricular programs are a key focus at SCUH. While your child is in our care, they can let loose with sport and dance sessions once a week. These programs are conducted by specialist professionals onsite.

    Knowing the benefits of learning a second language, we also teach Japanese lessons!

    Child Care Fees At YMCA Sunshine Coast University Hospital ELC

    To meet the diverse needs of families, our child care hours are flexible.  You can choose from full-day, nine-hour and 10-hour sessions.  

    We sincerely value caring for your children and do our very best to keep our fees at an affordable price. Our fees are essential for ensuring we provide your child with qualified educators and outstanding resources all year-round. All prices include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and nappies. 

    Families requiring additional financial assistance can access the Child Care Subsidy through YMCA Early Learning. Sunshine Coast University Hospital staff, Sunshine Coast Health Institute students and Spotless staff can also take advantage of a 5% discount on fees.

    Download YMCA Sunshine Coast University Hospital Early Learning Centre Family Handbook

    This Family Handbook will give you an insight into some experiences your child will have at our centre and what to expect in the year ahead.

    It is also filled with useful and relevant information regarding everyday processes and procedures. Some of the topics covered include:

    • Enrolment and transition
    • Bookings, changes to bookings, and absences
    • Fees and overdue fees
    • Staffing and child protection
    • Programs and activities
    • Food and nutrition

    Should you have any questions along the way, our Director is happy to support you.