Local Savings

Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Fifth Avenue, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

I drive from Kawana to Maroochydore to take my three year old to this centre, and many other mums at the centre drive further than me. It is an absolutely gorgeous, limited hours centre that provides quality care for 21 children from 2-5 years. (It is the only limited hours centre on the Sunshine Coast.)

Debbie the director is a qualified teacher and her staff of assistants and volunteers run a structured programme in a lovely, old fashioned way. It is very different from the standard daycare centre, as the ratio of staff to children is is 6:21 (compared to 2 :24 for 2-3 yr olds in other centres). The daily fee is only $18 whether you earn $10 000 or $100 000, and there is a $20 yearly administration fee per child. They do not advertise, their reputation has spread by word of mouth and there is a waiting list!

Open from 9am to 2.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Contributed by: Rachael Murphy, 8 Jun 2011