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Kath Dickson Family Centre

serving, protecting and empowering families since 1975

serving, protecting and empowering families since 1975serving, protecting and empowering families since 1975

Study With Us

Start your rewarding career working with children today

Family Day Care

A flexible child care solution for busy parents

Childcare Centres

Providing more choices for families - hourly, casual or weekly care


A program to help your child develop a love for learning and get ready for school

Business Opportunities for You

We make sure that you are fully equipped to succeed as an early childhood business owner

Enjoy the Benefits of Play Group

A fun way for your child to explore new settings, make friends, develop their skills

Other Services...

In-Home Care

Child Care that’s not mainstream

For eligible families ‘In-Home Care’ offers assistance at a critical time when help is needed the most.

Parent Support

Assisting parents with children

Assisting parents with children between 0 - 5 years in the community of Toowoomba and surrounding districts to improve their parenting skills and abilities.

Toy Library

Enhance your children’s play without breaking the budget

Tired of paying too much for toys? For a small fee you can borrow from us.


It’s a terrific way to become more involved with families

Our main objective is to ensure our volunteers achieve personal satisfaction through learning new skills and meeting new people whilst at the same time provide a valuable contribution.

Creating Better Futures for Children.

Here comes the water works

As the temperatures begin to rise our littlies sometimes become quite irritable. The fastest way to pop a smile on their faces is to offer them some soothing water play. The added benefits are that water play can be indoors and outdoors, is a unique activity for children because it is always available, open-ended, and provides opportunities for extended learning.

Water play is an enjoyable and calming activity where children can play and learn alone or alongside others. Children can participate at any level with no expected end result or product.

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Focus on Nutrition

Each year National Nutrition Week raises awareness of the role of food on our health, and supports the community to enjoy healthy eating.

This year, Nutrition Australia is encouraging all Australians to take the ‘National Nutrition Week’ challenge by preparing healthy meals every day for seven days, and eat to the Australian Dietary Guidelines. October is when this celebration of nutrition occurs each year. It is a wonderful time for parents to give extra attention to their families’ nutrition and a fabulous opportunity to focus on children’s meals and snacks offered daily.

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Kath Dickson

Kath Dickson

Our founder, Miss Kathleen Dickson was a strong and consistent advocate for children throughout her career as a pioneer educator and she was credited with the establishment of Queensland’s first (established 1975 and continuing) child care service for everyday families.
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Sponsors &

Offering a range of ways in which businesses can work with us to help local families.

You can gain increased market awareness, inspire staff to act on their social responsibilities, or engage with new customers – the possibilities are endless.

Things to Do

Looking for some parent inspiration?

We provide a range of ideas to help everyday families from children’s play ideas to health and nutrition.


"Our family have used Kath Dickson Occasional Care for 10 years, with our three kids all enjoying the friendly fun atmosphere while we work. They simply love being there – it’s so much more fun than home with lots of different things to learn and do and the staff are dedicated, stable and clearly enjoy what they do."   Janet Edwards