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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

Child Care 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 and 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.

Parenting Articles

Everyday tips for everyday families

For the latest parenting information on everything! From sun safety and family road trip topics to healthy eating and child behaviour management ideas.

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.

2015 Family Centre Appeal

Kath Dickson Family Centre’s CEO, Jude Mills, said “Our Kath Dickson Family Appeal 2015 was launched on 29th June with our ambitious target to achieve $22,000 support from our generous Toowoomba business community.”

“ Within eight weeks, the tremendous work from our Marketing team together with the generosity of our local business communities gave us a result of $37,500 of combined sponsorship and donations.”, “How incredible is that result. It allows us to purchase a car for our continued play group programs, and is a testament to a rekindling of community into our organisation,” says Jude.

The Chronicle - 28 August, 2015 - Page 6

Family centre support hits the road

It is through the generosity of Toowoomba businesses that the Kath Dickson Family Centre will continue to provide support to families in need.

Marketing manager Anita Adams said the Family Centre Appeal had raised $37,200 - more than the target of $22,000.

The money was used to buy a new vehicle for the centre.

Ms Adams said to show appreciation, the names of the sponsors were painted on the panels of the car... see the full story here.

Read about and see who sponsored the 2015 Family Centre Appeal

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