Tiny Town Child Care Centre and Kindergarten was established in 1974 by the Uniting Church to cater for the needs of young children and their parents in the local Enoggera community. Our goal is to create a stimulating, nurturing and challenging learning environment where children can develop to their full potential, with a sense of belonging, positive self-esteem, wellness and a loving heart.
We cater for a maximum of 27 children. Offering an environment that is comfortable and familiar to our children. Supported by educators who can spend a little extra time with each child. This ensures our children don’t feel overwhelmed or “institutionalised” as they might in other centres.
Children who attend Tiny Town fondly and definitively say they go to ‘Tiny Town’, not ‘day care’ or ‘Kindy’. It is a special place for them with special meaning – a place where they feel they belong.
Our small inclusive group enables siblings to be together, or safely within sight of one another. It also enables mentoring and fast learning through peer-based learning. At Tiny Town you’ll see that we are just one big family with all children and educators getting to know each other.
Our centre has a leafy outlook containing lush natural gardens. Our stimulating outdoor play area includes a yarning circle, watercourse over a creek bed, a sensory garden and veggie patch, along with a compost and recycling centre. We also take weekly bush kindy trips down to the local park and Kedron Brook creek. See our Bush Kinder program.
We encourage children to be adventurous. Being brave and trying new things helps children to build confidence in their own abilities, be resourceful and resilient. As well as develop physical strength, coordination and gross motor skills.
We get regular visits from our friends in the community including local police, ambulance and fire brigade personnel who visit our Centre each year to talk to the children about their jobs and how to stay safe in the big world. Staff from our local library visit throughout the year to deliver special story time and literacy activities for the children.
Tiny Town has been an important part of the greater Enoggera community for over 45 years and values the support the local community provides us. We host a number of family events throughout the year. We have strong connections with community groups, the local church, and encourage family involvement such as special persons days, grandparent morning teas, kindergarten celebrations and more.
We also stay in touch with local primary schools, helping to smooth the transition for children going from Kindy to Prep, so ‘Big School’ is something our children look forward to. Our children go on to enrol at a number of local schools including: