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Rothwell Kids Early Learning Centre has recently undergone extensive internal and external renovations. We treat each child with respect and dignity and allow children the freedom to grow as individuals. We endeavour to provide our children with a sense of Belonging where they feel accepted and are able to develop attachments and trust in their Educators. It’s our aim to work with all Families to provide a nurturing and stimulating early learning environment for all children in our care.

At Rothwell Kids Early Learning Centre we embrace and celebrate all cultures. We provide ongoing support for all families through the transition from home into their new learning environment within the child care setting.

We uphold and respect the importance of families being the first and foremost educators of their children. This is supported through the collection and sharing of information about each individual child between the families and the educators.

We openly welcome families to participate in our service by establishing an Open Door Policy and we are open 52 weeks a year and closed only for Public Holidays. Our team are experienced, professional, dedicated and creative long-standing staff.

We have a wonderful Bachelor trained Early Childhood Teacher delivering the Kindergarten program for children preparing to enter Prep and our children are able to participate in a range of programs including STEM with an interactive TV and iPads for exclusive use within the Kindergarten program.

Sustainability is embedded in our centres philosophy through, worm farms, compost, vegetable gardens and chicken eggs. Our outdoor play space includes a mini bike track, adventure fort and yarning circle while our indoor environments include a Children’s Cafeteria (aka Cenare’), a Kids Kitchen or Food Lab and dedicated art space (aka Atelier). Our onsite Chef also prepares wonderfully nutritious meals daily for the children including Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Late Snack.

Centre Manager

Traci Shirley

Traci Shirley

Traci has over thirty-five years’ experience in Early Childhood Education and has worked for the centre for over 12 years in the Centre Manager position. Traci holds an Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services and her Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment. Hailing from Tasmania, Traci moved to Queensland with her family in 2003. She has two adult daughters and a husband, and she loves her German Shepherd, Zeus. Traci’s passion and dedication to the early childhood sector was ignited when she was 16 years old when she started on her early years education journey. The most rewarding part of her job is forming relationships with children, families, and industry professionals.​

‘I believe if you form a positive relationship, then that creates a safe, secure environment for the child and their families. Once trust is gained then learning is so much more authentic.’ – Traci.

Traci also believes in the rights of the child, and that each child’s needs should be catered for. She has always strived to lead an inclusive service and enjoys working alongside educators that share the same vision.

Educational Leader

Alicia Thomas

Alicia Thomas

Alicia Thomas holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and she has been in the early learning industry since 2004. Alicia believes that all children deserve a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment to feel a sense of belonging. They should be active participants in our community, and the foundation of this is built through trusting relationships and open honest communication between educators, families and the children. Alicia supports the centre’s educators on a daily basis, increasing their educational knowledge and helping them reflect on their individual pedagogy. She feels privileged to be a part of your child’s learning journey and building confident capable future leaders.

Centre Contact Details


  • 50 Coman Street South, Rothwell, Qld, 4022

Contact Us

  • For vacancy enquiries
  • (07) 3203 3455


  • Centre contact details
  • (07) 3203 3455

Parking Details

On site parking at front of centre.

  • 50 Coman Street South, Rothwell, Qld, 4022

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