About Us



Our history

Bowen Childcare & Early Education was founded in 1978, known initially as Bowen & District Childcare. We originally started at the Esplanade in Queens Beach, where we operated for 10 years. After 10 years, we were granted a lease by Council to build a new Childcare Centre at 65 Williams Street, officially re-opening on August 13, 1988.

In January of 1998, an extension was added to the back of the centre to accommodate a new nursery. In 2017, we changed our name to Bowen Childcare & Early Education Centre to better reflect who we are and what we offer. We are a not-for-profit daycare centre, led by a team of educators. We are a not-for-profit long daycare centre, run by a Management Committee made up of parent volunteers. We have a great team of highly qualified, and well experienced educators, who provide high quality educational programs for the children in their care

Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for your children where they can develop their self-esteem, trust in others, love for diversity and overall well-being. Our education programs are designed to help your children learn group skills, adaptation skills, and problem-solving skills. We also have programs for newborns, infants and toddlers. We work with children of all ages, helping them move forward and develop the skills necessary to be successful.
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Our Team Members


Cleo Rewald
Karen Lavaring
Erin Howard
Julia Deveney
Jordan Edwards
Sonia Fulton
Losi Futuna
Melissa Jensen
Kenedy Markey
Shanae Mattingley
Peter Sweet
Kate Taylor
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer team member, please contact us so we can discuss further. Bowen Childcare & Early Education is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment, where your children will learn to believe in themselves, trust in others, love diversity and be prepared for life and all of its opportunities.