Childcare and parenting rooms

Childcare 

Regardless of your mode of study, we can help you locate a childcare centre in your area.

Toowoomba

Mirambeena Children’s Centre is an independently run, community based, not for profit childcare centre located close to USQ Toowoomba. It is governed by C&K and offers high quality Kindergarten education for children aged 3 months to pre-prep.

Springfield

At Springfield, Kindy Patch operates two separate childcare centres within close proximity to the campus. While these centre are not formally affiliated with USQ, they offer quality care for children from 6 weeks to pre-prep.

Ipswich

At Ipswich, Kindy Patch and Choices Family Day Care offer childcare services within close proximity to the campus. While these centres are not formally affiliated with USQ, they offer a range of quality care for children from 6 weeks to pre-prep.

Online students

You can find a local child care service in your region by visiting MyChild. This resource also provides up-to-date information on vacancies and costs of childcare.

Fee assistance

Assistance is available to support parents and guardians cover the costs of childcare. Visit MyChild for more information on:

  • child care benefit
  • child care rebate
  • jobs, educations and training childcare fee assistance
  • grandparent childcare benefit
  • special childcare benefit.

Parenting rooms at USQ

Toowoomba

The parenting room is located in R131 and is equipped with comfortable seating, a microwave and highchair and change facilities. A hydroboil is currently available in the Learning Commons area. Additional change facilities are also located across campus within the male, female and unisex toilets.

Springfield

The parenting room is located in A105 and provides a baby change table, sink, microwave, high chair and comfortable seating. A baby change table is available in the accessible toilet in the auditorium.

Ipswich

The parenting room is located in Student Life, Room 114 on Level 1 Building H. The room contains a breastfeeding chair with a privacy curtain, lounge chair, fridge, sink, microwave and kettle. Parents can use the Level 1 kitchenette in the hallway to access the hydroboil. A baby change table is available in the Disabled Access toilet, opposite the Parenting Room.

To arrange access to the parenting room please email your request to IpswichSecurityOffice@usq.edu.au and access will be applied to your student ID card. For after-hours access, please contact the Campus Security Office to unlock and secure the facility.