Regardless of your mode of study, we can help you locate a childcare centre in your area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The USQ Toowoomba Parenting Room in R131 has temporarily been relocated to Student Success and Wellbeing in G Block whilst renovations are occurring in R Block. There is comfortable seating for feeding your baby, a fridge and a microwave. Staff can direct you to baby change facilities close by. Please note this room is only available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Should a Parenting Room be required over the weekend for a student attending a residential school, please contact your course examiner.
Microwave and hydroboil are also currently available in the learning commons, now located in C block during the renovations.
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.
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.