Our centre is a Government approved kindergarten, designed to provide your child with the necessary tools for school.
Play-based Education
Play-based learning encourages talking, reading, imagination and writing skills; setting your child up for success.
Our children participate in a range of indoor and outdoor activities all year round to help them grow and develop at their own pace.

Your child’s first steps are the most important

First Steps is a family owned and operated centre located in Atherton, Queensland.

Our centre is a home away from home for your children, providing them with an entertaining and engaging space where they can learn and grow at their own speed. We provide an environment where children can grow and thrive, while having fun; and a community for our parents to help with their child’s day-to-day developments.

Our qualified and passionate team are dedicating to providing the outmost care to your little ones; giving you the peace of mind that your children are in safe hands. Being a family owned and operated centre, we treat all of our families in our community like family; your children are our children.

Why your family will love First Steps

We want your child to experience all there is to offer during their time at our centre, so that they can grow into capable, kind and well rounded people. This is why we offer a diverse range of services across our centre. 

Play-based education

Educational programs 

Behavioural frameworks

Intergenerational program

Government Approved Kindergarten

Family operated environment

Qualified trained educators

Outdoor play with Sunsafe policies



Our Centre Handbook

Everything you need to know when having a child at First Steps.

Our Rooms


We love First Steps! Amazing, caring staff and excellent management. I feel totally safe leaving my son in their care and even better, he loves it

Karlie M

Both of our children went to First Steps and loved it. It is a great family and community based centre with warm and welcoming staff. The educators are highly qualified and produce excellent programs that engage the children. I would highly recommend sending your children here. It’s like having your own extended family – there is so much love for all of the children.

Kayleigh G

Both my daughters have gone to First Steps. My youngest starts Kindy this year after beginning at First Steps at 9months old and she loves it so much! All the carers are so kind and happy and welcoming and Connie & Trevor are just amazing.

Danielle J

All 4 of my children have attended First Steps over the last 10 years and loved it. The centre and its staff have had an important role in our children’s development on all levels, and now feel like part of the family. Connie and Trevor go above and beyond to ensure children enjoy high quality care, and fun, stimulating experiences that helped my children learn many new skills. The staff are highly qualified, experienced, warm and caring. They were particularly supportive and helpful with my 2 autistic children. We will all be very sad when our youngest starts school.

Lianne B

I have just had my 3rd child graduate kindy at the centre. It has been such a wonderful place for our kids to learn and grow. The staff have been amazing. I love how each child is treated like they are family. A caring and nurturing place for your child that I highly recommend.

Kerri-lee H