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St Francis CCC

Address: 306 Waterloo Corner Road , Paralowie

Phone: 8258 9494

Contact Name: Mathew Greengrass

St Francis Community Children’s Centre is a “not for profit” long day childcare centre. This means any monies made are put back into the centre and ultimately benefit the children.

The centre is licensed to care for up to 63 children, up to and including the age of six years and consists of three rooms; Babies, Toddlers and Kindergarten.  The centre opens at 6:30am Monday through to Friday and closes at 6pm.

Founded and built in 1975 by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters under the business name of Del Giglio Incorporated with a capital grants agreement from the Commonwealth Government on 13 January 1975, St Francis eventually opened its doors in 1976.

On 23 July 1979 Management of the Centre was handed over to the Catholic Women’s League of South Australia Incorporated when the Franciscan Missionary Sisters were recalled back to Italy and from this date the childcare centre operated under the name of “St Francis Childcare Centre”.

On 10 March 1988, the centre changed its name to “St Francis Community Children’s Centre Incorporated”, for which it currently remains.

Whilst the centre has an Italian name and history the centre accepts and respects families of all nationalities and cultures and it has as kept its name in respect of its founders.

St Francis has used its origins as a cornerstone to create a true sense of family, togetherness and community with a home like feel.

Combining the above, our fantastic outdoor environment and the Nation Learning Framework, St Francis is a true ambassador of the creating learning opportunities that are based in a natural and sustainable environment. Over the 40 years of operation this has proven to be a great platform for young and developing children.  

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Community Children’s Centres SA (CCCSA) is a trusted network of more than 100 centres throughout South Australia. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and education for children aged from birth to school age, tailored to meet their individual needs.

Every Community Children’s Centre is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation committed to developing each child’s full potential in partnership with families.