Childcare & Early Learning

The Art of Play

Serving Alkimos, Jindalee, Butler and surrounding suburbs, our early childhood educators use play-based activities to build your child’s confidence.

A picture of Matisse Early Learning Centre in Jindalee on a sunny day

Supporting your child’s creativity

At Matisse, we do things differently. We have a strong focus on art and give every child the opportunity to be creative.

Offering quality childcare for families in Alkimos, Jindalee, Butler & surrounding suburbs


We cater to children from six weeks to five years old. Matisse has a number of rooms available, with experienced childcare providers.

For babies and toddlers, development is supported in a safe environment with free play. Children can then have a seamless transition to our kindergarten program, in preparation for school.

Long Day Care

With operating hours between 6.30am and 6.00pm, Matisse fits in with your schedule. We have long daycare options to suit your work or study commitments. We offer six different sessions, from full day sessions to half day sessions in the morning and afternoon.

We pride ourselves on excellent communication and we’ll update you on your child’s progress. Even when you can’t be there, you’ll never miss a moment.

Holiday Programs

Our comprehensive, in-house holiday programs are open for school age children up to 10 years old. A list of options will be available every day of the week, including:

  • Centre based activities  
  • In house incursions
  • Off-site excursions
  • Arts and crafts
  • Outdoor activities
Group of children with a kindergarten teacher doing arts and crafts at a childcare centre
Girl painting at childcare centre
A young kid having fun at a childcare centre

A day in the life...

When you drop your child off at Matisse Early Learning Centre, a friendly team member will be there to greet you. You can use this opportunity to ask questions and flag any concerns.

Parents are welcome to stay with their children while they complete their morning routine. If your child is feeling nervous, we will put them at ease. We’ll support their friendships and encourage them to try a mix of activities.

During the day, your child will be offered fresh fruit, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon snack, all freshly prepared on site. For younger children, cots are provided for safe, supervised naps. We offer a range of art-based activities including painting, crafts, and sensory play. 

Quality, Affordable Childcare

We are proud to offer high quality childcare services at extremely competitive prices.


Full Day


Half Day


FD Holiday Rate


5 HR Holiday Rate

What people are saying...

Don’t just take our word for it, see what our happy parents have to say about Matisse Early Learning Centre.

Matisse daycare and all the Educators (special mention to Danni and Tania) have made my little guy feel so welcomed and loved. We love the app as it provides his daily updates, what food he has eaten and learning summaries about his development.

Matisse has been a great daycare for my little boy! All the educators are truely lovely and my son adores them all. They have made myself and my partners transition to dropping our son at daycare so easy - being incredibly empathetic with the anxiety of drop offs, to giving us sweet photo updates throughout the day.

Fantastic daycare, the staff are super friendly and really supportive in helping my son reach milestones and goals. Since the new ownership the earlier opening times and food now being provided helps heaps. The coffee machine for the parents is also really nice - especially for them early morning drop offs 😊

As we have been here pretty much since the centre opened, i just love how the change in ownership to owners who actually listen to their staff about changes they need to help with actual education of the children. And the focus of helping the families. My son always comes home happy and worn out which to me is a sign of stimulation and a comforting centre.

Lovely centre and have been very impressed with the changes since the new owners have arrived. The staff are incredible and the centre manager always goes above and beyond - she is the amazing. Definitely recommend

Ready to get started?

Now accepting enrolments

New parents can make an appointment to meet our team and tour our facilities. Alternatively, you can enrol your child today (subject to availability)

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Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about Matisse Early Learning Centre? Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

    What do I need to bring for my child?

    For babies:

    A bag that will fit two spare changes of clothing, nappies, dummy, milk bottle and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

    For toddlers and kindy children:

    A bag that will fit two spare change of clothes including socks and underwear, a filled water bottle, sunhat and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

    Also remember to bring anything else that your child might need such as formula, breast milk, medication or favourite comfort toy for example.

    Please make sure everything is labelled!

    What types of food do you provide?

    We provide a wide variety of foods that is suitable for children. Our food is freshly prepared on site daily from fresh products and is healthy and nutritional.

    Do you cater for different dietary, religious and medical requirements?

    Yes, we certainly cater for individual needs as much as we possibly can. Please let us know of your child’s specific requirements and we will work towards his/her needs accordingly.

    What is a typical daily routine in each room?

    The routines will vary from room to room. For our youngest friends in the babies room, we will try and follow a routine that is close to their home routine, with naps, feeding and play time. For our toddlers, the routine will be a little less individual with more scheduled sleeps, meals and activities during the day. For the kindy children, the routine will focus on structure and school readiness.

    Am I eligible for Child Care Subsidy?

    You will be eligible for Child Care Subsidy if you or your partner meet the minimum requirements set by the Australian Government.

    The amount of CCS subsidised hours and percentage of cover will mainly depend on your family’s income, the hourly rate cap of the Childcare service you want to enrol your child/children in, the hours of activity you and your partner do, and the number of children in your care. All applications are assessed individually. All detailed information can be found on Services Australia.

    The CCS fees are paid directly to the provider, leaving the family to only pay the residual value to make up for the daily fee (also called “The Gap”)

    Is the service Sun Smart accredited?

    The centre is Sun Smart accredited and follows clear Sun Smart guidance. Sunscreen is applied regularly throughout the day before going outdoors and UV levels are monitored on a daily basis. Parents are required to provide a sunhat and appropriate clothing.

    Are your staff qualified?

    All staff employed at Matisse Early Learning hold the required qualification to do the job they are employed to do. All educators hold or are working towards a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and/or hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

    As per regulations and when required, Matisse Early Learning employs an Early Childhood Teacher.

    What is the child/educator ratio?

    Staff ratio varies from room to room and is a at minimum:

    Nursery room – 1 staff for every 4 children
    Toddler’s room – 1 staff for every 5 children
    Kindy room – 1 staff for every 10 children

    Are public holidays charged?

    Public holidays are charged at the same daily fee as any other day. Child Care Subsidy will also apply on public holiday if the allowable yearly absences have not been exceeded.

    How far is your childcare centre from Alkimos?

    We are just a 2 minute drive from central Alkimos, just 1.1km. You can find us by clicking HERE.