Child (and Parent) Information & Counselling

About Us

The Kath Dickson Family Centre is dedicated to the care and education of children. Our founder, Miss Dickson was a strong and consistent advocate for children throughout her career as a pioneer educator. During the last 30 years we have established a reputation as ‘leaders of excellence’ in the field of young children, child care, family support and child care training for tomorrow’s leaders. We are a not-for-profit community based organisation that continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of children, families and community (KDIECS) The Kath Dickson Institute of Early Childhood Studies is a registered training organisation delivering competency based training to child-care students at all levels. Childcare training for service types - Nannies, Family Day Care, Long Day Care, Out of School Hours Care. The Kath Dickson Institute of Early Childhood Studies is a registered training organisation delivering competency based training to child-care students at all levels including: Certificate III in Children's Services. Diploma of Children's Services. Advanced Diploma of Children's Services. Certificate IV in Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Diploma of Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Hence we have a thorough knowledge of all relevant Queensland Child Care Regulations. Our reputation for excellence can be verified by our continued place on the Department of Education and Training’s List of Preferred Suppliers. We have a User Choice Contract to deliver training for Traineeships and Apprenticeships. Where possible our students can choose from a selection of delivery modes including night class, regular onsite visits for training and support, or externally or online. All of our students have access to our Student Support Line 1300 304 194 in order to obtain additional assistance with their studies. TAA40102 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This course is running once again with the Kath Dickson Institute. TAA is available to study as a whole course or as an upgrade from BSZ. For more information please visit the Institute page, or call us on 1300 304 194 FAMILY DAY CARE - (FDC) Kath Dickson Family Day care is a professional home-based service operating in Toowoomba and surrounding districts for over 30 years. Interested in a career in childcare? Would you like to stay at home and care for your own children and earn an income? Then ask us about becoming a Home-Based Educator. Who are the Home Based Educators? Home Based Educators are part of a committed team which provide a valuable child care service to the community. Primary responsibility for a Home Based Educator to Provide: Quality Home Based child care. Activities, programs and play experiences to meet the children's developmental needs. Co-ordination Unit Staff regularly provide Home Based Educators with: Supervision, support and resources Playgroup, home visits and training Pre-requisites for Home Based Ed

Quick Facts About The Region

Kath Dickson Family Centre is located in the suburb of South Toowoomba, the customer service centre of Toowoomba in the council of Toowoomba Regional, the state electorate of Toowoomba South and the federal electorate of Groom.