Welcome to the Active Pathways Early Childhood Centre Web Site. I am pleased to have the opportunity to provide you with an overview and insight into everything that Active Pathways has to offer.  Active Pathways is a small and unique childcare setting that provides nurturing and loving care in a professional manner.

Active Pathways offers a stimulating and safe environment where your child will be educated and nurtured. I understand it is difficult to balance all the commitments and responsibilities of modern day living. When your child is at Active Pathways, can you be assured that they are being loved and taken care of in much the same fashion that you and your family would provide.  It is my belief that children learn best in a supportive, non-threatening, and natural environment. At Active Pathways, your child will learn something new every day, and will also learn important values such as sharing, responsibility, independence, justice and ethics.

I believe that the children who attend my Centre receive the highest level of care, and importantly, have access to many and varied learning experiences. In order to bring the most exciting and innovative techniques to Active Pathways, I am constantly researching all the latest information relating to childhood development. It is the goal of all staff at Active Pathways to implement a program that is both nurturing and stimulating.

My commitment to you is to provide a safe and loving environment that you feel comfortable leaving your child in. I understand that choosing a child care centre is one of the most significant decisions you will make. Thank you for considering Active Pathways as a provider of care for your child. 

Best wishes

Dr Mary Anne Hall

About Active Pathways Early Childhood Centre

Active Pathways Early Childhood Centre is a two room Kindergarten and Long day care Centre that provides care for up to 40 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years of age.  The Centre is owned and operated by Dr Mary Anne Hall who is committed to providing care and education of the highest quality.  Active Pathways Early Childhood Centre is in a quiet residential area of Kearney Springs, near Nell E Robinson Park.  The Centre is situated at 10 Gunn Street, Toowoomba.  The quiet and natural surroundings make it a perfect environment for children to grow and play. This small centre environment is away from any main roads, is fully secured and alarmed (including internal security cameras in both rooms), with the safety and security of children being of the upmost importance.


”Active Pathways works from the ethos that the changing nature of society requires that children are well prepared physically, socially and intellectually for their lives ahead. Central to this ethos is that children are educated and cared for in a way that fosters independence, self-reliance, and respect of others, regardless of race or gender. Part of nurturing this respect is ensuring that programming is inclusive of gender and culture, and recognises the contributions of females, males, and those of various backgrounds, religions and cultures”. Dr Mary Anne Hall

Centre Overview

  • Kindergarten and Long Day Care Centre for 40 children
  • Two rooms: Baby and Toddler room (6 weeks – 3yrs) and Kindergarten Room (3yrs – 5yrs)
  • Specialist classes in a  range of disciplines including: music and dance
  • Well-resourced Centre with a focus on health and education
  • High staff to child ratios
  • No administrative booking or bond fees
  • Open from 6:30am until 6:30pm, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year
  • Fully air-conditioned Centre
  • Pure filtered drinking water provided
  • Nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided
  • Nappies provided
  • Excellent hygiene standards and strong policies around illness
  • Highly trained Early Childhood educators
  • Individual child portfolios
  • Daily programming displayed in both rooms
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities for staff
  • Ongoing special events and displays
  • Natural environment with small animals: birds and fish.