Three decades of love for childcare centre worker
GOODNA Community Childcare Centre has celebrated 30 years of caring for little ones.
The facility celebrated on February 27 with a party where it invited all past students back to the centre for a morning tea and a birthday cake.
One educator who has been there since day one is Chris Gamble, who works in the babies room.
Ms Gamble said it was hard to believe three decades had flown by.
"It really doesn't feel like that much time has passed," she said.
""It only feels like yesterday that I started working here.
"I have seen many generations of the same family come through here, and that has been one of my biggest highlights.
"Right now we have a little girl whose father had attended the centre. I remember looking after him right here in the babies room."
The centre has also been a popular place for former students who are studying early childhood learning to visit and complete their work experience or practical work.
"It is wonderful that former students feel like they can come back and see us and say hello," Ms Gamble said.
In the past 30 years, the centre has cared for thousands of young children, survived the 2011 floods and opened a new section with extra bathrooms and public access which was funded by Education Queensland.