Equip your child with the love of learning.

Petit Early Learning Journey is one of the leading long daycare providers that offers a holistic early learning journey for children aged 0-5 years old.

At Petit, your child will develop into a happy and healthy individual, with a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

Tailored learning & curriculum for each age group.

At Petit, we tailor an early learning curriculum for each age group and constantly reflect and evaluate our programs to ensure they met your child’s individual needs.

Babies (0-2 yrs)

Through a gentle, supportive approach, we help your baby develop in key areas from the very beginning. Above all, we provide a safe, warm environment for your baby to build confidence and feel secure and loved.

Toddlers (2-3 yrs)

Bursting with energy and curiosity, we welcome toddlers with love, creativity and patience. As 2 and 3 year-olds become more active and involved in their daily activities, we give them freedom and space to flourish.

Pre-school (3-5 yrs)

Preparing for the school years ahead, pre-schoolers learn and grow immensely from ages 3-5. Through structured and play-based learning, we let your child explore and learn in the way that’s best for them.

Hundreds of parents trust Petit Early Learning Journey.

Petit’s first Centre was opened late 2014. Due to our unique early learning approach and high demand from parents, we were able to open another 18 centres since then, with more to come.

Kristi Chambers

Can't recommend Petit Marian highly enough. My youngest has been attending the center for 12 months and absolutely...

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Sarah Landry

Awesome childcare centre. It is so much easier to head off to work knowing that we are leaving our babies in such...

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Kristen Kachel

The staff at Petit go above & beyond to help the children settle in, regardless of whether they are full...

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Ashley Wilcome

The staff at Petit Caloundra are all fantastic. The kids just love coming each day and even pretend being their...

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State of the art centres.

All Petit Centres are configured to the Educator-to-child ratios as part of National Quality Framework. This means that your children are being supervised to the highest standard and educators are able to give more individual care and attention.


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Port Douglas

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Burdell 1

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Burdell 2

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Coffs Harbour

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Clifton Hill

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Forest Hill

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What makes Petit different.

Petit Early Learning Journey is a progressive, educational, inspiring long day care focused on the holistic learning and development of children.

Children want to feel they are loved, important and unique and at Petit our passionate educators recognise the responsibility we have in helping little minds grow and learn.

Creative thought and school readiness is inspired and encouraged by our centres programming, enthralling class environments and interactive play-scapes.

All our centres include:

  • Healthy, nutritious meals.
  • Secure electronic sign in and sign out system.
  • Access to Storypark – your child’s online learning portfolio.
  • Purpose built natural environments for exploration and play.
  • Nappies and wipes.
  • Hat and bag on enrolment.
  • Kindergarten Program.
  • Holistic perspective of learning and play.

From Petit blog.

31/05/2022Petit Early Learning Journey’s Monthly Newsletter May 2022

Alison’s update Chief Operating Officer Welcome to our May newsletter for 2022. Routines and rituals are essential in creating and maintaining cohesion and familiarity both at home and in our education and care services. When your child arrives at our centre, our Educators purposefully use routines and rituals to support your child’s transition from one […]

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27/05/2022How We Use the Circle of Security

The Circle of Security is a guideline and training program designed for caregivers of children. It is a pedagogical tool that Educators at Petit Early Learning Journey place importance on as it provides a deep understanding of supporting children’s emotions. Robyn Dolby author of The Circle of Security: Roadmap to building supportive relationships (2017), describes it […]

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18/05/2022How To Make Playdough

Playdough is a squishy, rubbery, stretchy and often sticky, soft doughy mixture created for children’s play. There are several different homemade playdough recipes that children and adults can make together. What’s more, playing with playdough has many benefits. Playdough comes in many forms. First, non-toxic or “edible” types are ideal for young children who like […]

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04/05/2022Extracurricular Activities: Children’s learning program and experiences

Extracurricular activities or experiences are an important aspect of our children’s learning programs. Petit Early Learning Journey builds on children’s interests by making available additional child-centred experiences for children to enjoy. In the past, extracurricular activity participation was associated with older school children. Now, high school students all the way down to toddlers and babies […]

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