Caloundra QLD 2018-02-19T14:04:42+00:00

Personalised early learning in Caloundra.

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Parents cherish Petit Caloundra.

Ashley Wilcome, Caloundra QLD

The staff at Petit Caloundra are all fantastic. The kids just love coming each day and even pretend being their teachers at home. All toys and equipment are brand new. Everything is set up perfectly, even overlooking the lake!

Cassandra Cover, Caloundra QLD

From the moment Amalia and I visited Petit at Caloundra we felt at home. It is always a little daunting at the start of a daycare journey but the lovely educators and beautiful atmosphere made it very easy to feel comfortable and welcome. We are very happy at Petit Early Learning Journey.

Chantelle Turner, Caloundra QLD

Jackson has been attending Petit ELJ Caloundra since early July and he loves it, as do I. From day one, Jackson has always had a smile on his face when I drop him off for the day and it’s always an effort to get him out to the car because he never wants to leave. He adores the centre manager and his teacher Miss Nicole. He has come leaps and bounds since starting at Petit.

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The high-quality care your child deserves.

Extra-curricular activities

Petit Caloundra is home to our 2 pet fish, 3 hermit crabs and 4 chickens! Our animal friends create opportunities to teach your child all about the fundamentals of keeping and caring for pets, including responsibility and routine. We also teach about health and wellbeing through our weekly ‘Ginger Sports’ and ‘Ready, Steady, Go Kids’ programs right in the centre. We also provide a number of play-based learning programs and offer a Queensland Government approved Kindergarten program.


A big part of our Caloundra child care offering is making our families’ lives as easy as possible. All nappies, wipes and food are included in your daily fees, we also provide hats and sunscreen for all children.


Have peace of mind that your child is eating the freshest, most nutritionally sound meals as they are prepared on-site by our very own chef.

Typical day at Caloundra
Time Nursery (0-2 years) Toddlers (2-3 years) Pre-Kindy (3-5 years)
6:30am Children + Parents are welcomed Children + Parents are welcomed Children + Parents are welcomed
6:30am-9:00am Indoor/outdoor experiences + Free play Indoor/outdoor experiences + Free play Indoor/outdoor experiences + Free play
9:00am Morning tea Morning tea Morning tea
9:30am-11:30am Nursery program
Free movement
Sensory experiences
Exploration of natural world
Toddlers program
Creative experiences
Peer interactions
Literacy + Numeracy
Music + Movement
Literacy + Numeracy
Creative arts
Science + Natural world
Group experiences
Physical development
Community + Culture
11:30am Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm Sleep/Rest/Relaxation Sleep/Rest/Relaxation Sleep/Rest/Relaxation
2:00pm-3:00pm Child interest led indoor experiences Child interest led indoor experiences Child interest led indoor experiences
3:00pm Afternoon tea Afternoon tea Afternoon tea
3:30pm-6:30pm Outdoor experiences + Free play
Late snack provided
Outdoor experiences + Free play
Late snack provided
Outdoor experiences + Free play
Late snack provided

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 programmes to ensure they meet your child’s individual needs.


0-2 years

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.


2-3 years

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.


3-5 years

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.

The perfect environment for your child to discover their creativity, confidence and love of learning.

Your child will be engaged in an honest, welcoming and friendly environment that is suited to their age and developmental needs. Our staff-to-child ratios ensure your child is getting the best care and attention they need and deserve.

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Keeping you connected every step of the way.

To help parents keep track of their child’s day care experience, we use an online management tool called Storypark. This app allows you to discover and follow your child’s learning journey and you can also find documented stories about your child and their day.

Educator Profile

Kylie LakosCentre Director

I have always had a passion for helping young children succeed. Even as I child myself, I loved coaching netball and babysitting children whenever I could.

I have a passion for supporting children’s growth and development and empowering children to make their own choices and gain their own understanding of the world around them, while ensuring they are treated with the same respect as anyone else.

Recently we farewelled our friends who were moving off to Prep. It was magical to watch each of the children display their confidence and show how well prepared they are to take the step into their new journey through school.

My goal is for the children to feel a sense of belonging and security within their environments within the centre. And that the children enjoy their day and families are comfortable having their children in care. It can be one of the hardest steps for a family to take.

I am here for each and every family to support and guide them through the process to ensure everyone feels like they are a part of our ever growing Petit family!


Under 3


Over 3


Before School Care


After School Care


Vacation Care


Included in the fees:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • All meals (excluding breakfast). Wholesome, prepared by in-house chef
  • Access to our secure, electronic sign in and sign out system
  • Access to StoryPark – your child’s online learning portfolio
  • Inclusion in our Early Childhood Teacher taught Kindergarten Program (if eligible)
  • Starter Enrolment Pack (includes a sunhat and totebag)

Caloundra studios:

Studio Age Range Capacity
Baby Boulevard 0-15 months 8
Burrows Lane 15 months – 2 years 16
Haven Place 2-3 years 20
Blossom Hill 3-4 years 22
Treasure Cove 4-5 years 33
Schoolies 5-12 years 22

Child Care Rebate & Child Care Benefit eligible.

All Petit centres are registered and eligible for Child Care Rebate & Child Care Benefit support.

Kindergarten Program.

Enrol your Child in a Kindergarten Program today to encourage a smooth transition and school readiness!

Benefits of attending a Petit ELJ Kindergarten Program:

  • Socialisation and supportive friendships
  • Develop a love of learning
  • Better prepared to start school
  • Interactive Smartboard and iPads to enhance learning journey

Kindergarten Program Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Do Petit ELJ provide a Kindergarten Program?

A. Petit ELJ provide a kindergarten program for children in the year before Prep (children who are 4 by 30 June in the year they start). Our kindergarten program is play-based and is delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher.

Q. Is your kindergarten program funded and supported by the Australian Government?

A. Yes our Centres based in QLD and VIC run a kindergarten program that is recognised and approved by their respected Governments. These Centres also receive additional funding to enhance the kindergarten program.

Q. What is the difference between your Kindergarten Program and Council Kindergarten’s/Private Schools?

A. The difference is that our program runs within long day care hours so we operate from 6.30am to 6.30pm* Monday to Friday, are open 52 weeks a year and open all school holidays which allows us to cater to all family/work situations.

*Please check operating hours with individual Centre.

From Petit blog.

04/06/2018How to Pick the Best Pet for Your Child

Since cats and dogs top the list of family pets, we focus on what families should consider before adoption. But don’t forget about fish, lizards and more!

by Petit Journey
17/05/2018How Long Day Care Centres Aid Parents in Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Serving nutritious, delicious meals and snacks is just one of the ways long day care centres aid in encouraging healthy lifestyles. Even picky eaters give in!

by Petit Journey
10/05/2018Pumpkin Rosemary Parmesan Loaf Recipe

With half a kilo of butternut pumpkin, fresh chopped herbs and grated cheese your child won't even know how much goodness he's eating.. he'll just know its YUMMY!!!

by Content First
30/04/2018Helping grow our future – Petit Early Learning Marian’s visit to Landcare Centre

Petit Early Learning Journey child care provides a hands-on opportunity for children to learn about the environment. Petit’s high quality, progressive and inspiring child care centres focus on holistic learning and development of children. A vibrant place for your child to learn, grow and explore.

by Petit Journey
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Frequently asked questions

Q. Are you Child Care Benefit/Child Care Rebate approved?

A. Yes we are! To aid in the payment of childcare fees, the Family Assistance Office (FAO) has provided access to Child Care Benefits (CCB) and the Childcare Rebate. Parents, please note it is your responsibility to apply for these schemes with the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50.

For further information:

Q. When are my fees payable?

A. Fees are payable on the Friday of your child’s first week of care via Ezidebit. Fees are payable one week in advance so in your child’s first week of care, two weeks fees with be debited.

Q. Can my child and I have an orientation before commencing care?

A. Yes you are more than welcome to orientate your child to our Petit Centres.

We want to help make the settling in period as easy as possible — as new situations are often overwhelming for young children. A gradual introduction for your child into Petit Early Learning Journey centre works best.

Please contact our Centre Directors to arrange a suitable time for you and your child to visit our Centre and meet our educators.

Our orientation sessions are at no charge however all enrolment documents must be returned and parents must stay on the premises.

Q. Do you have a minimum number of days my child has to attend?

A. Yes, we recommend a minimum of 2 days as we believe your child will benefit from building strong trusting relationships with their educators and peers.

They’ll also settle in more quickly the more frequently they attend.

Q. What do I need to bring on my child’s first day?

A. You only need bring a spare change of clothing, a water bottle and linen for your child as we supply all meals, nappies and sunhats.

For families who have littles ones in the nursery, please bring bottles and formula/breast milk. If a comforter such as pacifiers, blanket or soft toys is required, please feel free to bring this along too.

Q. Can I please come in for a tour before deciding whether we enrol our child?

A. Yes you most definitely can!

Please call our Centre Directors to arrange a suitable time for you and your child to visit our Centre and meet our educators or request a tour here.

Q. I want to enrol my child, what is the process?

A. Please complete an online enquiry form or alternatively call your preferred Centre you can locate their number here and a Petit team member will be in touch with you to walk you through the next steps in enrolling your child.

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