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Parents adore Petit Hamilton.

Jennie Karageozis, Hamilton QLD

As a first time parent, I was pretty anxious about the idea of sending my 2 year old son to day care. After extensive research, we decided to go with Petit Early Learning Journey at Northshore Hamilton. The centre is brand new, well designed, not to mention spacious and has a great security system. Most importantly, the educators are extremely caring and experienced. I still remember the first time that I picked up my son from Petit and he didn’t want to leave… Now every time I send my son to Petit, I look forward to receiving a picture journal from the educators about what activities he has done during the day. I would gladly recommend Petit Early Learning Journey at Northshore Hamilton to any of my family and friends.

Lucy, Hamilton QLD

My husband and I are very happy to have chosen the newly established Petit Hamilton for our children. The centre itself is custom designed, well resourced, clean and new. The educators are caring, approachable and experienced. Systems and communication with parents is consistently clear and timely. But most importantly, there is always something fun and different for the kids each day they attend! Thank you Petit.

Therese Helly, Hamilton QLD

My 18mo and 2.5 year old started at Petit Early Learning Journey when it first opened. I have experience with other centres and I have loved other centres but this centre is absolutely above all else. The staff at the centre are so caring and innovative and have contributed to the development of my girls in ways that I could not have imagined. Both girls love going to day care every day and get the opportunity to participate in so many creative learning activities supported by the staff. I think anyone who visits the centre will agree that the calibre of this centre sets it above the others.

The high-quality care your child deserves.

Extra-curricular activities

Your child will be involved in a fun learning environment where imaginary play is inspired and encouraged. Our children especially enjoy activities where they are crawling through “jungles” (tunnels) and climbing “mountains” (foam blocks). Another favourite activity is playing with our home made playdough!

Meals

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.

Inclusions

A big part of our Hamilton day 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.

Typical day at Hamilton
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
Music
Toddlers program
Creative experiences
Peer interactions
Literacy + Numeracy
Music + Movement
Kindergarten
Literacy + Numeracy
Creative arts
Science + Natural world
Technology
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.

Babies.

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.

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Toddlers.

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.

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Pre-school.

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.

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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

Kate YoungCentre Director

I have been in the early childhood education sector for 17 years and am a Diploma qualified educator both here in Australia and in the UK. I am currently enrolled and studying towards an Advanced Diploma through the Australian Institute of Childcare.

I was motivated to work in the early childhood sector after having my own children made me realise that the care I wanted provided for them would be an extension of the care I provided as their mother. I wanted a home away from home environment for my children while they were in care and felt inspired to provide this experience for all children.

Being part of a child’s journey as they navigate through their early years is the most rewarding aspect of my role. Understanding the importance of the early years development and the impact it can have on a child. To know that I have helped shape the person they will become in a positive manner really excites me.

My goal for the children at Petit Hamilton is to create an environment where all children and families feel valued, supported, respected and loved. To embed real and true life values into our everyday practices and program. I encourage children and families to collaborate and engage in our program by creating respectful relationships to ensure the families know their input is valued and needed to ensure a successful and engaging program.

Current concepts and teaching strategies that we are exploring are based on one of my favourite theorists Jean Piaget. “Children learn by doing, rather than being told”. Many magic moments happen throughout the week which makes me so grateful to have the job that I do, however one moment that stands out for me is when a child who attended the centre would not speak or make eye contact, felt respected and secure enough over time to come in one morning and without any prompting say “Hi”.

Fees.

Under 3

$106/day

Over 3

$102/day

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)

Hamilton studios:

Studio Age Range Capacity
Baby Boulevard 0-1 year 8
Burrows Lane 1-2 years 15
Haven Place 15 months – 2 years 15
Darling Drive 2-3 years 24
Blossom Hill 3-4 years 20
Treasure Cove 3.5-5 years 33

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.

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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:
http://www.familyassist.gov.au
https://www.mychild.gov.au/childcare-information/rebate

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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