A nurturing early learning experience in Burdell 1.

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Parents adore Petit Burdell.

Marika, Burdell 1 QLD

Fantastic centre great staff great food my kids love it and I feel very confident sending my children there I would recommend to anyone.

Katrina, Burdell 1 QLD

I cannot rate the center and the educators highly enough. They are always happy, friendly and very knowlegable. They are more than happy answer any queries or questions you may have (which I had being only new to daycare). The center is excellent with great activities and equipment for the children.

Christa A., Burdell 1 QLD

The facilities at the centre are amazing! Being a brand new centre, obviously things are nice. But one thing we have said each time new toys or equipment arrive – you provide great quality equipment from the beginning! The toys are fabulous, we LOVE the wooden toys, puzzles and the great outdoor play. The room is really well set up for the age group that are enjoying it.

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The high-quality care your child deserves.

Extra-curricular activities

From bike riding and sports days to imaginative play, music and language lessons, there is always something available to keep your child happy. They also get to interact with a range of animals in hands-on classes, learning about caring for domestic pets and also how to behave safely and respectfully around native wildlife.

Meals

We have qualified in-house chefs who prepare all our children’s meals, ensuring a healthy and balanced diet. For children in our Treasure Cove studio or OSCH program, we also have hands-on cooking sessions where they can assist in preparing meals and snacks for the day.

Inclusions

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

Typical day at Burdell
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.

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.

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.

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

Katie GudgeCentre Director

I have been in the early childhood industry for 25 and have an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. My mother owned and operated a child care centre from when I was very young. I have had the pleasure to work with families from all walks of life and that has made me love working in child care even more.

The most rewarding aspect of my role is seeing each child learn new things, smile, and being happy to see me — knowing that I am doing a job I love and that parents have so much trust to leave the most important thing in their lives in my care.

My goals for the centre are to provide an environment that:

  • Is culturally inclusive
  • Nurtures confident, happy, healthy children
  • Is safe and secure, so that children can learn who they are and start to build positive relationships with others

One magical moment at the centre was coming back from 4 weeks of holiday and having so many children want to run up and give me the biggest hugs. It was nice to know I was missed and see all of their smiling faces.

Petit ELJ Fees 2020

Long Day Care – All Ages

$105*/day

*Speak to our team regarding a $5 per day subsidy for eligible Kindergarten children from January 2020.

Included in the fees:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • All meals. 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)

Burdell 1 studios:

Studio Age Range Capacity
Angel Avenue 0 – 15 months 8
Baby Boulevard 0 – 14 months 8
Burrows Lane 15 months – 2 years 8
Haven Place 15 months – 2 years 17
Darling Drive 2 – 3 years 20
Blossom Hill 3-4 years 22
Treasure Cove 4-5 years 22
Opportunal OSCH 5-12 years

Child Care Subsidy Eligibility.

These fees are before Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Burdell 1 is registered and eligible for CCS support.
You can obtain an estimate of the subsidy you may receive under CCS on:

https://www.centrelink.gov.au/custsite_pfe/pymtfinderest/paymentFinderPage.jsf?wec-appid=pymtfinderest&wec-locale=en_US#stay

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

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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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