Intentional and collaborative early learning in Burleigh.

Join us at Burleigh to give your child the best possible start to life and prepare them for their school years.

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Petit ELJ Burleigh is a centrally located and only minutes away from the beautiful Burleigh Heads beaches.

We offer an educational program specifically designed to engage children’s curiosity, imagination and learning through a variety of intentional play-based opportunities. The educational program is created in consultation with the children and their families to support each child’s individual development and learning.

At Petit ELJ Burleigh, we have a strong focus on sustainability and teaching children to be environmentally responsible. The children are encouraged to be responsible for taking care of our many gardens and plants throughout the Centre and tend to their native ‘tickle’ bees in our beautiful rooftop play space.

Our qualified team of educators offer an abundance of knowledge and experience to support and educate children to become capable, confident learners.

Pollyann WebbCentre Director

Hi, I’m Pollyann, and I am the Centre Director at our Petit ELJ Burleigh. I started in Early Childhood Education to make a difference. We all know the first 5 years of a child’s life sets the building blocks of growth. My focus is to support not only children but Educators and Families.

The most rewarding aspect of my role is when you see the light in a child’s eye when they have learnt/achieved/made connections with something for the first time. This in turn is also seen when a Educator is supported and makes connections in their own role as a Educator.

I’m looking forward to making connections within the community. To be the center of choice as the stand out service who focus’s on child well being and being School ready.

To all of our families, I am here as your centre support. I look forward to building a relationship with you and your child and there are no silly questions to ask. Through a partnership together we can ensure your child continues to grow through their Developmental Milestones in a safe, fun and stimulating learning environment.

The high-quality care your child deserves!

Extra-curricular activities

To complement our quality educational program and enrich your child’s early learning journey, we offer numerous incursions and excursions throughout the year. Some of which are inclusive within your daily fee. At our Burleigh Centres, we offer Little Kickers, Future Champs and Yoganastics.

Inclusions

We love to make our families’ lives a little easier by offering all day to day necessities. All nappies, wipes, linen and food are included in your daily fees. We also provide hats and sunscreen for all children. To enhance your child’s early learning journey with us, we are also pleased to include special extra-curricular activities within your daily fee.

Meals

Have peace of mind that your child is eating fresh nutritionally sound meals as they are prepared on-site by our very own chef. Collaborating with experts in nutrition and working alongside recognised nutritional bodies within each state on our menus, all meals are made seasonally to ensure we use quality ingredients. Included each day are breakfast, morning tea, nutritious lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.

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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Burleigh Kindergarten Program.

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

There is a strong focus on children’s social and emotional development to ensure that each child has the skills to become active and confident learners as they move onto school.

Here at Petit ELJ Burleigh, we run a play-based program that stems from the children’s interests, strengths and needs.

We have a keen interest in the importance of families in the children’s kindergarten experience, and we work to nurture the link between home and kindergarten with all the families we meet. We are excited to share with you the learning of your child, and we look forward to the shared experiences of play and fun that we have in each session.

Petit ELJ Burleigh Kindergarten Teacher Profile

Abigail PatetahaEarly Childhood Teacher

I have been an Early Childhood Teacher for 6 years and in the early childhood industry for 10 years.

I have a passion for working with children, helping them to learn and grow. Teaching the future generation and seeing them thrive and achieve their goals is the most rewarding aspect of my role as a teacher.

The goals for the children in my program are to build confident self-identities, independence skills for school readiness and self-regulation skills.

Our Learning Program

Benefits of attending a Petit ELJ Kindergarten or Preschool Program

Our qualified early childhood teachers guide children through a learning journey that provides the foundation for successful transition to school and that aligns with the EYLF that that ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’.

Through participation in our evidence-based pedagogy program which include elements of play-based, inquiry-based and project-based learning, children are encouraged to investigate and explore materials and ideas through play and purposeful interactions.

In attending a Petit ELJ Kindergarten, your child will:

  • Build a sense of security, trust and a confident self-identity.
  • Independence and perseverance are encouraged and nurtured.
  • Learn to show respect for diversity and their environment.
  • Build a sense of autonomy and explore ways to be healthy and safe.
  • Develop confidence and involvement in their learning journey.
  • Have the opportunity to use technology for learning and communication.
  • Explore and expand their language and engage in literacy and numeracy in personally meaningful ways.

All of which we believe will support your child in a successful transition to school and set them up for future learning success.

Extra benefits we gift to you and your child

  • Enriching and exciting incursions and excursions (such as adventures to our local library, aged cared, Woolworths and Myuna Farm) .
  • Assess to interactive Smartboard to enhance learning journey.

Petit ELJ Burleigh Fees 2020

Long Day Care – All Ages

$115*/day

*Speak to our team regarding a $2 per day subsidy for eligible Kindergarten children from January 2020.

Included in the fees:

  • Nappies, wipes and linen
  • All wholesome meals prepared by an in-house chef. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack
  • 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 tote bag)
  • Access to Kindy Now App – a convenient platform to book
    casual bookings and notify the centre of any absence days
  • Access to Safe Sleep Spaces parent program – Nourish

Our 102 place centre has 6 studios and a separate sleep room attached to the nursery. Children are grouped in studios based on both age and developmental milestones and generally range no more than 16 months. The capacity of our studios ranges between 8 to 22 places.

Child Care Subsidy Eligibility

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Burdell is registered and eligible for CCS support. We offer flexible 12, 10 and 9-hour sessions which may assist in maximising CCS entitlement hours. Our Centre Director can assist in determining the best session for you.
You can obtain an estimate of the subsidy you may receive under CCS

Parents love Petit Early Learning Journey.

Raechelle Jeff Mcanulty, Burleigh QLD

It’s amazing. The team are friendly and makes your kids feel like they are part of there family.

Samantha Kerr, Burleigh QLD

Petit Early Learning is the perfect environment for your little ones. My youngest son attended this childcare for the past 9 months and in that time he has grown in himself so much and I have this wonderful place to thank. I’d like to personally thank Fiona for making everything so easy, no stress ever involved and Miss Katie for being a superstar teacher for my son!!

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