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Personalised early learning in Caloundra.

Join an Early Learning Centre that fosters a holistic approach to play and inspires psychological, social and emotional growth, allowing children to develop new skills and extend their strengths.

Petit ELJ Caloundra is located within a beautiful community. It offers a high-quality play-based learning program founded on current educational pedagogies and inspired by a strong partnership and collaboration with our families.

Educators form strong relationships with our children and our families to ensure they have a deep understanding of each child and their learning journey. This allows educators to design an active and responsive educational program for everyone.

Tailored learning & curriculum for each age group.

At Petit ELJ, 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.

Kindergarten (3-5 yrs)

Preparing for the school years ahead, kindergarten children 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.

Caloundra Kindergarten Program

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

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 Caloundra, 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.

Read more about our learning program here.

What makes Petit ELJ Caloundra different.

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 Caloundra Centre, we offer Bush Kindergarten Program, ELLA Language Program teaching Japanese and Ready Steady Go Kids (inclusive within fee).

Inclusions

We love to make our families’ lives a little easier by offering all day to day necessities. All nappies, wipes 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.

Meet Douglas Arnold, our Petit ELJ Caloundra Centre Director

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Fees and what’s included

$112 / day

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Caloundra 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.

Our 121 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 33 places.

What’s included

  • Nappies and wipes
  • All wholesome meals are prepared by an in-house chef. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack
  • All meals are monitored and assessed through the feedAustralia platform ensuring an alignment with Australian Dietary Guidelines
  • 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

Parents see their children loving Petit Early Learning Journey Caloundra.

Brittany Melling, Caloundra QLD

Love the team at Petit! Since Kylie has taken over as director the centre has just thrived. Couldn’t be more grateful for what each and every educator does for our babies!!

Tamara Challis, Caloundra QLD

I have loved this centre since I started our daughter in the baby room! We even moved our son from another centre to this one we loved it so much. All the teachers are amazing I love those girls as they treat our kids like their own!! Kylie is a great centre manager as well I’ve been so happy with how everything has been! Makes my life easier knowing my kids are in capable hands!

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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