A nurturing early learning environment in Kew.

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Our parents are impressed with Petit Early Learning Journey.

Rhiannon Floey, Caloundra

The care, love, fun and educational experiences my girls have recieved at Petit ELJ Caloundra are exactly what we were after from a daycare provider. We have tried family daycare and other centres and nothing compares to Petit Caloundra. It is so nice to drop my girls off knowing they are safe and in exceptional care.

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.

Kylie D., Burdell 1 QLD

Petit Early Learning Journey is a wonderful centre, where staff members and children facilitate in a friendly, safe, creative and nurturing environment for our son. He has developed some beautiful relationships and learnt helpful and healthy habits that are enabling him to develop and thrive in his early years. As parents, we enjoy going to the centre to see what the educators and kids have been up to. With plenty of outdoor space and a child-directed approach to play and learning, our son is always happy to be there. For this we are very grateful

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The high-quality care your child deserves.

Extra-curricular activities

Our Kew centre is designed over three levels and features a large roof top play area with a purpose-built playground. We also take care of our very own small animals, so children can interact and learn in nature.

Meals

To save you time and assist with those busy mornings, all meals including breakfast are inclusive within your daily fee and are prepared on site by our very own Chef. You can be guaranteed that your children are receiving the freshest, nutritionally sound meals while at Petit.

Inclusions

All nappies, wipes and food are included in your daily fees, we also provide hats and sunscreen for all children. To assist with those busy mornings, bedding and linen is also provided.

Typical day at Petit Kew
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.

Steph SimopoulosCentre Director

1. Why did you choose early childhood education?
I had a great Kinder Teacher and wanted to be just like her. After beginning my bachelor, I realised that I really wanted make connections with families and the community by providing a safe place for children and mums and dads to be in

2. What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding thing for me is knowing that sometimes you may be someone’s only point of contact for the day and they you could singlehandedly be making a difference in their lives of their child’s life without even knowing the impact you are having.

3. What are you most looking forward to at Petit ELJ Centre Kew?
Taking the children into the wider community and familiarising them with social and emotional aspects of their lives that will help them in the future.

4. What are you hopes for Petit ELJ Centre Kew?
To be an integral part of the community that connects families and community professionals into a safe place where they can be and leave their children where they are loved, cared for, taught, inspired and most of all valued as individuals

5. What would you most like to say to all our treasured families?
Its been a long road for Petit Kew opening, and we are so happy to finally be able to invite you in and show you what we are all about. We are building our team into a family that we would love to have you join too.

Petit ELJ Fees 2020

Long Day Care – All Ages

$132/day

Included in the fees:

  • Nappies, wipes, bedding 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 totebag)
  • 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

Child Care Subsidy Eligibility

These fees are before Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Kew 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

From Petit blog.

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Every child has the right to quality early childhood education. When we value these rights, it compels us to provide learning in an environment based on high-quality pedagogy. Reflecting on our teaching strategies in early childhood is crucial to improving pedagogy. When we question the purpose of education and explore early childhood contemporary approaches, we […]

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06/05/2020Encouraging Resilience in Children

How do you help your child bounce back from disappointments and life’s challenges? You may have heard about the importance of building resilience in children, but do you know what it is and how to nurture it? Raising resilient children means being a good role model. Nurturing resilience depends upon having a good relationship with […]

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29/04/2020Building Secure, Respectful and Reciprocal Relationships with Children

The relationships children build at child care are at the centre of all learning. Research shows that Educator-child relationships matter as do those with other children. “Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships” is one of the five core principles of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Educators need to prioritise their relationships with children, as reflected […]

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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.