Inspirational early learning in Marian.

Join us at Marian where we provide a home away from home environment. Fostering strong reciprocal relationships with children and families.

Petit ELJ Marian is committed to providing quality care and education for our local and wider community. We provide opportunities for children to become strong confident, competent and capable learners. Situated in the heart of the Pioneer Valley we have the beautiful mountains behind us. Our team of Educators are passionate about teaching, and they sure enjoy what they do! We are committed to ongoing learning and professional development to provide the very best for children and families. We are confident that your child will have the best start to their early education here at Marian.

Meet Kristie Torrisi, our Petit ELJ Marian Centre Director

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.

0-2 Years Old

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.

2-3 Years Old

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.

3-5 Years Old

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.

View Our Studios

Marian 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 Marian, 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 Marian 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 Marian Centre, we offer a variety of incursions including Active Squitz and RESTA (Reptiles, Ecology, Microscopes and more).

Inclusions

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

Fees and what’s included

$124*/ day – All studios

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

*Please speak to our team regarding the Free Kindy subsidy for eligible children participating in the Kindergarten Program.

Our 104 place centre has 5 studios and a separate sleep room attached to the nursery. Children are grouped in studios based on both age and learning dispositions and generally range no more than 16 months. The capacity of our studios ranges between 8 to 22 places.

What’s included

  • Nappies, wipes and sunscreen included and linen provided in Nursery
  • All wholesome meals 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
  • Starter Enrolment Pack (includes a sunhat and tote bag)
  • Access to ChildcareNow 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 are overjoyed with their experiences at Petit Marian.

Tamlyn Haddon, Marian QLD

My daughter has struggled adapting to daycare such is completely normal and understandable. But the staff have been incredibly supportive and helpful to both myself and my daughter throughout the transition. The staff are welcoming and friendly and you can see that they really do care.

Elizabeth Peebles, Marian QLD

For the first few weeks I really wondered if I was doing the right thing my son would just scream. But the staff are absolutely lovely and so helpful and supportive. Now my son runs off to play and can’t wait to go, including melt downs in the shop parking lot next door if we have to go shopping on a non day care day. His speech has developed so well since going and he is becoming more social and affectionate. And it gives me a break from toddler tantrums.

Kylie Burrage, Marian QLD

We have three children attending Petit, Marian. Staff are attentive towards children. We can drop the children off and know they are in good hands. Jasmine is making great progress in the kindy class. The children love day care and their teachers.

Get in touch today to secure your spot at Petit Early Learning Journey Marian.