Petit ELJ Springfield Central is a purpose-built centre which enriches your child’s early learning journey through a team of dedicated educators passionate about guiding your children to grow and learn and through beautifully designed indoor and outdoor environments.
Our families are made to feel welcomed and loved, collaboration is highly valued within our Centre. It contributes to our culture and programming, ensuring children feel they are in a safe and nurturing environment, a home away from home.
Jessie BakerCentre Director
Hi, I’m Jessie Baker, Centre Director of Petit ELJ Springfield Central.
I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and have been in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector for more than 17 years and find my role very rewarding.
My philosophy is based around providing a friendly, safe and supportive environment that provokes curiosity. I understand that all children will learn in different ways and at their own pace and these different learning styles need to be facilitated through a play-based learning approach.
I aim to provide a nurturing environment that promotes each child’s learning and development. My goal here at Petit ELJ Springfield Central is to create a place filled with laughter, learning and memories; not only for the children in our care but their families and our amazing educators too.
The high-quality care your child deserves.
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.
Springfield Central 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 Springfield we pride ourselves on our Kindergarten program. We have strong emphasis on the journey to Prep-readiness and follow a play and inquiry based curriculum which allows children to learn at their own pace in a variety of different ways. Our bachelor trained teachers develop their learning inline with the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines and create real life learning situations that explore problem solving, investigating and experimentation, prep readiness skills and interest based projects.
Petit ELJ Springfield Central Kindergarten Teacher Profiles
Shannon EdenEarly Childhood Teacher
As an Early Childhood Teacher my goals for the children is to guide them on their journey to Prep-readiness, including emotionally and socially. I aim to guide their independence and develop a life long love of learning.
I believe that the Kindergarten program here at Petit is inspired by a mixture of both teacher-initiated learning and child-led experiences, as well as incorporating parent input. Parent input is gathered throughout the term through communication books, storypark and parent teacher conversations and meetings. We also gain their input in terms of their children’s goals for the year while in our studio. Our Children are always included in our program in terms of both planning and reflection. This guides our practice and ensures the program we are providing is catered to each child within the room.
Our prep-readiness program is a balance between the learning of the academics of becoming a life long learner and building the confidence, personal identity, social skills, emotional regulation, individual values and play skills.
Michelle AsheEarly Childhood Teacher
As an Early Childhood Teacher, I aim for all children to achieve their full potential. I guide them in achieving their own goals to become confident and to remain enthusiastic about their learning.
As each child has different learning needs and abilities, I ensure I take this into consideration when developing the Kindergarten program. I aim to build on each of their strengths and challenge them in their learning..
Here at Petit we understand that the overall development of a child’s wellbeing plays an essential role in preparing them for formal schooling. I aim to develop self-confidence and build their resilience which in turn positively impacts how children cope in their transition to school.
The social and emotional development of a child is crucial to how they will cope with such changes. Building positive relationships with others, and being able to express themselves emotionally will assist them greatly with the transition to school. Through the development of the Kindergarten program that is guided by the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines we are also developing self-help skills that will also assist in building self-confidence in the ability to try new things.
As an Early Childhood Teacher, I am currently working with the concept of children being equal partners in the planning of their curriculum. We use learning maps regularly when working on projects and through discussions about our interests and what we would like to learn. Through map planning I aim to give the children the opportunity to engage and have input into how and what our learning focus will be and how we will achieve our learning outcomes together. Learning maps provide a visual of children’s current understandings and allow for future planning.
Benefits of attending a Petit ELJ Kindergarten or Preschool Program
Our qualified early childhood teachers guide children through the learning journey that provides a foundation for a successful transition to school and that aligns with the EYLF 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 guided by the interests of the children and the learning program.
- Assess to interactive Smartboard to enhance learning journey.
Petit ELJ Springfield Central Fees 2020
Long Day Care – All Ages
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 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 Springfield Central 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 CSS.
Parents love Petit Early Learning Journey.
Jo Jo, Springfield QLD
lovely staff. treat the kiddies with such love and care. they always take the time for the little ones and they always have a smile on thier faces. my little man has grown so much
Gemma Rathbone, Springfield QLD
I recently moved my daughter from another centre to Petit ELJ Springfield and I’m so glad I made the right decision! She has settled in really well and all of the educators are just lovely. They all do such a fantastic job and the communication is fab! Highly recommend 😊😊
Keira-Lee Sinclair, Springfield QLD
Amazing group of educators exposing the kids to great opportunities and experiences. Very grateful for all there hard work!!
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