Parents love Petit Early Learning Journey.
Sarah R., Burdell QLD 1
It is not easy leaving your baby for the first time but the carers were amazing as they provide quality one-on-one time with you to discuss in depth your child’s day. Not only does the team do a fabulous job at taking care of my son they go the extra mile to provide assistance to parents with any issues or concerns you may have (for example: routines at home). I am very appreciative of the support we receive from the team at Petit and could not recommend the centre any more highly.
Lucy, Hamilton QLD
My husband and I are very happy to have chosen the newly established Petit Hamilton for our children. The centre itself is custom designed, well resourced, clean and new. The educators are caring, approachable and experienced. Systems and communication with parents is consistently clear and timely. But most importantly, there is always something fun and different for the kids each day they attend! Thank you, Petit.
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.
The high-quality care your child deserves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jessie BakerCentre Director
How long have you been in the early childhood education industry?
For 17 Years.
What are your Qualifications and where did you obtain them from?
I hold my Diploma in Early Child Care, I obtained this in 2009.
What motivated you work in in early childhood education industry?
My mother always worked with children, from being a nurse, to babysitting and managing her own BSC/ASC centre. She always made her families feel so welcomed and loved. I always knew I wanted to follow in her footsteps and provide this same love to other families.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Being able to teach a child something new and watching the ‘twinkle’ in their eyes when they understand and seeing how proud they look. Also listening to them whilst they play – their imaginations make me smile!
What are your goals for the children in your centre/program?
I want the children to continually learn and grow in a loving environment.
Petit ELJ Fees 2019
Included in the fees:
- Nappies, wipes, bedding and linen
- All meals. Wholesome, prepared by in-house chef
- 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)
Child Care Subsidy Eligibility
These fees are before Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Springfield is registered and eligible for CCS support.
You can obtain an estimate of the subsidy you may receive under CCS on:
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
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Frequently asked questions
Q. Are you Child Care Subsidy approved?
A. Yes we are! To aid in the payment of childcare fees, the Family Assistance Office (FAO) has provided access to Child Care Subsidy. Parents, please note it is your responsibility to apply for these schemes with the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50.
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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.