Supported play-based early learning in Wooloowin.

Join an Early Learning Centre that celebrates the uniqueness and strengths of every child.

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Petit ELJ Wooloowin is steeped in deep history as our beautiful Centre was once the Kedron Brook Bakery which was established in 1888. Over the years the building has been used for various purposes, but we are proud to now call this our home.

Our children’s interests make the foundation for our learning program, as we believe that all children’s voices should be heard and valued. Our learning environments are designed to encourage the whole child while being mindful that we are supporting the individual child too. We believe in making our families feel like part of our family, which encourages and builds strong and respectful relationships that are meaningful and true. We do this by collaborating with all our families to ensure the best outcome for all children.

At Petit ELJ Wooloowin, we support our team by offering professional development training to encourage their growth and development. We love to celebrate not only our children strengths within our Centre but our Educators too.

Amber ColeCentre Director

Hi, I’m Amber Cole, Centre Director of Wooloowin. I have studied my Bachelor of Arts majoring in Primary and Early Education. My biggest motivator is recognising the positive impact we have on children’s lives.

I am passionate about leading a progressive, caring team and I love each and every day in my role. I believe children learn best and discover their world through exploration, curiosity and child lead experiences.

Our Educators create purposeful, open ended environments that influence the creativity and care for each child.

The high-quality care your child deserves!

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 Wooloowin Centres, we offer Hush Little Babies Music, Little Potters and Dance-Along.


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


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.

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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Wooloowin 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 Wooloowin, 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.

Petit ELJ Wooloowin Kindergarten Teacher Profile

Lisa McGuireEarly Childhood Teacher

Hi, my name is Lisa McGuire and I have 15 years’ experience working in this wonderful profession, beginning in New Zealand where I completed my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). I have spent the past six years working here in Brisbane where I have been able to learn new skills and develop my teaching and leadership skills.

I regard myself as an educator who maintains a nurturing, caring and fun approach to teaching.

I have a strong understanding of the importance of play-based learning where children can explore, experiment, discover and solve problems in imaginative and playful ways. Within this approach, I have gained extensive experience and understanding on how to guide and encourage children as they learn. I am able to work with and alongside children who have a wide range of interests, passions and skills levels.

As an early childhood teacher, I recognise that relationships and a strong sense of belonging are fundamental to a quality and enriched early childhood education. This can be achieved through meaningful and sincere connections and communication between children and their families and by providing our children with a curriculum that is accessible and inclusive that offers meaning and purpose and prepares them for a more formal learning journey at school.

Our Learning Program

Arin TanEarly Childhood Teacher

Hi, I am Arin Tan. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood). My passion lies in developing children’s social and emotional competence as a child’s early years sets the foundation for lifelong success as an adult. The first years of a child’s life is a crucial time for brain development. My role as an Early Childhood Teacher is to create a predictable, nurturing and responsive environment where children are able to recognise and regulate their feelings; form and maintain friendships; problem solve; and become competent in tackling challenges.

Our Kindergarten program provides children with opportunities to experiment, engage in trial-and-error, collaborate, think critically, and take risks. Literacy, numeracy, STEM, cultural awareness and a focus on wellbeing are also incorporated through our play-based learning experiences and group times. Our daily program is guided by children’s interests, ideas and voices and we welcome parents’ suggestions and feedback too. Through our Kindergarten program, we hope that your child’s transition to school will be smooth and successful.

Our Learning Program

Benefits of attending a Petit ELJ Kindergarten Program

Our qualified early childhood teachers guide children through a learning journey that provides the 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.
  • Assess to interactive Smartboard to enhance learning journey.

Petit ELJ Wooloowin Fees 2021

All Ages

$122 / 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 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 120 place centre has 8 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 Wooloowin 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.

Enrolment Administration Fee

If your child is enrolling for the first time a non refundable enrolment administration fee is
required to secure your child’s permanent enrolment. Our $30 enrolment administration fee
will be charged on completion of the enrolment forms.

Parents adore Petit Early Learning Journey.

Natalie Newman, Wooloowin QLD

It’s very family orientated. The educators are warm and caring. The meals provided are delicious and my little girl is trying new foods and vegetables which is a bonus! Highly recommend Petit!

Punit Singh, Wooloowin QLD

My daughter started this lovely Daycare for full 5 days since the age of 9 month, the educator are so supportive and understand new parents problems. Now my daughter is 2.5 years old now and I didn’t face any problem at all, see lots of leaning in my child. Highly recommend their staffs and facilities.Special thanks to Miss Mell,Miss Sarah,mrs Alex and Trish and many more …

Kaite Stewart, Wooloowin QLD

I wanted to take this opportunity to express how extremely impressed I am with the centre and the joy I get dropping my child there. They constantly go above and beyond my expectations and my experience has been amazing. My little boy was such a handful who was experiencing such a huge problem with childcare but since moving to Petit I can see a huge change. The teachers Molly and Louisa are caring and comforting and just so approachable and seem to be so engaged in what they do with the children. Lastly Jo and Yara wowza these woman  are bloody legends! They have made my journey as a mother so much easier – they always makes me feel welcome and my child feel validated and loved! Well done to Petit for having a centre that is so outstanding.

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