Wooloowin QLD2020-01-07T07:34:23+00:00

A comprehensive early learning centre in Wooloowin.

Secure your child’s place at high-quality, holistic child care in Wooloowin and equip them with the love of learning that will last a lifetime.

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Parents adore Petit Early Learning Journey.

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.

Sarah Landry, Burdell 2, QLD

Awesome childcare centre. It is so much easier to head off to work knowing that we are leaving our babies in such capable hands. All of the staff are professional and love our children like they are their own. Nothing is too much trouble. Exciting healthy meals which both my fussy kids eat. Easy to contact for anything. Knowledgeable educators.

Katrina, Burdell 1 QLD

I cannot rate the center and the educators highly enough. They are always happy, friendly and very knowledgeable. They are more than happy answer any queries or questions you may have (which I had being only new to daycare). The centre is excellent with great activities and equipment for the children.

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The high-quality care your child deserves.

Extra-curricular activities

Our Wooloowin centre has a large outdoor play area that features a purpose-built playground. We also provide a home to our very own little animals!

Inclusions

A big part of our Wooloowin day care offering is making our families’ lives as easy as possible. All nappies, wipes and food are included in your daily fees, we also provide hats and sunscreen for all children.

Meals

Have peace of mind that your child is eating the freshest, most nutritionally sound meals as they are prepared on-site by our very own chef.

Typical day at Wooloowin
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.

Educator profile

Angie McDonald Centre Director

I have been working with children for over 20 years, starting as a float educator and moving my way to centre manager.

I have a Diploma in Children’s Services and educating children is my life, it is my love and passion.  The joy I receive watching a child develop and grow, is a beautiful thing to be a part of.  The most rewarding part of my role is the unconditional love you receive from the children and knowing you are laying the foundations for the children’s educational future.

My aim is to create an environment here within the centre that allows the children to grow and develop, while encouraging their love for learning.  I encourage the families and children to engage in our programs by getting to know them both as a family group and as individuals.  This allows me to support their needs while encouraging the family and giving them information on their child’s educational needs and how we are catering to them.

One of my most magical moments was when I took a new mum upstairs to collect her little boy on his first day away from Mum.  When we got to the door you could see him sitting on the mat with his educator.  The educator was making funny faces which was making him laugh very loud.  Mum stopped, and began to cry, not sad tears, but happy tears.  She told me when I asked if she was OK, she had felt guilty all day about leaving him, but seeing him so happy made it all better.

Petit ELJ Fees 2020

Long Day Care – All Ages

$122*/day

*Speak to our team regarding a $2 per day subsidy for eligible Kindergarten children from January 2020.

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

Wooloowin studios:

Studio Age Range Capacity
Baby Boulevard 0 – 15 months 12
Angel Avenue 0 – 15 months 12
Burrows Lane 15 months – 2 years 12
Willow Way 15 months – 2 years 12
Haven Place 2 – 3 years 15
Darling Drive 2 – 3 years 15
Blossom Hill 3 – 4 years 22
Treasure Cove 4 – 5 years 20

Child Care Subsidy Eligibility

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

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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.