Marian QLD2019-06-14T17:53:45+00:00

Inspirational early learning in Marian.

Choose a vibrant place for your child to learn, grow and explore. With our indoor and outdoor spaces, your child can experience all life has to offer.

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Parents are overjoyed with their experiences at Petit Marian.

Kristi Chambers, Marian QLD

Can’t recommend Petit Marian highly enough. My youngest has been attending the center for 12 months and absolutely loves it, so much so we have decided to have her complete Kindy here next year. The carers are lovely and make us feel at home upon arrival. She looks forward to her daycare days and that makes me happy knowing she is content.

Kate Turner, Marian QLD

The friendly, caring, amazing staff at Petit Marian make my son’s time at the centre fun, exciting, homely, educational, adventurous and inspiring! He absolutely adores his teachers/carers and always has lots of happy stories to tell me about his day! From day one (first day of the centre opening & also his very first day of care ever), the amazing staff have helped my little man grow and helped him become confident in his surroundings. I highly recommend Petit Marian to anyone looking for quality care for their children!

Samantha Paterson, Marian QLD

What a great centre! I highly recommend Petit Marian. Not only are the staff professional, but with their kindness and warmth, my 3 year old son has formed an amazing bond with his Educators. The facilities are great and there are endless opportunities to grow and learn. Amy and all her staff are fantastic and should be very proud of the huge effort they put in.

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The high-quality care your child deserves.

Extra-curricular activities

Our bright, eccentric and colourful studios cater for children depending on their age range to encourage play based learning. When our children aren’t indoors, their favourite activity is outdoor playtime, which is helped by our natural environment, messy painting days and physical activity time.

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. You don’t have to worry about packing lunch and snacks in the mornings.

Inclusions

A big part of our Marian 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.

Typical day at Marian
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

Courtney HayesΒ Centre Director

I jumped straight into the industry after Highschool, completing a centre based Diploma of ECE in New Zealand.

I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education- New Zealand Childcare Association- Te Tari Puna O Aotearoa.

I absolutely love children’s curious minds and theories. I began looking after friends’ children and then thought how good this would be to make a career out of. I am a big kid myself and love laughter, fun, exploring and making mess! I have at no point regretted my decision to be a Teacher, leader and mentor.

Watching the children and families grow within your centre is so rewarding. We become their home away from home and I love fostering and building these special relationships with children and families. I love to provide fun and humor in the workplace, ensuring everyone is happy and having a fantastic day as we know this industry can be challenging but rewarding all at the same time.

My goal for Petit Early Learning Journey – Marian is for children to have the best start in life, beginning with early education. I believe this is the best place for children to grow self-confidence to become capable to take on their wider world and community. We will provide children a sense of belonging within our centre and build forever friendships which they will foster and take with them when they head off to school.

COMMUNICATION is how I encourage children and families to collaborate and engage in the program. Always welcoming families and providing a happy face as they walk in the door each day! We are privileged to have a range of communication tools we can communicate with families via. We encourage an open-door policy and welcome parents contribution, ideas and assistance with community excursions and centre events.

I absolutely love sharing my passion and knowledge of child initiated/lead program and planning. This originates from the Reggio Emilia philosophy and provides a rewarding program for children, educators and families. Its allowing children to be confident and capable of extension and sparking questions and theories we can investigation as a group. I believe the educators and children would find this extremely rewarding here at Marian.

Here at Marian the ENTHUSIASM is CONTAGIOUS! Children & Educators are having magic moments every minute! From the children sparking interests and the educators jumping on board with these and providing extension’s in the moment. Are we super glue our team together over the next coming months I am excited to see the mountains we climb together!

Petit ELJ Fees 2019

Long Day Care Under 3 yrs

$97/day

Long Day Care Over 3 yrs

$94/day

OSHC


Before School $20/day
After School $35/day
Vacation Care $80/day

Included in the fees:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • 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)

Marian studios:

Studio Age Range Capacity
Baby Boulevard 0 – 15 months 12
Burrows Lane 15 months – 2 years 16
Haven Place 2 – 3 years 20
Blossom Hill 3 – 4 years 22
Treasure Cove 4 – 5 years 34

Child Care Subsidy Eligibility

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

Kindergarten Program Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Do Petit ELJ provide a Kindergarten Program?

A. Petit ELJ provide a kindergarten program for children in the year before Prep (children who are 4 by 30 June in the year they start). Our kindergarten program is play-based and is delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher.

Q. Is your kindergarten program funded and supported by the Australian Government?

A. Yes our Centres based in QLD and VIC run a kindergarten program that is recognised and approved by their respected Governments. These Centres also receive additional funding to enhance the kindergarten program.

Q. What is the difference between your Kindergarten Program and Council Kindergarten’s/Private Schools?

A. The difference is that our program runs within long day care hours so we operate from 6.30am to 6.30pm* Monday to Friday, are open 52 weeks a year and open all school holidays which allows us to cater to all family/work situations.

*Please check operating hours with individual Centre.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. Are you Child Care Benefit/Child Care Rebate approved?

A.Β 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 β€” 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.