Murwillumbah NSW2018-05-04T13:48:59+00:00

Holistic child care in Murwillumbah.

Assure your child’s early learning is nurturing, robust and wholesome. Our centre in Murwillumbah will equip your child with a lifetime love of learning.

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Parents adore Petit Early Learning Journey.

Zoe M., Burdell 1 QLD

Leaving your kids in the care of others as a mother is one of the most difficult things we have to do: well at least it has been for me… However I cannot express the peace of mind I have when I drop our little girl to day care. I know that she is cared for and even to an extent loved by those who oversee her. I have witnessed her thriving since she has been at Petit, not only educationally but also socially and I can only put it down to quality of care and the teachers she has been entrusted.

Jennie Karageozis, Hamilton QLD

As a first time parent, I was pretty anxious about the idea of sending my 2 year old son to day care. After extensive research, we decided to go with Petit Early Learning Journey at Northshore Hamilton. The centre is brand new, well designed, not to mention spacious and has a great security system. Most importantly, the educators are extremely caring and experienced. I still remember the first time that I picked up my son from Petit and he didn’t want to leave… Now every time I send my son to Petit, I look forward to receiving a picture journal from the educators about what activities he has done during the day. I would gladly recommend Petit Early Learning Journey at Northshore Hamilton to any of my family and friends.

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.

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The high-quality care your child deserves.

Extra-curricular activities

Our Murwillumbah child care centre has a large nautral outdoor play area. Your child will be able to explore and enjoy the incredible gardens and climbing equipment through both free and structured play 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. This should help save you time and assist with those busy mornings.

Inclusions

A big part of our Murwillumbah 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 Murwillumbah
TimeNursery (0-2 years)Toddlers (2-3 years)Pre-Kindy (3-5 years)
6:30amChildren + Parents are welcomedChildren + Parents are welcomedChildren + Parents are welcomed
6:30am-9:00amIndoor/outdoor experiences + Free playIndoor/outdoor experiences + Free playIndoor/outdoor experiences + Free play
9:00amMorning teaMorning teaMorning tea
9:30am-11:30amNursery 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
11:30amLunchLunchLunch
12:00pm-2:00pmSleep/Rest/RelaxationSleep/Rest/RelaxationSleep/Rest/Relaxation
2:00pm-3:00pmChild interest led indoor experiencesChild interest led indoor experiencesChild interest led indoor experiences
3:00pmAfternoon teaAfternoon teaAfternoon tea
3:30pm-6:00pmOutdoor 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

LORIN ROBERTSCentreDirector

This is my 12th year in the Early Childhood Industry, currently I hold my Diploma in Children’s Services (ECTARC) and I’m currently studying for my Advanced Diploma through Australian Institute of Childcare.

I was fortunate to grow up in a loving and supportive family, who actively reached out into the community helping children and friends.  My motivation to work in this industry has come directly from these core experiences.  My goal for the children in my care is to ensure each child is welcomed into an environment in which they feel they belong, feel valued and feel supported.

Our program is a collaborative work piece that is guided around real-life values that children will carry well beyond their Petit years, our 3-week programing cycle is guided by the children and family input is strongly encouraged.

This year we started our year off with a Parent Information Evening, this was a great way to give families the opportunity to know what 2018 looks like for them and their children and it helped us map out as a team what our focus for each child/ Studio. Parents were refreshed on how our programs run and how they can have input and were invited to let us know any special talents or interest they have which they would like to share throughout the year…. Look out for some cultural cooking classes, circus acts, dancing performances and much more that our amazing families will be holding

Fees.

Under 3

$93/day

Over 3

$89/day

Included in the fees:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • All meals (excluding breakfast). 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)

Murwillumbah studios:

StudioAge RangeCapacity
Baby Boulevard0 – 1.5 years12
Burrows Lane1 – 2 years25
Haven Place2 – 3 years20
Blossom Hill3 – 4 years20
Treasure Cove3.5 – 5 years33

Child Care Rebate & Child Care Benefit eligible.

All Petit centres are registered and eligible for Child Care Rebate & Child Care Benefit support.

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. 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.

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