Our rooms

Our rooms have been planned with appropriate levels of challenge to encourage children to explore, investigate, experiment and take appropriate risks in their learning,

We offer care for children from 6 weeks of age, up to and including their Kindergarten year (ie the year before Prep).

We aim to position children in different groups according to their age, while keeping in mind their individual stage of development. This enables us to cater to your child’s unique needs. Staff members guide the children to ensure a balanced approach to learning activities.

Our rooms encourage exploration, investigation and experimentation by children.

Our rooms for Children aged 3 and under encourage exploration, investigation and experimentation.

Our Groups are determined each year based on the needs of current groups of enrolments. In 2022 our under 3 Groups will look like this:

Baby Conifers – 8 babies 0 to 2 (1 Lead Educator & 2 Assistant Educators)
Baby Bunyas – 8 babies 0 to 2 (1 Lead Educator & 2 Assistant Educators)
Poincianas – 12 toddlers 16 months to 2 (1 Lead Educator & 3 Assistant Educators)
Grevilleas – 12 toddlers 16 months to 2 (1 Lead Educator & 3 Assistant Educators)
Myrtles – 15 children 18 months to 2.5 (1 Lead Educator & 3 Assistant Educators)
Casuarinas – 15 children 2 to 3 years (Lead Educator & 3 Assistant Educators)

*Child age is at the beginning of the year being the 3rd of January, 2022. These numbers represent our Centre at full capacity of 136 children per day. In order to offer a best practice service, our staff:child ratios include additional numbers of staff to the recommended levels. When required these additional staff may be utilised in other parts of the Centre.

Our rooms for older children.

Our Groups are determined each year based on the needs of current groups of enrolments. In 2022 our Groups will look like this:

Banyans (Junior Kindy)
22 children 2.5 to 3.5 years
(1 Lead Educator & 2 Assistant Educators)

Melaleucas (3 to 5’s including QKFS Kindergarten)
22 children 3 to 5 years

(1 ECT – Early Childhood Teacher & 2 Assistant Educators)

Eucalypts (Kindergarten / Pre-prep including QKFS)
22 children 3.5 to 5 years

(1 ECT – Early Childhood Teacher & 2 Assistant Educators)

*Child age is at the beginning of the year being the 3rd of January, 2022. These numbers represent our Centre at full capacity of 136 children per day. In order to offer a best practice service, our staff:child ratios include additional numbers of staff to the recommended levels. When required these additional staff may be utilised in other parts of the Centre.

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