Open 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Petit Early Learning Journey Caloundra
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Proudly owned by Guardian
- Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
- Engaging learning programs where children aged six weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
- Passionate Educators and degree-qualified Teachers focus on building strong relationships with children and families.
- High quality two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school, with the benefits of long day care. Plus 4yr old children get 15hrs of free Kindergarten a week from 1st Jan 2024.
Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.
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Welcome to our Centre
Welcome to Petit Early Learning Journey Caloundra, proudly owned by Guardian Childcare & Education!
Our beautiful Caloundra childcare centre on the Sunshine Coast is bright, modern and will quickly become your child’s home away from home.
With expansive, resource-rich indoor and outdoor spaces, children have a safe and secure way to discover the world around them.
At our Caloundra early learning centre, there are six beautifully designed learning studios, grouped by age, with a separate sleep room attached to the nursery.
Each of our spaces have high quality, age-appropriate resources for the best play-based learning experiences. Every child is supported in their growth and development, so they can build a lifelong love of learning.
Children at our Caloundra daycare centre also have access to:
• Fresh, nutritious meals and snacks with the best seasonal ingredients, prepared on-site by our very own Chef
• Nappies, wipes, linen, sunscreen, all snacks and meals
• Exciting incursions and excursions including visits to the local library and Thryve Yoga and Fitness.
Our Petit ELJ Caloundra Kindergarten program has a strong focus on children’s social and emotional development. We support children to develop the skills needed to become confident, engaged learners as they move up to school. Through both structured and play-based learning, we let your child explore and learn in the way that’s best for them.
This program emphasises learning through play but also offers more structured learning opportunities for number concepts, pre-writing (e.g. tracing, completing patterns, reproducing patterns) and reading and writing skills.
From 1 Jan 2024 eligible children will receive up to 15 hours of free Kindergarten per week at our Centre, up to 600 hours of free Kindergarten per year. This fee support is on top of any Child Care Subsidy eligible families may be receiving. To take advantage of this additional support children must be at least four years of age by 30 June in the year before they attend Primary School and be enrolled at an approved Kindergarten program for at least 2 days a week. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre.
To further enrich your child’s early learning journey, we also plan age-appropriate incursions and excursions throughout the year.
We use family communication app Storypark to share important updates, exciting activities or milestones that your child encounters, ensuring that you always remain connected.
If you’re looking to start an exciting learning journey at Petit Caloundra child care, we’d love to meet you! Book a tour to meet our amazing team and explore our incredible Centre.Read More
Meet our Centre Manager
"I strongly believe relationships are important and lay the foundations for successful partnerships that have the best interests of every child at the heart of them. Having a shared understanding and approach can ensure that each child’s learning and development can continue to grow and flourish during their time with us here at our centre"
Rhythm of The Day
With endless possibilities, there’s never a dull moment at Guardian and no two days are the same. Here’s what a day at Guardian might look like. Please note, this will vary depending on centre opening hours.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There's a chance for conversation to share what's important for the day/what's happened the night before at home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
As children are arriving and families are coming and going, there's an opportunity for play as well as family grouping, open-plan play and multi-age grouping.
As the children come together, planned experiences begin. This is where the Guardian programs and practices come to life. Examples of learning include numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, science, creative arts, curiosity and more.
There's an opportunity for children to come together and enjoy morning tea.
Following morning tea, the planned experiences continue. This includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
There's an opportunity for children to come together for lunch. With an open-door policy, families are able to join the centre for meals and excursion if they wish.
For children who want to, or need to, there's an opportunity to sleep, rest or relax. For children who don't need to rest, there are planned experiences, which are more likely to be outdoors.
Children come together for afternoon tea in small groups or with siblings (they can also rest and play together, too). This time also presents an opportunity to reflect on the day.
End of the day
As families arrive to pick up children, there's an opportunity to speak to Educators and share information about the day.
End of the day
Some centres offer early tea or light snack at the end of the day, which they can grab as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary at home, so if throughout the day, we notice children look tired, food will be provided.
Open 6:30am to 6:30pm
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Our team of Educators are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. At Guardian, children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experiences.
Our Educators seek to optimise diverse learning opportunities and implement the Curriculum as framed by the Early Years Learning Framework.
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All Guardian Centres provide a Centre-to-Family communication platform so families can maintain contact with their children’s experiences through photos, stories and learning outcomes.
Our Centres use Storypark and each family is provided with a secure login to access on their computers, mobiles or apps.
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