Petit ELJ Burleigh is a centrally located and only minutes away from the beautiful Burleigh Heads beaches.
We offer an educational program specifically designed to engage children’s curiosity, imagination and learning through a variety of intentional play-based opportunities. The educational program is created in consultation with the children and their families to support each child’s individual development and learning.
At Petit ELJ Burleigh, we have a strong focus on sustainability and teaching children to be environmentally responsible. The children are encouraged to be responsible for taking care of our many gardens and plants throughout the Centre and tend to their native ‘tickle’ bees in our beautiful rooftop play space.
Our qualified team of educators offer an abundance of knowledge and experience to support and educate children to become capable, confident learners.
Pollyann WebbCentre Director
Hi, I’m Pollyann, and I am the Centre Director at our Petit ELJ Burleigh. I started in Early Childhood Education to make a difference. We all know the first 5 years of a child’s life sets the building blocks of growth. My focus is to support not only children but the educators and families.
The most rewarding aspect of my role is when you see the light in a child’s eye when they have learnt/achieved/made connections with something for the first time. This, in turn, is also seen when an educator is supported and makes connections in their own role as an educator.
I’m looking forward to making connections within the community. To be the centre of choice as the stand out service who focuses on child well being and being school ready.
To all of our families, I am here as your centre support. I look forward to building a relationship with you and your child and there are no silly questions to ask. Through a partnership together we can ensure your child continues to grow through their developmental milestones in a safe, fun and stimulating learning environment.
The high-quality care your child deserves!
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.
Burleigh Kindergarten Program.
Enrol your child in a Kindergarten Program today to encourage a smooth transition and school readiness!
There is a strong focus on children’s social and emotional development to ensure that each child has the skills to become active and confident learners as they move onto school.
Here at Petit ELJ Burleigh, we run a play-based program that stems from the children’s interests, strengths and needs.
We have a keen interest in the importance of families in the children’s kindergarten experience, and we work to nurture the link between home and kindergarten with all the families we meet. We are excited to share with you the learning of your child, and we look forward to the shared experiences of play and fun that we have in each session.
Petit ELJ Burleigh Kindergarten Teacher Profile
Abigail PatetahaEarly Childhood Teacher
I have been an Early Childhood Teacher for 6 years and in the early childhood industry for 10 years. I have a passion for working with children, helping them to learn and grow. Teaching the future generation and seeing them thrive and achieve their goals is the most rewarding aspect of my role as a teacher.
My goals for the children in Treasure cove are to build confident self-identities, independence skills for school readiness and self-regulation skills.
I believe that the Kindergarten program here at Petit ELJ is inspired by a mixture of both teacher-initiated learning and child-led experiences, as well as incorporating parent input. Parent input is gathered throughout the term through communication books, Storypark and parent-teacher conversations and meetings. We also include parents input in terms of their children’s goals for the year while in our studio. Children are always included in our program in terms of both planning and reflection.
This guides our practice and ensures the program we are providing is catered to each child within the room.
Benefits of attending a Petit ELJ Kindergarten Program
Our qualified early childhood teachers guide children through a learning journey that provides the foundation for a successful transition to school and that aligns with the EYLF that ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’.
Through participation in our evidence-based pedagogy program which include elements of play-based, inquiry-based and project-based learning, children are encouraged to investigate and explore materials and ideas through play and purposeful interactions.
In attending a Petit ELJ Kindergarten, your child will:
- Build a sense of security, trust and a confident self-identity.
- Independence and perseverance are encouraged and nurtured.
- Learn to show respect for diversity and their environment.
- Build a sense of autonomy and explore ways to be healthy and safe.
- Develop confidence and involvement in their learning journey.
- Have the opportunity to use technology for learning and communication.
- Explore and expand their language and engage in literacy and numeracy in personally meaningful ways.
All of which we believe will support your child in a successful transition to school and set them up for future learning success.
Extra benefits we gift to you and your child
- Enriching and exciting incursions and excursions.
- Assess to interactive Smartboard to enhance learning journey.
Petit ELJ Burleigh Fees 2020
Long Day Care – All Ages
*Speak to our team regarding a $2 per day subsidy for eligible Kindergarten children from January 2020.
Included in the fees:
- Nappies, wipes 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 tote bag)
- 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
Our 108 place centre has 7 studios and a separate sleep room attached to the nursery. Children are grouped in studios based on both age and developmental milestones and generally range no more than 16 months. The capacity of our studios ranges between 8 to 22 places.
Child Care Subsidy Eligibility
Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Burleigh is registered and eligible for CCS support. We offer flexible 12, 10 and 9-hour sessions which may assist in maximising CCS entitlement hours. Our Centre Director can assist in determining the best session for you.
You can obtain an estimate of the subsidy you may receive under CCS
Parents love Petit Early Learning Journey.
Raechelle Jeff Mcanulty, Burleigh QLD
It’s amazing. The team are friendly and makes your kids feel like they are part of there family.
Samantha Kerr, Burleigh QLD
Petit Early Learning is the perfect environment for your little ones. My youngest son attended this childcare for the past 9 months and in that time he has grown in himself so much and I have this wonderful place to thank. I’d like to personally thank Fiona for making everything so easy, no stress ever involved and Miss Katie for being a superstar teacher for my son!!
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