Welcome to Creative Garden Banyo
Welcome to Creative Garden Banyo. Our child care and kindergarten centre open between 6:30am and 6:30pm for children from birth to 6 years in Banyo, Hendra, Nundah, Wavell Heights, Geebung, Boondall, Virginia, Toombul, Kalinga, Zillmere, Clayfield, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach and Northgate.
Our Banyo early learning centre provides early education, kindergarten and long day care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years and is open from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm. We provide families with daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app. Meals, sunscreen, nappies and wipes are all included in the fees.
Our Early Learning Environments
Creative Garden Banyo early learning centre provides a nurturing and enriching early learning environment that fosters exploration and curiosity.
The outdoor environments at our Banyo child care centre include a fort, a large sandpit, an outdoor deck, a vegetable garden and more. Our outdoor learning program focuses on the development of your child’s strength, balance, and self-confidence. Our indoor learning spaces offer a variety of engaging resources for children to learn and grow. Our experienced educators and teachers use these to design various age-appropriate play-based experiences.
Dedicated Team of Educators and Teachers
We are a multicultural early learning centre in Banyo, with educators proficient in multiple languages. Our team of passionate and qualified early childhood teachers and educators are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early education journey.
Play-Based Early Learning Curriculum
At Creative Garden Banyo, we recognise the importance of play in a child’s learning and development journey. Our team tailors play-based learning activities in line with national standards, specifically the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), helping prepare them for kindergarten and school readiness.
We also offer the following enriching learning experiences:
- Sustainability Program: Helps children develop and understand the importance of embedding sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of protecting our planet.
- Sports Program: Allows the children to be active and learn about different sports and movements.
- Music & Movement Program: Designed to develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory, and concentration. Children learn to appreciate and develop an understanding of music – and of course, have fun.
Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program
Our Kindergarten programs are tailored to meet your child’s individual learning needs across numeracy, literacy, emotional and social development, resilience, and self-regulation.
At our Banyo early learning centre, we offer a QLD Government-approved Kindergarten enhanced learning program, supporting your child’s development and well-being from now, at school and beyond. In Queensland, 4-year-old children are able to access a funded Kindergarten program that fosters play based learning, led by a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood Teacher. If eligible, your child will be able to participate in the Government-approved Kindergarten program, at no cost, up to 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year. Talk to us about how this reduces your out-of-pocket costs.
The added benefits of our Kindergarten program include:
- QLD ‘Free Kindy’ Government-approved program
- Extended opening hours
- Open all year round (excl public holidays)
- Programs developed and delivered by our Early Childhood Teachers
- Exclusive music and movement program for self-regulation
Rooms and Facilities
Our Banyo child care centre provides care for the following age groups:
|6 weeks – 15 months
|15 months – 2 years
|2 years – 3 years
|2.5 years – 4 years
|3 years – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Veggie Garden
- On-site parking
- Dance Program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
Meet the Centre Manager
I started working in Early Education in 2003 and joined Creative Garden Banyo in 2021 as an assistant manager before becoming centre manager in 2023.
The biggest inspiration for my career path is the development of children’s learning. Seeing a child attending our centre from nursery through to school is so rewarding. As an Early years Educator, witnessing the growth of these children, is incredibly rewarding. The impact you make on young lives is both powerful and meaningful. I believe that every child is a unique story waiting to be written, and I consider it a privilege to help them discover their own narrative.
Children learn best when they believe that they can achieve. Our teachers and educators focus on supporting children to explore the curriculum confidently and make daily choices throughout the day. Early childhood education and care can help children make friends, develop good habits, build on their literacy and numeracy skills, and become emotionally resilient. Children also develop a lifelong love of learning.
Our Early Learning centre operates with the following core values; dedication, innovation, compassion, integrity and passion. This helps us guide children every day to be active happy learners. Reflecting and implementing these in our work, helps us navigate our journey at Creative Garden Banyo.
Some of our team at Creative Garden Banyo have been providing quality education and care in a safe and engaging environment for many years. We continually invite skilled diverse educators to join our team. We strive to excel and invite the best ideas from everyone. Majority of our educators live locally bringing a strong, positive and inclusive culture that promotes teamwork and respect for diversity. This has been our foundation in creating a family-like environment.
After completing a tour at our centre, I send a thank you email to the family who attended, from there I have a clear step by step process on how they would like to enrol their child. I also have an open-door policy if families have any questions they may need answered or even if they need help with enrolment forms, Child Care Subsidy, government caps, centre schedule and more. I look forward to welcoming you to our home.
Our families love Creative Garden Banyo
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a centre tour?
A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Creative Garden also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.
On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.
Do I have to be on a waitlist?
Creative Garden’s Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.
Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Creative Garden’s centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.
What can I do to help my child prepare for starting care?
It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care centre together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.
Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
Most of our Creative Garden’s child care and early education centres offer the following:
- Nappies and wipes
- Sunscreen and hats
- Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.
For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.
It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.
How do I get updates on my child's day?
Creative Garden uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day. After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.
What if my child gets sick?
If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Creative Garden is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.
Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.