- 168 South Street, Centenary Heights, QLD 4350 Australia
- Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Welcome to Creative Garden Centenary Heights
Creative Garden Early Learning Centenary Heights is located in southern Toowoomba. Our childcare centre provides quality care and education for children from birth to five years and we are conveniently open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The moment you step inside our centre, it will feel like a second home for your child. Our childcare centre provides a warm, safe, friendly environment that will nurture your child’s social and educational development.
We promote multiculturalism and this is reflected in our community and its needs. Our educators and children celebrate and appreciate diversity in people. We aim to provide experiences so that children become successful, competent and capable learners.
Whether you are looking for a new care and education centre or placing your child into care for the first time, feel confident that we will provide you with outstanding service and our aim is to ensure a smooth settling in process for you and your child.
Your children will be encouraged to learn through programs based around the Early Years Learning Framework by our team of experienced and qualified early childhood educators, including a Government Approved Kindergarten Program; aimed at preparing children for their school years and beyond.
Why you’ll love Creative Garden Early Learning Centenary Heights
- Qualified educator team who are passionate about developing a great relationship with your family to ensure your child’s learning experience is personalised to their individual needs.
- A holistic play-based curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for children from nursery through to kindergarten.
- Open outdoor play areas featuring a large yard and play equipment for children to learn through play.
- Fees are inclusive of nappies.
- A kindergarten program taught by a qualified early childhood teacher. The curriculum will assist to prepare your child socially and emotionally for their transition to primary school.
- Daily photos and updates are provided on our parent communication app so you will never miss a moment of your child’s learning and development.
- We are open weekdays from 7:00am to 6:00pm.
- We provide nutritious fresh meals included in the daily fee.
- We proudly provide flexible hours (9-hour, 10-hour or full-day sessions) to allow families to make the most out of their Child Care Subsidy.
Phone our Family Support Specialist team today or drop into our centre at your convenience to meet our team and find out more about us.
Rooms and Facilities
Creative Garden Early Learning Centenary Heights provides early education and child care for children from nursery age through to kindergarten. Each room has been designed and set up to deliver the best early learning experience for your little one.
Our Nursery room (6 weeks – 15 months) provides:
- A homely, safe and secure environment for children.
- Highly qualified and dedicated educators who care deeply about children’s wellbeing and growth.
- Activities designed to grow physical and cognitive development, including tummy time, sensory play, music, singing, rhymes and reading.
- An open-door policy for families that allows them to drop in for a visit, a feed or a play at any time of the day.
Our Toddler room (15 months – 30 months) provides:
- Play-cased activities including music, movement, memory and construction games that are designed to support sensory-motor and cognitive development.
- Enhanced social skills and self-confidence through group play.
- The ongoing development of language skills through reading and open-ended questions.
- Real-life and play-based experiences that allow children to engage in basic literacy and numeracy concepts.
Our Kindergarten room (30 months – 5 years) provides:
- A Kindergarten program with a comprehensive curriculum focused on further developing literacy, numeracy and social skills.
- Interest-based learning placing children at the forefront of their early education experience.
- Play-based opportunities to further develop social skills and emotional development.
- A transition-to-school program.
Meet the Centre Manager
I began my early childhood education and care career in 2009 and started working at Creative Garden Early Learning Centre, Centenary Heights, in 2015. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
I grew up in a family home daycare environment. After pursuing other careers, I found myself being drawn back to early learning as my passion and dedication continued to grow for the industry.
As an early educator, I have learnt about the importance of the first five years in a child’s development. As a result, I am a strong advocate for play-based learning and the children’s voice and agency.
I believe in providing a safe and secure homely environment for children to feel comfortable in their surroundings to show their true nature.
There are many benefits to attending a dedicated early childhood centre. With access to a range of age-appropriate learning resources, trained educators, and new experiences among friends, we set children up to thrive in an environment dedicated to learning.
Our team is extremely passionate about creating a centre that is a home away from home for both families and children. We work in partnership with families to ensure a strong community and environment to support growth and agency for all children.
We understand that starting at a new centre can be overwhelming. That is why from the very first inquiry, we make sure that we address all your questions one by one and work towards making the child and family feel a part of our community.
Our families love Creative Garden Centenary Heights
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
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.