- 611A Pine Ridge Road, COOMBABAH, QLD 4216 Australia
- Monday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
- Tuesday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
- Wednesday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
- Thursday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
- Friday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Welcome to Creative Garden Coombabah
Welcome to Creative Garden Early Learning Centre in Coombabah. Our childcare centre provides high quality early education and care for families in Coombabah, Biggera Waters, Arundel, Labrador and Helensvale. We are open from 6:30am to 6:30pm for children from birth to six years.
Our Coombabah early learning centre provides 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.
In addition to our quality care and education programs, the centre provides meals including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Our large, natural outdoor areas are the perfect enviroment to encourage our children to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. A courtesy bus is also available, free of charge. Our centre offers weekly Spanish lessons from Risas Spanish for Junior Kindy (2.5-3 years), Senior Kindy (3-4 years) and Kindergarten (4-5 years).
We believe that every day should be an adventure and fun whilst preparing your children for school and giving them the best start in their educational life. We believe that your child requires individual attention and we aim to develop your child’s unique skills and abilities. We believe in looking after your children as well as you do.
Our experienced, long standing team of dedicated educators ensure that the high quality of care is not only maintained but always improving and growing. We provide Structured Learning Programs for children from birth to 6 years. We are proud to have a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten program supported by a Bachelor qualified teacher.
We welcome you to contact us or drop in to learn more about this great centre!
Rooms and Facilities
Our childcare centre provides care for the following age groups:
|Nursery||Toddlers||Senior Toddlers||Junior Kindy|
|0 – 15 months||15 months – 2 years||2 – 2.5 years||2.5 – 3 years|
|Senior Kindy||Kindergarten||Outside School Hours Care|
|3 – 4 years||4 – 5 years||5 – 12 years|
Our centre offers weekly Spanish lessons from Risas Spanish for Junior Kindy (2.5 – 3 years), Senior Kindy (3 – 4 years) and Kindergarten (4 – 5 years).
Language learning is a natural and unconscious process when children are young and research shows that young people gain additional advantages in intellectual functioning when learning additional languages.
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- On-site parking
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology (computers)
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten Program
- Spanish lessons from 3 years
- Newly renovated yards
- Excursion program
Meet the Centre Manager
I started working in early childhood education in 2014. I joined Creative Garden Coombabah as a Lead Educator and assistant centre manager in 2021. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
I have always enjoyed my career as it is so rewarding and I love building connections with children and their families. Watching the children explore, learn and become conformable within themselves would have to be the best part of this role.
I have learnt that children all learn differently and not everything can be taught just from the four walls in the classroom. I believe it’s important for children’s learning to be guided by their interests and allowing them to explore the world around them.
I think providing a safe and welcoming environment for the children to learn in is crucial for their ongoing growth and development. Allowing children to practice a variety of self help skills whilst in care encourages their independence and confidence.
A dedicated early learning environment is a great way for children to further develop their communication skills and build relationships with other children. They will build resilience and independence as they are constantly challenged with our specially designed learning programs.
We are lucky to have many long standing staff at our service who hold the foundation of our family feel service. Together we all work together as a team to build positive relationships and maintain constant communication with families and their children to create a comfortable and welcoming environment.
Our families love Creative Garden Coombabah
- 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.