Planting a love of learning at Creative Garden Sinnamon Park
Our early learning and long daycare centre offers child care in the Sinnamon Park area, in a homely setting for families living or commuting through the suburbs Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Westlake and Fig Tree Pocket. The centre provides education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years and is open from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Creative Garden Sinnamon Park has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards. The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
Spacious, natural play areas
Our large outdoor environments include a climbing frame, vegetable garden, bike track, picnic tables for outdoor meals and much more. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoor spaces to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence.
Our indoor environments invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children marvel, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists and designers.
Dedicated team of educators
Our longstanding team of educators are passionate about nurturing and caring for children and supporting them on the early learning journey. Our educators bring their own personality into the rooms allowing for engaging learning environments and building strong relationships with the children. We understand that communication is critical between our staff and families and partner with our families to keep you informed every step of the way. You will also receive daily updates and photos detailing children’s learning and development on our parent App.
Nutritious and inclusive menu
We have everything covered here at Creative Garden child care centre, so you won’t need to worry about preparing lunch or snacks. Nutritious meals and snacks created and prepared by our on-site chef. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.
Queensland Government approved Kindergarten Program
Our childcare centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
As members of our Creative Garden community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 517 075 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.
Rooms and Facilities
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
Nursery rooms (6 weeks – 24 months)
Our Nursery rooms provide:
- 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.
Toddler rooms (15 months – 30 months)
Our Toddler and Pre Kinder rooms offer:
- Play-based 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.
- Vertical grouping of ages 2 – 6 years during “Toddler Time”: Vertical Grouping offers a warm, engaging and fun environment in which children can develop their self-confidence and express their individuality. Vertical Grouping simulates the home environment where children interact with different aged children to explore and develop new skills.
Kindergarten rooms (30 months – 60 months)
Our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten rooms provide:
- 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
My journey in the world of early childhood education started back in 2017 as a chef. Driven by an unwavering passion to create a space where children can grow, learn, and thrive, I decided to study my Diploma and learn as much as I can about Early Childhood Education, which lead me to Creative Garden Sinnamon Park in June 2023.
Holding a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, my commitment to providing the best for our young learners is stronger than ever. Excitingly, I’m about to dive into a new chapter, gearing up to pursue a Bachelor of Early Education. It’s not just a qualification; it’s a promise to keep learning, growing, and staying at the forefront of what’s best for the future children.
At Creative Garden Sinnamon Park, we’re all about turning education into a vibrant adventure. It’s not just about the ABCs and 123s, it’s about creating a warm, inviting space where each child feels cherished and encouraged to explore their world and learn in their own unique way.
Join me on this journey where passion meets education and together, let’s craft a nurturing haven where the foundation for a bright future is laid with love, care, and boundless possibilities for every child.
I look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful centre.
- 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.