We’re part of your village at Community Kids Glenella Early Education Centre. Our early learning and long day care centre is ideally located on Schapers Road for families living or commuting through Mount Pleasant and Glenella in North Mackay.
As soon as you enter into our Glenella child care centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our spacious outdoor environments include covered verandas, water play areas, sandpits, cubby house, vegetable gardens, and home-grown fruit trees to engage all the senses. 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.
The centre has both indoor and outdoor eating areas so that children can chose to gather and eat meals in environments that they chose and with peers that are selected.
Our centre has a major focus on sustainability and community and cultural involvement. The centre has a Sustainability Officer who supports the educators and takes pride in the centres outdoor environment which includes fruit trees, vegetable and herb gardens, native plants, natural elements, worm farm, compost bird feeders and the very well-loved pets, our chickens, our bird, our guinea pig and a selection of underwater species. All, of which the children are actively involved in caring for and feeding.
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.
We also have the AUSLAN sign language program, run a music therapy and health and fitness sports program.
You won’t need to worry about packing lunch and snacks for your child. We provide healthy, freshly made meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators grow relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.
Each day is a brand-new adventure at Community Kids Glenella
. We regularly welcome special community guests to the centre based on the children’s interests. Such incursions include Active Squirts, Making Rainbows and Singing lessons along with the emergency services crews that often drop in.
Throughout the year, educators and children venture out to on excursions to our local Glenella community visiting nearby parks and nature reserves. Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments.
We offer an engaging sustainability program teaching the children a sense of responsibility and connection to their world.
As members of our Community Kids 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 411 604
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.