BrackenRidge2022-07-25T17:19:36+10:00

Discover a learning approach and environment that will enrich your child’s development, encourage individuality and ignite their imagination.

Opening Hours: 6:15am to 6:15pm

Ages: Birth to 5 Years & Outside School Hours Care

Phone Number: 07 3261 3825

Address: 128 Barbour Rd , Bracken Ridge 4017

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Discover a learning approach and environment that will enrich your child’s development, encourage individuality and ignite their imagination.

Opening Hours: 6:15am to 6:15pm

Ages: Birth to 5 Years & Outside School Hours Care

Phone Number: 07 3261 3825

Address: 128 Barbour Road, Bracken Ridge

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What families are saying about us

Facilities

Our facilities:

  • 3 large outdoor play spaces, filled with natural elements and structures for risky play
  • Water play areas
  • 10 spacious rooms with a large number of age-appropriate resources
  • 1 Large OSHC house with natural elements and featured basketball court
  • Art Studio – accessible to all rooms with art classes
  • State of the art Kitchen delivering fresh and nutritious meals
  • Interactive smart boards

Our classrooms:

  • Nursery 1: 6 weeks to 15months
  • Nursery 1: 6 weeks to 15months
  • Toddler 1: 15 months to 24 months
  • Toddler 1: 15 months to 24 months
  • Junior 1: 2 to 3 years
  • Junior 1: 2 to 3 years
  • Senior 1: 3 to 4 years
  • Senior 1: 3 to 4 years
  • Kindergarten 1: 4 years to 5 years
  • Kindergarten 1: 4 years to 5 years
Facilities

Our facilities:

  • 3 large outdoor play spaces, filled with natural elements and structures for risky play
  • Water play areas
  • 10 spacious rooms with a large number of age-appropriate resources
  • 1 Large OSHC house with natural elements and featured basketball court
  • Art Studio – accessible to all rooms with art classes
  • State of the art Kitchen delivering fresh and nutritious meals
  • Interactive smart boards

Our classrooms:

  • Nursery 1: 6 weeks to 15months
  • Nursery 2: 6 weeks to 15months
  • Toddler 1: 15 months to 24 months
  • Toddler 2: 15 months to 24 months
  • Juniors 1: 2 to 3 years
  • Juniors 2: 2 to 3 years
  • Seniors 1: 3 to 4 years
  • Seniors 1: 3 to 4 years
  • Kindergarten 1: 4 years to 5 years
  • Kindergarten 2: 4 years to 5 years

Fees and Inclusions

Our daily rates (before Childcare Subsidies are applied) are fully inclusive:

  • $124.50 per day (Full Day)
  • $112.50 per day (Short Day – Pickup before 3pm)
  • $32.50 Before School Care
  • $43.50 After School Care
  • $115 Vacation Care
  • We also offer full-time (5 day booking) discounted fees. Enquire further.

What’s included?

  • Passionate educators to nurture your child’s learning experience.
  • Government certified Kindergarten program led by a bachelor qualified teacher.
  • Extra curriculum activities per week made up of Pilates, sport, and music.
  • All excursions included.
  • Bush Kindy program.
  • Nappies, wipes and sunscreen.
  • Healthy nutritious meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea) catered for.
  • Regular interaction and engagement with your child’s learning progress through Storypark.
Fees and Inclusions

Our daily rates (before Childcare Subsidies are applied) are fully inclusive:

  • $124.50 per day (Full Day)
  • $112.50 per day (Short Day – Pickup before 3pm)
  • $32.50 Before School Care
  • $115 Vacation Care
  • We also offer full-time (5 day booking) discounted fees. Enquire further.


What’s included?

  • Passionate educators to nurture your child’s learning experience.
  • Government certified Kindergarten program led by a bachelor qualified teacher.
  • Extra curriculum activities including Pilates, sport, and music.
  • Bush Kindy program and all excursions.
  • Little Locals hat and t-shirt.
  • Nappies, wipes and sunscreen.
  • Healthy nutritious meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea) catered for.
  • Regular updates of your child’s learning progress through Storypark.

Classrooms tailored to your child’s learning needs

Nursery and Toddlers
(0 ~ 2 yrs)

In our nursery and toddler classrooms we encompass a family like environment for our youngest children. Our nursery and toddler holistic wellbeing is of upmost importance at Little Locals Bracken Ridge. We provide a respectful environment that is rich in learning possibilities and provides a safe space for our children to unfold naturally in their own space and time. Our mission is to grow competent and confident learners that are secure in their sense of belonging and socialising with others.

Juniors and Seniors
(2 ~ 4 yrs)

In our juniors and seniors classrooms we provide a safe learning environment for all our children. Each individual child is unique in their own way and we understand that all children learn differently. We believe our environment acts as the third teacher and we set up inviting provocations that provoke thought and wonder for our children to extend their current interests on a deeper level.

Kindergarten (4 ~ 5 yrs)

Our Kindergarten room is managed by university-trained Early Childhood Teachers, specializing in the Early Years. The program is delivered in alignment with the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines and Early Years Framework. We provide experiences which allow children opportunities to develop a range of skills, knowledge and dispositions for learning that we believe will set them up for life long learning.

We aim to provide children with opportunities that will allow them to:

  • Be intellectually challenged and engaged
  • Collaborate with their Teachers, Educators, and other children (through discussions, interactions, enquiry, and planning of their own ideas)
  • Take ownership and responsibility for what they are generally interested in and have accomplished
  • Experience pride and satisfaction when problem solving for overcoming obstacles and challenges
  • Apply their own learning through purposeful and playful ways
  • Develop a sense of belonging to both Little Locals and the wider community

Classrooms tailored to your child’s learning needs


Nursery & Toddlers
(0 ~ 2 yrs)

In our nursery and toddler classrooms we encompass a family like environment for our youngest children. Holistic wellbeing is of upmost importance. We provide a respectful environment that is rich in learning possibilities and offers a safe space for our children to unfold naturally in their own space and time. Our mission is to grow competent and confident learners that are secure in their sense of belonging and socialising with others.


Juniors and Seniors
(2 ~ 4 yrs)

In our junior and senior classrooms we believe each child is unique in their own way and learn in different ways. Our environment is set up with inviting provocations to entice thought and wonder for our children, and extend their interests on a deeper level.


Kindergarten (4 ~ 5 yrs)

Our Kindergarten rooms are managed by university-trained Early Childhood Teachers, specializing in the Early Years. The program is delivered in alignment with the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines and Early Years Framework. We provide experiences that allow children to develop a range of skills, knowledge and dispositions for learning that we believe will set them up for life long learning.

Kitchen

Little Locals Bracken Ridge serves healthy, nutritious, balanced meals for all children. These are catered by KGF – Kids Gourmet Food.

Kids Gourmet Food work with nutritionists and dieticians and consult with national advisory groups to ensure the highest nutritional standards with all the meals they distribute.

The menu is a six week rotational menu, which contains the five food groups, recommended by the ‘Australian Dietary Guidelines’.

Kitchen

Little Locals Bracken Ridge serves healthy, nutritious, balanced meals for all children. These are catered by KGF – Kids Gourmet Food.

Kids Gourmet Food work with nutritionists and dieticians and consult with national advisory groups to ensure the highest nutritional standards with all the meals they distribute.

The menu is a six week rotational menu, which contains the five food groups, recommended by the ‘Australian Dietary Guidelines’.

Centre Manager - Cassy Hawker

I have enjoyed being a part of the Bracken Ridge team for the past 13 years, and have had the privilege of seeing the transformation the Service has been through over the years.

I believe having a strong team of positive, devoted educators creates the foundation for an environment that is supportive, welcoming and comforting for children.

I believe it is vital that trusting relationships are formed with our families and the local community, so we can work together to assist all our children to ensure they have the best opportunities for education in their early years.

I look forward to meeting you, your family and children soon.

Welcome to Little Locals Bracken Ridge.

Centre Manager
Cassy Hawker

I have enjoyed being a part of the Bracken Ridge team for the past 13 years, and have had the privilege of seeing the transformation the Service has been through over the years.

I believe having a strong team of positive, devoted educators creates the foundation for an environment that is supportive, welcoming and comforting for children.

I believe it is vital that trusting relationships are formed with our families and the local community, so we can work together to assist all our children to ensure they have the best opportunities for education in their early years.

I look forward to meeting you, your family and children soon.

Welcome to Little Locals Bracken Ridge.

Contact Us

07 3261 3825

ENQUIRE NOW
Contact Us

07 3261 3825

ENQUIRE NOW

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CCS and how do I apply?2022-04-13T16:05:19+10:00

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a government subsidy that offers different levels of financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare for Australian families. How much you receive depends on your individual circumstances. Prior to enrolment, please make sure you are the registering parent under Centrelink for your child.

Find out more detailed information for Understanding CCS on our Resources page.

Any advice on separation anxiety and saying goodbye?2022-04-01T12:32:10+10:00

It is important that you ensure you say goodbye to your child when you leave and make sure that the teacher or educator in charge knows that you are leaving. We understand goodbyes can be hard for all involved however to continue building a safe and trusting relationship we strongly acknowledge that you say goodbye and not ‘slip away’ Our educators and teachers will acknowledge any feelings and emotions that you and your child may be having and support you throughout the entire process.

We find that attending ‘play dates’ before your child’s actual start date make those first initial drop offs’ easier for both child and guardian. This can help the child get used to their environment and educators and help yourself develop a bond with the educators.

How do we communicate with families?2022-04-01T12:33:32+10:00

As you are your child’s first teacher, you know best so when it comes to saying goodbye, rest time routines, settling techniques etc, we want to be made aware of what works for you and your family at home. Our teachers and educators will ask you for your advice and input and will also in return provide you with this information. At Little Locals we aim to provide an open-door policy and believe that communication is the key to any great relationship so please do not hesitate to ask any questions or provide feedback.

What do I need to bring?2022-04-01T12:35:05+10:00

To remove as many hassles as possible for busy parents, the centre provides, hat, nappies, wipes, sunscreen, and all meals. We ask that you simply bring along; 2 x changes of clothes, hat, and a water bottle. If your child requires any medication or special creams, please ensure they are brought in labelled and with any applicable Action Plans.

Does Little Locals offer excursions?2022-04-01T12:36:43+10:00

As part of our commitment to learning, we conduct excursions out of the centre to follow on children’s interests. Prior to any excursion taking place, parents will be advised in writing with all the required information about the planned excursion. No excursion will take place until we have received written consent from families.

I’d like to know more about Sustainability at Little Locals2022-04-01T12:37:17+10:00

Little Locals proud to be one of the few Carbon Neutral Early Learning groups in QLD (learn more here). We believe that our children will benefit most from improved sustainability practices so we are always ensuring that we provide children with support and ways in which they can learn to care and show respect for the environment. At Little Locals we teach children how to care for our environment by helping to recycle all cardboard, paper and plastic containers. Our centre also encourages children to develop a bond with the natural environment through gardening, sorting, observing, creating and participating in a program that utilize natural mediums.

Learn more on our Greener Minds Program Page

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CCS and how do I apply?2022-04-13T16:05:19+10:00

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a government subsidy that offers different levels of financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare for Australian families. How much you receive depends on your individual circumstances. Prior to enrolment, please make sure you are the registering parent under Centrelink for your child.

Find out more detailed information for Understanding CCS on our Resources page.

Any advice on separation anxiety and saying goodbye?2022-04-01T12:32:10+10:00

It is important that you ensure you say goodbye to your child when you leave and make sure that the teacher or educator in charge knows that you are leaving. We understand goodbyes can be hard for all involved however to continue building a safe and trusting relationship we strongly acknowledge that you say goodbye and not ‘slip away’ Our educators and teachers will acknowledge any feelings and emotions that you and your child may be having and support you throughout the entire process.

We find that attending ‘play dates’ before your child’s actual start date make those first initial drop offs’ easier for both child and guardian. This can help the child get used to their environment and educators and help yourself develop a bond with the educators.

How do we communicate with families?2022-04-01T12:33:32+10:00

As you are your child’s first teacher, you know best so when it comes to saying goodbye, rest time routines, settling techniques etc, we want to be made aware of what works for you and your family at home. Our teachers and educators will ask you for your advice and input and will also in return provide you with this information. At Little Locals we aim to provide an open-door policy and believe that communication is the key to any great relationship so please do not hesitate to ask any questions or provide feedback.

What do I need to bring?2022-04-01T12:35:05+10:00

To remove as many hassles as possible for busy parents, the centre provides, hat, nappies, wipes, sunscreen, and all meals. We ask that you simply bring along; 2 x changes of clothes, hat, and a water bottle. If your child requires any medication or special creams, please ensure they are brought in labelled and with any applicable Action Plans.

Does Little Locals offer excursions?2022-04-01T12:36:43+10:00

As part of our commitment to learning, we conduct excursions out of the centre to follow on children’s interests. Prior to any excursion taking place, parents will be advised in writing with all the required information about the planned excursion. No excursion will take place until we have received written consent from families.

I’d like to know more about Sustainability at Little Locals2022-04-01T12:37:17+10:00

Little Locals proud to be one of the few Carbon Neutral Early Learning groups in QLD (learn more here). We believe that our children will benefit most from improved sustainability practices so we are always ensuring that we provide children with support and ways in which they can learn to care and show respect for the environment. At Little Locals we teach children how to care for our environment by helping to recycle all cardboard, paper and plastic containers. Our centre also encourages children to develop a bond with the natural environment through gardening, sorting, observing, creating and participating in a program that utilize natural mediums.

Learn more on our Greener Minds Program Page

Contact Info

5 Wienholt Street, Auchenflower

Phone: 07 3390 3158

Web: Visit Us Online

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