Bundamba2024-02-02T17:16:24+10:00

Little Locals Early Learning Centre Bundamba features amazing nature play and sustainability facilities and programs.

Child Care Subsidy changes are being made from July ’23. Contact us today to discuss how this benefits you! Find out how we optimise your bookings for you to make the most of your CCS entitlements.

Opening Hours: 6:30am to 6:30pm

Ages: Birth to 5 Years

Phone Number: 07 2800 8783

Address: 8 Drysdale Crescent, Bundamba

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With natural surroundings and access to bushlands, Little Local Early Learning Centre Bundamba features amazing nature play and sustainability facilities and programs.

Opening Hours: 6:30am to 6:30pm

Ages: Birth to 5 Years

Phone Number: 07 2800 8783

Address: 8 Drysdale Crescent, Bundamba

Child Care Subsidy changes are being made from July ’23. Contact us today to discuss how this benefits you!

ENQUIRE HERE
BOOK A TOUR

What you can expect from us

Our fees are fully inclusive of all extra activities, food and consumables!

Other childcare centres typically charge for extra’s in addition to daily fees, but at Little Locals we believe these are core to our education program.

What’s included?

  • Daily Bush Kindy in local bushland, giving the children a taste of nature
  • Weekly Sensory classes delivered by Science Minded
  • Weekly dance classes delivered by Happy Feet
  • All excursions and incursions. These include Ocean Life Education and many more!
  • Healthy nutritious meals freshly prepared by our in-house chef (breakfast, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea).
  • All consumables including nappies, wipes and sunscreen.
  • Passionate educators to nurture your child’s learning experience.
  • Government certified Kindergarten program led by a bachelor qualified teacher.
  • Regular interaction and engagement with your child’s learning progress through Storypark.
 
Three children wearing Little Locals’ Early Learning high-vis vests walk through a creek during a Bush Kindy excursion at the long daycare centre.
A sandwich plate.
Doing Pilates at Little Locals Early Learning Centres.
A Little Locals Early Learning Centres brand shirt and hat for children to wear.

The latest at Little Locals Bundamba

Meet our Nurture Educational Leader! 

Hey. I’m Miss Chey! I’m the Nurture Educational Leader and I focus on the Nursery to Junior 1 rooms at Bundamba! 
I have been in the industry for a little over 2 years and have worked with all the age groups within that time. I have previously lead the junior 2 classroom here and have now moved on to sharing my love for learning and quality care with the rest of my team mates! 
I am a fur baby mum and love to spend my weekends with my family as I am a strong believer in family importance! This can be reflected in my daily work ethic also! You’ll see me around the centre regularly and always up for a play date with the classrooms! 
I am an open book, so feel free to pop by or stop me in my tracks for a chat or any support you need!

Meet our Nurture Educational Leader!

Hey. I’m Miss Chey! I’m the Nurture Educational Leader and I focus on the Nursery to Junior 1 rooms at Bundamba!
I have been in the industry for a little over 2 years and have worked with all the age groups within that time. I have previously lead the junior 2 classroom here and have now moved on to sharing my love for learning and quality care with the rest of my team mates!
I am a fur baby mum and love to spend my weekends with my family as I am a strong believer in family importance! This can be reflected in my daily work ethic also! You’ll see me around the centre regularly and always up for a play date with the classrooms!
I am an open book, so feel free to pop by or stop me in my tracks for a chat or any support you need!
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Here at Little Locals Bundamba we are busy starting our “Bush Kindy” practice with our veggie garden! Today we enjoyed smelling flowers and herbs and picking some tomatoes! 
Enquire today to join a centre tailored just for you & your family! 
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http://www.littlelocals.qld.edu.au/bundamba/

Here at Little Locals Bundamba we are busy starting our “Bush Kindy” practice with our veggie garden! Today we enjoyed smelling flowers and herbs and picking some tomatoes!
Enquire today to join a centre tailored just for you & your family!
Spots filling fast!

http://www.littlelocals.qld.edu.au/bundamba/
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Facilities

Our facilities:

  • 2 large outdoor play spaces, filled with natural elements and structures for risky play

  • Water play areas and in-ground trampoline
  • 9 spacious rooms with many age-appropriate resources
  • State of the art Kitchen with a fully qualified Chef delivering fresh and nutritious meals
  • Outdoor meals area with servery from the kitchen
  • Interactive smart boards

Classrooms tailored to your child’s learning needs

Nursery and Toddlers

In our infant and toddler classrooms we encompass a family like environment for our youngest children. Our infant and toddler holistic wellbeing is of upmost importance at Little Locals Bundamba. 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
Children from Little Locals Early Learning Centres watering a plant.

In our junior and senior classrooms we provide a safe learning environment whilst preparing children to transition to Kindergarten. 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. Through play based learning we develop their emotional, cognitive and social capabilities, at the same time empowering children to express ideas and make connections.

Kindergarten (4 ~ 5 yrs)
A child rides on a bike at Little Locals Early Learning Centres.

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

Kitchen

Little Locals Bundamba employs a qualified Chef to provide healthy and nutritious meals for all of the children. All the meals are prepared onsite and are planned in alignment with the Nutrition Australia Guidelines. We offer a 4-week rotational menu for each season of the year to ensure that children are provided and exposed to a variety of different food groups.

We are committed to supporting local so where possible we have partnered with local green grocers, fruit shops and butchers to source our supplies. We will create edible gardens for our Chef to access and they are also part of our day to day educational programs with our children.

Ipswich City Council monitors our Kitchen annually along with a private auditor and we currently hold a 5 Star Rating in alignment with the Eat Safe program.

Our outdoor eatery creates a homely feel for children at meal times. It’s a time for conversation, role modelling, nurturing healthy habits and trying new flavours!

A chef prepares a nutritious meal of fruit at Little Locals Early Learning Centres.

Contact Us

Child Care Subsidy changes are being made from July '23. Contact us today to discuss how this benefits you!

Discover how we optimise your bookings for you to make the most of your CCS entitlements.

Enquire now
BOOK A TOUR

07 2800 8783

8 Drysdale Crescent, Bundamba

Inclusions

Our fees are fully inclusive of all extra activities, food and consumables!

Other childcare centres typically charge for extra's in addition to daily fees, but at Little Locals we believe these are core to our education program.

What's included?

  • Daily Bush Kindy in local bushland, giving the children a taste of nature
  • Weekly Sensory classes delivered by Science Minded
  • Weekly dance classes delivered by Happy Feet
  • All excursions and incursions. These include Ocean Life Education and many more!
  • Healthy nutritious meals freshly prepared by our in-house chef (breakfast, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea).
  • All consumables including nappies, wipes and sunscreen.
  • Passionate educators to nurture your child's learning experience.
  • Government certified Kindergarten program led by a bachelor qualified teacher.
  • Regular interaction and engagement with your child's learning progress through Storypark.
 

Doing Pilates at Little Locals Early Learning Centres.
A Little Locals Early Learning Centres brand shirt and hat for children to wear.
A chef prepares a nutritious meal of fruit at Little Locals Early Learning Centres.
Three children wearing Little Locals’ Early Learning high-vis vests walk through a creek during a Bush Kindy excursion at the long daycare centre.
Facilities

Our facilities:

  • 2 large outdoor play spaces, filled with natural elements and structures for risky play

  • Water play areas and in-ground trampoline
  • 10 spacious rooms with many age-appropriate resources
  • State of the art Kitchen with a fully qualified Chef delivering fresh and nutritious meals
  • Outdoor meals area with servery from the kitchen
  • Interactive smart boards

Classrooms tailored to your child's learning needs


Nursery and Toddlers

In our infant 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

In our junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten 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

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 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

We employ a qualified Chef to provide healthy and nutritious meals for all of the children. All meals are prepared onsite and align with the Nutrition Australia Guidelines. We offer a 4-week rotational menu for each season of the year to ensure that children are provided and exposed to a variety of different food groups.

We're committed to supporting local. Where possible we partner with local green grocers, fruit shops and butchers to source supplies. We also plant edible gardens for our Chef to access and leverage as part of the educational programs with our children.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Child Care Subsidy changes are being made from July '23. Contact us today to discuss how this benefits you and how we optimise your bookings for you to make the most of your CCS entitlements!

ENQUIRE NOW
BOOK A TOUR

07 2800 8783

8 Drysdale Crescent, Bundamba

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CCS and how do I apply?2022-04-13T16:08:54+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.

What is included in the daily fee?2022-09-23T18:56:25+10:00

At Little Locals we want to take as much hassle away as possible and that is why we include all meals, nappies, wipes, excursions, and extra curriculum activities (language programs, Pilates etc) in the daily fee.

I’d like to know more about sustainability at Little Locals2023-01-26T14:30:58+10:00

Here at Little Locals 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

What are your staff qualifications and requirements?2021-11-23T06:36:53+10:00

We know that the happiness of our children and families starts with our people who are passionate and dedicated to nurturing and developing children. That’s why we invest in and retain extraordinary people. We have an amazing team of early childhood professionals who are either studying or hold a Bachelor, Diploma, or Certificate III in child-related studies. They also have current first aid qualifications and regularly participate in professional development opportunities to further enhance their skills and provide the best opportunities and experiences for the children in our care. In addition, our staff have annual child protection, food safety and fire safety training. All members of staff hold current blue cards.

How do we communicate with families?2021-11-23T08:56:33+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 provide an open-door policy as communication is the key to any great relationship so please do not hesitate to ask any questions or provide feedback.

In addition, we provide access to Story Park, an interactive space where you can see what your children are up to. On the Story Park App, you can access your child’s profile along with photos and activity updates for collaborative, learning fun!

Your child’s first day2021-11-23T08:57:10+10:00

It is natural that you and your child will be anxious to start with, especially if they haven’t been in care before. A child’s first day will almost certainly include nerves, excitement and often, a few tears. Follow our post on what you can expect on your child’s first day as well as a few suggestion to make the transition easier. To remove as many hassles as possible for busy parents, the centre provides, nappies, wipes, sunscreen, and all meals. We ask that you simply bring along; 2 x changes of clothes, a hat, a water bottle and sheets for rest time. We understand goodbyes can be hard for all involved; read our post for advice on Separation Anxiety and saying goodbye.

Does Little Locals offer excursions?2021-11-23T06:38:12+10:00

Absolutely! 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. Excursions are included in the daily fee.

Contact Info

5 Wienholt Street, Auchenflower

Phone: 07 3390 3158

Web: Visit Us Online

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