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Enrol today at Little Locals in Collingwood Park.

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

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.

Contact us today about Little Locals in Collingwood Park.

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

Ages: Birth to 5 Years

Address: 7 John Drive, Collingwood Park.

Phone: 07 2800 8897

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Discover a learning approach and environment that will enrich your child’s development, encourage individuality and ignite their imagination. Enrol today at Little Locals early learning centre in Collingwood Park.

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

Ages: Birth to 5 Years

Phone Number: 07 2800 8897

Address: 7 John Drive, Collingwood Park.

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

ENQUIRE HERE
BOOK A TOUR
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.

Classrooms tailored to your child’s learning needs


Nursery & Toddlers

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

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

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.

Centre Manager
Caitlin Malan

My name is Caitlin and I am the Centre Manager at Collingwood Park. I have been working in the sector for almost 20 years and I hold my Diploma of Children's Services and am working towards my Bachelor of Early Childhood. I have worked in every role within early childhood education, from a trainee through to centre manager. My passion is ensuring high quality education for the 0-5 age group. The first 1000 days of a child's life sets the foundation for a child's development and wellbeing.

I grew up in Newcastle NSW, and recently moved to QLD from Canberra, ACT. I have two young boys aged 7 and 5 who keep be on my toes and extremely busy. I look forward to welcoming you and your child into our Little Locals Family soon!

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 8897

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?

  • Weekly 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 Collingwood Park

Tonight at Little Locals, the team participated in a self care workshop. As educators and teachers we take care of the little people in our life and sometimes forget the importance of self care and the importance it can have on our own well-being. The team made their own care plans for at home and work! 
#littlelocals #collingwoodpark #brisbanekids #childcarebris #childcarebrisbane

Tonight at Little Locals, the team participated in a self care workshop. As educators and teachers we take care of the little people in our life and sometimes forget the importance of self care and the importance it can have on our own well-being. The team made their own care plans for at home and work!
#littlelocals #collingwoodpark #brisbanekids #childcarebris #childcarebrisbane
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This Friday between 7-8am Husk & Soul coffee van are coming to Little Locals. Please come down and grab yourself a coffee before heading off for the day!

This Friday between 7-8am Husk & Soul coffee van are coming to Little Locals. Please come down and grab yourself a coffee before heading off for the day! ...

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Our centre will be closed this Friday 😊

Our centre will be closed this Friday 😊 ...

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Happy New Year families and community. 
We will be back tomorrow to start 2024 with you all and wish you nothing but the best for the coming year ahead.

Happy New Year families and community.
We will be back tomorrow to start 2024 with you all and wish you nothing but the best for the coming year ahead.
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Merry Christmas to all our wonderful families. I hope you have the most amazing day with your loved ones.  #littlelocals #collingwoodpark #brisbanekids #childcarebrisbane

Merry Christmas to all our wonderful families. I hope you have the most amazing day with your loved ones. #littlelocals #collingwoodpark #brisbanekids #childcarebrisbane ...

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Classrooms tailored to your child's learning needs

Nursery and Toddlers

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 Collingwood Park. 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

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

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

Centre Manager - Caitlin Malan

My name is Caitlin and I am the Centre Manager at Collingwood Park. I have been working in the sector for almost 20 years and I hold my Diploma of Children's Services and am working towards my Bachelor of Early Childhood. I have worked in every role within early childhood education, from a trainee through to centre manager. My passion is ensuring high quality education for the 0-5 age group. The first 1000 days of a child's life sets the foundation for a child's development and wellbeing.

I grew up in Newcastle NSW, and recently moved to QLD from Canberra, ACT. I have two young boys aged 7 and 5 who keep be on my toes and extremely busy. I look forward to welcoming you and your child into our Little Locals Family soon!

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.

07 2800 8897

ENQUIRE NOW
BOOK TOUR

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 Locals2023-01-26T14:31:35+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

Contact Info

5 Wienholt Street, Auchenflower

Phone: 07 3390 3158

Web: Visit Us Online

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