OPENING EARLY 2022 RICHLANDS
Richlands2021-12-02T12:38:22+10:00

We’re excited to be opening Little Locals Richlands early next year!

With natural surroundings and access to bushlands, Little Locals Richlands will feature amazing nature play and sustainability facilities and programs. We look forward to joining the Richlands community and doing our best to make a positive impact.

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We’re excited to be opening Little Locals Richlands early next year!

With natural surroundings and access to bushlands, Little Locals Richlands will feature amazing nature play and sustainability facilities and programs.
We look forward to joining the Richlands community and doing our best to make a positive impact.

Enquire now

What families are saying about our centres

Centre Manager – Crystal Pawley

I started my Early Childhood career 10 years ago. I believe that children are inquisitive and capable learners. Through meaningful relationships with Educators and by providing access to natural, positive environments we can help children become the inquisitive, capable learners they are destined to be.

And with regular contact with the natural world, we can support children’s mental, emotional and physical health and well-being. The best part is that we can do all of that whilst having fun!! I am particularly excited to establish our Bush Kindy program and observe the wonders and discoveries that our Little Locals will make.

I look forward to meeting and welcoming you and your children to our Little Locals Richlands Community!

Centre Manager
Crystal Pawley

I started my Early Childhood career 10 years ago. I believe that children are inquisitive and capable learners who are successful in their learning journeys when they have strong connections with their educators and learning environments.

Connecting with Nature supports children’s wellbeing and connects them to the natural world. It is an opportunity to have open imaginative play, supports cognitive thinking and development. I'm excited to establish our Bush Kindy program and observe the wonders and discoveries that the children will make.

I look forward to meeting and welcoming you and your children to our Little Locals Richlands Community.

Facilities & Services

All inclusive:

  • Bush Kindy Program
  • Extra curriculum activities - Pilates and Music
  • Áll incursions and excursions planned to support children’s learning journeys
  • Nappies, Wipes and sunscreen
  • Passionate educators to nurture and guide children’s learning journeys.

  • Regular updates on your child’s learning journey and daily rituals through Storypark.
  • Healthy and Nutritious meals provided prepared by our centre chef.

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

Our classrooms:

  • Nursery 1 & 2: 6 weeks to 12 months
  • Junior Toddler 1 & 2: 12 months to 2 yrs
  • Senior Toddler 1 & 2: 2 yrs to 3 yrs
  • Jnr Kindy 1 & 2: 3 yrs to 4 yrs
  • Kindergarten: 4 yrs – 6 yrs

Kitchen

Little Locals Richlands 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.

Brisbane 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!

Classrooms tailored to your child's learning needs

Nursery and Toddlers
(0 ~ 3 yrs)

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 Richlands. 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. Classrooms include Junior Toddler 1, Junior Toddler 2, Senior Toddler 1 and Senior Toddler 2.

Junior Kindy
(3 ~ 4 yrs)

In our junior kindergarten 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)

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
Facilities & Services

All inclusive:

  • Bush Kindy Program
  • Extra curriculum activities - Pilates and Music
  • Áll incursions and excursions planned to support children’s learning journeys
  • Nappies, Wipes and sunscreen
  • Passionate educators to nurture and guide children’s learning journeys.

  • Regular updates on your child’s learning journey and daily rituals through Storypark.
  • Healthy and Nutritious meals provided prepared by our centre chef.

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

Our classrooms:

  • Nursery 1 & 2: 6 weeks to 12 months
  • Junior Toddler 1 & 2: 12 months to 2 yrs
  • Senior Toddler 1 & 2: 2 yrs to 3 yrs
  • Jnr Kindy 1 & 2: 3 yrs to 4 yrs
  • Kindergarten: 4 yrs – 6 yrs

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to know more about sustainability at Little Locals2021-11-23T06:45:55+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

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.

What is CCS and how do I apply?2021-11-23T06:39:09+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 are your opening hours?2021-11-23T06:39:18+10:00

Little Locals is open Monday to Friday from 6:30am – 6:30pm. We are closed on public holidays (for which we do not charge fees!)

What is included in the daily fee?2021-11-23T06:39:32+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. Plus we don’t charge for public holidays!

Contact Us

Register your interest to find out more and keep up to date with our progress. We can't wait to meet you!

Enquire now

07 3778 2694

28 Garden Road, Richlands, 4077

Contact Us

Register your interest to find out more and keep up to date with our progress. We can't wait to meet you!

Enquire now

07 3778 2694

28 Garden Road, Richlands 4077

Contact Info

5 Wienholt Street, Auchenflower

Phone: 07 3390 3158

Web: Visit Us Online

Reviews

Little Locals Auchenflower
5.0
Based on 9 reviews
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Michelle M
Michelle M
07:10 19 Aug 21
Could this be the first childcare centre built for kids?! I always thought childcare centres, were built for the... purpose of adults needs, until I stepped into Little Locals Auchenflower! Seeing is believing! The facilities are second to none. What child doesn’t like a water park! Indoor play slide! Play forts? Not to mention Bush Kindy, Pilates, Music, and Dance lessons. The food is made by a qualified chef, my daughter loves the food so much, I recreate some of the recipes at home! As a parent you often worry is my baby / child ok? I don’t worry at all, I know my daughter is in a supportive, inclusive environment and having the time of her life!read more
Alysia Mann
Alysia Mann
11:15 13 Aug 21
We love Little Locals. The management and educators are professional, capable, friendly and really dedicated to the... needs of the children. Our daughter enjoys the extra-curricular activities such as Bush Kindy, Pilates, Henny Penny Chickens and Wild Animal Encounters - there is always something new and exciting. Karen the chef cooks a variety of healthy, fresh meals. The centre has been built so beautifully in an old church and who doesn’t love the indoor slide !read more
Josie Rayner
Josie Rayner
06:31 25 Jun 21
As an educator at this service I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. The management team is extremely supportive and... has not only the children’s and families best interest at heart but also the educators. I have never worked somewhere with so much support and guidance. As the centre is growing so is the moral (the atmosphere is great). It’s such a wonderful company to work for and I absolutely love going to work each day. It honestly feels more like a family community compared to just a working environment. ❤️❤️❤️read more
Sarah H
Sarah H
05:12 11 May 21
We have been through 4 day care centres throughout our sons life, and Little Locals has by far exceeded our... expectations. Part of this includes their busy kindy program. Rory is always so excited to come home and share his stories and experiences from the day. A few weeks ago, we spent a Sunday morning venturing out to the area where Little Locals conduct bush kindy and let Rory lead us through his adventures. What we experienced was amazing and it really has created a sense of confidence for our son to be exposed to nature and learn the elements of world outside the classroom. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity for our children. Keep up the great work!read more
Jessica Bridges
Jessica Bridges
05:31 07 Apr 21
I know we've made the right decision in selecting Little Locals for our son. The care that he's given is exceptional... and although he's only been there for just over a month, we have already seen so much growth in his abilities. We'll be recommending Little Locals to all of our friends in the area.read more
Ronan Colgan
Ronan Colgan
09:57 01 Apr 21
We recently moved from another centre in the area and have been delighted with our choice. The centre is so well run... and makes us feel very confident that our child is in safe hands. We have found the carers to be the most engaging and hands on out of all the centres we have used over the years and their facilities are second to none. Incredible job to have achieved this level of standard in such a short period of time.read more
Michael Hands
Michael Hands
20:27 03 Jan 21
Our son has been at this day care for a couple Of months and it is brilliant. The staff are caring and intuitive and... our boy has the best time every day. We have been to other day cares but few offer the level of care and attention that is offered here. We are so thankful for this daycare!read more
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