Ripley2023-11-06T12:10:33+10:00

We’re excited to join the Ripley community! Enquire now to book your place.

We’re excited to join the Ripley community! Enquire now to book your place.

Contact us today to register your interest with Little Locals in Ripley, Ipswich.

Phone Number: 07 2800 8480

Address: 1 Brooking Rise, Ripley

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What families say about us

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 that is fully accredited and featured by Nature Play Queensland.
  • Weekly Art classes delivered by Raw Art
  • Weekly Sensory classes delivered by Science Minded
  • Weekly Pilates delivered by Kids Heart Pilates.
  • Kids Cooking classes delivered by our in House Chef
  • All excursions and incursions. These include trips to Lone Pine Sanctuary, Ocean Life Education, Henny Penny Hatching and Wildcall Wildlife 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.


What families say about us

The latest at Little Locals Ripley
👋🏼 Hey! Have you met our wonderful team at Ripley? 👋🏼 

We’ve been busy touring and welcoming our new families in for stay and plays and are so excited for you to finally meet our wonderful team! 

We will be holding more tours and stay and plays throughout the week so please feel free to join us 🌟 

#littlelocals #ripleyvalley #earlyyearseducation

👋🏼 Hey! Have you met our wonderful team at Ripley? 👋🏼

We’ve been busy touring and welcoming our new families in for stay and plays and are so excited for you to finally meet our wonderful team!

We will be holding more tours and stay and plays throughout the week so please feel free to join us 🌟

#littlelocals #ripleyvalley #earlyyearseducation
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Wow… What an amazing day meeting everyone! It was so incredible to finally start showing our soon to be families around. We hope you love our Centre just as much as we do 💙 

Post in the comments below your favourite part of the Centre… ⬇️

🚲 🛝 💧 🏖️ 🛥️ 🌳 📚 🧸 

#ripleyvalley #earlychildhoodeducation #littlelocals

Wow… What an amazing day meeting everyone! It was so incredible to finally start showing our soon to be families around. We hope you love our Centre just as much as we do 💙

Post in the comments below your favourite part of the Centre… ⬇️

🚲 🛝 💧 🏖️ 🛥️ 🌳 📚 🧸

#ripleyvalley #earlychildhoodeducation #littlelocals
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What is Bush Kindy? 🍃 

Bush Kindy is an educational approach specifically focused on allowing children to engage in natural outdoor spaces 🌳 

The focus is on providing children with a space that lets them build skills in resilience, risk-taking, confidence, communication, and self-regulation 👧🏻 

We can’t wait to kick start our Bush Kindy program at #littlelocalsripley ✌🏼 

#littleloclas #ripleyvalley #bushkindy #earlyyearsmatters

What is Bush Kindy? 🍃

Bush Kindy is an educational approach specifically focused on allowing children to engage in natural outdoor spaces 🌳

The focus is on providing children with a space that lets them build skills in resilience, risk-taking, confidence, communication, and self-regulation 👧🏻

We can’t wait to kick start our Bush Kindy program at #littlelocalsripley ✌🏼

#littleloclas #ripleyvalley #bushkindy #earlyyearsmatters
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🥁 Drum roll… 🥁 

The moment you have all been waiting for… Tour time! 

We are excited to announce that we will be commencing tours at @littlelocalsripley from next week! 

Keep a look out for text to lock in a tour time📱 

We look forward to showing you around and introducing you to our team 🌈 

#littlelocalsripley #ripleyvalley #littlelocals

🥁 Drum roll… 🥁

The moment you have all been waiting for… Tour time!

We are excited to announce that we will be commencing tours at @littlelocalsripley from next week!

Keep a look out for text to lock in a tour time📱

We look forward to showing you around and introducing you to our team 🌈

#littlelocalsripley #ripleyvalley #littlelocals
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👀 Some of our amazing resource displays at Little Locals Ripley 🌈 

We have a feeling your little ones are going to love what we have in store for them when we open our doors 🚪 👋🏼 

#littlelocals #ripleyvalley #ipswichcity #earlyyearsmatter #earlychildhoodeducation

👀 Some of our amazing resource displays at Little Locals Ripley 🌈

We have a feeling your little ones are going to love what we have in store for them when we open our doors 🚪 👋🏼

#littlelocals #ripleyvalley #ipswichcity #earlyyearsmatter #earlychildhoodeducation
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Small world play!

🌿🦁 JUNGLE THEME! 🐒🌴

🌟 Our little ones will have the chance to:

🦓 Role-play as fearless explorers discovering hidden animal habitats 

🌿 Develop fine motor skills by arranging and rearranging the play elements

🦒 Learn about different animals and their natural habitats

🌺 Build language skills by describing the sights and sounds of the jungle 

#earlyyearsmatter #littlelocalsripley #ecec #ripleyvalley #littlelocals

Small world play!

🌿🦁 JUNGLE THEME! 🐒🌴

🌟 Our little ones will have the chance to:

🦓 Role-play as fearless explorers discovering hidden animal habitats

🌿 Develop fine motor skills by arranging and rearranging the play elements

🦒 Learn about different animals and their natural habitats

🌺 Build language skills by describing the sights and sounds of the jungle

#earlyyearsmatter #littlelocalsripley #ecec #ripleyvalley #littlelocals
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What to 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 program that is fully accredited and featured by Nature Play Queensland.
  • Weekly Art classes delivered by Raw Art
  • Weekly Sensory classes delivered by Science Minded
  • Weekly Pilates delivered by Kids Heart Pilates.
  • Kids Cooking classes delivered by our in House Chef
  • All excursions and incursions. These include trips to Lone Pine Sanctuary, Ocean Life Education, Henny Penny Hatching and Wildcall Wildlife 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.

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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