Early Learning Centre
St Luke’s Early Learning Centre recognises that families have their own culture and belief system which makes us all unique, and we seek to provide an environment that honours such differences. We encourage families to participate in their children’s learning journey, to communicate and work collaboratively with our highly qualified staff.
All of the staff at St Luke’s are open to differences in family structure, values, views on parenting, and the role of children within the family. St Luke’s Early Learning Centre views education as a collaborative as well as an individual journey whereby children are encouraged to participate, verbalise and have ownership of their learning environments. We believe children learn and develop through play in an all-inclusive environment where they feel happy and secure. Children at the Early Learning Centre experience a learning environment which is flexible and open-ended. This design promotes positive and creative dispositions for their future learning years. Teachers integrate play with intentional teaching strategies and encourage ideas or new concepts that may expand their existing knowledge.
Children have an opportunity to participate in physical activities and engage in discussions about health and safety. Children are encouraged to explore habits and routines that promote healthy lifestyles and good nutrition.
St Luke's Early Learning Centre has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!
The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
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The Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindy Learning Guideline provide the structure for curriculum planning at St Luke’s ELC. The foundational understanding of these frameworks provides a view that a child’s right to experience the joy of childhood is fundamental and learning is promoted through play, emergent and planned learning experiences.
The common aim of these frameworks are to prepare children not only for the future, but also for the present. They are built upon these common learning outcomes:
- Active Learning
The Early Learning Centre is licensed for 90 children and is open from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm, from Monday to Friday.
The St Luke’s Anglican School Early Learning Centre endeavours to be flexible for their Kindy and Pre-preparatory students, providing a choice of three enrolment programs for children and their families.
- Program One: Five days per week
- Program Two: Three days per week
- Program Three: Two days per week
Before and After School Care
The My Time, Our Place out of school care program provided by St Luke’s allows children opportunities to discuss, plan and select activities and experiences according to their ideas and interests. Our dedicated educators will collaborate with children about their interests and plan a fun, stimulating environment.
Children will need to bring their afternoon tea.
Our Early Learning Centre also offers Vacation Care during the school holiday periods for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years. Parents will need to book for each holiday period.
Operating Times: 7.30 am to 5.30 pm Bookings 07 4132 7539.
- Application Fee of $100 inc GST is payable when seeking admission to the School or Early Learning Centre. It is to be submitted when an Application of Admission form has been returned to the school
- Enrolment Fee of $80 ex GST. This is payable on acceptance of an Offer of Enrolment.
- Enrolment Deposit (payable on acceptance of an Offer of Enrolment and refundable when the student leaves the School, assuming there is no outstanding debt) $200 ex GST
- Early Learning Centre daily fee for Kindy and Pre-preparatory is $85 per day. Junior is $86 per day.
- Vacation Care $85 per day
- Before School Care (7.30 am - 8.15 am) $12 per morning
- After School Care (3.00 pm - 5.30 pm) $18 per afternoon
Please Note: Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and rebates, if applicable, are available on Kindy, Pre-preparatory, Vacation Care and OHSC fees to parents who make an application to Centrelink.
Statement of Commitment to the safety and wellbeing of children and the protection of children from harm.
St Luke’s Anglican School and Early Learning Centre supports the rights of children and young people and is committed to ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of students and children. St Luke’s Anglican School and Early Learning Centre is therefore committed to responding to allegations of student harm resulting from the conduct or actions of any person including that of employees.
This commitment includes the provision of a safe and supportive living and learning environment for all students and requires all employees, volunteers and visitors to model and encourage behaviour that upholds the dignity and protection of students and children from harm.
In support of this commitment, St Luke’s Anglican School and Early Learning Centre is dedicated to our Child and Youth Risk Management strategy which includes having relevant policies, procedures and training in place to effectively address the safety and wellbeing of children in their care.