Welcome to Cradle to Crayons Education & Care
Our staff provide educational, play-based care at our family owned and operated early learning centre in Bundaberg. Using evidence-based programs and the Early Years Learning Framework, we plan our curriculum to help give your child the best start to their educational journey.
For children aged 6 weeks to 6 years, we offer indoor and outdoor activities to help them realise their full potential. To accommodate working parents, our centre offers extended care hours from 6:15 am to 6:15pm.
Call us to book a tour of our long day care centre today.
We are the only Forest Learning & Bush Kindergarten in the Wide Bay region, with a 14,500m adjoining block of land to the rest of our facility. This allows your child to learn, play and explore in a supervised forest environment.
Our kindergarten program is Queensland Government approved and taught by a ACECQA approved early childhood teacher. We have a dedicated classroom to cater for children aged between 4 and 6 years old.
ELLA is a fun, digital and interactive program we use in our centre to help your child learn another language. Using a tablet app called The Polygots, our educators teach children words, sentences and songs in Spanish.
The Moving Smart program encourages healthy movement and activities to help build your child's intelligence and develop their cognitive skills.
Cradle to Crayons offers a program with the 3a approach embedded across all learning areas. All educators are trained in the Abecedarian Approach and coaching is offered by our on-site 3a trainer and coach regularly. All educators attend a refresher course annually to ensure that skills and knowledge are up to date. Each of the elements of 3a has been aligned with contemporary Australian Early Childhood policy, including The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS).
Reconciliation Action Plan
We are committed to enhancing our teaching and learning activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in our community. Our curriculum celebrates Indigenous culture with engaging lessons on the histories and traditions.