Cradle to Crayons

Education and Care
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We are a family-owned, play-based early learning centre operating five minutes from the Bundaberg city centre. We plan our curriculum using evidence-based programs and the Early Years Learning Framework to help give your child the best possible start on their educational journey. For children aged 6 weeks to 6 years, we offer a blend of fun and educational indoor and outdoor activities to help them realise their full potential. Our centre also offers convenient extended care hours from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm to accommodate working parents. We would love for you to join our family so call us and book a tour of our long day care centre today!


Program & Curriculum Information

At our early childhood centre, we offer a diverse, evidence-based curriculum that enriches your child’s early development and provides continuous opportunities for learning. Our programs include:

  • EYLF – Early Years Learning
  • Framework
  • QKLG Queensland Kindergarten
  • Learning Guidelines
  • Nature Play
  • Moving Smart
  • Rhee Taekwondo
  • Aerial Arts & Dancing
  • Abecedarian Approach
  • Reconciliation Action Plan

Child Care Subsidy Information

Cradle To Crayons Education and Care is an approved child care service that is eligible for the Government Child Care Subsidy. Families that claim the subsidy will have it paid directly to our service to reduce their out of pocket costs. If your family is interested in claiming the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), the Department of Human Services will have to assess your income to see if you qualify. You can access the Department of Human Services online, call them on 1800 686 237 or visit them in person at Centrelink. Be sure to apply before starting at Learn & Play Kindergarten so we can reduce your fees from the start.

Incursions & Excursions

Our long day care centre offers regular incursions and excursions at no extra cost to add variety to the learning experience. Our past incursions have introduced the children to reptile handlers, scientists, tooth fairies, fire brigades and other specialists who delight and educate them. Our kindy students also go on excursions to schools and theatres throughout the year.