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OUR SERVICES

GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START AT PARKSIDE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE​

Our programs are based on the Australian Early Years Learning Framework with the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment,  We desire to create authentic play-based experiences, meaningful relationships and stimulating environments, capturing your child’s heart and mind everyday.

We consider your children to be a part of our Parkside family.  We are honoured that you would entrust your child in our care. Our promise to you is that we will strive each day to create an environment that each child will thrive in in all areas of their development.

We invite you to learn more about Parkside and book a tour today! Come and see what makes our approach to early-childhood education stand out.

WE PROVIDE CLASSES FOR:

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KINDERGARTEN
(4 – 5 YEARS)

Kindergarten is for children the year before they start school.

The Kindergarten program runs 5 days a week. This program is supported by our Bachelor qualified Kindergarten teacher and is the best start you can give your child entering the Prep year at school.

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PRE-KINDY
(3 – 4 YEARS)

During the Pre-Kindy year we focus on positive social and emotional skills, early literacy and numeracy skills and work on preparing them for a successful transition to the government approved Kindergarten Program that is run at Parkside.

 

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JUNIOR KINDY
(2 – 3 YEARS)

 In Junior Kindy our educators help the children to develop a greater sense of independence and they focus on language. This will improve communication of their needs with the people around them.  

Time in Junior Kindy is also the stage when children become more social with their peers

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TODDLERS
(15 – 24 MONTHS)

During the Toddler stage children continue to learn and explore with their senses. Our educators offer lots of messy play, art activities, singing and dancing, cooking, outdoor exploration and physical play. At this age we focus on teaching basic social skills like using gentle hands with others, using manners and practise sharing and turn taking.
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NURSERY
(6 WEEKS – 15 MONTHS)

Those first few months of a child’s live are precious! The base for this at Parkside are nurturing relationships between the baby and the educator. Our educators provide a safe environment with lots of sensory input through music and singing, gentle touch, challenge back strength through tummy time and support when learning to roll.

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SCHOOL-AGED CARE
(5 – 12 YEARS)

During school term time children will be dropped off to school or picked up from school by our courtesy bus service.

Children can enjoy a relaxing and fun time at the centre with their peers. They are offered age appropriate activities and toys.  Children are encouraged to complete their homework tasks. During the school holidays we offer a special  vacation care program with lots of exciting incursions and excursions.

BOOK YOUR TOUR ONLINE NOW

ACTIVITIES TO ENGAGE AND DEVELOP YOUR CHILD

BUSH KINDY

Parkside Early Learning Centre is the only childcare centre in Gympie that offers Bush Kindy. Our children enjoy the outlook into beautiful greenery all year round. As a centre we wanted to go a step further and use this park for a Bush Kindy Program.

Our Pre-prep/Kindergarten program and our Senior Kindy children do weekly Bush Kindy sessions. Play is inspired by the children’s interests, what nature provides or a theme continued from the last session.

Part of the Bush Kindy Program is risk taking. Being in an unstructured environment brings forth some risks but also valuable learning opportunities. This teaches children to respond positively to challenges in a supervised environment. Although the sessions are child-led teachers and educators still conduct detailed planning and continue their lessons outside.

CHILDRENS YOGA

Yoga has so many benefits for children and Parkside proudly offers this service with a qualified Yoga Instructor.

Although yoga is a physical activity we really believe in the learning benefits for our children. Through yoga children gain control of their feelings and learn to regulate their emotions on their own. Some of the other benefits we like for our children are:

  • Develop body and spacial awareness
  • Manage stress through breathing, awareness, calming their mind and healthy movement
  • Build concentration
  • Increase their confidence and positive self-image

Our instructor comes in once per week and leads yoga with all our children. Even our babies get to experience yoga time!

SWIMMING LESSONS

Swimming lessons are being introduced in 2020 and are offered free as part of the Parkside Pre-prep Kindergarten Program. The introduction of swimming lessons was suggested and supported by our Parkside Families. The swimming lessons are located 200 meters from the centre at the new Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre on Tozer Park Road.

Some of the benefits of swimming lessons are:

  • swimming lessons save lives
  • improves fitness
  • a skill for life
  • it’s so much fun!

We are so excited to offer swimming lessons as part of our Pre-prep Kindergarten program as of this year!

SOCCER COACHING

As part of our Pre-prep Kindergarten program we offer FREE weekly soccer lessons for our children. We have the amazing Professional Soccer Coach Nick from Queensland Junior Sports.

We provide a fun and stimulating soccer program encouraging children to be imaginative and creative through theme based soccer games. Children develop physical confidence and gain trust, whilst building positive relationships in a safe environment.

BOOK YOUR TOUR ONLINE NOW

OUR CENTRE

Our centre focuses on tactile, natural materials to give your child a more organic head start. We run activities that take advantage of our natural parkland surroundings to bring out the best in the children.

MAIN PLAY YARD

JUNIOR KINDY ROOM

MAIN PLAY YARD

NURSERY ROOM

NATURE PLAY AREA

PRE-KINDY ROOM

KINDY YARD

KINDERGARTEN ROOM

CONNECT WITH OUR PARKSIDE COMMUNITY

OUR SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START AT PARKSIDE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE​

Our programs are based on the Australian Early Years Learning Framework with the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment,  We desire to create authentic play-based experiences, meaningful relationships and stimulating environments, capturing your child’s heart and mind everyday.

We consider your children to be a part of our Parkside family.  We are honoured that you would entrust your child in our care. Our promise to you is that we will strive each day to create an environment that each child will thrive in in all areas of their development.

We invite you to learn more about Parkside and book a tour today! Come and see what makes our approach to early-childhood education stand out.

WE PROVIDE CLASSES FOR:

Service-Kindy-02.jpg

KINDERGARTEN
(4 – 5 YEARS)

Kindergarten is for children the year before they start school.

The Kindergarten program runs 5 days a week. This program is supported by our Bachelor qualified Kindergarten teacher and is the best start you can give your child entering the Prep year at school.

Service-Junior-Kindy-01.jpg

PRE-KINDY
(3 – 4 YEARS)

During the Pre-Kindy year we focus on positive social and emotional skills, early literacy and numeracy skills and work on preparing them for a successful transition to the government approved Kindergarten Program that is run at Parkside.

 

Service-Kindy-02.jpg

KINDERGARTEN
(4 – 5 YEARS)

Kindergarten is for children the year before they start school.

The Kindergarten program runs 5 days a week. This program is supported by our Bachelor qualified Kindergarten teacher and is the best start you can give your child entering the Prep year at school.

Service-Junior-Kindy-01.jpg

PRE-KINDY
(3 – 4 YEARS)

During the Pre-Kindy year we focus on positive social and emotional skills, early literacy and numeracy skills and work on preparing them for a successful transition to the government approved Kindergarten Program that is run at Parkside.

Services-Toddlers-02.jpg

TODDLERS
(15 – 24 MONTHS)

During the Toddler stage children continue to learn and explore with their senses. Our educators offer lots of messy play, art activities, singing and dancing, cooking, outdoor exploration and physical play. At this age we focus on teaching basic social skills like using gentle hands with others, using manners and practise sharing and turn taking.
Service-Senior-Kindy-02.jpg

JUNIOR KINDY
(2 – 3 YEARS)

 In Junior Kindy our educators help the children to develop a greater sense of independence and they focus on language. This will improve communication of their needs with the people around them.  

Time in Junior Kindy is also the stage when children become more social with their peers

Services-Toddlers-02.jpg

TODDLERS
(15 – 24 MONTHS)

During the Toddler stage children continue to learn and explore with their senses. Our educators offer lots of messy play, art activities, singing and dancing, cooking, outdoor exploration and physical play. At this age we focus on teaching basic social skills like using gentle hands with others, using manners and practise sharing and turn taking.
Service-Senior-Kindy-02.jpg

JUNIOR KINDY
(2 – 3 YEARS)

 In Junior Kindy our educators help the children to develop a greater sense of independence and they focus on language. This will improve communication of their needs with the people around them.  

Time in Junior Kindy is also the stage when children become more social with their peers

Services-Nursery-01.jpg

NURSERY
(6 WEEKS – 15 MONTHS)

Those first few months of a child’s live are precious! The base for this at Parkside are nurturing relationships between the baby and the educator. Our educators provide a safe environment with lots of sensory input through music and singing, gentle touch, challenge back strength through tummy time and support when learning to roll.

Services-School-05.jpg

SCHOOL-AGED CARE
(5 – 12 YEARS)

During school term time children will be dropped off to school or picked up from school by our courtesy bus service.

Children can enjoy a relaxing and fun time at the centre with their peers. They are offered age appropriate activities and toys.  Children are encouraged to complete their homework tasks. During the school holidays we offer a special  vacation care program with lots of exciting incursions and excursions.

Services-Nursery-01.jpg

NURSERY
(6 WEEKS – 15 MONTHS)

Those first few months of a child’s live are precious! The base for this at Parkside are nurturing relationships between the baby and the educator. Our educators provide a safe environment with lots of sensory input through music and singing, gentle touch, challenge back strength through tummy time and support when learning to roll.

Services-School-05.jpg

SCHOOL-AGED CARE
(5 – 12 YEARS)

During school term time children will be dropped off to school or picked up from school by our courtesy bus service.

Children can enjoy a relaxing and fun time at the centre with their peers. They are offered age appropriate activities and toys.  Children are encouraged to complete their homework tasks. During the school holidays we offer a special  vacation care program with lots of exciting incursions and excursions.

BOOK YOUR TOUR ONLINE NOW

ACTIVITIES TO ENGAGE AND DEVELOP YOUR CHILD

BUSH KINDY

Parkside Early Learning Centre is the only childcare centre in Gympie that offers Bush Kindy. Our children enjoy the outlook into beautiful greenery all year round. As a centre we wanted to go a step further and use this park for a Bush Kindy Program.

Our Pre-prep/Kindergarten program and our Senior Kindy children do weekly Bush Kindy sessions. Play is inspired by the children’s interests, what nature provides or a theme continued from the last session.

Part of the Bush Kindy Program is risk taking. Being in an unstructured environment brings forth some risks but also valuable learning opportunities. This teaches children to respond positively to challenges in a supervised environment. Although the sessions are child-led teachers and educators still conduct detailed planning and continue their lessons outside.

CHILDRENS YOGA

Yoga has so many benefits for children and Parkside proudly offers this service with a qualified Yoga Instructor.

Although yoga is a physical activity we really believe in the learning benefits for our children. Through yoga children gain control of their feelings and learn to regulate their emotions on their own. Some of the other benefits we like for our children are:

  • Develop body and spacial awareness
  • Manage stress through breathing, awareness, calming their mind and healthy movement
  • Build concentration
  • Increase their confidence and positive self-image

Our instructor comes in once per week and leads yoga with all our children. Even our babies get to experience yoga time!

SWIMMING LESSONS

Swimming lessons are being introduced in 2020 and are offered free as part of the Parkside Pre-prep Kindergarten Program. The introduction of swimming lessons was suggested and supported by our Parkside Families. The swimming lessons are located 200 meters from the centre at the new Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre on Tozer Park Road.

Some of the benefits of swimming lessons are:

  • swimming lessons save lives
  • improves fitness
  • a skill for life
  • it’s so much fun!

We are so excited to offer swimming lessons as part of our Pre-prep Kindergarten program as of this year!

SOCCER COACHING

As part of our Pre-prep Kindergarten program we offer FREE weekly soccer lessons for our children. We have the amazing Professional Soccer Coach Nick from Queensland Junior Sports.

We provide a fun and stimulating soccer program encouraging children to be imaginative and creative through theme based soccer games. Children develop physical confidence and gain trust, whilst building positive relationships in a safe environment.

ACTIVITIES TO ENGAGE AND DEVELOP YOUR CHILD

BUSH KINDY

Parkside Early Learning Centre is the only childcare centre in Gympie that offers Bush Kindy. Our children enjoy the outlook into beautiful greenery all year round. As a centre we wanted to go a step further and use this park for a Bush Kindy Program.

Our Pre-prep/Kindergarten program and our Senior Kindy children do weekly Bush Kindy sessions. Play is inspired by the children’s interests, what nature provides or a theme continued from the last session.

Part of the Bush Kindy Program is risk taking. Being in an unstructured environment brings forth some risks but also valuable learning opportunities. This teaches children to respond positively to challenges in a supervised environment. Although the sessions are child-led teachers and educators still conduct detailed planning and continue their lessons outside.

CHILDRENS YOGA

Yoga has so many benefits for children and Parkside proudly offers this service with a qualified Yoga Instructor.

Although yoga is a physical activity we really believe in the learning benefits for our children. Through yoga children gain control of their feelings and learn to regulate their emotions on their own. Some of the other benefits we like for our children are:

  • Develop body and spatial awareness
  • Manage stress through breathing, awareness, calming their mind and healthy movement
  • Build concentration
  • Increase their confidence and positive self-image

Our instructor comes in once per week and leads yoga with all our children. Even our babies get to experience yoga time!

SWIMMING LESSONS

Swimming lessons are being introduced in 2020 and are offered free as part of the Parkside Pre-prep Kindergarten Program. The introduction of swimming lessons was suggested and supported by our Parkside Families. The swimming lessons are located 200 meters from the centre at the new Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre on Tozer Park Road.

Some of the benefits of swimming lessons are:

  • swimming lessons save lives
  • improves fitness
  • a skill for life
  • it’s so much fun!

We are so excited to offer swimming lessons as part of our Pre-prep Kindergarten program as of this year!

SOCCER COACHING

As part of our Pre-prep Kindergarten program we offer FREE weekly soccer lessons for our children. We have the amazing Professional Soccer Coach Nick from Queensland Junior Sports.

We provide a fun and stimulating soccer program encouraging children to be imaginative and creative through theme based soccer games. Children develop physical confidence and gain trust, whilst building positive relationships in a safe environment.

BOOK YOUR TOUR ONLINE NOW

OUR CENTRE

Our centre focuses on tactile, natural materials to give your child a more holistic head start. We run activities that take advantage of our natural parkland surroundings to bring out the best in the children.

MAIN PLAY YARD

JUNIOR KINDY ROOM

MAIN PLAY YARD

NURSERY ROOM

MAIN PLAY YARD

MAIN PLAY YARD

JUNIOR KINDY ROOM

NURSERY ROOM

NATURE PLAY AREA

KINDERGARTEN ROOM

KINDY YARD

PRE-KINDY ROOM

NATURE PLAY AREA

KINDERGARTEN ROOM

KINDY YARD

PRE-KINDY ROOM

CONNECT WITH OUR PARKSIDE COMMUNITY