Welcome to Little Saints Early Education and Care.... Where the little things really do count!!
I am an Early Childhood Teacher who has a passion for ensuring the education, wellbeing and care of each and every child, is individually catered for. My family and I found and purchased this charming colonial style centre at the foothills of Tallebudgera Valley amongst beautiful gum trees, making it feel a million miles away. We fell in love with the beautiful natural setting, large rooms and the huge playground with abundant shady old gum and fig trees. The inside and out have been renovated to add a fresh, clean, modern feel to the already spacious rooms. We have researched the best available resources to give your child the latest in educational play based materials. Our broad range of quality educational and teaching resources are mostly natural which include art and craft, science, language, mathematics and active play, focusing on supporting the development of your child.
We have three adorable children, two of whom attended Little Saints, which makes my belief in our learning environment more of an extension of our home. I want to provide an environment that promotes high quality care and education for your child and you as a family.
We are long term Gold Coast residents with my husband's family being one of the original settlers in Tallebudgera Valley. Our children are 7th generation Gold Coast residents with the original family settling in Syndicate Road. The Ellem family park at the end of Syndicate Road has been dedicated to council and named in honour of our family's contribution to the community.
Little Saints is open Monday to Friday, 52 weeks per year, excluding weekends and Public Holidays from 6:30am to 6:30pm.
Our educators are dedicated to providing quality care and learning programs that are play based and developed for each individual child using the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.
We are proud of the Gold Coast spirit and community and hope you will enjoy the passion and love we have for our centre, the teachers and the beautiful children in our care. Thank you for choosing Little Saints Early Education and Care and we look forward to sharing this amazing time of learning and growth with you and your family.
(Owner, mother, teacher)
Our mission is to provide exceptional care, which nurtures and realises the potential within each child.
We understand how important the early years are for providing learning opportunities for your child's development.
Our goal is to capture this opportunity and maximise, nurture, encourage and support every little person's journey through this amazing phase in their life.
For each child to excel and thrive we believe that each child must be provided with a warm, happy and safe environment where every child feels comfortable, relaxed, secure and included. It is important each child feels a sense of belonging, develops self-confidence, feels valued, connects with others and develops relationships.
Little Saints provides an enriched learning atmosphere that holistically challenges each child's insatiable desire to explore, discuss, discover and create. We have provided a learning environment that offers daily opportunity for exploration, discovery, choice and decision-making.
We use play based learning experiences, based upon each child's individual developmental level to promote physical, emotional, cognitive, creative and social growth, as all children develop at different rates. Each child's individual growth and development is fostered to allow your child to blossom and grow at their own pace.
We will provide quality care in a clean and safe environment. Our preference is to use sustainable, natural products and resources where possible.
We will continually improve the care and education at Little Saints so we can provide the highest quality service for our families. This is achieved through the ongoing review process in collaboration with our staff and families.
We believe family is the most important influence in your child's life, and are the primary source of information about each child. Therefore, we encourage parents to be actively involved in the centre, contribute ideas, and take an interest in their child's development and growth.
Education and care are our passion and every child's success and achievement are our rewards.
Little Saints is a happy place, where children laugh, play, have fun and where children can be children!