Tugun Tiny Tots Early Learning Centre provides a high level of individual child focused care and education in a warm, loving, safe and secure family environment.
Tugun Tiny Tots Early Learning Centre promotes a place where your child will play, learn, socialise and communicate with other children in a fun and safe environment. Our centre supports children to initiate and contribute to their own learning experiences that emerge from their own interests and ideas.
Our colourful environment offers children a stimulating surrounding giving them a chance to grow and develop through a sensory play-based environment. Through educator planning for your child’s learning that focus on ensuring your child is ready for the next developmental step….
Our centre provides childcare from 0-5 years old, providing children with a curriculum from the Early Years Learning framework. Our Preschool specialises on delivering the Queensland Kindergarten program to enable school readiness for children.
Our Before and After school and vacation club offers children a place to engage in play activities and learning outside the hours of school using My Time Our Place curriculum.
Tugun Tiny Tots operates 52 weeks a year (only closed on Public holidays)
We are open Monday to Friday from 6.30am – 6.30pm
Meet Our Director Tara
Hi, I am Tara, the centre director of Tugun Tiny Tots. I have been in Early Childhood sector for over 13 years.
Since completing my Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Early Childhood, I have had experience in the assessment and training of Early Childhood qualifications all over Queensland. This training inspired me to take my journey further and commence my Bachelor of Early Childhood.
My passion is Early Childhood and working with children. I love to mentor educators in this field I want to support and assist them to give children the best foundation and start in life.
“I love how I didn’t feel judged about my parenting style and how everyone was so accommodating and welcoming”
Experiences and Opportunities
The children engage in many indoor and outdoor experiences and activities, such as water and sand play, the children are involved in gardening and looking after their own little vegetable patch and learn to care for their environment and world around them. Our home corner and dramatic play area comes alive as the children engage in many make believe and real life role play scenarios. An endless variety of arts and crafts, music and dance and much more is offered to the children to allow their creativeness to grow and flourish.
Children are also provided with opportunities in language and literacy skills, mathematical learning and concepts, science and scientific experiments, along with early learning geography and computer development skills.
“The outdoor play space is just great because I don’t always get to take my children to the park everyday having to work full time”
Funded Kindergarten Program
We follow the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines to provide your children the best possible education and learning through play-based opportunities in a holistic surrounding which promotes and nurtures each and every child’s agency and pedagogy
“The kids grandparents love that you welcome them into the service for special events, it really means a lot to us and they constantly talk about the lovely ladies at kindy to their friends back home”, Senior Kindy family
Qualified Teachers and Educator
There is a qualified Preschool teacher, who plans and delivers a weekly curriculum in line with the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines. Daily activities include creative learning experiences based on your child’s likes and interests, whilst developing and nurturing our sense of Being, Belonging and Becoming in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Plan and Program
Our educators plan and program towards your child’s learning and development. Staff support the children to build on these skills, which in turn enables the children to learn to cooperate with others, express ideas and investigate problem solving skills and solutions. This of course is all learnt through play based interactions and through the child’s interests, abilities and ideas.
Tiny Tots uses an interactive app called Story Park, this provides parents with the opportunity to log on and access information about your child’s day, as well as enabling parents to communicate directly with our group leaders whenever required. This is a great communication tool allowing for all conversations to flow about your child’s learning and development between parent and the educator.
What’s included and Things to Bring
Some of our key inclusions are:
Meals provided (excluding pre-prep) Nutritionally balanced menu for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and caters to different dietary needs.
Centre enrolment pack
Sheets and Blankets
Free extra-curricular activities
Things to bring:
Please bring a drink bottle– we will ensure your child has access to water all day!
Please provide spare clothes-we have lots of fun and may get messy!
Please provide nappies/undies: Specially if toilet training
Provide your child with their favourite comforter (if required) – we will ensure your child is safe and secure and has a rest time.
Put sunscreen on your child when they arrive – we will put it on throughout the day!
Bed sheets supplied (where required) they are changed and washed daily, so every child get a clean bed every day.
Please ensure everything is labelled up.
There is an effective enrolment and orientation process, allowing the staff to find out more about your child and get to know their routine and needs, providing parents with confidence that their child is safe and secure.
The children engage in many indoor and outdoor experiences and activities, such as water and sand play, the children are involved in gardening and looking after their own little vegetable patch and learn to care for their environment and world around them. Our home corner and dramatic play area comes alive as the children engage in many make-believe and real-life role play scenarios. An endless variety of arts and crafts, music and dance and much more is offered to the children to allow their creativeness to grow and flourish.
Star Bright Singing
Sing, Learn & Grow Together!!! PRE SCHOOL & KINDER LESSONS: WHAT: Help the development of your child’s literacy and numeracy skills with singing lessons which focus on fun and learning. Lessons also include musical instruments which will help improve their gross and fine motor skills. We also incorporate drama and dancing into the lessons.
WHO: Classes available for children of ALL AGES including babies! WHERE: The group classes will be made available through your local kindergarten by request and subject to minimum numbers. Private singing lessons and group lessons also available in Carrara.
WHEN: Classes run classes weekly during the QLD school terms. Carrara Pre-Prep has their lessons every Wednesday at 9:30am.
WHY: Let’s face it children LOVE singing and music. Research shows that music not only brings them joy, but it also helps their brain cells make the connections needed for virtually every kind of intelligence. Singing also helps them develop social and emotional skills.
COST: $10 per student per half hour group singing class. Under 2 years of age $6 per student per 15-minute class. If it is the whole class together there is a discounted rate available, please contact me for a quote (minimum numbers required).
Little big sports- Soccer
We offer families to select soccer as an extra-curricular activity to provide their child with a range of different experiences. Soccer is offered as a free trial to all new children, then $10 weekly on a Thursday morning if your child would like to participate. Soccer teaches your child a range of ball skills, develops their gross motor development, and encourages children to work as a team. This is a great experience for all children involved.
We offer Japanese lessons for free every Friday morning. One of our educators is from Japan and teachers the children about their culture, food, language and art. The children immerse themselves into the language and develop a lifelong knowledge on a beautiful culture within the world. Miss Nori is our Japanese teacher, and she has a passion for children, education and providing children with new and exciting experiences.
Every Monday we have an educator come to visit us to teach us music. Miss Hannah is a qualified music educator and loves sharing her passion with the children. She teaches them basic skills on a guitar and sings lots of fun songs with them. The children really enjoy these lessons, and it gives them the opportunity to express themselves in music.