Mudgeeraba Education and Care Centre is a family owned and operated Long Day Care Centre. We are committed to a holistic approach to learning, fostered in an environment that promotes and supports all aspects of a child’s development. Our qualified and experienced staff are dedicated to providing each child with personalised education to fully prepare them for primary school. And their care is genuine ensuring your child feels nurtured and safe.
We have a strong commitment to providing a nature based environment that stimulates the senses, invites exploration and discovery and challenges children as active learners. As dedicated Early Childhood Professions, we believe that children are unique individuals who learn and develop skills through the process of exploration within an educational; play based Early Years learning Framework. With this in mind, our conscientious team of Educators maintain a developmentally-appropriate program implemented within the Early Years leaning Framework, National Quality Standards and Childcare Act & Regulations 2010.
Our outdoor adventure playground at Mudgeeraba is where all the magic happens. It was designed to work in harmony with the natural environment creating several nature zones for the children, using natural and recycled materials where possible. Our philosophy is in line with current research to show that there are many benefits with children playing in natural settings. These include:
- Improved cognitive function
- Increased creativity
- Improved interaction with adults
- Reduced attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms
- Reduced rates of aggression
- A stronger immune system
As part of our Health and Wellness Program our Educators regularly engage the children in yoga and meditation teaching them how to calm their body and mind, a tool that will serve them well throughout life. The children love tending our food gardens, chicken coop, worm farm and compost. These experiences bring them close to nature and help them understand the process of paddock to plate. All the food prepared and provided to the children is organic or whole food in accordance with the clean eating philosophy.
Our child care centres are the home to Bush Kindy Explorers, an exciting pre school nature based, educational program that introduces children to nature and our unique Australian environment. The program recognises the significance of land in Aboriginal culture and encourages children to reconnect with and appreciate nature while learning how to work together and take turns in a small group environment.
Mudgeeraba Education and Care Centre is proud to provide our extra curricular activities FREE OF CHARGE so your child may have opportunities to learn and develop an appreciation for a variety of arts and cultures. Our extra curricular programs take place both in and out of the centre environment and are embraced and enjoyed by our children.
We understand the challenges that families face today balancing work with home life, and our goal is to provide services that support you in doing the most important work of all – raising your family. We are devoted to providing a warm, safe and caring environment which will become an extension to your home.