Welcome to The Learning Sanctuary Yeronga
Our child care and Kindergarten centre is conveniently located for families looking for long day care or Kindergarten in Yeronga, Tarragindi, Salisbury, Rocklea, Moorooka, Yeerongpilly and Annerley. Our child care centre is located 4 minutes’ drive from The Yeronga Village, and 8km from Brisbane CBD.
The Learning Sanctuary Yeronga offers purpose-built long day care and Kindergarten service for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years, with convenient operating hours from 6:30am – 6:30pm.
Our Yeronga child care and kindergarten centre provides families with daily updates and photos detailing your child’s learning and development, all accessible on our family app. Meals, sunscreen, nappies, wipes and bedding are all included in the fees.
Our Early Learning Environments
The Learning Sanctuary Yeronga child care centre is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
The expansive outdoor environments at our Yeronga child care centre include a climbing fort, a bike track, a water play areas, sandpits a Zen garden and more. Our outdoor learning program focuses on the development of your child’s strength, balance, and self-confidence.
Our indoor learning spaces offer a variety of engaging environments all carefully selected for children to learn and grow. Our experienced educators and teachers use these to design various age-appropriate play-based experiences.
Dedicated team of Educators and Teachers
At the heart of our Yeronga child care centre is our team of early childhood educators and teachers. We are a multicultural early learning centre in with educators proficient in over 20 languages, including Pilipino, Malaysian, Hindi, Turkish, Japanese and Indonesian.
Our team of passionate and qualified early childhood teachers and educators are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early education journey.
Health and Nutrition
We provide children with nutrient-rich, unprocessed, and seasonal whole foods – that have been created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child.
Here at The Learning Sanctuary Yeronga early learning centre, we believe that by encouraging active participation in food preparation (such as growing & harvesting the fruit and vegetables, preparing, and helping cook the meal) – children learn to appreciate and understand the importance of healthy eating.
For added convenience, we also offer our families a grab-and-go breakfast snack and coffee.
Play-Based Early Learning Curriculum
At The Learning Sanctuary Yeronga early learning centre, we recognise the importance of play in a child’s learning and development journey. Our team tailors play-based learning activities in line with national standards, specifically the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), helping prepare them for kindergarten and school readiness.
We also offer the following enriching learning experiences:
- Real Life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as woodworking, harvesting the veggie garden, caring for our worm farm and basic cooking skills.
- Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that helps children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet.
- Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local community librarians, local police, and other community services in Yeronga to help familiarise the children with their local community. We also have excursions to our local park and local primary school to assist our Kindergarten children with their transition to ‘big school’.
Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program
Our Kindergarten programs are tailored to meet your child’s individual learning needs across numeracy, literacy, emotional and social development, resilience, and self-regulation.
We offer a QLD Government-approved Kindergarten enhanced learning program, supporting your child’s development and well-being from now, at school and beyond. In Queensland, 4-year-old children are able to access a funded Kindergarten program that fosters play based learning, led by a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood Teacher. If eligible, your child will be able to participate in the Government-approved Kindergarten program, at no cost, up to 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year. Talk to us about how this reduces your out-of-pocket costs.
The added benefits of our Kindergarten program include:
- QLD ‘Free Kindy’ Government-approved program
- Extended opening hours
- Open all year round (excl public holidays)
- Programs developed and delivered by our Early Childhood Teachers
- Exclusive music and movement program for self-regulation
Meet the centre manager
I have been in the Early Childhood sector for 9 years, I started my career in 2013 in Darwin as an Assistant Educator. In 2014 I moved to Brisbane where I continued in the Early Childhood sector as a Lead Educator, then Assistant Centre Manager and now Centre Manager. I have a Diploma and Early Childhood Education and Care that I completed in 2016.
I strongly believe that a career in early childhood education is one of the most rewarding jobs. As an educator, you play a huge part in developing beautiful children and shaping them to be amazing people when they grow up. As an educator, you are there for each and every child in your care to experience and celebrate all the big milestones that they reach.
I have learnt that the first 5 years of a child’s life is the most important, which makes it our goal as educators to mentor children and teach them about caring, empathy, gross motor, fine motor and communication skills that will help them in the future. I love being a part of a child’s journey, where they have accomplished and achieved so much, seeing this makes me passionate about my job as it gives me a purpose.
Early Childhood Education is a huge benefit for children to participate in when they are young as it encourages children to develop their social skills and how to interact with children in a safe environment.
Our team here at The Learning Sanctuary Yeronga, are a bubbly and cheerful team that always have the children’s best interest at our highest priority, we are a multicultural team that brings so many beautiful aspects and teaching styles to our children.
I am a very approachable person that is always willing to help our families to feel comfortable at the centre as well as the children who attend. We look forward to welcoming your family to The Learning Sanctuary Yeronga.
Age groups and offerings
Nursery (6 weeks-2 years)
Our nursery rooms provide:
- A safe and nurturing environment where children feel confident to explore and learn
- Tummy time, physical activity, messy play and sensory play
- Language-rich activities including music, singing, reading and rhymes
- A dedicated sleeping room and private space for parents to breastfeed their children at their convenience
Toddlers (2-3 years)
Our toddlers rooms offer:
- Enhanced social skills through group and individual play
- Daily educational programs designed to promote gross and fine motor skills
- A language-rich environment through books and conversations
- Opportunities to explore literacy and numeracy concepts through real-life experiences
Early Learners (3-4 years)
Our Early Learners and Little Learners rooms provide:
- Highly qualified and nurturing educators who support children’s learning and social-emotional development
- The development of literacy, numeracy and social skills through play
- Unlimited opportunities for outdoor play and discovery
- Extracurricular programs including Introduction to Japanese Culture and Future Champs, a complete health and physical educational program including Yoganastics.
Kindergarten (4-5 years)
Our Kindergarten room offers:
- A school-readiness program focused on sharpening literacy and numeracy skills through play
- Opportunities for children to use their interests as a vehicle for learning
- Activities that boost social and emotional skills, self-awareness and respect for others
- A transition-to-school program
Our families love The Learning Sanctuary Yeronga
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a centre tour?
A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. The Learning Sanctuary also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.
On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.
Will I be put on a waitlist?
The Learning Sanctuary Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.
Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at The Learning Sanctuary centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.
What can I do to help my child prepare for starting care?
It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care service together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.
Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
Most of The Learning Sanctuary child care and early education centres offer the following:
- Nappies and wipes
- Sunscreen and hats
- Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.
For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.
It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.
How do I get updates on my child's day?
The Learning Sanctuary uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day.
After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.
What happens if my child gets sick?
If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, The Learning Sanctuary is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.
Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.