Welcome! My name is Raelee Marxsen and I feel very privileged to be the Centre Manager here at LEAD Childcare Bargara. It is my great joy to lead the fantastic group of educators who will nurture and inspire your little ones!
We are located in the beautiful seaside community of Bargara, just minutes from both Bundaberg -Famous for its amazing Ginger Beer (and other refreshments) and Mon Repo Beach – where you can visit the conservation park to see marine turtles laying eggs or the hatchlings emerging and making their way to sea!
LEAD Bargara is an integral part of the community- we share close relationships with the local school and community groups, and believe this helps create a sense of belonging with the community, which helps the children transition into care and later onto formal schooling.
Here at LEAD Bargara we cater for children from six weeks of age in our nursery, to 12 years of age in our Outside School Hours Care Program. With large natural outdoor spaces and purpose built indoor environments, the service provides plenty of room for learning and fun! Climbing trees, tending the vegetable patch, pretending to be a pirate in the boat, having a chat on our ‘Buddy Bench’ or digging in our mud patch – our outdoor environment encourages a sense of wonder, creativity and environmental awareness.
We take a specialised approach to learning, in delivering the Abecedarian Approach Australia which makes learning language a priority. We do this through structured learning games which every child participates in.
Our Government approved Kindergarten program is run by an Early Childhood Teacher with the aim to help your child gain all the skills necessary to become a confident learner in prep and beyond. The children attending Kindergarten have the opportunity to transition to local schools together – providing foundation friendships, confidence and established social networks to make the transition to ‘big school’ easier.
We provide daily meals, prepared fresh on-site by our qualified cook, following a monthly menu approved by Nutrition Australia and given the ‘thumbs up’ by our children! Meals are served and enjoyed within a group setting, encouraging continued language development and a time of reflection.
Our fees also include nappies and linen for our under two’s.
Please, come in and say “hi” I would love to show you around our service and introduce you to our caring and dedicated educators! We look forward to welcoming you into our LEAD Bargara family.
Raelee and the Team at LEAD Bargara
"We love how friendly, understanding and welcoming the staff at LEAD Bargara are. The atmosphere, the other families, and how my child comes home excited and tells me all about his day he had at Kindy."