Centre 1 - Long Day Care
Hi my name is Tiffany and I have been in the childcare industry for over 11 years. Starting my own journey with LEAD in July 2009, I have worked in all different areas of our service and now being privileged to be the Centre Manager of our Long Day Care. During my time I have loved the opportunities at being able support, build relationships and guide numerous families and children through their individual journey with LEAD over the years.
This has been one quote that has inspired me through my career “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
Our Long Day Care building consists of 5 spacious rooms with ages from 6 weeks to 3 years each encouraging child-based learning with passionate Educators there to support and guide children to be the best versions of themselves. With the learning available throughout the rooms we strive to make sure it complies and embeds the Early Years Learning Framework, Reggio approach and National Quality Standards. Challenging each child as individuals, taking risks, providing intentional teaching moments, group interactions and building strong and meaningful relationships. We also have a bus service available to families that can run throughout the day around Toowoomba and surrounding areas with two staff always on for what believe to be best practice. In our service we offer numerous extra experiences which I believe makes our service stand out from others.
Centre 2 - Schoolies Zone
Hi my name is Jessica and I have been in childcare for 9 years. I started my child care journey with LEAD in 2011. I have worked with all different age groups and passionate in programming and planning. I am the service Education Manager, we follow MTOP, EYLF and the QKLG. One of my favourite quotes would be “Children need the freedom to appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes and their ears the resources of forms, materials, sounds and colours” - Loris Malaguzzi
Toowoomba 2 is our stand alone OSHC centre at LEAD. Our newly refurbished stand alone OSHC centre offers Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care from Prep through to grade 5. We have 5 amazing rooms from a games room fit with a pool table, art studio, technology room and music studio.
LEAD Toowoomba offers a bus service to take your child to and from school as well as afternoon meals prepared by the children. Our OSHC is different from the rest with passionate Educators to help your children grow and learn with in there own space.
During our Vacation Care program we go out into the community to build those important relationships within our community as well as exploring our amazing rooms. We do incursion to our other centres to visit siblings, as well as having our own playground to explore and grow.
Centre 3 - Stand Alone Kindergarten
Hi my name is Chloe and I have been in the childcare industry for over 6 years. Within my journey I have been fortunate enough to work within a variety of different areas growing my knowledge and skills in being able to provide high quality care, meaningful learning opportunities and safe reciprocal relationships for all children and their families.
Our centre consists of 4 Spacious rooms that will support & guide your children along their developmental journey. Our Qualified Teachers and Educators are passionate about utilizing their environments as the third teacher and offer purposeful experiences within both our indoor and outdoor environments that will help your child unlock their full potential while within our service.
We have daily incursions to one of the following art studio, music studio and dance studio to allow the children to explore and express their identity, grow their sense of wellbeing and communication capabilities and build on their connection to the world they live in through being involved learners.
We have weekly excursions to “Farm Kindy" to support the children in growing their understanding of the world around them and become connected to the rich farming culture within their community.
We support the children in growing their independence by understanding of the world around them and how they can contribute to a sustainable future. At LEAD we do this by offering hands on experiences with our fruit, vegetable and herb gardens. The children harvest and care for their produce on a daily basis and come together as a community to determine when their produce is ready and how it will be used and shared throughout the service.
We are passionate about sharing and learning one and others cultures, traditions and heritages in a safe and respectful place and embedding each children unique identity into our programs.