Centre 1 - Long Day Care
Hi my name is Tiffany and I have been in the childcare industry for over 10 years. Starting my own journey with LEAD in July 2009. I have worked in all different areas, getting the opportunity to support and guide numerous families and children through their individual journey with LEAD. It is a passion of mine over time to deliver high quality care and rich learning opportunities for all children.
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.”
Toowoomba 1 is our building specifically for the purpose of Long Day Care. We have children join our LEAD family ranging in age from 6 weeks to 4 years. We also have a bus service available to families that can run throughout the day around Toowoomba and its surrounding areas.
Our centre has the opportunities to visit Centre 2 where we can utilise the art studio, music and dance studio which we are very privileged to have. In this incursions we are offering master classes in dance, cooking and Personal trainer sessions throughout the week with some of our amazing Educators who are qualified in this areas.
Our building consists of 5 spacious rooms each encouraging child based learning with passionate Educators there to support and guide child 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 and National Quality Standards. Challenging each child as individuals, taking risks, providing intentional teaching moments, group interactions and building strong and meaningful relationships.
We encourage the children to join in their community through venturing out or having the community come into our service to broaden our belonging and understanding of community importance.
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
We at LEAD invite you to come and join us at our stand alone Kindergarten centre in 2020. We offer a courtesy bus service with Miss Judy every morning and afternoon for both pickups and drop-offs. We offer both short and long day sessions and are offering a Kindergarten scholarship 2020.
Our centre consists of 4 amazing kindergarten rooms that will support & guide your children to school readiness. We have 2 smaller rooms that are designed to support children with additional needs. Our smaller rooms create a calmer more relaxed environment with Educators who are trained in supporting children’s additional needs. Our Qualified Teachers offer purposeful school ready 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 well being and communication capabilities and build on their connection to the world they live in through being involved learners.
We also offer Master classes throughout the week with Miss Elise our Qualified Personal trainer. Miss Taylor our Dance teacher, Mr Alex our qualified chef as well as a Ginger Sport Program run every Thursday 10am.
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.
We are also excited to announce that the centre is getting a revamp throughout both indoor and outdoor environments.