Charters Towers

ABOUT US:

Charters Towers Kids Early Learning Centre is an 83-place centre, catering for the educational needs of children aged from 6 weeks to 12 years. Our centre consists of five beautiful studios, each of which is designed to offer children a safe, nurturing, and challenging learning environment. Our Centre follows the Kids ELC philosophy and focuses on being active participants within the community, recognising that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.

At Charters Towers Kids Early Learning Centre, we believe that learning is a lifelong experience where we place importance on the hundred languages of children. We hold high values on providing an inclusive and engaging environment for all children to reach their full potential and emphasise the importance of relationships as a fundamental component of our everyday practices. The Educators build positive and trusting relationships based on mutual respect with each family, highlighting the importance of the family being the child’s first teacher, whilst also viewing children as confident and capable learners within their environment.


Our service provides all Meals including breakfast club, which are prepared freshly onsite daily by centre cook. Our centre cook follows Nutrition Australia to prepare delicious and nutritious meals for our children every day. The service provides all Nappies, wipes and sunscreen. The centre also operates a community bus service and offers a before-school program for school ages children as well as a home collection and drop-off service. Our children 3 years and over also have the opportunity to attend one free swimming lesson weekly during school term, which is in collaboration with the local swim pool and is run by the learn-to-swim teachers.

The Centre prides itself on community connections and participation with our children being active participants in the community, the centre has a community garden which has fresh produce accessible to the community as well as a street library to share our love of literacy, we also have a community that has a range of ingredients for the family to access as required. The centre has a sustainability garden where children are actively involved in caring for the environment, here the children build their knowledge around composting, gardening, recycling and also caring for our worm farms. The centre has a natural open outdoor environment with many real elements, allowing children to connect with natural materials and their environment.  

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  • 17 Gordon St Charters Towers QLD 4820


Parking
On site parking at front of centre.

HOURS:

6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Monday – Friday (except public holidays)

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Charters Towers Kids Early Learning Centre is an 83-place centre, catering for the educational needs of children aged from 6 weeks to 12 years. Our centre consists of five beautiful studios, each of which is designed to offer children a safe, nurturing, and challenging learning environment. Our Centre follows the Kids ELC philosophy and focuses on being active participants within the community, recognising that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.

At Charters Towers Kids Early Learning Centre, we believe that learning is a lifelong experience where we place importance on the hundred languages of children. We hold high values on providing an inclusive and engaging environment for all children to reach their full potential and emphasise the importance of relationships as a fundamental component of our everyday practices. The Educators build positive and trusting relationships based on mutual respect with each family, highlighting the importance of the family being the child’s first teacher, whilst also viewing children as confident and capable learners within their environment.


Our service provides all Meals including breakfast club, which are prepared freshly onsite daily by centre cook. Our centre cook follows Nutrition Australia to prepare delicious and nutritious meals for our children every day. The service provides all Nappies, wipes and sunscreen. The centre also operates a community bus service and offers a before-school program for school ages children as well as a home collection and drop-off service. Our children 3 years and over also have the opportunity to attend one free swimming lesson weekly during school term, which is in collaboration with the local swim pool and is run by the learn-to-swim teachers.

The Centre prides itself on community connections and participation with our children being active participants in the community, the centre has a community garden which has fresh produce accessible to the community as well as a street library to share our love of literacy, we also have a community that has a range of ingredients for the family to access as required. The centre has a sustainability garden where children are actively involved in caring for the environment, here the children build their knowledge around composting, gardening, recycling and also caring for our worm farms. The centre has a natural open outdoor environment with many real elements, allowing children to connect with natural materials and their environment.  

Centre Manager

Jaylene Davis

Jaylene Davis

I have five amazing and unique children who have taught me that every child travels their own unique learning journey and develops at their own pace. I am excited to share my passion, dedication and knowledge of early childhood education and care that advocates for the rights of children, while leading our Reggio Emilia inspired team of educators. I believe in creating a sense of belonging through fostering warm, welcoming, inviting and nurturing environments where educators are in tune to the needs of all children, guiding programs that utilise the strengths, knowledge and interests of both children and educators. This allows for a journey of growth and self-discovery to unfold while developing new found knowledge and tools that allow children and educators to become the best version of themselves.

Children are my passion, and leading a team of educators who put children at the forefront of everything they do to achieve quality education and outstanding learning outcomes is something I continuously aspire towards

Educational Leader

Kelli Thomas

Kelli Thomas

Kelli has been at Charters Towers Kids ELC since 2012 when she started doing work experience for her certificate 3. She now holds an Advanced Diploma of Community Management Sector. Kelli believes that all children should feel safe and comfortable whilst they are in her care. She believes that all children should feel supported, confident and excited to enter our environment each and every day, with a sense of belongingness to their environment. Kelli believes that each and every child that enters our service deserves the opportunity to be provided with high quality early education and care through collaboration with families, the community and fellow educators of the centre.
Kelli sees children as individuals and confident and capable learners. It is her goal as the Pedagogista to support educators to set up meaningful environments and experiences that allow children to develop at their own pace and learn and extend on their current interests and knowledge. It is her role to ensure that all children are treated with respect and the rights of the child are upheld in all day to day practices of the centre. She aims to guide and support all educators to ensure that every child is able to reach their full potential and gain the necessary skills they require. Kelli wishes to create and maintain meaningful relationships with all families and children, building this relationship on mutual respect and trust to foster collaborative partnerships.

Centre Contact Details

Address

  • 17 Gordon St Charters Towers QLD 4820

Parking Details

Parking
On site parking at front of centre.

  • 17 Gordon St Charters Towers QLD 4820

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