Explore ~ Imagine ~ Inspire ~ Learn
Stellar Early Learning & Kindergarten is a family owned and operated 75 place child care centre located in the heart of Strathpine (behind H&R Block Accountants/driveway next to KFC) offering care and education for children from 6 weeks old up to Kindergarten. Our Centre is perfectly situated within a 7 minute walk to Strathpine train and bus stations and Strathpine Shopping Centre.
At Stellar Early Learning & Kindergarten we take a holistic approach to children's learning and provide stimulating, challenging and exciting Education Programs each week for children to engage in and enjoy. Our passionate, experienced and dedicated Educator's create calm and predictable learning environments, where children are given choices and experience the security of familiar routines and smooth transitions throughout their day.
Nutritious food, nappies and hats are all part of the inclusions at Stellar Early Learning & Kindergarten as well as an incursion/visitor each term to enhance, and bring to life, the children's learning experience. Our rich multicultural environment allows children to have endless opportunities to acknowledge and learn about our Country and First People, as well as the Countries and People all around the world.
The Stellar Philosophy
At Stellar Early Learning & Kindergarten we truly respect and honour the Traditional Owners of the land on which we learn and play. We are actively committed to Reconciliation and strive to embed Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander history and culture in all aspects of our learning environment.
We welcome, respect and support our staff, children and families’ cultural identity, religious beliefs, home language, life experience and family structure. We truly love learning about everyone’s stories, values, traditions and customs, and celebrating what makes us all unique.
The goal of early childhood should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn" Maria Montessori once said, and here at Stellar Early Learning & Kindergarten we believe this to be true. Flexible routines combined with open ended, rich learning experiences are how we allow children unhurried time to explore, create and learn whilst having fun.
We provide a perfect combination of teacher initiated learning opportunities and spontaneous play to ensure the very best learning outcomes for each child. S.T.E.M concepts, sensory exploration and cultural diversity are integral parts of our weekly Educational Program offered to all children as well as cooking experiences, dramatic play, music and mindfulness. Each child's interests, needs and strengths are supported and included, and recorded in their own Learning Journal which can be contributed to by Educator’s, families and themselves. Educators celebrate children’s achievements and milestones to encourage their sense of pride and belonging, and ensure that their work is displayed respectfully throughout the Centre.
At Stellar Early Learning & Kindergarten we support and foster Abraham Maslow's ‘Hierarchy of Needs’, by ensuring that we prioritise children's psychological wellbeing and development each and every day. We do this by ensuring that children feel safe, feel loved, feel empowered and feel like they belong here. Building strong, meaningful and respectful relationships with children is what our Educators strive to do each and every day through purposeful and genuine interactions with each individual child.
The Educators at Stellar Early Learning & Kindergarten are dedicated and committed to working with our families. We believe that working in collaboration, having open and transparent communication contributes to the successful early year’s learning for each child. We value our community, and our multiculturalism, and the significant role it plays in our children's lives and strive to support and engage with our local and wider community and cultures in many different ways.
We will continually strive to exceed all standards of the National Quality Framework here at Stellar Early Learning & Kindergarten, ensuring that the children’s wellbeing, interests and learning outcomes always remain the foundation of what we do.