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Welcome to My Cubby House
Early Learning Childcare Centre
Southport

My Cubby House Early Learning Childcare Centre Southport - Parent Resources

The right option for your child.

A Family-Owned
Long-Day Child Care Centre

Located in the heart of Southport, My Cubby House Early Learning child care centre is conveniently located with plenty of on-site parking. We are a family-owned long-day care service providing high-quality child care to children aged six weeks to six years.

We are dedicated to the care and education

Our Educational Programs

Our exclusive curricula, combined with our own digital lesson planning tool, enable teachers to create personalized learning experiences, appropriate to every age group.

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My Cubby House Early Learning offers two spacious nursery child care classrooms for children aged 6 weeks to 15 months.

Staff Ratio: 1 to 4

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Nursery Child Care 3 - 15Months

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My Cubby House Early Learning offers two spacious toddler child care classrooms for children aged 15 months to 2 years.

Staff Ratio: 1 : 4

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Toddler Child Care 1 - 2Years

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My Cubby House Early Learning offers two spacious junior kindergarten classrooms for children aged 2 to 3 years.

Staff Ratio: 1 : 5

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Junior Kindergarten 2 - 3years

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My Cubby House Early Learning offers two spacious senior kindergarten classrooms for children aged 3 to 4 years.

Staff Ratio: 1 : 11

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Senior Kindergarten 3 - 4years

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Get your child school ready with our Pre Prep Kindergarten Program

Staff Ratio: 1 : 11

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Pre-Prep Kindergarten 4 - 6Years

Nurturing Children To Grow and Flourish

Philosophy of Learning. Committed to Excellence

Our curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

We believe that children learn best through play and are inspired by child based learning. We have several different areas of play in each of our groups.

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Curriculum
Elements

Abecedarian
Approach

3a is a set of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies for early childhood educators and parents to use with children from birth to five. Click to learn more

QKLG Approved Program

The QKLG guides our university qualified teachers to implement a transition to school program for children prior to primary schooling. MCH has additional programs that supports the children learning journey such as swim program, nature play @ MCH (Broadwater parklands), Kids in the garden, language lessons and Music time.

Early Years Learning
Framework

At MCH we implement the EYLF in all our classrooms from 0-5 years using the 5 learning outcomes, principles and practices. It guides educators in their curriculum decision-making and assists in planning, implementing and evaluating quality in early childhood settings. Click to learn more

Loose Parts Play

Loose parts play is a type of play with objects that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. Loose parts play helps children develop creative and critical thinking skills by encouraging them to use their imagination and experiment with new ideas freely. Click to learn more.

Sustainability Program

Our Kids in the Garden and Sustainability Program provides children with opportunity to engage in experiences to learn about the natural world. We use the integrated school health resources to support the program.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Jingeri! “We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which our service stands and pay respect to Elders past, present, and future, on whose Land we play and learn. Here are the mountains, here is the sea, here are my friends, come play with me.” At My Cubby House, we endeavour to work together to contribute to a truly reconciled Australia.

Circle of Security

The Circle of Security is a visual map of attachment. The “father” of attachment theory, John Bowlby, said this about attachment: "Intimate attachments to other human beings are the hub around which a person's life revolves, not only as an infant or a toddler or a schoolchild but throughout adolescence and years of maturity as well, and on into old age. Click to learn more.

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We aim to provide children with a warm, welcoming, supportive and nurturing atmosphere where your child is encouraged to develop to their full potential. 

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Why Choose My Cubby House

  1. Exceeding the National Quality Standards

    We pride ourselves on providing the very best in early learning education and child are. MCH has been rated an 'Exceeding' service through assessment and rating process in 7 National Quality areas.

  2. OWNA

    We use a sophisticated App called OWNA which is an all-in-one App. Families can view all their child documentations from observations and photos, child’s daily information, Invoices, Centre Events, policies and procedures and so much more. You can learn from this
    Watch now
    OWNA Cheatsheet.

  3. Extracurricular activities

    At My Cubby House Early Learning we provide additional programs and extracurricular activities that support the educational program and extend children learning experiences.

    We believe that providing children additional programs maximises the children’s opportunity to engage in learning activities that is fun and engaging.

    These activities are annually planned and scheduled and are listed in our centre events calendar found on the MCH website.

    Calendar Of Events

  4. Community Involvement

    At My Cubby House we endeavour to build partnerships with our local & wider community. From visiting our local library, Broadwater parklands, Aquatic centre to hosting charity events and fundraising. We are involved in networking groups in the community such as Broadwater Early Years Networking & Educational Leaders Networking group. We have also increased our understanding and knowledge of the local Kombemerri people and Yugambeh language.

  5. Quality Educators & Teachers

    My Cubby House Early Learning have quality and qualified educators and teachers that are committed in delivering a quality service that places relationships with families and children at the full front of daily interactions. We believe in the importance of ongoing professional development to ensure our team is knowledgeable of new and contemporary practice and keep up to date with new studies and theories.

  6. Orientation process

    Our orientation program makes the process of you and your child settling into care much smoother through play dates prior to enrolment start day.

Children need healthy, wholesome foods

Healthy Food for Growing Children

My Cubby House Early Learning provides fresh, nutritious and age-appropriate meals daily.

Our Menu

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Centre Information

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At My Cubby House Early Learning, we aim to provide children and families with an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming, nurturing and supportive where children are valued and encouraged to develop to their full potential. Our commitment and promise to all our families, children, educators and wider community is as follows:

  1. Commitment to Children

    We believe in promoting resilience, a sense of belonging and identity, self-worth, secure attachments and warm trusting relationships through positive behaviour guidance and engaged interactions.

  2. Commitment to Families

    We believe in transparent communication with our families and respect parents as being the most important influence in their children’s lives and therefore are a valuable resource that brings with them a sense of their culture, diverse background and uniqueness into the centre environment.

  3. Commitment to Curriculum & Learning Environments

    We believe in meaningful and nurturing interactions that scaffolds children’s learning using the abecedarian approach.

  4. Commitment to Community

    We believe in the importance of building community links with local family support services, allied health services and early intervention programs to support children’s wellbeing and developmental needs.

  5. Commitment to a Sustainable Environment

    We believe in embedding sustainable practices within our daily routines and educational programs by teaching children how to care for the environment as part of our environmental commitment and responsibility.

  6. Commitment to Ongoing Improvement and Professional Development

    We believe in the importance of ongoing critical reflection to reflect on practices, policies and procedures.

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My Cubby House Early Learning is proudly rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)! To achieve an exceeding rating overall, our service needed to demonstrate that we go beyond the requirements of the NQS in at least four of the seven quality areas. Rated as exceeding in five areas and meeting in two, this was a huge achievement for our centre and team. My Cubby House will always be focussed on maintaining these high standards and continual improvement to ensure the best outcomes for children and families.

  • If you’d like to learn more about our rating and the ACECQA Assessment and Ratings process, please visit www.acecqa.gov.au

Address

35 Nind Street Southport QLD 4215 Australia

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Our Google Reviews

Stella Hong
Stella Hong
23 October 2023
We are incredibly satisfied with the childcare center where our child, Ellie Lee, has been attending for the past two years. The center boasts spacious and clean facilities, and the teachers are always welcoming and friendly. The educational program provided by this center is truly exceptional. Ellie has gained a wealth of knowledge about scientific facts, which often surprises us as parents. She has thoroughly enjoyed acquiring this knowledge through engaging activities, making the learning experience far from dull. Furthermore, the center has helped instill a sense of independence, responsibility, and a strong work ethic in our child. Ellie now prepares herself for kindergarten in the morning, and when she plays with her toys, she always cleans up after herself. She has also learned the value of patience and compromise in her relationships with her peers. We are truly grateful for this wonderful childcare center.
Femi Daniati
Femi Daniati
27 July 2023
Your children will get the best care and our lovely educators will support your children learning
Gladys Campbell
Gladys Campbell
27 July 2023
Incredible, hard working, fun and super helpful !! My two child attend My cubby house and have loved it, always excited to tell me about their day and how much they love their teachers !! Super glad we found them :)
Rachel Montgomery
Rachel Montgomery
26 July 2023
MCH has brought me many opportunities to extend and develop my best practice as an ECT. the families are lovely, staff are supportive and friendly + inviting inclusive learning environments for the children
Courtney Day
Courtney Day
25 July 2023
Great place to work and supportive team environment
Christine Fowler
Christine Fowler
25 July 2023
I find working for My Cubby House to be rewarding and fullling
Chelsea Wong 첼시
Chelsea Wong 첼시
25 July 2023
Great Child Care Centre!! 👍

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The First Steps to Literacy: Reading and Writing in Early Childhood

Reading and Writing in Early Childhood At My Cubby House Early Learning, we believe that the journey into literacy is a crucial adventure in a child’s life. Our dedicated approach to early reading and writing paves the way for successful lifelong learning, aligning perfectly with our ethos of nurturing and growth. Creating a Foundation for Literacy The My Cubby House Approach: Integrating early literacy development into daily activities. Emphasising language skills in early childhood through interactive storytelling and play. Tailoring learning to read and write for toddlers based on individual needs. A World of Books and Words Reading is a magical gateway to new worlds for young minds. At My Cubby House, we: Foster child reading skills with a diverse collection of books. Encourage exploration of stories, enhancing imagination and vocabulary. Provide regular, enjoyable reading sessions, sparking a lifelong love for books. Encouraging Expressive Writing Communication is key in literacy development. Our programs focus on: Offering writing activities for kids, from scribbling to simple words. Utilising fun tools and materials to make writing an exciting part of daily play. Guiding children to express their thoughts and stories through written words. Integrating Play with Learning Play-based learning is at the heart of our literacy program. We blend preschool literacy programs with fun, engaging activities that naturally enhance reading and writing skills. Join Us on the Literacy Journey At My Cubby House Early Learning, we’re passionate about guiding children through the exciting world of literacy. Our programs are designed to create confident readers and writers, setting the foundation for their future success. Explore the wonders of early literacy with us and see the difference we can make in your child’s life. For more information on our literacy programs, contact us at  (07) 5527 1679 .🌟 Related links: https://mycubbyhouseearlylearning.com.au/blog/fun-and-educational-indoor-activities/ Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Buffer, Digg, Tumblr, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, WhatsApp, Line and Naver.

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The Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities in Child Care

The Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities in Child Care Extra-curricular activities play a vital role in the holistic development of children, especially in early learning environments like My Cubby House Early Learning. These activities extend learning beyond the traditional classroom, offering numerous advantages that contribute significantly to a child’s growth and development. Key Advantages of Extra-Curricular Activities in Child Care Enhanced Social Skills: Participating in group activities helps children develop essential social skills. They learn to communicate, cooperate, and form friendships, which are crucial for their social development. Boosted Physical Health: Many extra-curricular activities involve physical exercise, promoting better health and fitness among children. This physical engagement is crucial for developing motor skills and encouraging a healthy lifestyle from a young age. Improved Academic Performance: Extra-curricular activities can complement academic learning. They often involve problem-solving, critical thinking, and creative skills that can enhance cognitive abilities and academic achievement. Nurtured Specific Talents and Interests: Every child is unique, and extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for children to discover and develop their specific interests and talents, whether in sports, arts, music, or other areas. Increased Self-Esteem and Confidence: Participating in and mastering new skills boosts children’s self-esteem and confidence. Achievements in these activities provide children with a sense of accomplishment and pride. Developing Discipline and Time Management: Engaging in structured activities teaches children about discipline, time management, and the importance of commitment, skills that are valuable throughout life.   Why Choose My Cubby House Early Learning? At My Cubby House Early Learning, we understand the importance of these benefits. Our diverse range of extra-curricular activities is designed to cater to various interests, ensuring that every child finds something they love. Our experienced educators are committed to providing a nurturing environment where children can explore, learn, and grow through these activities. Our programs include a balance of physical, creative, and cognitive activities, all geared towards enhancing the child’s overall development. By participating in our carefully crafted activities, children not only enjoy their time but also acquire skills and experiences that set a strong foundation for their future. Empower Your Child’s Future Today In conclusion, the benefits of extra-curricular activities in child care are extensive and impactful. These activities are more than just a way to pass the time; they are integral to the well-rounded development of young children. At My Cubby House Early Learning, we are dedicated to providing these enriching experiences to nurture your child’s potential. For more information on our programs and to explore how we can contribute to your child’s growth, call us on (07) 5527 1679 or visit our Enrolment Enquiry page here.  Join My Cubby House Family Now – Fostering Bright Minds for a Brilliant Future! 🌟 Related links: https://mycubbyhouseearlylearning.com.au/blog/fun-and-educational-indoor-activities/ Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Buffer, Digg, Tumblr, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, WhatsApp, Line and Naver.

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Nutrition Tips for Kindy Children

Nutrition Tips for Kindy Children: Healthy Eating and Snack Ideas Nutrition plays a crucial role in the growth and development of kindy children. It’s essential to ensure that young children receive a balanced diet to support their rapid physical and cognitive development. Here are some effective nutrition tips and snack ideas to help your kindy kid eat healthily. Understanding Kindy Kids’ Nutritional Needs Children attending kindy are at a stage where they are constantly exploring and learning. Their bodies require a mix of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals to support this active phase of life. A balanced diet includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy products.   Healthy Eating Tips Variety is Key: Introduce a wide range of foods to ensure they get different nutrients. Each food group offers unique benefits, so it’s vital to include a bit of everything in their diet. Manageable Portions: Kindy aged children have small stomachs. Serve small, manageable portions to prevent overwhelming them and allow for more frequent meals or snacks. Limit Sugar and Salt: Too much sugar and salt can lead to health problems. Opt for natural foods over processed snacks that often contain high levels of sugar and salt. Hydration is Important: Ensure your child drinks enough water throughout the day. Limit sugary drinks and encourage water or milk. Easy-to-Prepare Healthy Snacks Fruit Skewers: A fun and colourful way to enjoy fruit. Use a variety of seasonal fruits to keep it interesting. Veggie Sticks and Hummus: A great way to include vegetables. Carrots, cucumbers, and capsicums are perfect with a small serving of hummus. Cheese and Wholegrain Crackers: A simple yet nutritious snack that combines protein and whole grains. Yoghurt with Berries: A delicious combination that provides calcium and antioxidants. Boiled Eggs: An excellent source of protein and very easy to prepare in advance. Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits Involve your child in meal preparation to spark interest in different foods. Teach them about the benefits of each food item to make healthy eating more engaging. Remember, it’s normal for preschoolers to be fussy eaters sometimes. Be patient and keep offering a variety of foods without forcing them to eat. At My Cubby House Early Learning, we understand the importance of nutrition in early childhood development. Our food menu is carefully designed to meet the nutritional needs of young learners. If you’re interested in enrolling your child in a program that prioritises healthy eating alongside learning and development, call us on (07) 5527 1679. For more insights, visit our pages on Our Centre’s Food Menu and Tips for Parents Moving Kids from Kindy to School. Healthy eating is the foundation for a happy, learning kindy kid! 🍏📚 Related links: https://mycubbyhouseearlylearning.com.au/blog/the-importance-of-cleaning-childrens-water-bottles/ Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Buffer, Digg, Tumblr, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, WhatsApp, Line and Naver.

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Navigating Room Transitions: Supporting Your Child at My Cubby House Early Learning

Navigating Room Transitions: Supporting Your Child at My Cubby House Early Learning As February unfolds at My Cubby House Early Learning, many of our young learners have embarked on a significant journey – transitioning from one room to another as the new year begins. This milestone, while exciting, can bring about a mix of emotions for both children and parents. At My Cubby House, we understand the importance of this transition and are dedicated to making it as smooth and positive as possible. Reflecting on the Transition Now that we are in February, our children have already made their room transitions. It’s a time of new beginnings, offering fresh opportunities for growth and learning. While some children adapt quickly, others may take a little longer, and that’s perfectly okay. Each child’s journey is unique, and at My Cubby House, every step of that journey is supported with care and understanding. The Importance of Room Transitions Moving to a new room within our centre is more than just a change of scenery. It signifies a developmental leap, where children are introduced to new activities, challenges, and opportunities for social interaction. These transitions are carefully planned to align with each child’s readiness and are designed to support their ongoing development. Supporting Children and Families Understanding and support from parents and educators play a pivotal role in easing room transitions. Here’s how we at My Cubby House approach this important phase: Preparation and Communication: Before the transition, we discuss the upcoming change with the children, helping them understand what to expect. We also provide parents with information on the new room, its routines, and activities, ensuring they feel confident in their child’s next step. Gradual Introduction: Whenever possible, we facilitate visits to the new room ahead of the transition. This allows children to familiarise themselves with the new environment, educators, and peers, easing any anxieties they may have. Consistency in Care: Our educators work closely across rooms to ensure consistency in care and approach. This continuity helps children feel secure and supported as they navigate their new surroundings. Listening and Reassuring: We pay close attention to how each child is adjusting, offering extra reassurance and support as needed. Children’s feelings are acknowledged and validated, reinforcing that it’s okay to miss their old room while also getting excited about the new one.   Looking Ahead As we move further into the year, we celebrate the resilience and adaptability our children have shown. The early weeks of February are a testament to their capacity to embrace change with enthusiasm and curiosity. At My Cubby House Early Learning, we remain committed to nurturing these qualities, ensuring our children thrive in every room they transition to. We understand that parents play an essential role in this process, and we encourage ongoing communication with our team. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss your child’s adjustment further, please don’t hesitate to reach out by calling our office on 07 5527 1679. Transitions are a natural part of growth and learning, and at My Cubby House Early Learning, we are here to support every child and family through these changes. Together, we look forward to a year filled with new adventures, learning, and joy. Related links: https://mycubbyhouseearlylearning.com.au/blog/transitioning-to-primary-school/   Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Buffer, Digg, Tumblr, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, WhatsApp, Line and Naver.

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Free Kindy in Queensland

Embracing the Future of Early Education: Free Kindy in Queensland From January 2024, a significant evolution in early childhood education is set to unfold across Queensland. The state government is introducing free kindergarten, known affectionately as ‘kindy’, for all eligible children. This landmark initiative promises to enrich the learning journey of countless young minds. The Essence of Free Kindy At its core, the free kindy program is about offering 15 hours per week of quality early education over 40 weeks a year, at no cost to families. This program is part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to ensure every child enjoys a strong start in their educational journey. Kindy is more than just a precursor to formal schooling; it’s a vibrant, nurturing space where children can make friends, engage with new environments, and partake in activities that foster their holistic development. From imaginative play and nature exploration to group learning and early literacy, kindy offers a world of opportunities for young learners. Free Kindy’s Role in Child Development The benefits of free kindy extend beyond financial relief for families. It supports children’s early learning, wellbeing, and development. In these formative years, kindy lays the foundation for lifelong learning, providing children with the tools they need to thrive in the ever-evolving world around them. Accessing Free Kindy Beginning in 2024, free kindy will be available to all eligible children in Queensland. Parents can use resources like the Free Kindy Finder to locate a government-approved kindergarten program near them. This initiative is not just about making kindergarten accessible; it’s about ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has an equal opportunity for quality early education. The My Cubby House Early Learning Advantage At My Cubby House Early Learning, we are proud to be part of this transformative initiative. Our Queensland Approved Kindergarten Program aligns with the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline, ensuring that our curriculum and teaching practices meet the highest standards of early education. The ‘kindy tick’ is a mark of quality and assurance that your child will receive the best possible start in their educational journey. Looking to the Future The introduction of free kindy is a significant step towards a brighter future for Queensland’s children. It represents a commitment to equality, quality education, and the belief that every child deserves the best start in life. If you’re a parent considering this wonderful opportunity for your child, we invite you to contact My Cubby House Early Learning on 07 5527 1679 to discuss eligibility and how we can support your child’s early learning journey. With free kindy, we are not just nurturing the minds of young learners; we are shaping the future, one child at a time. Related links: https://earlychildhood.qld.gov.au/freekindy    Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Buffer, Digg, Tumblr, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, WhatsApp, Line and Naver.