Childcare

4
Mar

It’s All About the Relationships at Creative Minds Early Learning Centre

At Creative Minds ELC we are extremely proud of our innovative and purpose-built centre with architecturally designed playgrounds and six beautiful studios. However, what we are most proud of is our educators.  We have a fantastic team of dedicated and passionate educators who pour their hearts into the children and their teaching.  We believe in what Horace Mann once said,

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28
Feb

Fresh Produce at Creative Minds in Pimpama

Our Muni Studio (which also runs a Queensland Government Funded Kindergarten Program) is so proud of their latest harvest from their garden.  They have been watering and caring for the produce and were so proud to bring it into the reception for our families to take home and enjoy. Last week, one of our families from our Murun Studio made

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17
Jan

It’s All About Problem Solving

Building blocks are a great resource to assist children in developing problem solving skills.  As the Australian Curriculum (Early Years Learning Framework) says, ‘children bring new mathematical understandings through engaging with problem solving.’  It also says that spatial sense and pattern are two powerful mathematical ideas that children need to become numerate. Even at a young age, such as these

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16
Jan

Transitioning within our Six Beautiful Studios

We have come to an important time of the year as our Kindergarten children are getting ready to start prep in a couple of weeks.  This also means that other children within the centre are busy transitioning in preparation to move onto the next studio. We have six beautiful studios which have been given indigenous animal names: Jiburr Studio (sugar

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9
Jan

No Words are Needed

As mentioned yesterday, while we follow the children’s interests, there is a lot of in-depth learning taking place in every one of our six studios. These two beautiful girls were quietly playing alongside each other with some play dough, when one noticed that her friend sitting next to her should have some play dough in the cup that she was

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8
Jan

On the Farm at Creative Minds Early Learning Centre

The children who attend our Borobi Studio (children aged 2-3 years of age) have recently shown a great interest in farm animals.  As we listen to them playing with the horses and cows, we can hear lots of conversations taking place with the occasional animal noise being made. Our educators are guided by the The Early Years Learning Framework for

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7
Jan

Where Learning is Fun at Creative Minds Early Learning Centre, Pimpama

Happy New Year to all our friends and families! We are super excited for 2019 and can’t wait to share another year with you all as we continue to watch our current children, learn, discover and grow. Considering 2018 was our very first year, we grew very fast and welcomed on board such wonderful families.  Our dedicated team of passionate

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12
Oct

Creative Minds Early Learning Centre, Pimpama

Creative Minds Early Learning Centre in Pimpama offers long day care for children from 6 weeks until school age.  Our state of the art centre is proud of the architecturally designed playgrounds and the six beautiful studios which are resourced with developmentally appropriate resources and equipment. Please feel free to pop in to have a look around and talk to

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2
Oct

Serious Play is Serious Learning

This little girl is only 18 months old and yet already she knows how to care for and love a baby.  She has been in our beautiful Jiburr Studio where children aged from 6 weeks to 18 months are cared for and educated.  Over the last few months, she has taken a keen interest in how the educators interactive with

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28
Sep

Mark Making at Creative Minds Early Learning Centre

It may look like this toddler (she is only 16 months old and attends our Guran Studio) is writing but it is so much more than that.  Yes she is making marks on the paper, however she is also developing necessary dispositions such as concentration (have a look at her tongue sticking out), perseverance (as the pencil didn’t mark the

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