At Highfields Child Care Centre in Toowoomba, we believe the early years in a child’s life are fundamental in creating the path for their future. Our foundation is built on ensuring every child receives the best care and education possible in a safe, calm, fun and friendly learning setting.
We offer children an environment where they feel comfortable while they learn and play and that parents rest assured that their child is getting the best care. We believe that your child’s learning and development when they come into our care should be an extension of their home environment. Children want to feel they are loved, important and unique and nurturing the human spirit of your child is of greatest value to us.
Each child’s cultural and nutritional needs are catered for at Highfields Child Care Centre, and we endeavour to present a learning environment that is captivating and engaging for each child and their family. All of our educators are highly qualified and devoted and recognise and enjoy the responsibility they have in helping little minds grow and learn. Our responsibility to ensure creative thought is cultivated, inspired and fortified in the early developmental years is supported by our centre’s enthralling class environment, interactive play-scape and first-class education.
Mealtimes are relaxed and supervised in each room, and children are given the opportunity to taste a range of nutritional food. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon are provided at the centre. Children are encouraged to drink water and milk throughout the day. Our menu is displayed in the centre, and we welcome feedback from families.
We value our educators and pride ourselves on employing quality-dedicated teachers who are passionate. All educators meet the qualification requirements as per the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations. Educators are required to hold a Blue Card Notice from the “working with children check” – Queensland blue card system. All educators are required to hold their current First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis certificates.
Educator practices ensure that, at all times during operating hours, there are two educators present with children, one of whom is a lead educator. We aim to ensure continuity for children in our care and develop strong, stable teams so that children have the opportunity to bond with regular carers responsible for their group.
Information about our educators is displayed at the centre, including their qualifications and positions.
Our hands-on Management Team ensure that our team receives regular professional and personal development opportunities.
We would love to share this journey with you; please contact us or visit us to see for yourself.
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We are sure that you have many questions. We hope the answers below help, but please get in touch if you have any other questions. Our team would love to hear from you.
You can enrol by completing the online enquiry form. Our team will be in touch to provide further information regarding availabilities and to book a centre tour.
Yes, of course. Complete the enquiry form or call our centre to book a time to tour the centre and meet our educators.
At highfields child care centre, we provide children with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack where required. We have a highly qualified cook in the centre who plans menus and prepares nutritional and delicious meals daily. Our menu is proudly displayed in the childcare centre each week, and we welcome family feedback.
Yes, we provide nappies and wipes for babies and toddlers.
Yes, they can. We welcome mothers who are breastfeeding to visit Highfields Child Care Centre at any time to feed their babies. We also ask that breast milk is supplied to us in small quantities to prevent wastage, and our educators will discuss alternatives if expressed milk runs out.
Our team recommends keeping infants on breast milk or formula as their main drink until at least 12 months of age. Whether formula or expressed breast milk, we ask parents to clearly label bottles with the infant’s name and date of preparation. It is also required that parents provide sterilised equipment (bottles, teats and other utensils) for very young infants. Additionally, parents are asked to provide any known allergies or food reactions or any special dietary requirements on the enrolment form.
We are open 6:30am to 6:30pm monday to friday and are closed on public holidays.
Please contact the team at highfields child care centre to find the daily fees specific to your needs.
When your child starts at highfields child care centre, our team will provide you with a list detailing what to pack, depending on your child’s age. You might consider packing:
Highfields child care centre uses storypark and provides families with access upon enrolment. Storypark is an online platform and application providing families with updates, allowing them to be involved in their child’s day and share their learning journey. Our educator’s record and communicate learning as it happens through videos, photos, audio and observations, all within a secure online environment.
Included in our fees are weekly incursions, including a sport, music, dance and yoga program. Contact the highfields child care centre team for more information and the days these occur.
We pride ourselves on being one of the most innovative early childhood services that the industry has to offer. Our commitment to every child and their family is to provide the highest quality educational programs and exciting environments to explore and play, leaving each with a lifelong foundation for continual learning. We are a privately-owned family business that take our roles and responsibilities very seriously. We value family and are committed to all children, their families and our team members’ best interests. We proudly provide an environment where educators are encouraged to be positive and passionate in all they do at Highfields Child Care Centre. Through a commitment of mutual respect our teams are supported to pursue fulfilling lives of their own outside of early education.
We are cognisant professionals and our role is far more than just providing care. We value every person’s view and
work collaboratively to ensure that everyone feels respected and heard. As part of our commitment to early childhood education and care, emotional intelligence is a fundamental part of the recruitment process and ongoing personal and
professional development of our teams.
We are strong believers that by supporting your personal and professional growth, we can help you become the best
you can be. We love to encourage any unique and innovative ideas that our teams have to offer. We provide an environment where your ideas are valued and listened to.
If you’re looking to unlock your full potential and be a part of a safe and supportive environment where your voice is heard, then apply now!
We are looking for an experienced childhood Educator who holds their Cert III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care with a minimum of 2 years experience.