THE PERFECT PLACE TO GROW
Building on its stellar reputation for quality child care and education, Toowoomba’s Charley’s Place is expanding with a new centre (Charley’s Place Redwood – currently under construction on the Range).
The innovative centre is set to open in early 2019, and will be a proud moment for head of operations Selena Platen who says the addition is an exciting new phase for the Charley Group.
“We seem to be growing each week and the Redwood centre will provide an absorbing interactive forest school program as well as our regular teaching curricula,” Selena says.
“It focuses on sustainability and a love of nature and will allow us to take our children to the bush to enjoy hands-on learning experiences,” she says.
And while the program will offer valuable insights into bio diversity and Australia’s natural resources, it will also prove the perfect balance to our fast-paced technology driven world.
“At Charley’s, we understand the importance of STEM learning (sciences, technology, engineering and maths) and how important a role technology plays in that education.
“That’s why we utilise smart boards and ipads as well as our own robots (Dash and B-bop) to help teach children in a fun and engaging way.”
Selena said the centres have also embraced the government’s Early Learning Languages Australia program with a commitment to deliver ‘a culture of language and understanding’.
“We have bachelor-qualified educators who understand the importance of play-based learning and they are always there to provide input and guidance as our children grow.”
To complement their education programs, Charley’s centres also offer a full menu — providing cooked meals every day — with allergies and cultural dishes also accommodated. But it’s not just about the children. “One night a term, we open from 6pm to 9pm to allow parents the opportunity to spend some alone time together.
“The children are provided dinner and the parents get to enjoy each other’s company. They really appreciate the chance for a ‘date night’ because some families don’t have the network around them to have an evening to themselves.
“It’s just one of the little things we do to build closer relationships with our Charley families.”
For more information or to enrol your child in coming programs, please contact Charley’s Place on 4599 9055.