Morayfield West Early Childhood Centre

Morayfield West Early Childhood Centre
14 Grant Road
Morayfield Queensland 4506
Phone: (07) 5499 0411
  • Our Director


    Name: Angela Hardey

    Tell us about your career in Early Childhood. How long have you been working in the industry? 
    I first starting my journey in Childcare in 2008, working my way through the roles in a Centre up to an Assistant Director. I was very eager to become a Centre Director and lead my own team supporting children and families within the community and have now worked as a Centre Director since 2010.

    Tell us about the relevant qualifications you hold that assists you in your position?
    I hold my Diploma in Children’s Services. I regularly up-skill and further my knowledge through professional development and training and hold all the necessary First Aid and CPR certificates

    When did you first join the QCCS team?
    I became a part of Queensland Childcare Services in 2012 starting at our Centre located in Glass House Mountains. I transferred to our West Morayfield Centre in 2019 to continue my journey with this company while we renovated this beautiful Centre.

    What do you find most rewarding about your career in Early Childhood? 
    My most rewarding aspect of my role here is that I am able to support the families, children and community. Early Childhood Educators have an amazing opportunity to shape and scaffold little people for the future and I believe it takes a village to raise a child. I am so gratified that I am able to be apart the journey’s of the little people that are a part of our community. 

    Why should families choose Morayfield West Early Childhood Centre?
    Our Centre is beautiful with an amazing yard which promotes risky play and adventure for children. Our newly renovated Centre is welcoming and environments are set up to maximize learning. But most of all it’s the feeling you get when you come into our Centre; from a welcoming smile at the front right through to the educators who genuinely care about the children and want the best outcomes for all. 

    Why do you choose to work for QCCS?
    QCCS always strives for the best outcomes for children, families and the community. I love being apart of an organisation that support their communities. 

  • Our Centre
  • Welcome to Morayfield West Early Childhood Centre and Preschool. 

    Our aim is to provide the highest standard of care to you, the families, as well as to the children who are within our care. Our Centre celebrates diversity, welcoming families with different cultures and backgrounds.

    Our hours of operation are from 6am to 6pm. We are open Monday through to Friday, 52 weeks a year (excluding public holidays). Our Centre opened in March 2010 and caters for 97 children aged from birth to school age. We provide before and after school care to school age children as well as vacation care in the school holidays.

    We offer a free courtesy bus service which transports children to and from the local schools in the area. We also have the option to transport children to and from home for families who have no access to transport or in emergency situations (conditions apply). The schools we currently service are Minimbah State School, Bellmere State School, Morayfield East State School, Morayfield State School and Caboolture Special School.

    As security is one of our priorities, our Centre has a security door access system which only allows authorised parents/guardians to drop off and collect their child/ren from the Centre via a personal pin code.

    At QCCS we understand the importance of building relationships with the Aboriginal Communities by valuing their histories, cultures and their people to help build a more respecting and understanding future for all Australians. Acknowledging Country is a common practice in our services where we respect the continuing connection of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners and Custodians to the land on which our services stands.

    Our Team:
    Our team are qualified, friendly and caring staff who are committed to continually improving their skills and knowledge by frequently attending in-service training and seminars. All staff are required to have an up to date First Aid, CPR and Blue Card. All new employees of QCCS attend an Induction Session prior to commencing at any of our Child Care Centres; thus, ensuring they will be well equipped to step into their new role. In addition, we provide regular professional opportunities as well as monthly Centre Director and staff meetings to ensure that all our employees are up to date with industry developments.

    Our Centre aims to be at the forefront of industry developments and trends. Therefore, at QCCS your child will benefit from an array of experiences:

    • Interactive smart boards
    • Dynamic Emergent Curriculum based on the Early Years Learning Framework and Kindergarten Guidelines
    • Individual child portfolios. QCCS realises how important it is to be kept informed on your child’s progress and daily activities.
    • Healthy nutritious meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
    • Sun Safety is a priority with a large percentage of the playgrounds covered with artificial and natural shade. Each Centre aims to avoid sun exposure between 9am-3pm to give the children that added level of sun protection.
    • Transition to school programs along with transition statements

    Sustainability Focus:
    Our Centres are passionate about teaching sustainable behaviours, instilling the knowledge and values that help support sustainable environments. Just some of the sustainable practices that you can expect to see in our services include:

    • Educating our children in the use of compost systems within their rooms
    • Child tended vegetable and herb gardens, sharing our harvest with families and children
    • Appointment of our children to monitor the electricity and water use within our Centre
    • Use of recycled materials in our art and craft activities
    • Use of donated items by our local communities and businesses
    • Use of equipment made from recycled material

    Our Centre have our own pet Chickens which enable the children to learn about the environment and how to live an eco-friendly way. The children get involved by collecting the eggs and taking out the scraps. Chickens are a fantastic learning experience that our teachers incorporate into their programs daily.

  • Our Program
  • We are committed to the implementation of the National Early Years Learning Framework and operate an Emergent Curriculum. Our program is based on the individual needs of the children in our care. Our program is balanced and developmentally appropriate. It has variations, providing for a wide range of individual experiences. These experiences give the children the opportunity to make choices and take on new challenges. Our centre programs are based on the individual child, thus ensuring it does not exclude any one child. Our goal is to inspire delight, curiosity, and inquiry in the classroom. We are very proud to offer the below to all our families at no additional costs:


    Kindergarten Program
    Our Centre is pleased to be operating a Queensland Government approved Kindergarten Program with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. This program is aimed at preparing our pre-prep children for primary school. Our Centre implements the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline and focuses on building upon children’s learning and development including literacy and numeracy skills as well as exploring the foundations of mathematics and science. We are committed to developing and building on community partnerships with local schools, Teachers and families to ensure children are being well prepared for their school years.

    Families with eligible children attending an approved Kindergarten Program may be entitled to a QKFS Plus Kindy Support Subsidy to assist with the out of pocket expenses of attending the program. To be eligible, families must either:

    • Hold a current Health Care Card, Veterans Affairs Card or Australian Government Pension Concession Card 
    • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 
    • Have three or more children enrolled in the same year (must be the same age)

    Your Centre Director can provide you with further information regarding this subsidy.

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    Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA)
    Our Centre also boasts a second language program (French), we are proud participants in the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) initiative. ELLA is an Australian Government initiative aimed at reviving the teaching of foreign languages in Australian schools, with the aim of significantly increasing the number of Year 12 students studying a language other than English within a decade.

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    Hey Dee Ho Music Program
    Our professional Music Program is facilitated by ‘Hey Dee Ho Educational Services’. Hey Dee Ho visits our Centre fortnightly. The program is an educational music experience where children learn the concepts of beat, rhythm, tempo, pitch and dynamics in a play-based environment.

    Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words and is known to accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression.

    Hey Dee Ho understands that each child has their own unique set of needs and interests. They have developed a range of activities to address the varied developmental needs of all children from birth. From relaxation and mindfulness to playing musical instruments to high energy dances, Hey Dee Ho programs engage and enhance children’s learning and fine motor development while giving them plenty of opportunity for fun.

    Bush Kindy Program
    Our children eagerly anticipate their fortnightly Bush Kindy sessions. Each session runs for approximately two hours and begins with a short bus ride to Heritage in Morayfield. 

    As part of our Bush Kindy Program we learn all about the world around us and connect with nature whilst always acknowledging the traditional landowners – the Gubbi Gubbi people. Children are given the chance to explore and learn new things, climbing, running and inadvertently expanding upon their gross motor skills. Exploring the plants, trees, rocks and water creates spontaneous conversation, interactions and valuable risk-taking opportunities. The sessions are unstructured and initiated by the children, to inspire problem solving and promote self-confidence.

    Observing insects/animals in their natural habitat is often a highlight for the children, their excitement and intrigue is always evident in their laughter and smiles. The Educators encourage their inquisitive instincts and questions.

    There are many known physical and social benefits to exploring nature and evidence shows that exposure to nature can reduce stress and increase academic performance. This is especially important in the technology driven world we live in where screen time is ever increasing for adults and children alike.

    Veggie Fun Program
    Veggie Fun for Everyone is a 12-week food literacy program run in our Kindergarten Room, created by our very own Healthy Cooking Company designed to develop a positive attitude toward vegetables in children. The Kindergarten children will be encouraged to explore vegetables, leading to positive experiences and self-directed tasting.

    Perceptual Motor Program
    Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) activities form a part of our daily routine as your child’s Educators aim to help them become physically active and promote healthy growth as well as development of bones, muscles, flexibility, balance, posture and cardiovascular fitness. It can also help establish connections between different parts of the brain that develop memory and language.

    Barefoot Nursery
    Our Centre runs a ‘Barefoot Nursery’. Upon entry to the Nursery all Educators, guardians and visitors are required to remove their shoes or place a covering over them. Our babies are sensory explorers; therefore, it is important to us to keep our nursery room floors and environment clean and hygienic. The exceptional cleanliness of the ‘Barefoot Nursery’ concept allows our infants to freely investigate their surroundings without being exposed to unnecessary germs and bacteria.

    Farm Kindy
    West Morayfield Early Childhood Centre have partnered up with White Ridge Farm for Farm Kindy. Every fortnight the kindergarten children travel to the farm located in Elimbah to learn all the ins and outs of farm life. The farmers at White Ridge Farm teach our Kindergarten children about the animals, looking after them and allow the children to interact with the animals during every visit.

  • Healthy Eating
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    We believe food ingredients should come from the kitchen, not from a lab. From this belief came the inspiration to open our own production kitchen, the Healthy Cooking Company. We aim to create and promote natural and wholesome food with a number of health benefits:

    • Organic baby food
    • Preservative Free
    • No artificial flavours
    • Low in sodium & refined sugar
    • Naturally sweetened with honey

    We promise that our nutrition labels will be free of numbers, so there will be no need to decipher nasty food additives. We are dedicated to providing delicious food that your children will love. Parents can rest assured that their little ones are being provided with a good start with healthy, nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea meals provided.

    As Educators, we believe in teaching children that physical activity can be fun as well as good for our bodies and minds. As a result we coordinate exciting exercise programs within our centres that have been developed by our Sports Dietitian in consultation with Primary School Physical Education Teachers. We want the children in our care to experience the numerous health benefits that regular physical activity can provide such as:

    • Stronger muscles and bones
    • Long term positive attitude towards exercise
    • Reduction in the likelihood of becoming overweight
    • Reduction in the likelihood of developing illnesses and diseases

    Through this we aim to incorporate at least three hours of physical activity each day into our room routines and programs with:

    • Morning physical activity routine
    • General indoor physical activity
    • Outdoor experiences
    Laura ClarkLaura Clark
    04:17 24 Mar 23
    I am glade I found this centre.I can not thank this team enough, they have my greatest respect.This centre and staff are amazing. They go beyond what anyone else would to help.They understand that everyone is different and do a fantastic job with accommodating the needs.Before you go any where else go here first
    This centre has the most wonderful sense of community I have ever been privileged to be apart of. Our daughter has been going there since she was 9 months old and has been one of the best decisions we have made. She is so happy, stimulated and is developing so well. My husband and I truly feel supported and lucky to be involved in a place that not only supports our daughter's learning and development but our entire family. ❤️❤️❤️
    Sharne ShawSharne Shaw
    12:24 04 Aug 22
    This centre is made amazing by the staff that fill it. Not only do they go above and beyond but they make you feel as if you are just a family member dropping the kids off to your family member. I’ve been with them for 4 years and I have never been to a better group of people the kids are happy the pricing is great, they feed the kids healthy foods, they pass things on to families in need they are just all round amazing.
    Erika TylerErika Tyler
    10:18 04 Aug 22
    My oldest son went here and finished up 1 year ago. He absolutely loved it and had a great time and was always excited to tell me about his day and all the activities he did that day.Now my youngest is in the nursery room. The teachers are wonderful and very caring. My daughter loves all her teachers and lights up when she sees certain ones. I was uneasy with her going into care with how little she is but knowing my son loved it, it was an easy decision sending her there.Before starting I was able to take my daughter into the nursery so that she could spend time with her teachers and other babies in the room so that it wasn't so much of a shock to her when I left her there on her first day. Being able to do this really helped and I loved that it was something we were able to do.My son loves coming and picking his sister up after school and talking to his old teachers and ofcourse going and visiting the chickens. Highly recommend this center.
    Caitlyn DunneCaitlyn Dunne
    02:23 02 Aug 22
    Such an amazing daycare. The teachers and staff are so amazing with both me and my daughter. I was struggling a lot with post party depression when I enrolled my daughter and I was so shocked at the extent they went to, to help me both in centre and with anything else I might have needed. My daughter loves every moment of her time here and gets so excited when she sees her teachers everyday. She is learning so much and they are constantly changing her learning plan to fit her needs. They create custom activities for all the children to help then with current skills and to develop new ones. I will be taking all my future children here and recommend that you do as well. They are so amazing 😍♥️
    09:00 01 Aug 22
    The staff at Morayfield West are so welcoming and made us feel like their centre was the one for us! Our daughter has such a great experience there with the chickens 🐓 and native bees 🐝 and fabulous activities the children do everyday, outdoor play, cooking, painting, making their own play dough and community garden excursions 🪴. The extra attention is given when needed especially at drop off Ange and Gypsy are so helpful and kind and always make an effort to have a chat and let me know how everything is going. All the staff do an amazing job and we are so grateful to them for the wonderful community that have created within the centre. 💛
    Summer Mary AnnSummer Mary Ann
    03:16 01 Aug 22
    I cannot recommend Morayfield West highly enough. My daughter attended Kindy there last year, and now my son is in the Nursery. This is the first centre I have felt like family with. Ange is an absolute superstar, as are the rest of her educators. I’m extremely comfortable leaving both of my children in their hands daily.Kindergarten is a super fun experience, with swimming lessons and Kindy Farm each alternate week giving them something new to do. They are incredibly inclusive and understanding. My daughter is extremely shy and refused to speak to any of them but they persevered with her and a few months later, she finally opened up to them. She now attends before & after school care which she absolutely adores.My son has been learning new things every day in the nursery. Miss Katie is an incredible educator. Every morning there is a new creative set up which our son directly heads for.We’re super excited to see how our son progresses throughout each year at Morayfield West, as we saw huge improvements in our daughter’s learning since attending here.You guys rock!
    03:14 01 Aug 22
    We love our centre! Both my kids attend (1 & 5) and are always happy to go to daycare. The staff are always welcoming and they all genuinely care about the kids. I love the daily updates I receive about what my children have gotten up to throughout the day.