Redbank Plains Early Education Centre

Redbank Plains Early Education Centre
36 School Road
Redbank Plains Queensland 4301
Phone: (07) 3814 4547
  • Our Director

    Name: Sheree Berg

    Tell us about your career in early childhood. How long have you been working in the industry?
    I first started working in the Child Care Industry in 2005 and I have worked across numerous positions throughout my career. 

    Tell us about the relevant qualifications you hold that assists you in your position?
    I currently hold my Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services, current First Aid, CPR and Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certificates as well as my Blue Card.

    When did you first join the QCCS team?
    I first joined the QCCS team back in 2005 as an Assistant at our Ipswich Centre. After leaving in 2006, I returned in August 2009 to Redbank Plains where I gained the skills and knowledge to become the Nominated Supervisor of this fantastic Centre.

    What do you find most rewarding about your career in early childhood?
    I am very passionate about my job role and love watching children learn and grow throughout their early years. I strongly believe that early education is an important foundation for each child’s future. Every child has the right and should be given the opportunity to learn, especially through play.

    Why should families choose Redbank Plains Early Education Centre?
    Our Centre provides endless opportunities for children to not only learn but have fun while receiving exceeding care. Our friendly, passionate Educators have warm and friendly relationships with all children. Each child’s interest is extended by our Educators so that each child can reach their own individual goals and milestones. We have an open door policy at all times so families are always welcome within our Centre.

    Our Centre is very cultural with a large diversity of families. We are passionate about our outdoor gardens and it’s wonderful teaching children the importance of the environment and sustainability within our daily routines. We love supporting our community and being engaged in events. We are proud of our Bare Foot Nursery which supports the healthy needs of our young children. 

    Why do you choose to work for QCCS?
    I choose to work for QCCS as they have always provided great opportunities for all educators to grow, including myself through out my childcare career. They motivate and support us to exceed our expectations. QCCS is a family company that always offers endless support that I have always been grateful for. I love being apart of an organisation where management is hands on.

  • Our Centre
  • Welcome to Redbank Plains Early Education Centre and Pre-School. We are located on School Road, approximately 1 minute walk from Redbank Plains School and 2.2km from Redbank Plains Town Square.

    We have been rated as an Exceeding Centre by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)!

    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 November 2008 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. The schools we currently service are Redbank Plains State School and Staines Memorial College.

    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.

    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 materials

    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 (Japanese), 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.

    We are delighted that the service is a qualified ‘Bush Kindergarten’ Education provider! We are recognised as a Nature Play QLD Education Provider.

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    Bush Kindy Program
    Our children eagerly anticipate their fortnightly Bush Kindy Sessions. Each session runs for approximately one hour and begins with a short walk next door to the council bush land adjacent to the Centre.

    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 Yaggera 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.

    Little Scientists
    Our Centre is proud to be a Certified Little Scientists House. This program is run daily by demonstrating our commitment to hands-on, inquiry-based learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. It is designed to recognise services and schools that promote an active learning environment, incorporating best practice elements such as inquiry-based learning, metacognition and co-construction.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Swimming Program
    Redbank Plains Early Education Centre has partnered with a local swim centre to provide swimming lessons for children aged 3 to 5 years. The aim of swimming lessons is to teach children how to be safe in and around water. The program runs weekly, all year round, in 5-week blocks and taught by fully qualified swimming instructors.

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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
  • Awards
  • Creating Collaborative Community Partnerships Award 2019

    Centre of the Year Award 2018

    Advancing Pedagogy and Practice Award 2019

    Best of Technology Award 2020

    Haylie BurowHaylie Burow
    04:04 23 Jun 22
    I could not credit this daycare centre enough, they're caring, loving and very helpful. My girl has been going for three weeks, day one was a nightmare (granted) but after she was I left, she got comfy so so quickly. Every day since has been excitment about going to "school"(shes two) The educators keep you updated and show so much care and consideration. My only downfall is I didn't find them earlier. Much much love to this centre. ❤️
    Camilla LeeCamilla Lee
    13:03 22 Jun 22
    Our boys have been a part of the QCCS Redbank Plains family for over a year now and absolutely love it. The educators are really proactive in trying to find out my children’s interests and incorporate this in their learning. I also love that they encourage learning of other culture and languages. Their Indigenous program is excellent, my boys really enjoy the program and learning a new language. Such a wonderful place for kids, I love that when I can’t be with them and need to put them in care, that they are in a place where they are happy, healthy and have fun playing and learning.
    Bernadette HumphrisBernadette Humphris
    05:42 08 Jun 22
    Redbank Plains Early Education Centre is a kind and caring environment, my eldest thrived at the centre, they made her transition form another daycare very smooth. She is now a confident young lady in Grade 1 (attended from 2.5 years old). My son has a great time with the educators and is learning and developing so much (attended from 7 months old). I'm very impressed with their professionalism and level of care for my kids. Great place and people.
    Evette WilliamsEvette Williams
    01:11 03 Jun 22
    Absolutely Love this centre. I have 2 boys and have been coming here for 6 years every educator they have in their rooms goes above and beyond to accommodate their needs.They walk my preppy to his classroom and pick him up and honestly I am never worried about my boys in this centre as they are always looked after.They also have such a great curriculum in place to get them ready for school.
    Jaimee BroomJaimee Broom
    07:33 02 Jun 22
    My daughter loves going to kindy here. I know when I drop her off in the mornings she is safe and cared for. The educators here feel like family. We will be sad to go but know she will be ready for prep with all the learning guides she has been given already.Thanks Team. ❤️
    Khy HorriganKhy Horrigan
    08:47 01 Jun 22
    I am a first time parent and the educators at this centre have made me feel so comfortable. My son has been attending since he was 12 weeks old. The staff are so friendly and welcoming, they feel like an extension of our family. My son is so happy to attend here, he loves it!
    Tazmiha ForsheyTazmiha Forshey
    03:55 24 May 22
    Highly recommend Redbank Plains Early Education centre, Ezra absolutely loves it here. He started of very quiet and reserved and since he started having a few days here he was blossoming and so inquisitive of everything. The ladies here and everyone are absolutely amazing ♥️ They take pride in their job looking after the children and teaching them, and are very welcoming when you come in. So happy with all the daily updates, I’m so proud of my little man and how much he has learned here already.Keep up the good work ladies xx I know he is in good hands that’s for sure. 🙂 heaps of activities for the little ones and daily adventures for them, especially out in the play yard. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an amazing daycare go here.Thank you so much to everyone for providing exceptional care for my little one 😊