Rosewood Early Education Centre

Rosewood Early Education Centre
80 John Street
Rosewood Queensland 4340
Phone: (07) 5464 2033
  • Our Director


    Name: Tamara Small

    Tell us about your career in early childhood. How long have you been working in the industry?
    I have worked in child care since 2006, first commencing as a Trainee Assistant. Through study and experience, I have worked my way up to become the Nominated Supervisor of Rosewood Early Education Centre.

    Tell us about the relevant qualifications you hold that assists you in your position?
    I hold an Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services, Certificate IV in Training and Assessing, current full First Aid, CPR and Blue Card.

    When did you first join the QCCS team?
    QCCS was where I first started my career in Early Childhood, as a Trainee at Rosewood Early Education Centre in 2006. Since then I have worked across numerous positions within the company including as a Trainer Assessor for the Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies before returning to this lovely Centre where my career first started!

    What do you find most rewarding about your career in early childhood?
    The most rewarding part of my job is providing children with security and love in a safe and happy environment. Early childhood education gives children the foundation skills needed to further their development.

    Why should families choose Rosewood Early Education Centre?
    At Rosewood Early Education Centre we have an open door policy and believe that our relationships with families and their children are of the utmost importance. Parents are always welcome to come and participate in the Centre and we strongly encourage this. Please feel free to come and see us at any time and please contact us with any questions. I look forward to meeting you.

    Why do you choose to work for QCCS?
    QCCS are passionate about providing the best possible start for children in the Early Childhood Education sector and show this through the programs they run and opportunities they provide to children, families and their educators.

  • Our Centre
  • Welcome to Rosewood Early Education Centre and Preschool. We are located on the main street of Rosewood opposite the Cabanda Aged Care Facility and the local park.

    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 1999 and caters for 95 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 Rosewood State School, Ashwell State School, Walloon State School, St Brigid’s Catholic School and Mt Marrow State 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 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 (Spanish), 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.

    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.

    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.

    Bush Kindy Program
    Our children eagerly anticipate their fortnightly Bush Kindy sessions. Each session runs for approximately two hours and begins with a short 5 minute walk to Mason’s Gully, Rosewood.

    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 Yagara 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.

    Swimming Program
    Rosewood 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.

    Intergenerational Program
    The Intergenerational Program helps to bridge generational gaps by fostering understanding and building respect between generations. Rosewood Early Education Centre is proudly partnered with the local Cabana Aged Care. Twice a month the children visit residents at the nursing home, where they participate in a range of activities including singing, arts and crafts and gardening.

  • 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
  • Awards
  • Most Sustainable Service Award 2020

    Lexine WebbLexine Webb
    23:45 26 May 22
    We love having our kids here. We moved from another childcare to here and couldn't be happier with the decision. We feel our kids are always well cared for and well fed. When our kids transition to the new rooms we are always so pleased to meet more wonderful staff. Thank you!
    Bronte WrightBronte Wright
    23:05 26 May 22
    My daughters have attended this centre from a young age - my youngest started in the babies room and is now in the Kindy room. Having experienced other day care centres before this one with my eldest, I can say our experience has been exceptional at Rosewood.All the staff over the years have been, and are, wonderful. They are always friendly and helpful, and genuinely care about the kids. My children feel safe and adore their carers, but I think it says a lot about a centre when they also adore the Centre Manager, Miss Tamara.I have seen the love and care they all put into the centre and the re-investment back into their outdoor areas and their classrooms. Everything is well kept and updated regularly, but also very thoughtful about what the children enjoy and need.I think the Kindy program is excellent; both my children have thrived and loved going to the Kindy room. The room changes depending on what the children are interested in and there are lots of extra activities with visitors coming to provide an experience for the children, and the visit to the museums in Brisbane last year was a highlight for our daughter. As was the graduation!Great communication with parents - I always feel like I know what is happening, and we can always ask questions if we have any.It's been a wonderful experience, and we will be sad when Emma leaves at the end of this year!Highly, highly recommend.
    Dallas WyllieDallas Wyllie
    03:01 23 May 22
    My 2 children have attended from ages ranging 7 months to school age for before and after school care.Both of my children love attending and are so well cared for by the staff. My five year old was thrilled to add sessions to her week recently!The centre is well resourced and offers a wide variety of experiences that develops and supports them to learn in age appropriate ways. Educators work with families to provide consistent expectations and support for children. Communication is open, caring and honest.My work schedule can vary and the staff have always been accommodating when I have requested temporary changes to bookings.The atmosphere at the centre is open and friendly and I know and trust that my children come home happy and loved by all staff, not just the educators in their room.I would definitely recommend any parent consider Rosewood Early Education Centre for their children, and look forward to mine being part of the family there for years to come ❤️
    Brittney PassfieldBrittney Passfield
    02:42 23 May 22
    Beautiful centre with absolutely amazing staff.My little one loves going to daycare and absolutely loves her teacher, she has learnt so much since attending.
    Danniel PymbleDanniel Pymble
    02:28 23 May 22
    Our daughter loves QCCS Rosewood. We feel secure in leaving her in the care of the qualified and caring staff and teachers, knowing that she will receive quality education, eat healthy meals, and interact with other kids safely and well supervised.
    Bronwyn CharlesworthBronwyn Charlesworth
    09:41 15 Jan 21
    Amazing staff. Loving, caring and engaging enviroment. Highly recommend!
    Sabrina K.Sabrina K.
    02:49 02 Dec 20
    I was anxious when we got our little one in there because we’ve made some bad experiences with another child care centre. What can I say? The team is amazing! It’s not just how they take care of my girl it’s the whole lot! She is coming home happy, she is growing within herself so fast, she is adapting amazing. Tamara and Sarah are awesome as managers and always open for a chat. Miss Angela and of course everyone else are amazing educators. I’m so happy we have made the decision to try another centre. As a mum I couldn’t be happier! Thank you team for all your efforts!
    Jennifer HigginsJennifer Higgins
    03:15 30 May 18
    My son Oliver started at Rosewood Early Education Centre when he was 18 months old & stayed right through until he was a few months out from starting school.When first putting him in to go back to work I was so apprehensive & anxious. The ladies at the centre helped so much & were absolutely lovely. I could call during the day to check on him & they also sent updates out to parents to know what they were up to each day which was fantastic.Over the years Ollie had a heap of different carers but the stand outs for me were Robyn & of course Maddie! Ollie loved her so much & she was amazing with him. Even when they weren't in the same room together the bond continued & she would console him on bad drop offs or if he hurt himself. 1.5 years on he still talks about her!Nothing was ever a drama, the Director Tamara & the girls would help out however they could. If we ever had any issues (few & far between) they were very approachable & sorted things quickly & efficiently.I would definitely recommend the centre to anyone looking for a local daycare, the cost per day was reasonable & the food supplied was great quality.