Hyperdome Early Education Centre

Hyperdome Early Education Centre
58 Commercial Drive
Shailer Park Queensland 4128
Phone: (07) 3451 9980
Email: hyperdome@qccs.com.au
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/eCtjqHKZvcrvqZ56A
  • Our Director


    Name: Teresa Thoms

    Tell us about your career in Early Childhood. How long have you been working in the industry?
    I have been in the industry for over 23 years l started out as a school-based trainee l have worked my way up within the industry and I am now the Director at Hyperdome Early Education Centre. I have worked in Australia and New Zealand which has given me amazing teaching experience. I then used this experience as a Trainer and Assessor to teach Educator’s their Early Childhood qualifications.

    Tell us about the relevant qualifications you hold that assists you in your position?
    I hold a few qualifications due to my passion of learning I believe it’s important to keep current and up to date within our industry. I hold the following qualifications: Bachelor of Teaching Early Years, Advance Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate of Early Childhood Education and Care and Certificate IV of Training and Assessment. I hold my current First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certificates. I hold my Food Handling Certificate and have participated in many different additional training seminars including Behaviour Management, Child Protection, Leadership and many more.

    When did you first join the QCCS team?
    I joined the QCCS team in 2022.

    What do you find most rewarding about your career in Early Childhood?
    Making a difference in people’s lives by building relationships not only with the children but the families and community as well. Support is the key to succus, and l truly believe it takes a village to raise a child so it’s all about working together and l find that so rewarding because it’s making an impact on everyone.

    Why should families choose Hyperdome Early Education Centre?
    Hyperdome Early Education Centre has a nurturing caring atmosphere where child’s needs come first. 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. We offer an open environment with an abundance of natural resources to implement sustainable play among other valuable learning material that allow our children to develop their learning experiences and skills. We value our outdoor spaces. Research shows that when play structures such as climbers and slides are replaced, or minimised, with grass and shrubs, children increase their pretend play, language, and creativity. We encourage pretend play, art, water play and physically active play such as running, crawling, rolling, and jumping. Our outdoor spaces are both fun and a continuation of the learning environment.
    At Hyperdome Early Education Centre, we offer Play based learning where this learning helps a child develop holistically through social-emotional learning, developing confidence and motivation, and practicing cognitive skills.

    Why do you choose to work for QCCS?
    I really feel QCCS is an extension of a family environment who ensures their employees of every age feels valued and appreciated. 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.

     Name: Yolande Pritchard

    Tell us about your career in Early Childhood. How long have you been working in the industry?
    Thanks to my amazing pre-school teacher, I have always wanted to work with children from an early age; I aspired to be just like her. Therefore, I began my Early Childhood career straight out of school in 1996. Throughout my time in the industry, I have dedicated my time to learning as much as possible about children, so that I can consistently provide high quality care, and educate those around me. I look forward to taking on the job role as Co-Director at Hyperdome Early Education Centre and meeting the amazing families that attend our centre.

    Tell us about the relevant qualifications you hold that assists you in your position?
    I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood, Diploma in Business and a Bachelor in Education majoring in Special Education, as well as my current First Aid, CPR Certificate, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management Training and Blue Card.

    When did you first join the QCCS team?
    I joined the QCCS team in 2022.

    What do you find most rewarding about your career in Early Childhood?
    The most rewarding aspects of working in Early Childhood is having the abilities to share my knowledge and skills with others; whether it be educators, children, families or those in the community. I love seeing everyone around me develop their knowledge and skills over time, which inadvertently supports children in becoming confident and capable learners, in preparation for school.

    Why should families choose Hyperdome Early Education Centre?
    Families should choose the Hyperdome Early Education Centre, as our team consistently aims to support children and families in the best possible way. We understand that working together is the foundation to every child’s success.

    Why do you choose to work for QCCS?
    I chose to work for QCCS as they really do want the best education and support networks for children and families. Firstly, I recognised they too have a passion for providing high quality care for children to be the best versions of themselves, so that they are well-equipped to transition onto Prep. Secondly, they make this happen, not only by providing classroom programs that support the children’s individual needs, but also other important programs, such as STEM, sustainability, swimming, and nutrition. Finally, the company provides a supportive working environment that enables all employees to thrive and work collaboratively, so they can be a successful team.

  • Our Centre
  • Welcome to the Hyperdome Early Education Centre and Pre-School. Our centre is a 5 minute walk from the Hyperdome Shopping Centre, located in the industrial area.

    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 6:15am to 6:15pm. We are open Monday through to Friday, 52 weeks a year (excluding public holidays). Our Centre opened in March 1993 and caters for 169 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 in emergency situations (conditions apply). The schools we currently service are Kimberley Park State School, Shailer Park State School and Saint Matthew’s Catholic Primary 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
    • Optional nappy service for children 2 years and under

    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 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:

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    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 Island
    • 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.

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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. https://heydeeho.com.au/ourprograms/#music

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Swimming Program
    Hyperdome 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.

  • 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