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Open 52 weeks per year, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) Guppy’s is Queensland’s leader in long daycare providers.

Service Philosophy

Guppy’s vision is ‘to provide exceptional childcare through personalised service.’ This is built upon the ethos of respect – respect for children, their families and the educators. This respect will be conveyed through every action taken and a decision made regarding the running of the service.

At Guppy’s, we strive to provide an early education service that is based upon the guiding principles of the National Quality Framework, which encompasses the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline. We believe in designing an environment where children feel safe and secure and which provides them with the opportunity to develop themselves in their unique way through discovery and exploration.

At Guppy’s, we believe that programs should reflect the needs and interests of the children. We encourage children to engage in many different forms of learning through play, exploration, self-expression, critical thinking and problem-solving. We will ensure that the service programs, policies, and procedures reflect, respect and are align with National Quality Standards and the service philosophy. Our centres seek to provide care that is inclusive, encouraging, sustainable, transparent and progressive.

Inclusive

At Guppy’s, we recognise all children as individuals regardless of their cultural background, disability, gender, beliefs, and attitudes. All children are to be treated equally without bias or judgement. Individual efforts and skills are encouraged, recognised, and appreciated and this is reflected through the service programs. No children are excluded on the ground of gender, disability, or behaviour.

At Guppy’s, we weave multiculturalism into the institutional fabric of our centre. We share different cultures and beliefs with children without bias and discrimination, stereotyping and plan various experiences that make learning an enjoyable experience and encourage acceptance and respect of different cultures.

Encouraging

At Guppy’s, we believe in enhancing children’s self-esteem through interactions, developmentally appropriate experiences, and relationships between children and educators forged on mutual trust and respect. We equip children with life skills that will enable them to experience fulfilling and rewarding participation within the community through providing opportunities to work together co-operatively, to explore human relationships and to practise non-violent conflict resolution strategies.

Sustainable

At Guppy’s, we aim to provide a sustainable learning environment and incorporate nature-based teaching in our service programs.We promote and embed sustainable practices and teach children the importance of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

We ensure that all meals and snacks provided are fresh, culturally appropriate, and nutritionally well balanced. Safe food handling and hygiene practices are observed at all times. In planning our menus, we endeavour to accommodate the needs and wishes of our families, while also consulting local authority bodies e.g., Nutrition Australia.

Transparent

At Guppy’s, we believe strongly in partnerships with families and the community. We invite and encourage our families and the greater community to participate in programs and contribute to decision making. Information regarding current practices within the service and the community is regularly made available to all families. Ideas and strategies are shared, and feedback sought to effect continuous improvement within the service.

Progressive

Our aims & objectives continue to develop as we capture new insights into early childhood development and our team is committed to incorporating novel and appropriate concepts into our programs, acquiring new skills and knowledge through professional development, upholding child protection and providing a secure and nurturing environment for each child.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Long day care for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years*
  • Government approved kindergarten program
  • Qualified and passionate educators and early childhood teachers
  • Specialised sports and yoga programs designed by sports professionals
  • Parent online portal access to children portfolios and progress reports
  • State-of-the-art facilities and learning environments
  • High-level security and surveillance ensures peace of mind
  • Nutritious menus created within the Australian nutritional healthy eating guidelines and prepared daily by a qualified Cook
  • Complimentary nappies, wipes and sunscreen*
  • Access to a daily courtesy bus*

* Availability varies based on centre. Please confirm what your centre offers by reviewing their centre page.