Centre Information

  • Scallywags is a 58 place centre and caters for children from 6 weeks to 5 years.

    At Scallywags we believe family are the most important people in your child’s life.
    We are open from 7am until 6pm, Monday to Friday for 51 weeks a year (we close public holidays and from 25th December to 2nd January).

    Within our four rooms children access a suitable early year’s program tailored to their individual needs. For children in the year before school, we run a Queensland Approved Kindergarten Program.

    We provide care for the following age groups:

    • Koalas (Infant) – 6 weeks to 2 years with a 1:4 ratio max 8 children
    • Possums (Toddlers)- 15 months to 3 years with a 1:5 ratio
    • Wombats (Jnr Kindy) – 2 years to 4 years with a 1:5 and 1:11 ratio
    • Kangaroos (Kindy) – 3 years to 5 years with a ratio of 1:11

    At Scallywags we believe family are the most important people in your child’s life. Therefore, we have an open-door policy, where you and your extended family members are welcome to visit our Centre at any time.

    Our Play Spaces

    Our outdoor space consists of three play spaces to allow children to explore and develop their skills. These spaces allow opportunities for both active and quiet play experiences.The lower playground has soft fall built in under the turf to allow for safe play while climbing and balancing. Here in this play space, areas are set up for children to join individual and small group activities such as block construction, art, role play and reading.The upper playground allows for more active play with the fixed play spaces. Here your child will find our sandpit, fort, slide, swings and ladders to explore. The side garden allows children to go on an adventure and explore gardens, bridges, a rock river, mud pit, teepee and drums.

    Our Food

    Every day we provide the children with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. We are very mindful that as children grow, their nutritional needs change. As a result, we have taken great care in selecting a dietician approved menu that is specially tailored to the nutritional needs of the age groups at Scallywags, and is designed and served in accordance with the stringent Qld Health Guidelines. We provide three menus, for the ages 6-9 months9-12 months and 1-4 years

    We aim to engage children in the process of eating, and constantly strive to instil healthy eating habits in our children. Healthy habits are instilled by active engagement, and so we have attempted to make eating healthy interesting, by providing a great variety of fresh, low sugar, low salt and additive free foods. Each age group’s menu rotates every week, with four available weekly menus that update seasonally, so children can expect to have a wide and nutritious selection of food every day.

    The lifelong benefits of breastfeeding infants is well documented, and with this in mind we encourage families to continue breastfeeding by providing a comfortable space in our Koala’s Room for mothers to access. We also provide facilities for bottle heating, and supply infants with bottles throughout the day, as required, and in accordance with individual children’s daily feeding routines. We will also provide you and your infant with any necessary support, as they transition from breastmilk or formula to soft foods.

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