LAIDLEY 1Free Range Kids Early Learning Centre
What Makes Us Unique?
Here at Free Range Kids, Laidley 1, we pride ourselves in supplying care that is fun filled each day. We ensure children feel happy, safe and secure while they are here as they participate in our play based educational programs. We have large grassed playgrounds, bike track, sandpits, a waterpark and more. Our centre cook prepares nutritious and delicious meals daily on site for all our children and staff. We are proud to say that our beautiful Centre has created many a childhood memory for thousands of children in the Laidley/ Lockyer Community over the last 13 years of operation.
We are very active in the Laidley community. Our children regularly visit the Nursing home across the street from us, our community Library, assorted stores and shops and other services around Laidley. We believe it’s essential for children to develop these community connections from a young age to enhance their sense of belonging as they grow. We also bring visitors to our centre to provide in house incursions including the dentist, local Ambulance, Fire brigade and Police. We also work with Kambu and our Indigenous Elders who also visit the centre throughout the year to share their culture; reading stories, creating art and engaging in dance with the children.
Our team of wonderful Qualified Educators are passionate about providing amazing play-based experiences daily. We ensure that quality Education and Care is provided for all children and families in our centre community. We welcome you to our centre and look forward to meeting you and your Child. Come experience the joy at Free Range Kids Laidley 1.
Well established within the community
Experienced, highly qualified long-term Educators
Large natural play spaces
Qualified Early Childhood Teacher on site every day
Qualified Chef who prepares nutritious meals for the children
Goverment Approved Kindergarten Program
Our Kindergarten Program runs 5 days per week with a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood teacher. We engage our local primary schools to ensure we are supporting the children’s transition to school to a high standard. Our educational programs are based upon the Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines. They have a strong emphasis on supporting positive relationships between children, families and educators that establish long lasting links to the wider community. With a focus on the natural environment, our daily programs offer children a wide range of exciting learning opportunities that supports them to develop at their own pace.
Laidley 1 Central Director
Meet Our Manager
My name is Deborah Schultz and I am the Director of Free Range Kids Laidley 1.
I hold my Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services and Diploma of Children’s Services. Over the past 17 years my role has grown from starting out as an assistant educator to Director, now leading the amazing team at Free Range Kids Laidley 1.
During my career I have valued the relationships I have built with children and their families. I believe these strong relationships set the foundation for every child’s successful early childhood development and growth. Working in partnership with families ensures a smooth transition from home into our learning environment and creates a sense of security for each child. I am privileged to develop these relationships with the children and families of Free Range Kids Laidley 1.
I believe every child needs to feel safe and secure before they can comfortably explore and investigate in their care environment and meeting each child’s needs plays a huge part in this process.
We have an amazing community in Laidley and the surrounding areas, I am passionate about building community connections and teaching children and families about all the wonderful opportunities our community offers. Building connections with our local schools will ensure a smooth transition for children moving into Prep.
Contact Our Laidley 1 Centre
We welcome you to come and take a tour of our centre and see for yourself why everyone is raving about Free Range Kids Laidley 1.