Little Marchants Child Care Centre

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Little Marchants is situated inside the Wheller Gardens community in Chermside and features several large and natural play spaces that includes a vegie patch, herb garden and our friendly chickens.

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We are a small service and this allows us to have genuine and meaningful interactions and relationships with all of the children and families that attend. Our vision is to create a welcoming environment where children can experience a sense of belonging and learn in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

Every day, we provide an environment where children can learn while playing, exploring, investigating and enquiring. Children reach their developmental milestones with the help of our educators who support their learning. Little Marchants boasts a large outdoor natural environment allowing children to play and explore outside. 

Wheller Gardens comprises the Wesley Mission Queensland corporate office, four aged care homes, a retirement living community and day therapy centre. Being part of such a diverse and unique community allows children to experience numerous spontaneous opportunities of discovery and learning.

Little Marchants is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, The National Quality Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines. 

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Prices (fruit and milk included at morning and afternoon tea)

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Opening Hours

Little Marchants is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am until 5:30pm
Office hours:  Monday to Friday from 10:30am until 4:00pm

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Learning Philosophy

At Little Marchants Child Care Centre, we believe in getting children off to a happy start.

We provide children with a secure and trusting environment where they can grow, discover, learn and explore.

We believe: 

  • Children are strong, confident, unique and competent with their own specific rights as active learners
  • Each person’s learning journey is continuous and evolving
  • In the power of play, both spontaneous and planned
  • Play is central to creating a responsive and dynamic program where children feel as well as think
  • The learning environment must support and value a true sense of belonging for each child
  • That in providing an enriched environment filled with possibilities and provocations, the program will sustain children’s learning, support relationships, exploration, research and construct and co-construct learning.
  • In the importance of relationships – the relationship with and between children, families, educators, professionals and the community in which we are privileged to be located
  • That open communication in many different forms allow significant relationships to develop and prosper
  • Our practices support children in embracing and respecting diversity in all its forms and to challenge social and cultural stereotypes

In addition we:

  • Support the pedagogical principle of ensuring children’s thoughts, learning and feelings are visible to the wider community
  • Value the multi-faceted relationship our intergenerational setting brings and how it contributes to the children's learning experience
  • Will be strong advocates for the rights of children and adults, promoting respect for others' values and beliefs and equality in a social context
  • Will undertake best practices in developing procedures to ensure a sustainable future


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