Why Should I Enrol At Chatterbox?
At Chatterbox, we believe that a safe, caring and friendly environment is essential for children to learn, grow and socialise.
That’s why we focus on creating a positive environment where children feel secure, happy and engaged.
Our Educators honour each child’s individuality and tailor their learning experience to their unique interests.
We encourage fresh air and sunshine and believe that play is the most powerful way to help a child grow into a curious, emotionally resilient small adult.
Our music and Spanish language classes and sensory outdoor play areas challenge a child’s imagination and curiosity, to prepare them for successful entry into Prep.
We give children agency over their learning to foster a love of learning that will follow them throughout their lives.
“After switching services two-and-a-half years ago to Chatterbox Albany Creek, I realised what services a daycare should be providing. Quite simply, my son has thrived from his time at the centre. The relationships my son has formed with all the carers in the centre, leaves me feeling like the staff treat ‘my little man’ like he is their own.”
Julie Wilson, Mum
“I could not recommend Albany Creek Chatterbox more highly. My kids have been going there for years and they absolutely love it! The facilities they provide make my life so much easier, everything is considered to help parents out! There are no words to describe how incredible the staff are. As a parent, there is no greater comfort than leaving your children in the hands of people who are so caring and invested in them and their individual needs. There is honestly no other place I would want to send my kids. Chatterbox is second to none.”
“I just wanted to take a moment to especially thank the A Team in the Nursery. We feel that these ladies have really taken the time to get to know our son, and every child in the nursery, as an individual and that this really makes the difference. They were very accommodating and helpful when we started at the Centre on shorter days and I feel like they tried very hard to work with what we wanted to do as a family. It must be hard to juggle the needs of so many children and families, but they make it look easy!”
Sarah and Tim Merrett, Parents
“I’ve had my son at Chatterbox Albany Creek since 2017 when I returned to work. This was such a difficult time for me and the educators in his room made the transition go so smoothly. Not only did I feel that my son was well cared for but he was also thriving developmentally as well. The staff are all warm and friendly and also highly skilled in early childhood education. I strongly recommend this centre to anyone looking for long-term care for their child.”
Alanna Watson, Mum
“Having starting working for Chatterbox Early learning and childcare in January 2019 I have found the level of support given to the educators and management to be outstanding. Chatterbox values families, they value work life balance, educator wellbeing and professional development. When Educators feel valued then this sense of belonging is passed onto families and the children within our care. Chatterbox care, they value the relationships and are willing to invest in those relationships. I couldn’t be happier in my decision to leave the large corporate world of childcare and find my routes back in my local community with a family owed and run service.”
Emma Meredith, Co Centre Manager
“For the past 29 years, Chatterbox has understood the important role that we play in the lives of our children and their families. That understanding continues today and we work hard to provide quality learning experiences that will lay the foundation for each child’s future success in life. Our children are nurtured, valued and respected and are encouraged to follow their interests to develop a life-long love of learning.”
Rachel Walsh, Centre Owner and General Manager
Visit our Albany Creek centre
Come in and visit our Albany Creek centre to experience the Chatterbox difference. Simply get in touch via our contact form to book in a day and time.
What is the atmosphere at Chatterbox Albany Creek like?
As soon as you enter our centre, you’ll notice something unique. Because we make sure each child at Chatterbox feels emotionally comfortable and engaged in our learning activities, our centres tend to feel calm and focussed. We encourage children to be respectful of each other, explore diversity and social messages, and help children understand what’s fair.
Inside each classroom, there are caring and nurturing Educators guiding the children on a learning adventure. We encourage you to visit and experience it yourself!
I want to be involved in my child’s learning. Is this possible?
We keep you in the loop each day and our Educators work with you to grow and develop your little one’s unique interests and talents.
We’re sensitive to the needs of families, and welcome and happily incorporate feedback from parents. We have an open door policy for parents, so you’re welcome to come in and participate as you wish.
What are the food and catering like?
At Chatterbox, your child will be treated to wholesome food every day to fuel their growing mind. Our menu, developed with and approved by the Nutrition Australian QLD Food Foundation, includes seasonal local fruit and vegetables and caters to dietary alternatives such as gluten-free, coeliac, vegetarian and dairy free.
How is safety managed at your centre?
Rest assured, our environment is safe and clean. We enforce regulations to the letter, and the safety of your child always comes first. All of our Educators hold a current First Aid including Anaphylaxis and Asthma as well as their CPR certificate. All centres are SunSmart registered. All children who attend must be vaccinated.
Tell me more about your specialised learning experiences.
Our learning programs are a terrific stepping stone for your child’s development and future schooling. They are designed to help socially and emotionally prepare children for school. We offer many creative learning activities, including music lessons, Spanish language classes (taught by a native speaker), and a visual arts program. These specialised experiences are included in the childcare service at no extra cost.
At Albany Creek, music lessons are on Monday and Thursday mornings for all age groups. Spanish lessons are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for Junior Kindy, Pre Kindy and Kindergarten. The arts program is embedded within our curriculum for all ages and our Artist in Residence attends the Centre each term to work with our Kindergarten age groups to further enhance their creative learning.
I’m very keen for my child to have a place at Chatterbox. Is there a wait list available if I don’t get an immediate spot?
Of course. There is no fee to go on our waitlist. We will only charge an enrollment fee once we can offer a spot.
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