Chatterbox Paddington

Secure, Happy & Engaged Learning

Every day, there’s something exciting and new to learn and explore at Chatterbox Paddington. Our vibrant, play-based educational program is thoughtfully designed and tailored to nourish your child’s growth, curiosity and unique passions.

Enrolment Enquiry Quick Question

Every day, there’s something exciting and new to learn and explore at Chatterbox Paddington. Our vibrant, play-based educational program is thoughtfully designed and tailored to nourish your child’s growth, curiosity and unique passions.

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.

“We have been a part of the Chatterbox family for over 4 years with both of our children attending. Chatterbox provides a safe and nurturing environment for our children and has recently prepared our oldest child for the challenges of primary school. We have no hesitation in recommending Chatterbox.”

Chloe and Trent Nicholls, Parents

“Chatterbox Paddington has become an extension of our family over the past five years. Having your children excited and happy to go to the centre every morning and upon arriving greeted by name by every staff member in the playground, is a testament to the enthusiasm, dedication and excellent care provided by the staff.”

Emma, Mum

“At Chatterbox, my children feel loved. This is what matters most to me and is why I have been a member of the Chatterbox family for 5 years, since January 2014. The customer service from all staff is exemplary, and the curriculum and formal education opportunities are first class. Chatterbox personalise their approach to each child’s needs and provide a rich learning environment. I highly recommend!”

Jodi Claus, Mum

“Chatterbox offers a supportive environment to both its Educators and children and to work with such an inspiring team that truly love what they do is why I enjoy my job!”

Claire Jones, Paddington Centre Manager

Visit our Paddington centre

Come in and visit our Paddington centre to experience the Chatterbox difference. Simply get in touch via our contact form to book in a day and time.

Enquire about enrolment

Booking a place with us is simple and easy. Even if we don’t have a spot available for your desired day, you can opt into our free waitlist so you’ll be the first to know when a place becomes available.

FAQs

  • What is the Chatterbox Difference?

    Our boutique group of centres are Brisbane-based and family-owned, and this personal touch shows in everything we do.

    From our lovingly-crafted program to our friendly and committed educators, our personalised approach is helping your little ones to grow.
    Now in our 30th year, we strive to deliver a service that exceeds expectations.

  • What is the atmosphere at Chatterbox Paddington 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 seasonal menu, developed with and approved by the Nutrition Australian QLD Food Foundation, includes local fruit and vegetables and caters to dietary alternatives such as gluten-free, coeliac, vegetarian and dairy free. Our Paddington Centre has a children’s café where they can see the kitchen and converse with the onsite chef.

  • 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 Paddington, music lessons are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons for all age groups. Spanish lessons are on Monday and Thursday 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.