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 2 and half years ago to Chatterbox 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 (not just with the lead educator in the room) leaves me feeling like the staff treat “my little man” like he is their own. This is most evident in the conversations I have at home and the fact that on a regular basis his educators are included in conversation with a tone of love and affection. Without a “formal school structure” there is oodles of learning involved too, in such an effective way. I get this information relayed back to me.

I am most impressed and what has ideally been the most important aspect of Chatterbox is that at the last induction evening held, all the carers at the centre had or were currently studying for their diploma in child services. This was the assistants in the room as well. In the 2 and half years I’ve been at the centre we have had one change in the staff to my sons room. This speaks volumes to the happiness and commitment that Chatterbox as a company has to their staff and consequently the follow on effect that has to the care of my child.”

Julie, Parent

“I have been part of the Chatterbox family since 2010 when my daughter joined the Nursery. Something that impresses me the most about Chatterbox is the staff. Everyone is so friendly, hardworking and has a real passion for working with children. This year Chatterbox introduced new programs throughout the whole centre. Spanish, music and art classes have been a welcome addition and something Sophie thoroughly enjoyed while completing the Kindergarten program.

My 2nd daughter joined Chatterbox this year in the Nursery. Right from the beginning everyone has helped to create an environment where she feels secure, cared for and challenged. I feel extremely grateful for the care my children have received and believe that the experiences my children have received at Chatterbox have been invaluable in their early childhood development. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Chatterbox to other family and friends.”

Diana, Parent

“Our family found Chatterbox when our eldest child was just about to turn 2. We were typical fretful first time parents and had already had some disappointing experiences when looking at other centres. Then we walked into Chatterbox at Taringa. It looked like kids played there, the room we looked at smelled like small kids, paper glue and delicious food and every child we saw looked happy and like they were happy being there.

All three of our kids have loved or still love being there and benefitted hugely from all the experiences and activities they get to do that you would be hard pressed pulling together in a week at home, yet that is their day at Chatterbox. The difference I think is that the staff really connect and, dare I say, love the kids, which makes them feel safe and nurtured and ready to be kids!

Early childhood is such a vital time for setting the tone for the rest of a person’s education and to have such a team of devoted, professional and loving people giving their all in such a fun, happy and safe environment is pure gold.

My middle child is well and truly ready to start Prep next year but on some levels I wish I could give her another year at such a wonderful place and prolong the Magic a bit more. If only all childcare centres could be of the same calibre as Chatterbox, they are brilliant.”

Victoria, Parent

“I’ve never questioned my decision to choose Chatterbox Childcare for both my daughter who is 3 years old and my son (now 9 years old) who have had the pleasure of attending the centre. We have no family living in Brisbane so Chatterbox has been our substitute ‘family’ offering a ‘family daycare experience and I feel very fortunate to have such a positive environment for my kids to grow.

My daughter loves attending Chatterbox, because the centre has a warm, loving feel but exiting activities each day. You are informed everyday and educators work with you to grow and develop your child’s interests and talents. At Chatterbox the resources available to do this are exceptional, from music and language classes to sensory outdoor and indoor play areas that continue to challenge my child’s imagination and sense of fun.”

Desley, Parent

“After switching services 2 and half years ago to Chatterbox 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 (not just with the lead educator in the room) leaves me feeling like the staff treat “my little man” like he is their own. This is most evident in the conversations I have at home and the fact that on a regular basis his educators are included in conversation with a tone of love and affection. Without a “formal school structure” there is oodles of learning involved too, in such an effective way. I get this information relayed back to me.

I am most impressed and what has ideally been the most important aspect of Chatterbox is that at the last induction evening held, all the carers at the centre had or were currently studying for their diploma in child services. This was the assistants in the room as well. In the 2 and half years I’ve been at the centre we have had one change in the staff to my sons room. This speaks volumes to the happiness and commitment that Chatterbox as a company has to their staff and consequently the follow on effect that has to the care of my child.”

Julie, Parent

Visit our Dutton
Park centre

Come in and visit our Dutton Park 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 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.