Step inside one of the six Little Scholars Schools of Early Learning on the Gold Coast and you may be surprised by what you find.
It’s not bright and colourful like you would expect to see at a standard childcare facility, instead it looks and feels almost like a day spa.
Founder Jae Fraser told myGC the move away from bright colours was intentional.
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“All of our campuses have a calm and homely feel. This allows children’s minds to open up, helping them to learn and grow,” he said.
Little Scholars was a life-long dream for Jae who, after over 13 years of teaching, opened the first campus at Yatala in 2014.
Today Little Scholars boasts six campuses on the Gold Coast, with the latest state-of-the-art campus now open at Burleigh.
“Our latest centre is our flagship. It features a 90-metre bike track, running river and has been designed to allow kids to get out in nature, explore, and take some risks,” he said.
It’s not only the centre’s facilities that differ from the norm, but its focus on education and extra-curricular activities.
“We are a destination centre that really cares about educational outcomes,” Jae told myGC.
“We want to give children the tools to go on and have a successful future, so we get to know each child individually and work on curriculum tailored to them.
“Our extra-curricular program is also an opportunity for children to extend their learning. Some of the activities we offer are yoga, cooking, gardening, swimming, languages and more.
“We also take the children out of the centre twice a week for our bush or beach kinder program. They get to do everything they would do in a classroom, but outside in the bush or at the beach.”
Discover more about the Little Scholars difference in the video below:
For more information on Little Scholars School of Early Learning, or to enrol, visit: mylittlescholars.com.au/