Dakabin

Cnr Old Gympie Road & Whitehorse Road, Dakabin 4503
Opening hours: 6:30 am - 18:30 pm
The brand new facilities have purpose built learning environments, boasting large shady playgrounds that provide not only privacy and shade but lots of fun and adventures for our Happy Healthy Learners. Our carefully selected Educators are dedicated to care and aim to provide engaging experiences that will inspire growth and a love of learning.

Our Educators are committed to building positive relationships with families and the wider community and work collaboratively to help children become stronger and more resilient. Come in and see for yourself.

Our existing families love our exclusive programs and extra benefits which will all be provided at our new Dakabin Service:

We have all the benefits of long day care with opening hours from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. But Sesame Lane's inclusive programs are what really makes us unique!

  • Nutritionally balanced meals and snacks are cooked fresh daily in the Service kitchen using locally sourced seasonal produce.
  • Free nappy and linen service for children under 2 years which includes disposable bamboo nappies along with bedding for nap time.
  • Intensive Swimming Lessons for Kindergarten children.
  • An exclusive Japanese program delivered by Senesi Kayo, a fully qualified Japanese Teacher who introduces the concept of Japan and brings the language to life through songs, cooking, craft and other cultural activities.
  • An inclusive Yoga program for all ages. Our Educators have undertaken Yoga implementation training to embed the phisical, mental and breathing tecniques within daily practices.
  • Cooking Experiences are delivered in all classes on a rotating basis by our Children's Cook to teach children important life skills and healthy food choices.
  • Owlbert's Gardening Program was introduced in 2019 to take children from paddock to plate. Children will follow the whole home economic cycle as they plant, cultivate, harvest and cook with produce they've grown themselves. The program also includes climate and weather learning outcomes.
  • Music plays a big role in our everyday lives, engaging children with the world of rhythm and supporting gross motor skills and creativity. Our Educators use music throught the day to energise or calm.
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program and educational programs developed through intentional teachings and children’s interests.
  • Before and After School Care with free pick up and drop off to local schools. We also provide Vacation Care during school holidays.

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Cnr Old Gympie Road & Whitehorse Road, Dakabin 4503
Opening hours: 6:30 am - 18:30 pm
Jackie Hindle
Diploma in Early Childhood

Most Educators are really big kids at heart and I believe making learning fun is the secret to happy, engaged children. I started my career at a crèche in the UK 18 years ago before working as a teacher aide and later in a council-run pre-school. I emigrated to Australia in 2007 and joined Sesame Lane a year later. 

My approach to teaching is firmly rooted in encouragement and praise – patiently issued until I see the satisfaction on their little faces when they accomplish a task all on their own. It’s priceless! 

I believe this is how children find their feet and get the most out of their first educational experiences. Childcare can be daunting at first, so to help that tentative little person become a confident learner is very satisfying.

Another thing I’ve learned over the years is that children are never to be underestimated. They amaze me on a regular basis with their level of understanding.

I live close by at Narangba with my husband, Stewart, and I have two grown-up daughters. When I’m not beaming with pride at Sesame Lane, I love horse-riding and travelling.