Narangba - Cotton Tree Drive

1-9 Cotton Tree Drive, Narangba Qld 4504
6.30am to 6.30pm

Sesame Lane Narangba - Cotton Tree Drive is opposite Jinibara state school and has been part of the Narangba community since January 2002. Known for its dedicated Educators and spacious outdoor playground, our Service is passionate about ensuring our Happy Healthy Learners reach their full potential.

Our Educators are committed to building positive relationships with families and the wider community and work collaboratively together to help children become stronger and more resilient. Providing a safe, stimulating and caring environment which enables  children to feel secure and a sense of belonging is what makes our Service stand apart from the rest. Many of our Educators have been with us for a long time including our Service Manager Kerrie Ward, who has been the manager for 10 years.   

Our Service has recently had a makeover inside and out with new furnishings and equipment.  The outdoor environment of trees, gardens, board walks and a vegie patch brings all the natural elements into our children's education and play.  We have our own pet guineapig who has been a part of the family for past 3 years. The children even get the opportunity to take him home on weekends.  

Sesame Lane caters for children from 6 weeks of age right up to grade 6 and we have a free school drop off and pick up service for our school children, which travels to the local schools within the Narangba community. Our large Service enables the school children to have their own space for before school, after school and during Vacation Care.

We are currently implementing an in-house library in our Kindergarten room for children to read, borrow and excange books. We also have listen and read facilities where children can listen to a book CD with personal headphones to follow the story in the book and expand on their pre-school literacy and numeracy skills.

Please feel free to call by and telephone if you would like to take a tour or spend some time at our Service meeting our friendly Educators and experiencing our leaning environments first hand.
 
Our Service has all the benefits of long day care such as opening hours from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm, Monday to Friday. But the extra benefits are what really make this Service unique. The following are all inclusive of the daily fee;

  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program and educational programs developed through intentional teachings and children’s interests.
  • Free nappy and linen service for children under 2 years which includes disposable nappies along with bedding for nap time.
  • 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 exclusive Music and Drama program delivered by Red Music designed to spark creativity, stimulate learning and instil a love of music and movement.
  • Nutritionally balanced meals and snacks are cooked fresh daily in the Service kitchen using locally sourced seasonal produce.
  • Before and After School Care with free pick up and drop off to local schools. This service also provides Vacation Care during school holidays.

 

 

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May 2018 Newsletter
March 2018 Newsletter
January 2018 Newsletter
November 2017 Newsletter
October 2017 Newsletter
June 2017 Newsletter

 

“Thank you so very much for looking after Aaliyah
and transitioning her into care. Aaliyah has
enjoyed her time at Sesame Lane and has learnt 
so much in the last couple of months.                                             

Thank you for making our experience as first time
parents less stressful and enjoyable with your
friendly and caring team. We will definately
recommend your early learning centre”

~ Alex, Kiara & Aaliyah ~

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1-9 Cotton Tree Drive, Narangba Qld 4504
6.30am to 6.30pm
Kerrie Ward
Service Manager / Nominated Supervisor

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services

My career in care and education began 29 years ago, soon after leaving school, when I was hired as a relief assistant at Sesame Lane Redcliffe. Over the years, I’ve educated all age groups across various Services, working my way up from Nursery Assistant to Lead Educator to Assistant Manager to Manager of Rothwell, Kippa Ring 3 and now Narangba 2, where I’ve been since 2007.

Over the decades, I’ve built relationships with families that last for years. It’s wonderful to help children achieve their milestones and watch them grow from nursery to school age. This is what keeps me inspired.

What I love most are the conversations we have with the children. So many cuddles and smiles, and a ‘Hi Miss Kerrie!’ each day. And then when they see you at the shops, they run up for a hug. There are so many things I love about my work – the pictures they draw for you and the small, special gifts they give. So many memories.

Through encouraging guidance and support, our team teach children to be self-reliant and prime them to fulfill their potential in later years. I’ve certainly seen many children come and grow, and I’ve even had the privilege of caring for second-generation Sesame Lane children. Some of my charges are now all grown-up and have become parents themselves! Then their children join the Sesame Lane community. 

When the day is done, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, including my own happy, healthy learner – my 12-year-old son, Jy. To relax, I love dirt-biking, fishing and camping. Someday I’d love to travel around Australia in a caravan.