2 Linthaven Drive, Rothwell QLD 4022
6.30am to 6.30pm

All aboard to Sesame Lane Rothwell! A free courtesy bus within a 5km radius is just one of the ways this Service goes above and beyond to help their families. Come say hello to the range of animals at the Service or visit the dining area where children have progressive morning teas together.

The Sesame Lane Rothwell children love the outdoor playground with mud pit, sand pit and climbing fort as well as the vegetable garden. The children are involved with watering, weeding and picking vegetables and herbs for the Service meals which are all cooked on site.

Sesame Lane Rothwell opened its doors in January 1994 and is just one of the 14 Sesame Lane Services in the Moreton Bay region. Along with all the benefits above, Sesame Lane Rothwell offers the following activities inclusive of their daily fee;

  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program and educational programs developed through intentional teachings and child’s interest.
  • 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 Rio, 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
  • A new exclusive Music and Drama program delivered by Red Music will 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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2 Linthaven Drive, Rothwell QLD 4022
6.30am to 6.30pm
Mardi Johnston
Service Manager / Nominated Supervisor

Qualifications: Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services

At the age of 19, I developed a passion for early learning that’s gone from strength to strength in the 12 years I’ve been at Sesame Lane. After nine years at Sesame Lane Narangba 2, I was given the opportunity to take on a Manager role at Rothwell, where I’ve been since 2013.

I feel so privileged to be able to build relationships with children and their families during those crucial early years. I really enjoy being part of the families’ support network as the children are developing and reaching their milestones.

My approach is based on understanding, developing and guiding the needs of children from the time they are babies until they reach school age. At Rothwell, we encourage children to learn and extend on their experiences in order to become life-long learners.

When children are having fun and playing in an environment that interests them, this inspires their learning and creates positive education memories that last a lifetime.
In my downtime, I love music, the theatre, playing softball and of course, family time. I am the proud mum of a 16-year-old son.