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About Pelican’s Nest

A Bit About Us

Pelican’s Nest Early Learning Centre is a purpose-built long day care facility ideally located on the Caloundra City Private School grounds in the beautiful Pelican Waters. Our passionate team of Early Childhood Educators welcome children from 6-weeks to 5-years of age, including a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program to support childhood development in a play-based environment.

As an accredited Nature Play and Bush Kindy provider, our enriching programs and curriculum offer immersive outdoor experiences that instil environmental awareness and sustainability in a practical way. From bush walks and tending to our on-site permaculture garden to water and messy play, our children enjoy diverse early learning experiences and embrace opportunities to explore the outdoors - fundamental stepping-stones in healthy childhood development. 

We also encourage STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) enquiry, applying this education model to children’s everyday learning. This includes hands-on experiences that support building vocabulary, problem solving, communication and reflection, increasing their understanding of the world around them.

We understand all children and families are unique and offer a child-centred approach within a nurturing and engaging environment, guided by the National Early Years Learning Framework. This creates opportunities for all children to thrive and maximises opportunities for learning in a place they feel safe, connected and happy.

It takes a village to raise a family. We are your village.

Our rooms

  1. Baby Nest (6 weeks to 15 months)
  2. Toddler Nest (15 months to 2 years)
  3. Junior Nest (2 to 3 years)
  4. Senior Nest (3 to 3.7 years)
  5. Kindergarten (3.7 to 5 years)

Our location

Being situated on the Caloundra City Private School grounds also offers children the unique ability to access school facilities to experience:

  • Bush walks in the beautiful surrounding Pelican Waters Reserve
  • Borrowing books from the school library
  • Permaculture education utilising the chicken and duck pens in the school permaculture garden
  • HPE lessons in the school hall
  • A smooth transition from Kindy to Prep, visiting the school grounds and utilising its facilities