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About Pelican’s Nest

A Bit About Us

At Pelican’s Nest Early Learning Centre, we understand all children and families are unique and we aim to create a welcoming environment where everyone feels safe, valued and happy. We are an accredited Bush Kindy, which means we embed outdoor play into our curriculum and programs.

Pelican’s Nest is a purpose built Early Learning Centre located in the grounds of Caloundra City Private School on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. We cater for children up to 5 years of age and offer a government-approved Kindergarten program. The service provides the children with morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

We are passionate educators who provide an immersive Nature Play program. Outdoor play and experiences, such as bush walks, feeding the chickens and ducks and growing plants in our permaculture garden enable our educators to teach your children environmental awareness and sustainability in a practical way. Along with this, we run a strong numeracy and literacy program that leverages the resources of CCPS, giving your child the best start to their learning journey.

Being located in the grounds of Caloundra City Private School offers the ability for the children of the centre to access:

  • The school library for borrowing books
  • The School permaculture garden including the chicken and duck pens
  • Exploring the school grounds and engaging in the school environment
  • Exploring the bushland around both the school and the centre.
  • A fantastic transition to school program – visiting the school grounds, amenities and the Prep classroom, our Kindy children are more than ready for their first year of school.

Age groups and pricing

Junior Nest 10 months–24 months $115 per day
Senior Nest 24 months–five years $110 per day