SunRise Kids Early Education and Care is a Brisbane based, family owned business committed to providing a high quality long day care and education service. All of our Centres are fully approved kindergarten program providers and our team of over 50 staff are grateful to be able to serve our community through the provision of high quality care and education to hundreds of families and children who attend the SunRise Kids Early Education and Care Centres. Through the consistent delivery of the highest quality of care and education Our Vision is to provide a stimulating and rewarding environment where our children have the opportunity to receive an early learning experience that they enjoy on a daily basis and one that instils a preparation for, and joy of learning to carry forward in life.

Our Philosophy

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At SunRise Kids Early Education and Care we appreciate each child is unique in their personalities, and the foundation of their development is laid in the early years of their development.  We aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children are encouraged to explore, develop and learn through play based activities that develops confidence, a sense of identity and joy for learning.

We recognise both families and educators are important role models, and are committed to working in partnership with families to enrich the learning environment of their children.  We demonstrate respect for each family by embracing cultural diversity, varying family values and beliefs, and encouraging parents to actively participate in their child’s development through constant feedback, collaboration and participation in Centre activities.  Families are encouraged to share their culture, language and home experiences.

Our learning environments provide each child with a sense of belonging by providing each child the time, space and opportunity to interact, experience and explore in a secure environment while discovering and developing their unique skills, knowledge and abilities. Our early childhood development programs incorporate social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language, numeracy and aesthetic development of our children.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is CCB?
Child Care Benefit is a subsidy provided by the Commonwealth Government to reduce the amount of your total child care fees. To be eligible, children must attend a child care program approved by or registered with the Government and parents must be approved based on their family income.  Parents may apply for Child Care Benefits through their local Centrelink office. Parents must ensure they have a current Assessment Notice in order to receive the benefit. Full fees for your child’s care will be charged until you have a current assessment. 

To find out more about Child Care Benefit contact the Department of Human Services on 136 150 or visit www.humanservices.gov.au
What is CCR?
CCR (Child Care Rebate) is additional financial assistance provided by the government if you are using an approved child care program for work, study or training related reasons.  Most families are entitled to 50% of their out of pocket costs for approved care, which can be paid direct to the Centre.  

To find out more about Child Care Rebate contact the Department of Human Services on 136 150 or visit www.humanservices.gov.au
Are nutritious meals provided?
Yes.  We serve nutritious meals for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late afternoon snack. All food provided is child friendly and sourced from the highest quality and freshest ingredients.   Many of our meals are provided by our child care food provider specialists, Little Tummy Tucker.  Little Tummy Tucker meals are snap frozen to retain all their nutrients, natural colour and flavour.   Their meals are prepared in a high specification HACCP-approved commercial kitchen, under rigorous processes and controls, and are independently micro tested for pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria in a NATA laboratory before being dispatched to our Centres. Little Tummy Tucker is supported by their resident nutritionist and dietician, Kate Di Prima.  We take special care to provide food for children with allergies or special dietary needs such as wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, lactose free and vegetarian.
Are your staff qualified?
Yes.  We employ a range of qualified staff from University Trained Teachers who hold a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), TAFE graduates holding Diploma, Certificate 3 or certificate 2 in Children’s Services, to trainees who are working toward a recognised qualification.  All trainees work closely under the supervision of our Centre Directors and Room Leaders.  In addition, our staff are encouraged to participate in professional development in order to broaden and upgrade their skills.

All of our staff hold a suitability card for working with children, current first aid, CPR certificate, asthma and anaphylaxis certification.
Can I bring my child if they are unwell?
Prior to bringing your child please consider the following:
- Will my child be well enough to actively participate in the learning activities today?
- Will the educators be able to care for my child without affecting their ability to look after the other children?
- Will my child pass the illness on to their friends if I take them in today?

Many children with a mild illness, such as a cold, can attend child care without causing harm to themselves or the other children. With this in mind it is always best to call the centre to discuss your child’s symptoms before attending the centre. Remember that Sunrise Kids is responsible for maintaining a healthy environment for all our children, staff and families associated with our service.

If your child displays any of the following symptoms you may need to attain doctors clearance or wait until the symptoms pass before your child can return to care:
- A temperature and/or fever accompanied by a behaviour change and other signs of illness such as lethargy, persistent crying or breathing difficulties.
- Signs of severe illness such as uncontrolled coughing, breathing difficulties, wheezing, persistent crying and/or lethargy.
- A respiratory illness such as bronchitis or influenza.
- Uncontrolled diarrhoea.
- Vomiting, once a child has vomited, most Doctors recommend that they should not return to child care for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Any sort of rash, especially when accompanied by a fever or behaviour change.
- Mouth sores that cause drooling. br> - Head lice.
- Bacterial conjunctivitis and yellow discharge from the eye.
What are your opening hours?
All Sunrise Kids centres are open Monday to Friday and closed on public holidays. 

Each Centres opening hours are:
Acacia Ridge: 6am – 6pm
Mt Gravatt: 6.30am – 6.30pm
Kallangur: 6am – 6pm
Does every centre provide an approved kindergarten program?
Yes.  Sunrise Kids are an approved kindergarten program provider.  The learning programs we deliver align with the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline accredited by the Queensland Studies Authority.

Our learning programs provide children the time, space and opportunity to interact, experience and explore in a secure environment while discovering and developing their unique skills, knowledge and abilities.   Our early childhood development incorporates social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language, numeracy and aesthetic development of our children.

At SunRise Kids Early Education and Care we believe that by providing a child centred learning environment with a balance of support and challenge where children are encouraged to learn through play, that they will develop a joy of learning to carry forward through life.
What are your fees?
Please contact your Sunrise Kids centre to obtain a detailed schedule of fees.