canopy Early Education

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Welcome to canopy Early Education, where we learn, grow, and discover together!

Our passionate childcare educators, children, and their families create childcare within a community focused on a shared belief. Together we deliver childcare with an understanding that learning fosters growth and enables each child their own unique journey during their early years.

At canopy, children’s learning, and community engagement thrive. Together, we ensure quality childcare for families and offer children the best possible start for their learning journey. Our nurturing environment supports educators, children, families, and the community.

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Our Mission

Enriching lives through intergenerational community connection.

We are committed to providing the absolute best in childcare when it comes to providing quality play-based learning programs and environments, incorporating intergenerational participation with local community connections for early education and growth.

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What we offer

At canopy we are committed to children’s wellbeing, where together we grow – intellectually, emotionally and socially. Our carefully selected breadth of programs, partnerships, and inclusions cover:

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Nursery

Social connections and exploration of their world

Toddlers

Sense of identity and social interactions

Kindy

Teamwork and problem solving

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Our Centres

canopy Early Education has three Queensland childcare centres located in and around Brisbane, with more planned.

canopy Milton

A large natural playground sitting on the land of the Turrbel and Jagera First Nations, with strong connections to local charities and educational centres.

canopy Ormiston

Joined canopy Early Education June 2024. Located on the traditional lands of the Quandamooka people in East Brisbane.

canopy Dakabin

canopy Dakabin joined canopy Early Education in April 2024, formerly part of Sesame Lane Childcare Centres.

 

Together we grow! 

More canopy Early Education childcare centres are coming soon.  

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Latest News

Tips For Settling in Childcare | canopy Early Education

Tips For Settling in Childcare | canopy Early Education

Tips for settling for child into childcare Starting childcare, whether it’s for the first time or after a long break, can generate a mix of emotions – excitement, anticipation, and maybe a touch of nervousness, for both you and your child. But rest assured, at canopy...

Saying goodbye: childcare drop-off tips!

Saying goodbye: childcare drop-off tips!

Leaving your child at childcare can sometimes feel like the toughest part of your day, especially when they're struggling with tears during daycare drop-off. At canopy Early Education, we understand these challenges, and we're here to help make the drop-off process...

Outside play benefits at canopy Early Education

Outside play benefits at canopy Early Education

At canopy Early Education, we're passionate about ensuring physical activity brings joy and excitement to our children. That's why we offer a rich variety of engaging indoor and outdoor activities at our centres, including dancing, yoga, playful active games for kids...

Low-cost play ideas at home

Low-cost play ideas at home

Are you looking for affordable and entertaining activities to keep your child engaged at home? You're in luck! There's a myriad of cheap activities for children that can turn your place into a hub of excitement and creativity. Whether it’s a rainy day or you're just...

Queensland Free Kindy FAQs

Queensland Free Kindy FAQs

canopy Early Education is an Approved Kindergarten Program Provider, we are pleased to be participating in the Free Kindy program being offered by the Queensland Government this year with our registered Early Childhood Teachers. We are running 7.5-hour sessions, so if...

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Testimonials

Our toddler daughter has thrived at Little Cribb, since starting as a baby. The team are incredible and go over and above to make sure the children feel comfortable and settled. The big bonus at Little Cribb is the large outdoor play yard and our daughter has definitely benefitted from the shared play times with all ages in this area. Easy parking for pickups and drop off help too. Would highly recommend Little Cribb and API!

Ursula – 2023

The educators have made my son’s transition to starting daycare incredibly easy. They’re very personable, flexible, and eagerly work in with you to meet your family’s needs and ease your worries. I highly recommend Big Cribb!

Brittany – 2023

Our daughter Lola has been at API for over 5 years. She was only 6 months old when she first went and is starting school this year. The people we’ve met and the love, care, and kindness we’ve been shown is amazing. Nothing has ever been a problem and anything that has come up I’ve been given guidance and support to overcome. From the exceptional teaching, communication, learning, facilities, administration and friendship, everyone at API have been such a big part of our lives for so long. I highly recommend this “family” to everyone. Lola has made such great friends over the years, with not only the little people but all the teachers and staff too. They show a perfect balance of learning, play, culture, and nurturing. Highly recommended!

Sharon – 2023

I’m so grateful to have found such a kind, caring, safe place for my son to be looked after on the days I need to work. My child has been going to Big Cribb since October 2021 and I couldn’t imagine a better centre. They are inclusive, communicative and the staff seem to genuinely care. My son has learnt so much and I love getting updates and photos of their activities each day. I highly recommend this childcare centre.

Kelly – 2022

Our daughter has been attending the centre for nearly six months and we have been so impressed with the whole API experience. It was the first time sending our little one to daycare and the transition has been seamless. All the educators are so lovely and have a genuine love for the children, most mornings our daughter runs happily into an educator’s arms. Communication is excellent (in particular the daily updates of our child’s day via an app).

Michelle – 2022

Acknowledgement of Country

canopy Early Education acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Country on whose land we learn and recognises the continuing connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to the Elders – past, present, and emerging.