canopy Early Education

Together we grow

Discover canopy

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.

Discover canopy

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.

Discover canopy

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:

Canopy Early Education 

canopy Learning


Social connections and exploration of their world


Sense of identity and social interactions


Teamwork and problem solving

Canopy Early Education

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.  

Canopy Early Education

Latest News

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...

canopy Milton Open Day 23

canopy Milton Open Day 23

Join us at our Open Day - canopy Early Education Milton, 18 Little Cribb Street, Milton. When: 9th December Time: 10am-12noon What’s happening: Coffee van Free petting zoo Activities Centre tours of our newly renovated rooms and playground

Sun Safety

Sun Safety

With summer definitely with us, it’s important to remember sun protection measures to keep ourselves safe while enjoying outdoor activities in our great climate. Canopy Early Education have a range of sun safety measures included in the Physical Environment Policy,...

Raising Healthy and Active Children

Raising Healthy and Active Children

Healthy children sleep better, feel better, perform better academically, and are at lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Here are some tips for raising healthy, active kids: Be a positive role model & provide opportunities to enjoy nutritious foods Don’t...

Benefits of Kindy at canopy Early Education

Benefits of Kindy at canopy Early Education

With over 30 years in Childcare, we have run Government Approved Kindergarten Programs at the centres for more than ten years. Our Kindy Program is delivered by experienced, fully qualified Early Childhood Teachers, supported by others that are working towards this...

Canopy Early Education


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.