At Okinja Early Learning we welcome you and your child into our childcare centre, which we have created to be an extension of the family home. Our vision is to provide a safe, warm and stimulating environment where early childhood education and quality of child care are of the highest priority.
Located in the stunning beachside suburb of Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast, Okinja Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten caters for children from birth to 6 years of age, operating from 6:30 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday.
Our beautiful childcare centre is within walking distance to the beach, perfectly situated in a lush, tranquil setting bordering the Alex Forest Bushland Park and conveniently located just a short distance to the Maroochydore CBD.
At Okinja Early Learning, we work collaboratively with families, valuing two-way communication, listening to and respecting our families as the child’s first day care educator.
Our educators are very experienced and dedicated to the wellbeing and education of young children entrusted into our care, accommodating and responding to children’s individual needs and feelings.
Learning Through Play In Early Childhood Education
Our state-of-the-art, purpose built daycare centre is equipped with modern resources and spacious indoor rooms for each age group. Our stunning outdoor environment is an extension to our well-appointed rooms, with Alex Forest Bushland Park located adjacent to the playground providing a natural backdrop that enhances our outdoor play area for play based learning. This setting encourages open ended-interactions, spontaneity, exploration and discovery, encouraging an environmental awareness and a respect for nature. Our four separate playgrounds cater for different age groups, allowing our children to have their own age appropriate play space. Our natural playground environments include sand pits, dry creek beds, vegetable gardens, bike paths, water play and much more.
Fundamental to the Early Years Learning Framework is a view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming. We believe that a connection to their environment is an essential component of developing a sense of belonging. We encourage this through sustainable practices, teaching about our location and surrounding habitats and developing a love of the environment in all children.
In embracing our community, our centre is named after the road we are located on to reflect our connection to the local area. Our location in the heart of the beautiful Alexandra Headland, with its wealth of beautiful environments, plays a large role in our identity as a child care centre. The true meaning of Okinja symbolises beauty, harmony, perfection, family, love and responsibility.