Tiny Turtles – Ages 2-3 

Tiny Turtles

Developing your child’s natural curiosity

Our 2-3yr room offers a program which promotes children’s curiosity, discovery, enthusiasm, exploration and experimentation. Children in this age bracket are beginning to develop more competencies with skills and form independence. 

Our educators encourage independence and skill development by offering a play-based program which incorporates spontaneous, child-led and educator guided learning experiences, all with appropriate scaffolding and role modelling from our highly qualified and experienced team of educators.

The educators will work with you to help your child achieve their learning goals, and promote self-help skills such as toilet training, dressing themselves, tidying up and taking care of belongings.

Along with these important things, through small group and planned activities, the program also focuses on basic age-appropriate concepts such as colours, shapes, numbers and their body. 






Our on-going children’s development program offers educational and recreational programs which are designed to optimise the creativity, mental and physical advancement of your child. Self expression is encouraged through a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, such as music, arts and crafts. Children’s interests are supported and encouraged through individual and group stimuli, all in the name of fun!


We provide morning tea and afternoon tea daily, which means you can pack and prepare your child’s favourite foods for lunch. This also means your child will develop the skills to open their lunch boxes and packets before they get to Kindergarten.


Caves Beach ELC have a strong belief in providing an educational program that encourages children to explore, create and investigate the world around them.

Our program is centered around play- based learning, spontaneous experiences that derive from educator observations and children’s interests and input from our families and community.

We research and plan experiences that are thoughtful, meaningful and take into account children’s age, abilities and strengths./p>


What are the Centres operating hours?

The Centre is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

Are meals provided?

The centre provides breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea and a late afternoon snack. All meals are nutritionally balanced. Parents are asked to provide their child’s lunch.

What do I need to bring?

A labelled bag including your child’s lunch; cot-sized bed sheets; water bottle; pillow; spare clothes and a hat. 

Is it affordable?

Our daily fees are set competitively relative to other childcare centres in the Caves Beach area.

The Centre is registered to provide Child Care Subsidy (CCS) assistance to families. CCS is means tested and is available to eligible families..

Senior educator

Meet Abbey! Abbey has recently completed her Degree in Early Childhood and Primary
Education. After working and volunteering in both the early years and primary school
settings, it is with great joy that she is able to work with and support the learning of young
children in one of the most important, yet fun periods of life.

Abbey is passionate about creating a warm, welcoming and happy learning environment
that also advocates for diversity and inclusion. She believes that early childhood is an
important time for children as it allows them to explore their curiosities and the world
around them. By providing meaningful and engaging learning experiences, it is of upmost
importance to her to help pursue these curiosities and needs, whilst supporting the holistic
development of each and every child.

Enrol your child today

If Caves Beach ELC sounds like the right place for you, we would love to have you. To enrol, simply pop on down to the Centre for a tour and request an enrolment form to start the process. 

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book a tour today

We encourage families to come and view our Centre and meet our friendly staff to discuss your children and ask questions. Taking a tour is the perfect way to showcase our great learning environment and allows us to get to know you and your child better so we are able to provide the best care possible.

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