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Dalton Drive Early Learning Childcare Centre

Nestled amongst tree-lined streets in the heart of Maroochydores business hub, Dalton Drive Early Learning has been an integral part of the community for over 20 years.

With children from more than 100 local families enrolled, the Centre provides a rich learning environment which encourages and focusses on exploration, discovery and creative play assuring the we give your children only the best and most nurturing experience in early learning and childcare.

Open Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm

What sets us apart?

  • Assessed and rated EXCEEDING National Quality Standard
  • Scrumptious and nutritious food provided
  • Tennis and soccer programmes available
  • Lovely natural gardens complete with veggie patch
  • Large undercover play area with water spouts
  • Air-conditioned
  • We support the Nationally Accredited Learning Framework
Whether your little ones spend a day or a full week with us, our staff will feel like extended family as they create a solid foundation of learning for your child.

Bianca Palena

Nominated Supervisor

Food provided:

No more lunch boxes

Dalton Drive Early Learning provides daily high quality, nutritionally balanced meals for children. Not only does this mean less pressure on preparing lunch boxes, it encourages your child to try new foods alongside their friends and teaches healthy eating habits, which is a valuable skill set to learn at a child care centre.

The food we provide gives your children a healthy start and instils positive eating patterns that will benefit them now and later in life. We supply a wide selection of meals to keep children enjoying meal times and cater for special dietary needs with wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, pork free, Halal and vegetarian options. Please see our Nominated Supervisor to advise of any dietary needs your child may have. All rooms document your child’s eating habits so you can ensure they have enough energy and nutrients to support their little bodies and assure your kids are eating the best food possible as part of their child care experience on the Sunshine Coast.



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It's a big world out there

We believe that giving children an appreciation of sustainability and caring for the environment fosters a better understanding of their place in the world.

Through lots of outdoor play in our lovely gardens, recycling and water management programs we are actively creating awareness on how to decrease our carbon footprint. Encouraging these simple ideas of sustainable living are important for early learning on the Sunshine Coast.

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Approved Kindergarten program

Kindy counts

Early learning in our Queensland Government approved kindergarten program provides a building block to a better future and important early learning opportunities for your children on the Sunshine Coast.

Going to Kindy will help your child learn early literacy and numeracy concepts, and develop communication skills to help their reading and writing.

Most importantly, at Dalton Drive Early Learning, our kindergarten program will help your child develop a love of learning, be better prepared to start school - and make heaps of friends from other Maroochydore and Sunshine Coast families!

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