Cottage Grove by Journey Early Learning Review

Cottage Grove childcare centre on Vulture Street in South Brisbane

Cottage Grove by Journey Early Learning is an inner-city childcare centre located on Vulture Street in South Brisbane. This amazing childcare centre provides a nurturing environment where children aged 6 weeks to 6 years of age can make a positive start for a life of learning, development, growth and opportunity.

Cottage Grove Parent Fact Sheet

Education type: Long and short day care

Days and Hours of Operation: 6:30am – 6:00pm, Monday- Friday

Ages of care: 6 weeks to 6 years

Food provided: Yes, Wholesome Child meals provided

Nappies provided: Yes

National Quality Standards (NQS) Rating: Not yet assessed

Size: 5 rooms, 86 places

Point of difference: Spacious rooms with natural light. Natural resources. Multiple outdoor spaces. Tiered play space to develop gross motor skills. Free coffee & snacks for parents.

The Cottage Grove environment

The Cottage Grove building was constructed in 1904 and is a heritage-listed property. The rich history of the building provides the centre with a timeless character and a homely feel. Cottage Grove has expansive and interactive outdoor play spaces, surrounded by nature.

Connection to the community

Cottage Grove loves their community and children at the centre connect with the local community by participating in a range of activities. These include excursions, school and library visits and swimming classes.

The Journey Inspire program

Cottage Grove believes in inspiring your child, which is why they developed the Journey Inspire program. Tapping into the unique skills of their Journey Early Learning team members, the program offers a range of cultural, social and physical activities wrapped up in an 8–12 week program. And it has one goal – to inspire little adventurers. Some of the Inspire programs include Yoga, Science Club and Sustainability Superheroes.

Wholesome Child meals

Cottage Grove has partnered with Wholesome Child. With their fresh, seasonal menus, they ensure all children in the centre receive nutritious meals every day. But it’s not simply about nutrition, it’s also about discovering new things. Nothing beats tasting something new for the very first time, and they want children to experience that for themselves. All meals are prepared and cooked by Cottage Grove’s onsite chef.

Cottage Grove Testimonials

We have found our son’s transition into early learning so seamless because of the efforts and support from the whole team at Cottage Grove. Any concerns we have about how he will eat, sleep, play and learn have always been alleviated by the educators/teachers who are so thoughtful and caring of his needs. We cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful educators who have (and continue to) worked so hard to ensure that our son feels safe, comforted and happy. To us, the support, care, thoughtfulness and communication have been crucial in ensuring our son has enjoyed his days at Cottage Grove. It is not lost on us how much patience, understanding and resilience early learning educators must have. So, a big thank you to all of the Cottage Grove staff for such a wonderful beginning to his school-life.” – Bradley H.

Both our children attend Cottage Grove on Vulture St and we all think it’s great. The staff are lovely, they really care about all the kids and are continually offering new learning activities and ideas. The building is gorgeous with lovely outdoor play spaces for all and creative and fresh areas inside everywhere. Its a refurbished heritage building and they’ve done a wonderful job renovating and turning it into a unique daycare. The chef cooks fresh healthy food onsite everyday for the little ones and they both seem to love the delicious looking food! We have only got compliments for this daycare centre.” – Lara N.

Our daughter has been at Cottage Grove since the first week they opened and we could not love it more. The facilities are beautiful and clean, the food nutritious and fresh, but more importantly the educators are warm, loving, gentle and take great interest in each and every child. We know she’s safe and having so much fun everyday (we wish we could stay!), and would highly recommend Cottage Grove to anyone.” – Zoe P.

Cottage Grove is located at 118 Vulture Street, South Brisbane.

To find out more, and to arrange your centre tour, please visit the Cottage Grove website.

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