World-class childcare centre in Southport opening SOON!

Sanctuary Early Learning Adventure is excited to announce the opening of its brand-new childcare centre in Southport, Gold Coast.

Known as Sanctuary Health and Knowledge Precinct, the new childcare centre in Southport will cater for children from six weeks to five years. It will provide a fully inclusive and accessible space that prioritises every child’s unique needs and abilities.

Positioned in the bustling hub of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, the newest centre is conveniently located close to the G:link tram, and public transport. It is within walking distance of Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University, Gold Coast Private Hospital and the Smith Collective. Located only streets away from Smith Street, the centre is perfectly positioned for families using this arterial on their daily commute to and from work.


Wide, open outdoor spaces at this new childcare centre in Southport

We love the feel of the natural environment that has been carefully curated with native plants, boulders and well-established trees. It brings the feel of the hinterland into the centre. The wide and open verandas were designed to connect the green space to the centre. This allows children to feel a part of nature while being inside.

The building design incorporates universal access throughout the entire space, which provides a smooth and seamless surface. It was inspired by a collaboration with LMS Architects from the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, USA.

Teaming with Wearthy for the playground build, Sanctuary Early Learning has incorporated local Indigenous culture, sustainability and accessibility. The outdoor space creates a haven for adventures and wild imaginations.


Educator Reading Story at New Childcare Centre in Southport

Educator reading story at the new Sanctuary Early Learning childcare centre in Southport. Credit: supplied.


A uniquely collaborative approach

Years in the making, Sanctuary Health and Knowledge Precinct has seen collaboration from various industries and specialist agencies/organisations. These include Economic Development Queensland and Griffith University and Cody QJ Goldberg, Founder and Executive Director of US-based organisation Harpers Playground. Together, this truly makes this centre one of a kind: delivering a best-in-class service for all children.

This collaboration has helped Sanctuary Early Learning Adventure design a space that is not only beautiful but functional. The ongoing commitment to inclusion is evident in every corner, ensuring a welcoming environment for all. From built-in quiet zones to a sensory-friendly colour palette and wide-open spaces for movement and manoeuvrability—they have carefully crafted our indoor and outdoor spaces to cater to the diverse needs of all children in their care.


Partnerships for support and guidance

To enhance the quality of services, Sanctuary Early Learning has proudly partnered with Griffith University and Autism Queensland. These partnerships will provide ongoing support and guidance to our dedicated team and the families. Working together with families and teams at the childcare centre in Southport. With a focus on early intervention, the goal is to support mainstream schooling outcomes, empower children with life skills, and foster an environment of acceptance and non-biased attitudes. With the future generations of Australia attending the centre, positive change within systems, structures and communities needs to start here.


A holistic approach to early childhood development

Sanctuary Early Learning Adventure believes that all children are capable and competent. The philosophy guides our curriculum in a way that enhances independence in life skills from a young age.

The childcare centre in Southport sets the foundations for learning and creates opportunities to build self-worth and confidence within a safe and secure environment by positioning each child’s perspective as a valid and meaningful way to drive decision-making in all that they do. They value what matters to the children and listen with intent—this is shown in how they wrap the curriculum around children’s ideas, thinking and perspectives.


Outdoor Space at the New Childcare Centre in Southport from Sanctuary Early Learning

Outdoor space at the new childcare centre in Southport from Sanctuary Early Learning Adventure. Credit: Supplied


Everything IS included at Sanctuary Early Learning Adventure!

When they say everything is included, they certainly mean it! No having to pay extra for food, incursions, excursions or activities—the daily fee has it all covered.
They have two exceptional on-site chefs who prepare daily fresh and nutritious food for children from a seasonally approved menu provided to us by a Paediatric Nutritionist.

The adventures out into the community and bringing the community into the centre for music, sport, yoga and dance with children are all part of the Sanctuary Early Learning Adventure curriculum. They promise that no child ever misses out.

They also provide a hat, shirt, and drink bottle as part of the enrolment with us. Don’t worry about nap time sheets; they have those covered, too!
Rest assured, education and care at Sanctuary Health and Knowledge Precinct will be nothing short of an adventure for every child. The world-class facility at this new childcare centre in Southport, combined with a child-centred focus and philosophy and an ongoing commitment to continuous learning and development of the team, will ensure your early learning adventure is the best delivered on the Gold Coast.

Enrolment applications will open in March. If this sounds like an opportunity you do not want to miss out on,  join the Sanctuary mailing list for more information on joining the Sanctuary Health and Knowledge Precinct family.


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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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