Profile: Out & About Care & Education

out About Care Education

Out & About Care & Education caters to children from 6 weeks of age to school age. This Sunshine Coast Early Learning Service offers childcare, long daycare and an approved Kindergarten Program operating 5 days per week with an educator team that supports children as they learn and grow.

At Out & About, children are encouraged to understand and work with the natural world. Play spaces have been designed to foster children’s interaction with and enjoyment of outdoor play, investigation, and discovery. Outdoor play in nature offers children a number of benefits, including:

  • Development of physical skills and stamina
  • Practicing social skills, working with others, and collaborating on a range of projects and games
  • Space to run, be free of concerns, and make noise and laugh like mad if they wish, or be quiet and thoughtful
  • How to think about and manage risks and challenges
  • A sense of awe and wonder at nature’s marvels. Children will connect with nature and understand how the natural world works, our interdependence on it, and our responsibility to nurture it
  • A place to simply run, play and have great fun with friends in a relaxing and safe space.

Outdoor Playspace at out About Care Education

O & A’s distinctive playgrounds encourage creative thinking and simple enjoyment of nature and the great outdoors. Timber, stone, other natural elements and planting offer children a natural environment in which to play.

This Sunshine Coast childcare and early learning service combines irregular layouts, patterns and textures in natural materials, quiet nooks, open spaces and different levels to provide children with interest and challenge and prompt many play possibilities and ideas for imaginative thinking.

Inside the Classroom at out About Care Education


Pam Maclean out About EducationOut & About Care & Education operator Pam Maclean has more than 40 years of experience in the early childhood world and holds a master’s degree in education.

She has previously operated several high-quality centres – including the two extremely popular Big Day Out centres in Peregian.

Pam was the Director of a centre named in the Prime Minister’s top three businesses in its category in Australia – the first childcare centre to be so recognised. She has a long history of high-quality care and education provision in the sector.




Out & About Care and Education
30 Dalton Drive
Maroochydore Q 4558

07 5479 1411

Out & About Care and Education
2 Newspaper Place
Maroochydore Q 4558  

07 5413 8099

Out & About Care and Education
6 Mooloolah Rd
Mooloolah Valley Q 4553 

07 5356 9323

Outdoor Play Space at out About Care Education Childcare Daycare and Kindergarten on the Sunshine Coast

Outdoor play space at Out & About Care & Education Sunshine Coast



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By Tanya Nissen
Tanya is mum to two teenage girls and is the Production Manager for Kids on the Coast/ Kids in the City. She has experience working in the print & digital publishing industry for a number of years with skills in keeping the production schedule organised, social media and website design. When not being taxi-Mum to her girls, Tanya enjoys camping, reading, digital scrapbooking and boating. Kids on the Coast is 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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