Discover the Green Leaves difference

Published 8:30am 24 June 2021

Discover the Green Leaves difference
Words by Kylie Knight

Green Leaves Early Learning will open two centres on the Redcliffe peninsula in the coming months, with a focus on providing early education and care that exceeds traditional care and education standards.

The centres at Margate and Newport are nearing completion and enrolments are being taken now for children aged from six weeks to six years.

Green Leaves Early Learning CEO Mark McDonald-Smith said it was a privately owned business and he was excited its two newest centres would be in the Margate and Newport communities.

“Our purpose is to provide early education and care that exceeds traditional standards. We’re delighted to bring our passionate and professional team to both communities,” Mr McDonald-Smith said.

“Green Leaves Early Learning provides educational experiences that exceed traditional early education standards. To achieve this, we provide high-quality facilities and educational programs, employ experienced and passionate educators and support the communities we operate in.”

The team offers four key promises: Education - laying the foundations necessary to give children the best possible start to their life-long learning journey; Family – delivering service excellence and giving careful attention to every task and every relationship; Planet – recognising their role in guiding children to protect and cherish the natural world; People - valuing, recognising and rewarding loyalty and passion within the team.

The Margate centre will be at 307 Oxley Ave, and the Newport Centre will be at 48 Cardinal Crescent.

Both are two-storey centres and have been custom-designed to meet the evolving learning needs of children aged from six weeks to six years.

What to expect

When you walk in, you will find a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen and culinary lesson area as well as a community lounge where parents can catch up with each other or educators over fresh barista coffee and a baked treat.

All-inclusive fees provide convenience and peace of mind. Nappies, linen, hats, nutritious meals and snacks as well as activities such as yoga and music classes, even visiting shows and excursions are included.

Each of the learning hubs is bright and inviting, filled with rich, warm timber resources and innovative educational materials.

They lead out to an outdoor area, where children can enjoy hours of fun on the bike track, in the cubbyhouse or toiling in the raised edible gardens.

Bachelor-qualified early childhood teachers deliver the kindergarten program (4-6 years old) which is designed to support children developing their skills and abilities essential to achieving success in future learning environments.

Discover the Green Leaves difference

Skills for life

Green Leaves Early Learning embraces the Federal Government’s National Early Years Learning Framework, which draws on conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a crucial period for learning and development.

Educators use this framework for developing learning journeys that deliver high-quality, play-based educational experiences as well as foundational skills for everyday life.

Each child’s learning journey is digitally recorded in Educa, a safe online platform where parents can view their child’s ‘ePortfolio’, make comments and communicate with their teachers.

Learning journeys nurture children through their crucial years with care, encouragement and respect for who they are.

This philosophy enables children to step into the wider world with curiosity, confidence and a life-long desire to learn.

Stockland Senior Development Manager Blair Britton said the construction of the Newport centre marked the next step in catering for the growing community.

“We’re thrilled to expand the fantastic education offerings at Newport with this first childcare centre,” Mr Britton says.

“Newport is committed to delivering key community facilities and infrastructure within walking distance of residents' homes. We look forward to welcoming families later this year.”

To find out more, visit or phone 3902 6888


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