Our national quality curriculum

The National Quality Framework is Australia’s approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for Early Childhood Education and Care. Our curriculum is guided by the principles of the NQF which focuses on shaping every child’s future and laying the foundation for development and learning.

Our outstanding kindergarten program has been developed in accordance with Queensland Kindergarten guidelines and is delivered by a Bachelor qualified teacher. It prepares young children for entry into the formal school environment by developing their social, emotional and cognitive skills and building upon their self-confidence. Smart Tots is trained to deliver STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) in our curriculum in an exciting hands-on way.

Our Curriculum

Approved Kindergarten Alexandra Hills

In our Kindergarten, because we adhere to National Standards, our child to carer ratios are compliant with National Law. Therefore we are able to give every child the best individual care and attention. Our teachers and educators all hold the required level of qualifications as set out by the National Quality Framework. Hence, we are in the best position to provide high quality care.

Our kindergarten and nursery childcare service adheres to National Quality Standards. Furthermore, we consider these standards to be the foundation on which we build our teaching philosophy and approach upon. As a result, we place emphasis on preparing the children in our centre for primary school, ensuring that they keep up with their peers.

Each lesson and every activity taught in the classrooms is designed to impart valuable knowledge or skill. Our teachers work tirelessly on planning their programs and executing them in the classroom. At Smart Tots, our teachers make sure that every moment the children spends with us matter.

Especially relevant to the cognitive, linguistic, emotional, and physical skills of young children is the concept of sensory play. It allows them to experience the world on a different level and encourages them to be expressive about how they feel. In our classrooms, we carefully select educational toys and materials for sensory play. In this way, we facilitate and maximise developmental benefits.

In the same way as music is important for children’s development, so is the practice of arts and crafts. Many studies have shown that it helps children exhibit greater self-expression, emotion control, development of perceptual ability, and fine muscle control. Children feel a sense of emotional satisfaction when making art. Therefore, at Smart Tots we hold arts and crafts classes throughout the programme.

At Smart Tots we incorporate STEM into our programming, introducing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to prepare our future generations for success in a rapidly changing world. STEM activities are blended into our day in a fun and entertaining way to foster the natural curiosity of children. We encourage their sense of wonder about how things work and why things happen by providing active learning opportunities to discover, explore and investigate scientific concepts.

Kindy Science visits our Kindergarten Room weekly with a wonderful  enriched and engaging program to futher extend our STEM learning.

Smart Tots Alexandra Hills has weekly swimming lesson with Starfish Fitness who provide a holistic approach to giving children the platform to build essential life skills in and out of the water. They believe in developing the whole swimmer. Their learn-to-swim program has a direct progression from learn-to-swim to squad swimming to encourage and develop the champions of tomorrow.

We all know that the outdoors is healthy for children and contributes to their learning. However, outdoor play has more than just physical benefits. It helps children to practice and master emerging motor skills like running, jumping, throwing and catching. In addition, it contributes to social and emotional development as children interact with each other. Our daily schedule includes outdoor activities when the weather permits them. Our facility has a safe, outdoor play area for such activities.

Our programs

Long Daycare facilities in Alexandra Hills and Mt Cotton From Nursery To Kindergarten.

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Ages 0-2 years old

Our daycare for Infants is second to none. Our Nursery studio is an inviting, safe and nurturing environment where your little ones will be our number one priority and where…


Ages 0-2 years old

Our early childhood education program provides a fun setting for your child to discover and explore their senses. In our toddler studio our staff are dedicated to providing a safe…

Junior Kindy

Ages 2-3 years old

Our Junior Kindy preschool program fosters your child’s curiosity and encourages independent thinking. We nurture all children to reach their full potential through development of physical,…

Senior Kindy

Ages 3-5 years old

Our preschool prep program prepares your child for the transition into the Kindergarten program. In our senior kindy studio, your child will be able to…


Ages 3-5 years old

Our Kindergarten preschool program is developed under Queensland Government Guidelines and is delivered by a bachelor-qualified teacher…

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