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Winter Vacation Care

Our Winter Vacation Care Program is out and waiting for you!!! Be sure to complete your enrolment paperwork sooner rather than late to avoid disappointment! We’re here to help so email us if you have misplaced forms sent out earlier… 

  • OSHC Upper Commera @ “The Well”, 58 Highland Way…  (adjacent to Highland Reserve State School)

Telephone: 55710 7155

Email: [email protected]

  • OSHC Emmanuel @ Emmanuel College, 1 Birmingham Road, Carrara

Telephone: 5561 4005

Email: [email protected]

Book in early to avoid disappointment as places are filling up fast!!!

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FREE Flu Vaccinations

Please see attached information from Gold Coast Health regarding FREE Flu Vaccinations…

More info?

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Outdoor Play

Our educators are currently reviewing our Physical and Outdoor Activity program… The “raisingchildren” website has a great article on the benefits of outdoor play… Why not head on over and have a read thru?

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YD Highland Reserve has it’s telephone number back!!!

Young Discoverers Highland Reserve (on the lake) has at last had it’s telephone number restored… Many thanks to everyone for being so patient as we worked through the bureaucracy to get this problem sorted…

Young Discoverers families… you are awesome!


Nathan Wallis – Neuroscience Educator

Parents might find the Youtube videos of Nathan Wallis of interest…  :)

Nathan lectured in Human Development at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and was also a board member and senior trainer with the national body responsible for the dissemination of neuroscientific research to professionals.

Nathan is a regular on Radio and Television shows in New Zealand, sharing his expertise on child development. In 2010 he founded a private training consultancy, X Factor Education Limited, with the goal of facilitating easy to understand professional development training reflecting the latest neuroscience discoveries and their practical implications for everyday practice.

Vale – Ken Higgins

Earlier today at CrossLife Helensvale we celebrated the life of  Ken Higgins, the much loved husband of our  “first ever” Young Discoverers Chaplain, Miss Gloria…  Many of the Young Discoverers families, especially those from the early days at Helensvale will fondly remember Ken as Miss Gloria would often enlist his assistance at YD events!  Usually those that required his amazing BBQ skills!!! xx

He passed away on peacefully on February 14th and is now in the arms of our heavenly Father…


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Signing In and Out & Centrelink…

Signing In and Out… AND Centrelink & your Childcare Subsidies…

The daily signing in, and then signing out, of your child is a very important link in the provision of care… It is part of the process of releasing your “precious person” into our care for the day… Now it is an even more important step as without a signature in AND out, Centrelink will not pay any Childcare Subsidies that you may be entitled to…

#gasp #remembertosignin#remembertosignout



Make Play everyday

Make learning fun…

Simple everyday moments help your child grow.

The new Make Play Everyday campaign recognises that parents and families play a major role in their child’s ongoing learning.
Through a series of short videos, articles and tips, we show parents how existing activities can play a part in their child’s development.
Using simple ideas, relevant to all ages, we show how easy it is for parents and families to incorporate play and learning into everyday activities.
Whether that is talking about what you see on the way to the park, singing nursery rhymes, pointing out something you both see out the window, or learning new words while shopping for groceries.
See how you can make learning with your child fun.
Visit The Early Years Count to discover easy activities that make learning fun.
Make Play Everyday is an initiative of the Queensland Department of Education.


“My Gov”

Remember that if you make any changes to your booking that are of a permanent nature we will need you to log in to your “MyGov” account to confirm those same said changes please…

Many thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding as we all learn this new skill set that is the “Childcare Subsidy”!!!


Busy & Blessed!

Busy Days at Young Discoverers!

Well it has been a whirlwind of activity within Young Discoverers!  We are thrilled to finally have “opened for business” at Emmanuel College, providing Before and After School Care for the Emmanuel Community!

At Emmanuel College the OSHC rooms have been totally refurbished with a fresh new coat of paint and new carpets!  Add to that a good clean up of existing resources together with a large new toy & resource order and the attending children’s eyes nearly popped out of their heads when they first entered!  We are super excited by this opportunity and look forward to supporting the Emmanuel families in the same way we support ALL of our families!

The transition across to the new Childcare Subsidy has been somewhat challenging but we are getting there!  Remember to ensure that you log in to your “MyGov” account and confirm Young Discoverers as your childcare provider if you still have that task on your “to do” list!  Some “crinkles” are still being ironed out by the Department of Education and Training and Centrelink but it has been a huge change on many different levels so thank you for your patience and assistance!  We are very appreciative!

As always, we are here to help, so always feel free to give us a call should you have any queries, questions or concerns!