As we say goodbye to 2023, it’s time to take a moment and reflect on the journey we’ve collectively experienced over the past 12 months.
From opening a new Imagine centre in Rochedale South, to triumphs in professional development for our team members, this year has been progressive with lots of lessons and development.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Imagine families for choosing us for your child’s care and allowing us to celebrate educational and development milestones with your family throughout the year.
Join us now for the highlights and milestones that made this year truly progressive for our Imagine family
As we continue to support families across Australia, we are proud to say we opened a new long day care centre this year in Brisbane – Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten Rochedale South.
We take enormous pride in delivering quality early education and care to our families and to ensure we continue to raise the bar in early childhood education, we invested over $4,5M in updating our educational resources across our network of centres in Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.
Passionate and caring, our Educators are the heart and soul of our childcare centres. They are dedicated to supporting every child on their individual learning journey, and ensuring their time in our care is a rewarding one.
In 2023, we employed 495 passionate early childhood professionals to nurture, educate and support the children in their care.
To ensure our Educators keep abreast with current developments and research in the area of early childhood education, Imagine Childcare runs ongoing training and professional development programs across the year.
In 2023, we ran a significant training program which saw an incredible 351 courses delivered so our Educators have the most up-to-date knowledge and certifications. This is in addition to 74 of our wonderful Educators completing their 3a practitioner training.
For the convenience and peace of mind of parents, we operate all-inclusive fee childcare centres. This means we have thought of everything children will need to thrive at our centres and included it in our daily fee, including nappies, wipes, sunscreen, meals and more!
In 2023, we supplied the following as part of our service offering:
- 1,303,732 Nappies
- 2,653,376 Baby Wipes
- 480 L of sunscreen (we take sun safety VERY seriously)
- 1,710 Hats and drink bottles were provided to families as part of our free enrolment packs
- 4,572,975 healthy and nutritious meals, all prepared by our Centre Chefs in our onsite kitchens
Another one of the amazing benefits we provide as part of our daily fee are extracurricular activities. In 2023, we organised 3,092 extra-curricular classes, with popular activities at our centres being multi-sport classes, music and movement, Japanese lessons, children’s yoga, cooking and gardening lessons.
Whilst we’re here to nurture the children in our care, our free barista coffee was there to care for our parents! Drumroll please… in 2023 we made over 65,578 barista coffees for our Imagine parents to enjoy!
We view parents and families as invaluable collaborators in a child’s educational journey. Open, transparent, and collaborative communication is fundamental to creating a supportive and enriching experience for every child.
A strong partnership establishes a crucial bridge between home and early education, fosters holistic development and also contributes to a child’s sense of belonging and security. In 2023 we were fortunate to partner with 2,902 amazing families and support 3,615 little ones to achieve their development milestones.
Again, we would like to thank our Imagine families for entrusting us with your child’s education and care. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to sharing this wonderful learning journey again with you all in 2024.