At Elm Tree Early Learning, we understand the pivotal role of quality education and care in shaping the future. Our mission is to equip your child with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve lifelong success, and we are committed to achieving this through outstanding education and care. The first five years of a child’s life are critical in laying the foundation for their future. Elm Tree Early Learning recognises the importance of this critical stage, and we work closely with families and educators to ensure that our children grow up to be active members of their communities.

Centre Director

Karen McPhail

My name is Karen McPhail and I have over 32 years experience in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry. I have worked in many centres across the Gold Coast, both as a Lead Educator (with experience in all age groups), Preschool Teacher and then as a Director for many years. I hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood (ECE), an Advanced Diploma, Diploma, current First Aid and CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis certificates and my Blue Card.

I believe that our children really are our future and that every child is unique, special, and individual in their own way. Because of this, we need to spend time investing in our children now. I believe we need to focus on ensuring that ALL children are supported to develop and reach their full potential, and that their individual needs, strengths, and interests are catered for. Children need to be provided with warm.

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