Sesame Lane Clontarf

Sesame Lane Clontarf


This daycare has been our other family for over 8 years and we have had 3 kids go all the way through with our last finishing Kindy this year and I am a bit sad leaving this awesome crew as they have cared for my babies and always made us feel welcome and put our kids needs first
I hand over heart tell anyone with babies or kids that are looking for daycare to go to Clontarf Sesame Lane, Therese and her team are second to none
From the Spur Family # # #
Love all the photos of Christmas, but what happened to SANTA? 😩😢
To my lovely daughter Wendy. Wishing you a beautiful birthday for tomorrow. You are much loved. Mother, Dad and Banjo (Woof Woof). Love you always.😍😍🍸🍸🍾🍾🎂🎂
My son has been going to sesame lane for 3years this year and I absolutely love this centre. I chose this centre because the teachers are gentle and caring and i love seeing upset children in educators arms. I makes me feel comfortable to know my son will get love and cuddles when he needs them. Love the play based kindy programe and the included Japanese lessons and music lessons aswell. My son loves going and i recomend this centre to every new mum
Great centre 😁

Care, Kindergarten & OSHC

Operating as usual


2023 theme for NAIDOC Week is “For Our Elders”

Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.

They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones.

They guide our generations and pave the way for us to take the paths we can take today. Guidance, not only through generations of advocacy and activism, but in everyday life and how to place ourselves in the world.

Sesame Lane Clontarf has many activities planned for this week to celebrate and promote NAIDOC week.


Have you had a chance to complete our family survey?
We want to make sure that you and your loved ones are satisfied with your experience here at Sesame Lane. As part of our dedication to continual improvement, we kindly ask for your feedback on what we are doing well and where we can improve. This survey will only take around four minutes to complete, and there's a special section where you can share any additional thoughts or suggestions.

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 16/06/2023

Out and about in our community with our Kindergarten children and educators.The children loved the adventure to explore their world beyond the Kindergarten fence.

Every year we are the honoured guests of St. Peter the Fisherman Anglican Church Floral and Art Festival. This year children had their horizons broadened with the theme “Colour My World “ . All of their senses were stimulated by the displays on show.

Thank you to Reverent Howard and especially to Liz Peters our gracious host for the morning.


🏉2023 Baby Flippers Membership🐬
All new children who enrol in our Nursery & Toddler Rooms at Sesame Lane Clontarf receive a complimentary 2023 Flippers Membership! This includes 10% Dolphins Team store discount, 10% Whats Your Team discount, 10% discount on match day tickets to dolphins home games and more! For those families who have received the complimentary membership, we would love to hear how you're enjoying the member benefits 🤩

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development 10/06/2023

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development

Infant mental health is an often overlooked and misunderstood subject. Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 12 th to the 18 th June.

For our team at Clontarf Sesame Lane Child Care and Kindergarten it provides an opportunity to discuss the importance of babies’ mental health and wellbeing as well as some of the issues that affect it.

Take a look at the video below it has information for us all to consider.

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development The AFWI developed the video with considerable input from our partners at the Harvard Center on the Developing Child and the FrameWorks Institute. Using meta...

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 31/05/2023

We love our dress up days at Clontarf Sesame Lane, especially when you are the token Blue’s Supporter amongst a team of avid Maroon’s supporters for the State of Origin !


Keep up the momentum for change: the theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023 is Be a Voice for Generations.

The theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.

For the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, act today for a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.

Clontarf Sesame Lane are committed to be a voice for reconciliation. Be loud be strong and advocate!

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 25/05/2023

National Simultaneous Storytime 2023.

This week our Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten children participated in the National Simultaneous story time!

"The Speedy Sloth" by Rebecca Young and Heath McKenzie was this year’s book chosen. Even the sloths in Taronga Zoo participated!!❤️❤️


Enjoy your day!
To the Queen of your house - Happy Mother’s Day!


Do you know who the is quiet achiever in our centre?
Who caters delicious food for 75 children four times a day?
Who is always cheerful and the children love to see and they always receive a love filled response?
Who meets all the dietary requirements with diligence and good grace?

It’s our beautiful Miss Suti Sumarto our centre chef here at Clontarf. Could you send her a birthday greeting to show her our appreciation on her birth day - 4 th May! Happy birthday Suti 🎂🎉🥳🙌


Happy work anniversary to our kind-hearted leader Miss Therese ✨. Sesame Lane are incredibly lucky to have had you for 23 years!! We are all very grateful for your kindness, wisdom, mentoring and guidance - here’s to many more years to come. We love you miss Therese - team Clontarf 🫶😘


Congratulations and thank you to Miss Bek Anderson for 5 year’s service with Sesame Lane.

7 years ago Bek was studying at TAFE her early childhood studies and Clontarf was her placement centre. After completing her studies Bek took a position with our centre. We were blessed to have her join our team.Her dedication and care shines through every day! THANK YOU!

Congratulations from the children, your colleagues here at Clontarf, families and wider community Bek !


Please join us in helping Mr Jack raise money for his World’s Greatest Shave. Jack will be shaving his hair to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation - A cause that is close to his heart.

This Friday, the 28th of April, we will be hosting a crazy hair day & ask for a gold coin donation for those that wish to participate ❤️.


On the morning of 25 April 1915, the Anzacs set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. So for over 100 years, Australians have taken today to remember the brave soldiers and their families.

Take time today to appreciate the sacrifices made for us all.

Lest we forget.
Clontarf Sesame Lane


To our Muslim families and friends

Now that Ramadan has ended our Muslims celebrate their hard work of fasting for the last month with a three day feast called Eid al Fitr, so our greeting to you is “Eid Mubarak."

From Clontarf Sesame Lane

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 21/04/2023

Nancy celebrated her birthday with the Kindergarten children today.

The children made a special chocolate cake and decorated it. They decorated the room to show Nancy their love and appreciation for all she gives each week.

Nancy is an important part of our team and she gets to fulfil her NDIS goal of working with children.


Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 06/04/2023

Happy Easter to everyone in the Clontarf Sesame Lane community!

Thank you everyone for the beautiful relaxed afternoon spent together with our children, families and educators ❤️‍🩹🥰.

The Easter Bunny came for a visit and she shared little surprises with us all ! 🐇❤️‍🩹

We wish you all a happy weekend and remember that the centre is closed Friday the 7th and Monday the 10 th of April . Enjoy 😊

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 31/03/2023

Love Our Clontarf started in 2021 as a local initiative to keep our community clean and free from litter.

We are very close to the ocean and the potential for litter or rubbish to enter the waterways is very high especially through the stormwater drains. We arecommitted to engage our whole centre to pick up rubbish from the roads and pathways especially if families walk and play in our district.

We have made cotton bags for families to take home to use as rubbish collection bags with the Love Our Clontarf logo printed onto the outside.
If you would like one please see our staff and we will happily provide you one !

Look at our amazing waste warriors from the Senior Kindy group who eagerly picked up rubbish around our block in Lucinda Street and Mayleen Street! Thank you friends Mother Earth and our marine life thanks you!🐠🐟🚮🗑️🚯🚸


Harmony Week at Clontarf where we celebrate everyone and their uniqueness.
All week we have families and educators reading and signing the Hungry Caterpillar book in their home language !
We have cultural dances and songs to share with our little community.
Our centre menu always reflects our diversity under the skilful hands of Miss Suti. The children on a daily basis have the opportunity to taste and delight in foods from many cultures in our world.


Close the Gap day. 16 th March. As part of Clontarf Sesame Lane’s Reconciliation Action plan we reflect and act to ensure that our goal for fairness and respect for our country’s First Nations people is meaningful and put into action.

This year’s Report explores how the cultural determinants of health play a vital role in achieving long-term health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, with a particular focus on the organisations and individuals that work to enrich the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth.

Miss Bec Martin our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Liaison Educator meets with our team to help guide and give advice.
She will engage in robust discussions to challenge our team to consider how our team can be part of Closing the Gap especially for the Under Fives in our centre who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

This week we examined ideas and strategies to improve health outcomes . We have many connections to assist e.g The Better Together health team ( now the Our Health,Our Way ) who consistently freely give resources for our children families and educators to use read or visit. Thank you.


Kindergarten saving lives!

Today our Kindy enjoyed a visit from Mr Paramedic 👨‍⚕️ .
Our children explored what a medical emergency might look like and how they should respond. The workshop taught them how to call for an ambulance, how to recognise a breathing and non-breathing person and how to perform CPR. Thankfully, they were able to resuscitate Miss Lesley 🤪.

What a great day!


Miss Rebekah bringing literacy to life through visuals and rhymes. 5 cheeky monkeys is a favourite in the Toddler room ❣️ What is your favourite rhyme or song?

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 01/03/2023

Happy St David’s Day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Today Miss Katie & Miss Rhia shared their Welsh culture by dressing up in traditional Welsh girl outfit and shared their language through songs.

The children loved every moment, and articulated that the daffodil head was their favourite 🥰.

Do you have any significant cultural days that you would like us to celebrate?

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 01/03/2023

Congratulations on your 15 year anniversary Miss Amanda ❣️. Thank you for your dedicated love and support you have shown our children throughout the years. Sesame Lane are so grateful for your service - we hope your enjoyed your high tea surrounded by your work family ✨


🌟PELS Early Years Expo 🌟

Calling all parents of pre-school aged children. We have partnered with Local primary schools, child care & Kindergarten providers and the Peninsula Early Learning Strategy Group to help parents with the difficult task of finding the right early education for your child and your family.

Enrolment in day-care, moving to kindergarten and then the important transition to primary education can be daunting. We’re here to help. Come along to the Early Years Expo in Redcliffe to meet with Educators, Teachers, health care professionals and learn from guest speakers in a relaxed environment. Refreshments and activities for children will be provided along with any information or advice you need.

Join the Facebook group to find out which schools and early learning services are attending and the line up of guest speakers:


Sesame Lane is committed to continually improving the quality of the services we offer to our families. Whether your child is new to Sesame Lane or has moved rooms we would like to ensure your needs are constantly met. If you haven't already, we would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete our New Year Check-In Survey ➡️


Happy birthday Miss Michelle E from all your friends and adoring baby fan club at Clontarf Sesame Lane!
Thank you for being you! X

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 23/02/2023

A wonderful week of celebrations for Miss Trish- first recognising 10 years of working with Sesame Lane ( a big high five 🙌) and 50 years of age 🎉🥰.

Trish these photos are a true reflection of you as a person! Kindness and love ❤️. Enjoy your week of being recognised by your family and your colleagues!


Sesame Lane Clontarf wishes to extend a big thank you to our beautiful educator Miss Trish ❤️. Miss Trish is celebrating her 10 year work anniversary with Sesame Lane 👏. Congratulations Miss Trish, you are a beautiful educator, adored by us all ❣️


We are holding a gold coin donation crazy sock day on Thursday to show our support, as well as fundraise for one of our dear Sesame Lane Families.

On Thursday, the 26th of January, while celebrating Australia Day with family at the beach, Father and husband Sam dived into shallow water, hit his head and sustained a broken neck and extensive brain injury. Sam is still in ICU.

There is also a GoFundMe page if it’s easier for you to contribute online:

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 16/02/2023

Sesame Lane Clontarf would like to introduce you to our new educators - Miss Jillian and Miss Taylor ☺️.

Miss Jillian has worked with Sesame Lane for many years and we are delighted to have her join our team.

Miss Taylor has recently moved to our beautiful peninsula from NSW and is excited to further her career with us.

Please help us make the feel welcome by saying hi when you see them around the service ☺️.

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 14/02/2023

Kindergarten had so much fun helping the firefighters today. We had such a great morning!

Closing the food loop 07/02/2023

Closing the food loop

From little things big things grow!
Thank you to team Clontarf for your dedication and commitment to being sustainable in a truly authentic way.

Closing the food loop A partnership between Sesame Lane Care and Kindergarten and a Beachmere-based business is turning food waste from all its centres into compost, soil and worm castings. Here’s what’s happening

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 30/01/2023

Sesame Lane Clontarf would like to introduce you to our new educators: Miss Trish, Miss Rhia & Mr Jack ✨

Please help us welcome them to our beautiful Clontarf family ❣️

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 16/01/2023

Look who came to visit! Remy and Asher’s puppy 🐶
Thank you for sharing your new addition to your family!


Gardening is just one of the many things we are proud of here at Clontarf Sesame Lane.

Part of our daily practices are watering and tendering the plants with the children and educators.

Our banana tree has produced many delicious sweet tasting fruits. Every afternoon we have a selection of fruit for the children to eat on the way home. Our homegrown bananas are there for the taking on the front desk in the foyer all this week. Thank you to our children and educators 👩‍🏫!


2023 is here and Clontarf Sesame Lane wishes our children, families and wider community a marvellous New Year. Our little centre prides itself being inclusive - greetings to everyone 😀

French – Bonne Année
Spanish – ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Polish – Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese – Feliz Ano Novo
Japanese – あけましておめでとう
Mandarin – Xin Nian Kuai Le
Turkish – Mutlu yıllar
Czech – Sťastný nový rok
Danish – Godt nytår
Welsh – Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Italian – Buon anno
German – Frohes Neues Jahr
Dutch – Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Finnish – Hyvää uutta vuotta
Norwegian – Godt nytt år
English- Happy New Year
Indonesian - Selamat tahun baru
Persian - Nowruz Mubarak
Hindi- Naya Saal Mubaarak Ho


Look who is resting ready for tonight!

Have a wonderful long weekend The centre is closed on Monday the 26 th and Tuesday the 27 th of December.

Christmas blessings and goodwill to you all from Team Clontarf!

Photos from Sesame Lane Clontarf's post 23/12/2022

Christmas celebratory lunch together for the whole of Clontarf Sesame Lane . Educators and children together.
We wish everyone a happy Christmas Day together!

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About Us

Clontarf Sesame Lane opened in July 2004 in a redeveloped shopping centre. Our Service is adjacent to a quiet lane and park in beautiful leafy Clontarf suburbia. The quiet location of our Service gives a harmonious feel when you first enter. Our Service playgrounds have lush gardens that face the park giving a green cool atmosphere for children to play and learn. Being environmentally responsible is a big part of our philosophy.

Inside, our rooms are well resourced and our lay outs encourage and support learning. Our Educators have a reputation in the community for their warm and engaging actions to promote Happy Healthy Learners. Our goal is to provide a safe, caring and educational environment to realise each children’s best potential.

We have great respect for every family and know that children open up to learning when we have a sound relationship and partnership with families. Our families are central to our curriculum and are invited and encouraged to involve themselves in our Service in all facets. We have an open door policy that encourages families to stay and play as well as organised days on our calendar where families are invited to special shows and family days.

Children have the opportunity to participate and actively engaged in several programmes; our Japanese language with Senesi Ryo who incorporates our Japanese Language Programme through art , songs, language, cooking and craft plus our Music and Drama Program instilling a love of music, movement and singing.

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10/22 Lucinda Street
Clontarf, QLD
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