Our Story

Fittingly, Habitat Early Learning grew from one family’s dream.

In 2006, with the care and education of their own young children in mind, a local Queensland family had the idea of developing an early childhood education centre that offered an unparalleled experience.

Their vision was realised in 2009 when Habitat Early Learning Ferny Grove, nestled against the tranquil backdrop of Cedar Creek, opened its doors.

A decade later, the search for a second location — possessing the beauty of the Ferny Grove setting — began. A stunning Nundah homestead with a heart-warming history soon caught their attention. Habitat Early Learning Nundah opened in 2020.

In 2023, the stunning coastal backdrop of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast became home to the third service: Habitat Early Learning Peregian Springs. Taking cues from the contemporary landscape, the multi-storey, architecturally designed service is Habitat’s first Montessori-exclusive learning centre.

Thank you to you all and your fabulous staff. Ella finishes up at Habitat at the end of the week and we really feel like we are finishing the year on a high. We also thank you for choosing to support the Royal Children's Hospital.
It's such a wonderfully creative and serene environment and we are so happy that we were able to secure a place for both of our children.

Our People

Liz Andrews

Executive Manager (Operations and Compliance)

Kirby Thompson

Executive Manager (Operations and Engagement)

Kathy Mair

Human Resources Manager

Ola Goryl

Pedagogy and Practice Manager & Service Support Manager (Sunshine Coast)

Louise Mead

Service Support Manager (Brisbane)

Smeeta Vanmali

Montessori Advisor
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Follow your child’s progress in real time through our custom-built Parent Portal. Tracking milestones, preserving memories and creating a beautiful record of your child’s academic progress - it’s all part of the Habitat experience.