We would like some options with more mutes/pastel colours. Main colour based on a baby blue colour. Our old logo is attached. We are looking for a new logo, but feel free to use elements from the existing logo (taking into account our new colour preferences - and no red please). If you can include design elements which incorporate the concepts of education and play - that would be great. Nothing too baby-ish (i.e. no teddy bears, babys, etc).
Here is some more info on our child care centre (taken from an email we sent to parents about our new centre - it might help give you some more info about us and the centre):
Play and Learn is a 100% family owned and operated child care centre. My wife and I are long-time residents of the area, with children of our own and, although they are beyond the child care age now, we understand how important it is to be able to provide your child with the best care possible. In fact, this is what motivated us to build our first child care centre almost 10 years ago.
We had looked at many centres for our youngest daughter, however none of them really provided the balance between education and play that we were looking for. It is so important to us that as your child leaves kindergarten for “big school”, they are well prepared for the next stage in their educational journey. Education is therefore a critical part of our centre philosophy. Education alone, however, is not the answer to raising a balanced little human being! Kids want to have fun (who doesn’t??) and so we also focus on providing an environment where a child has fun while learning (hence our name – Play & Learn). It is a simple philosophy but it touches every aspect of our service, from how we set up our play grounds (like our Spare Parts Yards), how we deliver our educational curriculum, how our staff interact with your child to nurture independence and creativity and how we select our staff. We have been very lucky on our journey so far as we have been able to find staff members who share our vision. In fact, many of our staff (including our Director’s) from our two other centres have been with us since opening 10 years ago. This philosophy, passion and commitment has been rewarded. Our very first centre was recently awarded the EXCEEDING National Quality Standards. We are one of the very, very few centres in nationally who have achieved this rating in EVERY area of accreditation. This is an achievement we are very proud of and sets the standard for how our new centre will be operated.
So there are a few things you can be certain of as we begin the first stages of our next project:
We will have the best staff we can possibly find, staff who have a genuine love for children and follow our philosophy. This extends to how we support our staff with ongoing professional development and programming resources (including touch screen laptop computers and iPods)
We will have the best facilities we are able to offer with play areas and equipment which are not just designed to meet the minimum regulatory requirements, but to meet the benchmark of excellence we would expect for our own children.
We will have state of the art resources including Interactive Whiteboard’s and iPads for group learning activities.
Your children will be school ready when they take the step up to “Big School”. Our centre will run the Queensland Government Kindergarten Program which will be delivered by Bachelor of Education qualified staff (who will also have access to all of the great resources listed above).
We also want to make your lives a little easier. We do this by providing all nappies as well as having an on-site chef who will provide all meals based on a nutritional meal plan (using organic and locally grown produce where possible). And of course, we want you to be at ease when your child is in our care. We do this by providing a nurturing environment with experienced staff and a child-centric philosophy. We often have the comment from parents that they can tell it’s a family run centre, not a national conglomerate, when they walk through the door.
As you can probably tell, we are just a little bit excited about our new centre! We can’t wait to have you join us on this project.