Our Story

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

In 2006, preparing to start their own family, Murray and Toni Thornton had the idea of developing an early childhood education centre that offered an unparalleled early learning 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 Murray and Toni’s attention. Habitat Early Learning Nundah will open in late in 2019.

Testimonials
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.
John Mac
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.
Marry Smith
Our People
Kerrin Thomas
Kerrin Thomas
General Manager
Louise Mead
Louise Mead
Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader
Sandy Griffin
Sandy Griffin
Enrolment Officer
Kirby Thompson
Kirby Thomson
Extra Curricular and Events Manager
Smeeta Vanmali
Smeeta Vanmali
Montessori Advisor
Rhys Wain
Rhys
Responsible Person and Educator
Chelsea Joliffe
Chelsea Joliffe
Responsible Person Team
Molly Weedon
Molly Weedon
Responsible Person Team
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What’s the Parent Portal?
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.