Where Your Child’s Wellbeing Comes First

We are passionate about helping your child thrive.

It takes a village to raise a child

We know you want the very best for your child. That’s why here at Little Hands Early Learning Centre Southport our focus is on ensuring your child feels safe and well when they are with us. Our Centre provides high quality care, with food and nappies included, at an affordable price. Our staff are diploma qualified, are trained in emotional intelligence practices and are passionate about helping your child thrive.

Inspiring learning

When a child feels safe and well, their mind is open and they are eager to explore the world around them. We provide your child with a secure, nurturing environment and learning experiences tailored to your child’s individual interests and needs so your child can thrive.

Learning to care.

Life skills such as empathy, showing kindness and being able to understand and regulate emotions are essential for a happy and successful life.

At Little Hands ELC we create conscious relationships with each child, based on mutual respect, compassion and understanding. By modelling emotional awareness and providing children with a tool-kit for building great relationships, we teach skills that help set them up for life.

Bringing Our Curriculum To Life

At Little Hands ELC, we are committed about the learning journey that the children and educators embark on every day while in our care. Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and the proven science of emotional intelligence practices.






Our Education Programs


An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow


An engaging world where toddlers are encouraged to learn and explore


Where curious children become inspired whilst learning through play


Our government approved funded Kindergarten Program. Preparing children for success in the year before they attend primary school

Meet Our Management Team

  Service Owner

Ellen Perkins

At Little Hands our goal is to give children the life skills they need to have a great relationship with themselves and with others, and have the strength of heart to tackle every challenge with a positive mindset.

 Our team is trained in EQ practices so we can help your child grow through gentle guidance and by modelling kindness, respect and courage. This is how we help your child succeed: for school, and for life. 

Centre Director

Melanie Reeves

I have been a centre director for over 14 years within 3 states across Australia and hold an advance diploma in early childhood. I’m a passionate early childhood educator and enjoy being a part of the special early years in each child’s development. 

I believe that all our staff play a critical role within the service and that nurturing and supporting of our staff leads to the delivery of a higher quality of care.

Service Owner

John Tsoukalas

I am passionate about providing the highest quality of care for our children.  To achieve this, my focus is to ensure the business is running smoothly and in a position to deliver on the roadmap of Service improvements to support our mission in having well rounded, happy and safe children at our Centre. 

I support the great work Ellen and Melanie do each day to drive this outcome.

Our Happy Families

I am so thankful for the growth my child has achieved during his time at Little Hands. He has gained confidence to create friendships and be himself. I enjoy how supportive the Educators are for toilet training. A big thank you to Miss Emi and Miss Nan for your loving nature towards my son and the guidance you both show him, during his day to day activities


My little one absolutely loves going to Little Hands and has learnt so much in the last month! I trust the educators completely and know that Grayson is in good hands and is being nurtured and supported all the time. 100% chose the best early learning centre on the Gold Coast!


Hands down best daycare!! They have the most friendly staff, and it’s such a beautiful welcoming atmosphere.

Tinisha Jean

Our two children are so happy at Little Hands ELC, educators are loving, caring, understanding, thoughtful and supportive. Within one week our children settled in and didn’t want to come home each day! This centre is amazing!



If you want to find out more please book a tour to see the Little Hands Early Learning Centre, we would love to show you around. If you are ready to enrol your child, please visit out enrolments page for more details.

Our location

Little Hands ELC – Southport

29 Coolibah Street, Southport QLD

(07) 5526 3990

Monday – Friday: 6am – 6pm

Saturday: 7am – 6pm