Our Centre's educational development programs are based on the individual needs of children and their families, and reflects the emotional, social, cognitive and physical development of all children.
Our Kindergarten and Pre-school programs follow a play-based curriculum link which allows for learning in a variety of ways including real-life situations, investigations, focused learning situations and problem solving. We believe that young children are naturally programed to learn socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically through play.
We believe that learning should be fun and meaningful. We offer our children an enriched environment in which to play so they can initiate and maintain their own learning.
We are constantly reviewing our programs, to ensure that our children are receiving the the highest quality education and care possible.
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As the first 5 years are critical for the foundation of the learning process, our Nursery and its programs are designed to develop an awareness of both self and the world around the young child, within a warm, caring and family-based environment. Our nursery room can cater for children aged from 6 weeks up to 2 years of age. Infants develop one-on-one relationships and experience face-to-face interactions increasing the child's trust in a secure learning environment.
Quality programs focus on sensory learning and development, this includes: Singing, Talking, and Reading as language is a vital, lively part of communication with infants. Play where they enjoy mastering new skills of grasping, moving and exploring. They also develop their senses, such as sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing. This includes visual displays and the playing of music that infants enjoy. Nappy changing, feeding and other routines are all important to your child's learning experience and ensures every infant receives nurturing and responsive care.
All of these special activities also prepares the children for future learning and the transition into our Toddler Room.
A DAY IN THE BABIES ROOM
Our Babies room is an inviting, safe place where all families are welcome. We provide an exciting care and learning environment for children from the age of 6 weeks to 15 months. We have 2 full-time staff and also a float person for the afternoons to cover lunches.
Our program incorporates many aspects of the home environment to ensure continuity of care. We provide a program that incorporates individual records, catering for small and whole group experiences allowing for consistency. The children enjoy lots of spontaneity through music, singing and dancing. Stories, outdoor play, art and many other activities make up our day.
Babies routines vary greatly so we follow individual routines with some of the older children settling themselves into an older child's routine. Our day is busy, but is always fun!
Our Toddler classroom can cater for children from 15 months to 3 years. Teaching routine to Toddlers will help them develop a sense of security in their world. The program in the Toddler room provides: Repetitive play as this is how they learn best. Toilet Training through positive encouragement. A healthy balance between outdoor and indoor, quiet and active and individual and group activities. Regular meal and rest times are there to support their individual routine. As young children gain more independence, emphasis is placed on developing social skills such as sharing and co-operation with others, and development of imagination through creative play.
It is at this stage that communication develops rapidly and our programs are designed to achieve the best results for children in this area. Good foundations are everything.
A DAY IN THE TODDLERS ROOM
When I wake up in the morning my Mum and Dad tell me that I am going to our early learning centre. I become excited and say my teachers names. When I arrive at the centre. I am greeted by a teacher - most of the time it is one of my teachers. My Mum and Dad talk to my teacher and tell them how I have been at home. My parents listened as my teachers talk to them about what we are going to do today. I become very excited and can't wait to get down and play with my friends in the yard.
Once my parents have gone I get a big cuddle and reassurance that Mum and Dad will be back later to pick me up. While I am in the room the staff talk, play and interact with me. They are aware of my likes and dislikes, interests and needs. During the day I am learning how to interact with my peers, through various activities. I am also developing my fine and gross motor skills. Just before we have lunch we practice our self help skills by getting by getting our own sheets to make our bed. We then learn some new songs and practice old songs. This helps with my language development.
Meal times are always fun as we all get to sit down at the table and practice our language skills as well as out manners - saying "ta"' and "please", After lunch, I have a chance to sleep. I really enjoy this as my body gets a chance to relax and by the time I wake up, I am ready to learn more.
When my parents come to pick me up they are able to read what I did today and how I slept and ate. I can't wait to come again!
Pre-Kindy & Junior Kindy
Here the children further develop the skills necessary for increased independence and learning.The areas of cognitive development, memory development and concentration span are enhanced through experiences such as stories, rhymes, drama and cooking. Staff ensure that there is a strong partnership maintained at all times with the family to ensure continuity of learning experiences.
Our Pre-Kindy and Junior Kindy classes offers care for children aged from 2 years old though to 4 years old. Children are encouraged to develop their life long social skills such as co-operation, taking turns, helping others and the development of empathy or thinking from another's point of view.
The program in the Pre-Kindy and Junior-Kindy rooms are age relevant in such areas as: Encouragement of Healthy Eating and Positive Body Attitudes. Opportunities for children to learn from each other as well as adults. Development of children's fine motor skills through activities such as Constructing Blocks, Drawing, Painting and Working with Playdough. Routine tasks such as eating, toileting and dressing to encourage independence and acquire skills to build their own self-esteem and confidence, both of themselves, and of their environments and their place in it.
A DAY IN THE PRE-KINDY AND KINDY ROOM
I can't wait to go to the Centre to see my wonderful teachers and friends. When I arrive, I run up to my teacher and she gives me a big hug and smile. I love this. I then go inside my room which is set up for the day. I put my bag in my own special locker. I place my fruit in the special fruit basket, put on my hat and Mummy or Daddy take me outside to play.
Outside I can choose my own activities. I love digging in the sand, having a swing and climbing on the fort. There are lots of teachers around with their purple shirts on. The teachers watch me to make sure I don't fall over.
After I play, I sit down on the mat inside my room and listen to some stories that my teacher reads to us. I then have some yummy fruit and I get to play inside the room. I love putting on dress-ups, dancing to the music, doing some painting, building with blocks or looking at some wonderful books. After er play inside we help our teachers pack up, then we sing songs together on the mat. I then get my sheets and make my bed before I have lunch.
I love lunch! We always get such yummy food! After lunch, we get to have a much needed sleep. Our teachers play nice relaxing music to help us go to sleep. When I wake up, I get to play some quiet activities. My teacher will often read me some books at this time. Later on, we do some dancing and then we have some yummy food again. After we have eaten our afternoon tea, we put on our hats, apply sunscreen and go outside for a play again. I have had such a busy day and when my Mummy or Daddy come, I will tell them all about my wonderful day.
This group implements a full, high quality Kindy program aimed at introducing the children to basic numeracy and literacy skills as well as creativity, social and physical development.
Emphasis is placed on developing confidence to try new skills, discover science, and learn about the wider community around us.
A DAY IN THE KINDY ROOM
When I arrive Mum or Dad help me put my bag in my classroom and to put on some sunscreen. We then go outside and say hello to my friends and teachers. When we are outside we have lots to do. We have a fort for climbing and my teachers set up other activities. After we run around and have lots of fun with the little children we go inside our Kindy room.
When we are inside one of my teachers will talk to me and my friends about the day of the week and the weather. After we hear about the weather its time for morning tea, we go and wash our hands and get to choose what fruit we want to eat. After morning tea we get to play, we always have books to read, drawing, puzzles and home corner but our teachers also put out special activities for us and sometimes we even get to do cooking or make play-dough. After we have had lots of fun inside we get to have some time with one of our teachers while the other teacher prepares lunch and our beds for us. When our stories are finished we go and make our beds and wash our hands for lunch. We get lots of nice food for lunch that is cooked for us in the kitchen. After we finish lunch it's time to have a rest. We listen to soft music and have a sleep or rest for about 2 hours. When we wake up we have some quiet activity time to let us wake up in our own time.
When we are all awake we have some afternoon tea and get ready for some outside time. We now play outside with all the rooms again until we get picked up to go home.
Kindergarten and the Pre-School program can cater for 3 to 6 year old children. Children become familiar with the learning and educational experience they will undertake at school. The program in the Kindergarten and Preschool program provides: Ability for children to participate in activities designed to promote concept development such as under, over, before and after. Gross motor development through running, jumping, climbing and balancing activities. Development of children's ability to represent their experiences through, thinking, reasoning and problem solving. Children's development, learning and socialisation through activities such as water, sand and role play. Facilitation of pre-reading and pre-writing skills including learning that print goes from left to right and from top to bottom and that letters are symbolic and make different sounds.
Our aim is to prepare these children for their transition to primary school, and give them the best foundation for education. We expand on early literacy and numeracy skills as well as creativity, logic and reasoning skills, social and all life skills.
Children have extensive use of our iPads, with special developmental and educational software programs designed to maximize their ability to learn.
We believe that good foundations are everything.
A DAY IN THE PRE-SCHOOL ROOM
Morning lesson, this is when we choose learn maths, language, alphabet work. Sometimes I find it hard, but we all learn together as a group. Sometimes we read a book together or have Show and Tell. I bring in great things to show my friends sometimes, but I put my special things away straight after our talking time.
I really love activity time. We get to do so much great learning - Art Painting, Collage, Blocks and Cars, Home Corner, Puzzles, Writing Area, Play-Dough, Computer/iPad time, we get to choose what fun things we are interested in every day! I don't really like to pack up after having so much fun, but we do it together. This makes it really fast to do.
After we pack up we have story time. I love books and my teacher can read really well, they even use lots of different, funny voices!! I'm always a bit tired after hearing the story. Good thing that we have already put our beds out and made them ourselves, all ready for our sleep or rest. We wash our hands and have some lunch, then we go and have a rest on our beds. I have my favourite snuggly blanket from home. It really helps me rest and relax. After my sleep the teacher sometimes has to wake us up to get ready for the afternoon program. We all pack up our beds and get ready for afternoon tea. After we have had something to eat, we have group time to talk about things like healthy bodies, being friends, or sun safety. We put on our sunscreen and hats and head outside for fun with our friends.
We do fun things like making mud pies in the kitchen, running water down the new creek bed, riding the bikes around the bike track, playing on the fort and building sandcastles. There is so many fun things to do, I can do something different everyday with my friends. We also make sure we remember to feed and take care of our Guinea Pigs and Birds. Sometimes the teachers let me take the Guinea Pigs home for the weekend to take good care of them.
We provide a high quality learning environment for children to complement and enhance their early primary years. Care is offered for children aged 6 to 12 years, outside school hours, excluding weekends. We give emphasis to the development of skills necessary for their present and future educational needs.
Programs are specifically designed to ensure that all children are challenged to achieve, in all areas of learning. These programs predominately focus on age appropriate, creative play activities.
A wide variety of choices are provided for children, attending our Before and After School programs, aiming to extend children's social development and allowing them to build friendships in a secure environment. Activities may included outdoor games, sports, reading, and home activities such as cooking. Children may also do homework for a short period of time.
We also provide great vacation care programs during the school holidays. Educational programs are developed for the child, with their interests in mind. Activities on offer have included day trips to local Water Parks, Skateboarding Parks, Sizzler and many more fun excursions. Other fun on-site days have included Forensic Science days, In-House Movies, and Art and Craft activities to name just a few.