Our Junior Kindy room caters for 15 children aged from 2.5 to 3 years. We have 3 fully qualified Early Childhood Educators providing quality education and care to the children in this group.
We run an educational program based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) throughout the Centre including our Junior Kindy room. This educational program is documented on Storypark (see more about this on our Curriculum page) and is available to all families at all times.
Our Junior Kindy room routine is the following:
7.00am - 8.55am Children arrive and apply sunscreen and mosquito spray. Outside free play.
8.55am - 9.15am Children apply sunscreen then go inside for group time.
9.15am - 10.15am The café is open for morning tea. Children can choose when they wish to come and eat during this hour. Children have free play inside or outside.
10.30am Children who are inside are encouraged to pack away their toys as the room will be cleaned shortly and prepared for the children who are interested in having a sleep.
11.00am - 12.00pm Café is open for lunch. Children can choose when they wish to come and eat during this hour. Children apply sunscreen before eating at the café. Children having a sleep or rest may go inside after having lunch.
1.45pm - 2.45pm Café is open for afternoon tea. Children can choose when they wish to come and eat during this hour. Children apply sunscreen before eating at the café. Children have free play outside.
2.45pm - 3.00pm Afternoon group time.
3.00pm - 4.00pm Free play inside or outside. Then children playing inside are encouraged to pack away before going outside for free play.
4.00pm - 6.00pm Outside free play while being encouraged to help pack up toys in the yard during this time.
4.30pm Wash hands for late afternoon tea. Then continue to play and help pack away outside.
Please note that this routine is a general guide line and there is room for flexibility depending on circumstances that may occur throughout the day.
Families will need to provide wipes, several changes of clothes (including underwear), a set of cot sheets (each child will receive a free sheet bag upon enrolment) and any form of comforter. If your child requires medication whilst in care (including Panadol or Nurofen) it will need to have a label on it from the pharmacy with your child's full name and the dosage required.