Our Kindergarten room caters for 22 children aged from 3 to 5 years. We have 3 fully qualified Early Childhood Educators providing quality education and care to the children in this group, this includes a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood Teacher.
We run an educational program based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) throughout the Centre including our Kindergarten room, however as our Kindergarten is Government Approved we also utilise the Kindergarten Learning Guidelines alongside the EYLF. 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 Kindergarten daily flow is the following:
7-9am Outdoor play and learning
9.00am Kindy program begins
9.05am Yarning Circle Welcome, acknowledgement, focused learning and teaching, provide options for play and plan play and learning.
9.15-10.15am - Morning Tea Big Yard Cafe
9.30am - Indoor and outdoor play and learning
10.45am - Indoor reset and story time, focused learning and teaching
11.00-12.00pm - Lunch Big Yard Cafe
11.00am - Outdoor play and learning
12.20pm - Meditation, indoor and outdoor quiet play
1.30pm - Indoor reset, our claps, focused learning and teaching
1.45 2.45pm Afternoon Tea Big Yard Cafe
2.15-3.15pm - Outdoor and indoor play
3.15-3.30pm - Focused teaching and learning, reflection
3.30pm - Kindy Program concludes
3.30-6pm (summer) 5pm (winter) Outdoor play and learning
5pm-6pm (winter) Indoor play and learning
4.30pm Late afternoon snack
(This routine is flexible and can change at any time to suit the wants or needs of the children)
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.