We operate on a 5 day fortnight.
Yellow Group : Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday.
Green Group: Alternate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Our session times are 8.18am -2.30pm during school terms.
We aim to provide an open learning environment which reflects the needs, interests & experiences of individual children, their families & the surrounding community. We work in collaboration with our families & the wider community to enhance the children’s learning in a meaningful way. In a warm & caring atmosphere children experience many opportunities to explore, solve problems, develop friendships, imagine, use their creativity & extend their capabilities in language, literacy & numeracy. We encourage independent, motivated thinkers who can make choices & learn through play.
Our curriculum guided by C&K's Building waterfalls, Early Years Learning Framework & the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines embodies our philosophy & commitment to learning through play. A play based curriculum allows children to develop their knowledge & skills of investigating, experimenting, problem solving, exploring, discovering & creating. The expressive, creative & flexible design of our curriculum enables parents, educators & children to negotiate & implement various experiences allowing everyone to be partners in the learning journey thereby maximising a child’s early years potential.
Through our program which has a strong environmental focus we provide numerous opportunities to encourage children to:
- find connections & a sense of belonging in their environment.
- feel powerful, inventive & confident to shape their learning environment
- experience nature & sensory delights
- actively engage in wonder & curiosity using all their senses
- have multiple opportunities for expression in their natural environment
The educators work collaboratively with the children & their families to embed sustainability ideals, concepts & actions into everyday life. In partnership with the elected committee we promote effective leadership & management of our service which contributes to a quality environment for children’s learning & development. Suitable staffing arrangements enable every child’s needs to be accommodated. We promote appropriate health & safety practices for all members of our kindergarten community & regularly review & reflect on health safety aspects of our learning environment. We recognise & endeavour to accommodate everyone’s individuality in relation to gender, race, religion, disability & culture. We promote culturally, sensitive & inclusive practices that ensure the children’s talents & abilities are developed to the fullest.
We aim to promote a play based curriculum which allows children to develop their knowledge and skills of investigating, experimenting, problem solving, exploring, discovering and creating, and which emerges from the interactions between children and adults based upon shared interests and initiatives.