Our indoor learning environments are created to benefit the children’s developmental needs, ages and interests. In each room the Educator’s create quality learning experiences, challenges, emergent curriculums and embed our Abecedarian Approach and Nature Play.
Our centre has 4 indoor learning environments:
Early Learners Room
Our Early Learners Room caters for children 6 weeks – 24months. Our Educators build quality bonds and interactions with our youngest children from the start. This ensures the children feel safe, secure and loved, and are confident to start exploring, learning and developing As children develop they engage in our play based program while building upon their independence, self-help skills, motor skills and social interactions.
The children utilise our indoor/outdoor program, ensuring they have access to numerous exciting and developmentally appropriate experiences, including our Nature Explorers Program. Our 6 seater pram ensures even our youngest are able to take part in our Nature Explorers Program, where they learn more about local flora, fauna and our local community. Language is supported with our Abecedarian Approach, as the Educators embed our Enriched Caregiving with one-on-one interactions with the children each and every day.
Junior Early Years Room
Children aged 2 to 3 years of age will join our Junior Early Years Room, where they will be encouraged to explore, investigate, try new things, make choices, respect nature and develop their own sense of identity.
Our open-ended, play based learning opportunities ensure the children’s individual interests and development are planned for, extended upon and children have the opportunity to be challenged.
Early Years Room
For children aged 3 to 4 years old, they will join our Early Years Room, where they are given the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts to help prepare them for Pre-Prep next year.
Our program is designed to cater to the children’s interests and incorporate developmental goals. Within this program, children actively choose what they want to engage with and begin to develop independent skills. The Educators deliver experiences with loose parts and provocations to build the children’s experimentation and problem solving skills.
The children engage in our Cultural incursions with fortnightly visits from Uncle Boomerang, where they learn more about Indigenous culture, music, art, bush tucker and reconciliation.
Our Kindergarten program caters for children from 4 to 5 years old, and we run a Queensland Government approved Kindergarten program, with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher.
Our Prep Readiness Program ensures our children are prepared for school the following year and offers a unique indoor/outdoor program which is facilitated by the child’s interests and prepares them for school - socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively.
We have key focuses on developing social and self-help skills so children become independent and take ownership of their belongings as well as obtaining skills to navigate friendships, conflicts and confidence. This could look like your child going to the toilet on their own, taking care of their own belongings or asking for assistance. We link closely with Primary Schools in our catchment areas for Prep transition days throughout the year, to ensure our Kindy children build relationships with Prep teachers, feel comfortable in the schooling environment and have access to the schools programs, such as – visits to the Prep classrooms, PE lessons, music lessons, library visits, cooking experiences.
Our Pre Prep children take the centre bus to explore different habitat and environments in our local community as part of our Nature Explorers Program, gaining a greater knowledge of the natural environment, sustainability and the world around them.
School Aged Children
We offer Before and After School Care for schools within our catchment, as well as Vacation Care during school holidays for primary school aged children.
We intentionally provide play-based, nature and leisure opportunities that are meaningful to children and support their wellbeing, learning and development. During Vacation Care we are able to extend children’s experiences by utilising our connections with our local community for excursions, incursions and our in centre program.
Our Schoolies experience all the programs offered in centre, including our Nature Explorers, Uncle Boomerang, Gardening and our Abecedarian Approach.
Children have the opportunity for both indoor and outdoor play as part of each group’s routine.
Our recently renovated nature play inspired front playground, provides the children with opportunities that stimulates their imaginations, allows for interaction with nature, and tests their co-ordination, balance, skills and strength.
Our Waterpark playground with unique water play facilities provides children with a place to cool down in the hotter months – lots of laughter and enjoyment is had using our waterslides and playing under our mushroom water umbrellas - this area is designed to extend children's social skills through play
Our back playground features three parts, an enclosed sandpit, and two spaces for our youngest learners to explore that again is an age-appropriate extension of our front playground
All of our centre playgrounds provide greater opportunities for children to engage in interactive play. As the environment constantly changes, play becomes more interactive, there are fewer restrictions, more freedom to run around and explore and for children to truly immerse themselves in play.