3 Year Old Kindergarten

  • We offer a 3-year-old Kindergarten Program integrated into the long day care setting. The Kindergarten Room, which accommodates 3-5 year old children, operates above educator requirements to provide a higher quality of interactions and care for the children.

    There are 20 children in total and three educators, two of whom are Bachelor Qualified Kindergarten Teachers and one a Diploma Qualified Educator.

  • 3 Year Old Kindergarten – Our Program and Planning

    Our program and planning is purely based on children’s interests, strengths and needs. We are constantly observing the children to see what they are playing with, how they are playing with it, what they are learning and how they are interacting with others. From this we think, discuss and plan your children’s activities and experiences. We ensure that all children are being observed and their interests followed so therefore every child has contributed to the program in some form.

    We have three set group times each day. All children are encouraged to join in and be involved in this experience. At group times we:

    • Play games
    • Sing songs
    • Read stories
    • Carry out science experiments
    • Look at topics of interests
    • Have group discussions and sharing time
    • Act out plays
    • Dance
    • Do yoga

    Children also have an opportunity to have a special news day once a month. Through engaging in group times children develop skills of listening to others, taking turns, respecting others ideas, contributing their own thoughts and ideas, building confidence and self-esteem.

  • Individual Learning and Portfolios

    Each child has their own individual portfolio, documenting learning stories, observations, conversations, photos and your child’s interests. These are always accessible to families and you are able to see your child’s progress throughout the year.

    You Can Do It! Early Childhood Education Program

    The ‘You Can Do It’ social/emotional learning program is integrated into daily practice. The program is highly effective in teaching young children about being confident, persevering at tasks, getting along with others, becoming resilient and organising themselves and their belongings. It is based around 5 puppets with songs and storyboards to support the learning.

    General Outing Scheme

    In the kinder program we have a general outing scheme which allows the children to become active members of the local community. Once we have parental consent children have the opportunity to go on excursions in the community. This can include going to local parks, the supermarket, the post office, library, cafes and local primary school. This allows the program and learning to be extended in a real life scenario.

  • Incursions

    We are also very lucky to have a range of incursions throughout the year, which include:

    • Healthy Harold
    • Shape Station
    • A variety of plays
    • Local authors
    • Indigenous experiences
    • Zumba
    • Pet Safety
    • Swim Safety
    • Dentist
    • The Health nurse, and many more