GOVERNMENT APPROVED KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
We believe in building each childs social and emotional development. It is very important to us that children learn to trust their own ability, to become good at problem solving, can express their needs in respectful ways and build resilience to support them throughout their lives.
We have a strong transitions to school support program in place for children who are attending school the following year. This includes a bus tour to the schools our children are transitioning to, a resilience program and transition statements for each family and school.
We believe strongly in developing children’s emotional and social skills, and have a strong emphasis on resilience building interactions and play-based curriculum.
Our centre follows the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidlines for children in the pre-prep year prior to them attending school.
We run a government approved kindergarten program daily from 8:30am-4pm.
Children are able to come earlier and stay later as required by the family.
We love our garden and actively garden alongside the children, teaching them about the earth, the seasons and growth. We have a separate kitchen garden where we grow food for our chickens and our guinea pigs. We embrace building compost and creating worm juice to support our plants, and our community trees. We have a kindy cooking program that encourages children to cook with the produce from our garden and chickens. We believe strongly in children being responsible for seeing their food grow from paddock to plate.
We have a full time Outdoor Educator, who supports the outdoor programs and encourages fun physical experiences with the children
We employ above the required ratio of educators every day with higher qualifications than required by law, as we believe this allows quality interactions and support for your children.
We believe strongly in developing children’s emotional and social skills and have a strong emphasis on resilience building interactions and curriculum. We hold regular family meetings that allow our families to have conversations about wellbeing and emotional development for their children.
We are a small home-like family friendly centre. We look more like a community kindy with only two rooms and a big garden; however, we are a registered long day care early learning space so families are able to have their fees reduced with the Childcare Subsidy.
We embrace family, and hence believe that siblings should be able to play together and share learning and fun together through the day. Both rooms share our playground and we welcome children from 15 months to school age.
We LOVE nature and believe that children benefit enormously from being immersed in natural learning experiences. Our commitment to this includes our Bush and Beach kindy, where children attend regular excursions to the bushland at Porter Park or on the Pumistone Passage foreshore. We employ additional educators during these walks to ensure safety and rich learning experiences. We also embrace beautiful and natural learning materials and spaces within our kindy
We have a weekly all-day outdoors nature program for kindergarten aged children- Nature Camp. A small group of 10 children enjoy this program every week.
Why would you choose Pelican Waters Golden Beach Kindergarten and Childcare for your son or daughter?