6 wks to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 4 yrs
4 yrs to 5 yrs
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It is our aim at Kinda Mindi Early Learning Centre to motivate, stimulate and challenge children in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
- Kinda-Mindi Wetherill team
The program at Kinda-Mindi Wetherill Park is designed to further stimulate the children’s learning and development. This includes regular incursions that are carefully planned by the educators to encourage the children’s individual skills and strengths.
Guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, the educators at Kinda-Mindi Wetherill Park follow a play-based approach. The children are encouraged to explore, investigate and follow their natural curiosities. This helps to create children that are confident, resilient and open to new ideas and experiences.
Each child is given the freedom to share their own unique interests and express their emotions in a safe environment. The teaching framework is intentional, allowing for flexibility to incorporate new concepts or subjects that grab the children’s attention.
Kinda-Mindi Wetherill Park is a place where all beliefs and values are respected. This diversity is reflected in the curriculum to further build the confidence of the children in an inclusive way.
The educators work together with the families through open, two-way communication to ensure they can adequately support each child and tailor the curriculum to their needs.
The educators at Kinda-Mindi Wetherill Park are passionate about providing quality care and education. They are qualified, highly trained and encouraged to engage in ongoing learning and development.
The educators are supported by a management team that oversees the smooth running of the centre. They continually review policies and procedures to ensure effective operations and a safe environment for the children, families and staff.
All the staff at Kinda-Mindi Wetherill Park work within the a framework of professionalism and ethical conduct to make it a loving, caring and secure place to be.
Kinda-Mindi Wetherill Park provides all meals. They are prepared freshly onsite every day.
When 12-month-old Amy arrives at Kinda-Mindi in the morning, she is excited to join her educators in the sandpit. Together they build a sandcastle and decorate it with a beautiful collection of leaves.
After lunch, the nursery children enjoy a finger painting activity. Amy meticulously chooses the colours she will paint with as she creates a beautiful picture of “the beach”.
It’s storytime for the nursery children and Amy helps her educator choose a story to read. She loves to sit and flip through the books and eagerly listens as her educator tells the story she’s chosen.
Elliot’s favourite thing to do when he arrives at Kinda-Mindi is head straight to the outdoor play area. He is a very active 2.5 year old and loves to run around on and practice his climbing.
Elliot and his friends go outside after lunch to check on the progress of the vegetable garden. Elliot helps to pick some of the herbs and smells each one while the educators explain what they are.
The educators have planned a craft activity for the toddlers in the afternoon. They are making pasta necklaces to take home as a gift for Mother’s Day. Elliot paints his blue and red and adds a big dash of silver glitter.
Jayden has just celebrated his 5th birthday and is excited to start school next year. He spends his time in the morning reading some books. He is very determined to learn how to read.
After lunch the preschoolers have a visit from the local dentist. Jayden is a bit nervous about sitting in the big chair to have his teeth checked. His friends and educators cheer him on, which makes it much easier.
The educators have planned some energy-burning activities for the preschoolers in the afternoon. They do running races and try to jump as high as they can.
Care for children under school age, on premises especially built or adapted for early childhood education and care services. Private operators, local councils, community organisations, employers and non-profit organisations may run long day care centres.Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care Services provide short periods of care for children under school age. Families can access Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care on either a regular or casual basis a variety of reasons including, shift or part-time work, respite care, crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.Pre-school / Kindergarten / Prep
Pre-school is a planned educational program for children in the years before a child commences school. Children are usually aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Pre-school may take place in a range of settings including a purpose built building, in a community setting, a school, as part of a long day care centre or a mobile or visiting service.
In January 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect across Australia.
The purpose of the NQF is to improve and standardise the quality of child care through a range of measures including better staff to child ratios, higher staff qualifications and an assessment and rating system designed to promote continuous improvement.
Under the NQF child care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (NQS).
The NQS measures the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia. It will cover
most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.
Under these standards child care services will be assessed and rated against the seven quality areas, 18 standards and 58 elements that make up the NQS.