6 wks to 12 mths
12 mths to 15 mths
15 mths to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 4 yrs
4 yrs to 5 yrs
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Some of the programs on offer at Kool Kids include:
At Kool Kids, the rooms are divided up according to the ages of the children. Each area is designed to provide the best possible early learning experience for each child, and to help them develop a love of learning.
A combination of indoor and outdoor activities are planned for the children. The routines arranged by the educators allow for individual learning, small group learning, and large group learning.
6 weeks – 12 months
Educators try to provide a home away from home where children feel safe and secure. The children’s wellbeing and development is the focus, with age appropriate activities. Children take part in tummy time, sensory play, messy play, reading and singing.
12 months – 24 months
The children’s wellbeing and development is the focus, with age appropriate activities to foster independence, social skills and confidence. Educators encourage the children to learn through play, in the form of music, dance and games. Literacy and numeracy are introduced through experiences with the educators.
2 years – 3 years
Educators encourage the children to learn through play, to encourage development. This will take the form of music, dance, games, and reading. Group play is designed to develop confidence and social skills. Books, language and technology based games are enjoyed, to develop communication, literacy and numeracy.
3 years – 4 years
The children learn through play to encourage development, through music, dance, games, reading and lots of outdoor fun. Educators encourage group play to develop confidence and social skills. Risky play, sports and language programs are encouraged in a safe space.
4 years – 6 years
A school readiness program will help children prepare for the next step in their education. Children lead the curriculum depending on their interests and preferences. Respect for self and others is taught while play based learning is designed to enhance their social and emotional skills before they begin formal schooling.
Educators at Kool Kids embrace and nurture each child’s individuality, creativity and aspirations through play-based activities. Inspired by each child’s imagination and interests, the educators explore concepts of literacy and numeracy in an engaging and fun way.
The educators at Kool Kids are known for being caring, fun and enthusiastic. Every day they prepare innovative and interactive learning experiences that are anchored in the Government’s Early Years Learning Framework.
At Kool Kids, the educators aim to provide an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome and each individual is celebrated. Educators put the needs of the children first, celebrate their differences and provide a very high level of care. The educators seek to provide an experience that will inspire a love of learning that the children will keep as they progress with formal schooling.
The team encourages links with the wider community and understands how valuable experiences such as excursions and incursions are for the children to develop a sense of belonging.
The seasonal menu of nutritious meals and snacks was created by local Nutrition and Health Coach, Karla Gilbert, and is prepared daily by the on-site chef, including Halal options.
Menus are a reflection of the Gold Coast lifestyle with smoothies, watermelon ‘pizzas’ and bliss balls for snacks; minty lamb koftas, stir fry noodles, or roast chicken and veggies for lunch. Karla tried to include as many whole foods as she could, keeping recipes as close to nature as possible.
Food is used as a way to teach the children about the benefits of healthy eating. Children eat together and learn how to serve each other, pack away, and the importance of eating a variety of foods. The centre also encourages a DIY menu where children are able to create their own meals, such as sandwiches and wraps. This gives them a sense of satisfaction and independence.
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.