6 wks to 12 mths
12 mths to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 4 yrs
4 yrs to 5 yrs
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Fantastic centre, highly recommended. Exceptional staff that are nurturing, attentive and friendly. Great communication verbally as well as electronically to keep up with the kids day.
Kylie - Parent
Regular excursions: the children regularly go out to visit local parks, libraries, local schools and shops.
Centre events: special guests come into the centre to extend on the children’s learning, such as wildlife experiences or emergency service workers.
Sustainability program: through recycling and the vegetable garden, children learn about saving water, growing food, sharing, and caring for the environment.
Music and dance program: the children enjoy visits from a dedicated music program provider each week.
At Kinder Haven, 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. Parents can access information about their child’s day, including photos, on the free parent app, Xplor Home.
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, reading and singing. Parents are welcome to visit anytime for a feed, play or cuddle.
Educators encourage the children to learn through play, to encourage development. This will take the form of music, dance, games, reading and technology. Group play is designed to develop confidence and social skills. Books and language games are enjoyed, to develop communication, literacy and numeracy.
Junior Preschool Rooms:
Plenty of outdoor play is encouraged for this age group, in an environment designed to build a healthy body and positive mental well being. Social and emotional resilience is taught by caring educators. Children are able to explore risky play and other extracurricular activities.
A school readiness program focused on numeracy and literacy 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.
The educators at Kinder Haven seek to make a difference in the lives of the children in their care. They allow them to learn and play in a safe environment.
They want to foster a love of learning and allow children to develop at their own pace. They offer programs that help to develop the whole child, based on what is important to them and their own interests. Each family’s culture is considered as part of the child’s curriculum.
Educators see each child as an individual with their own needs. By offering both indoor and outdoor activities and routines that can evolve and change with the children, Kinder Haven aims to be a leader in the community.
All of the seasonal meals and snacks are provided for the children by the centre’s in-house chef. The centre offers a varied menu that meets Nutrition Australia recommendations. The children are offered morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.
There’s raisin toast, yoghurt, scrolls, muffins, fruit and cereal for morning tea; spaghetti bolognese, soups, curry, toasted sandwiches, and pasta bake for lunch; crackers, fruit, homemade cookies and healthy muffins for afternoon tea; and a late snack of cheese and crackers, fruit and veggies.
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.