6 wks to 2 yrs
3 yrs to 5 yrs
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We believe that childhood is all about learning through play and as children are social beings and active learners they learn best when they are in a happy, secure and nurturing environment.
It is our role to provide a stimulating curriculum based around the children's interests and needs. With our dedicated Educators and through our hands-on educational program our children will engage in experiences that will motivate, encourage their exploration and engage their natural instincts to discover by building on skills they will learn for life.
- The Kids Club Early Learning Centre Team
The programs at Kids Club Early Learning Centre are designed to cater to the individual interests of the children. As a small centre, they are able to easily pivot and adapt to whatever sparks the attention of the children.
At Kids Club, they also regularly hold incursions for the children. From dentist visits to face painting and an animal farm, they also have close community relationships and often welcome visitors such as the local fire brigade.
Hands-on nature experiences are also an important part of the Kids Club program. Whether it’s watching the life cycle of a butterfly or seeing chicks hatch, the educators look for opportunities to teach the children in real time. Fruit trees in the yard provide an opportunity to learn about nature and grow their own produce.
At Kids Club, there are two rooms to cater to different ages and stages. Each is equipped with age-appropriate resources to encourage exploration and discovery, including natural play resources, books and digital learning tools.
Baby and toddler: 6 weeks – 3 years
Kinder: 3 years – 6 years
Ava only started at Kids Club last month. She is 11-months-old and it’s her first time attending a day care centre. In the morning, she does cling more tightly to her educators but quickly feels safe enough to start crawling around in the room and exploring some of the toys that have been laid out for play.
Ava loves to explore the various corners of the baby and toddler room. Today she settles on the story corner and happily flicks through the different books, pointing out different things to her educators as she goes.
After her afternoon nap, Ava joins her friends in the front play yard. She is very close to walking so spends a lot of time cruising along the life-sized boat as she works on these skills.
Oliver is a boisterous five-year-old boy who is looking forward to starting prep next year. He bounds into Kids Club in the morning and heads straight to the sports pitch to throw a ball with one of his friends.
After lunch, Oliver makes his way to the sandpit. His educator suggests that they try to build a sandcastle together. Oliver is most looking forward to knocking down the sandcastle once it’s been built but that’s all part of the fun.
In the afternoon, Oliver goes to check on how the caterpillars are coming along. The class has been learning about the lifecycle of caterpillars and are all eagerly awaiting for a butterfly to emerge from the cocoon.
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.