O ur Sea Turtles (Pingin) room is our Pre Prep, school preparation program. Our unparalleled teaching methods help to launch students into a smooth and successful first year of formal schooling. According to Nerang Alliance, we are one of the few centres that achieve high results year after year with preparing our students for school readiness. This programme is seemless. Our Teacher, Miss Vesna brings a certain magic to the team and a fresh approach to teaching. Vesna is also Cert IV teacher trained in yoga and incorporates this activity as part of the curriculum at no extra cost to parents. Vesna is supported by our centre Educational Leader, Miss Lisa. Miss Lisa has 25 years experience in childcare and now a proud grandmother, brings a sense of belonging and nurturing to the room.
In our Pre Prep room, we roll out the Kindy Pilot program, EYLF framework, Empowering Our Youth program, Yoga and our FRIENDS RESILIENCE program, The Resilience program is facilitated by our very own licensee who is a Resilience Facilitator and Mindset Life Coach. Our Resilience program is acknowledged by the World Health Organisation & the charity Livin’.org. We are the only Childcare Centre on the Gold Coast qualified to run this program.
The kindy pilot preparation for school program starts at 9.00am sharp daily. We encourage you to equip your Child to regular start times and suggest 3 days a week in this room in readiness to transition your child from 3 days to 5 days when they enter into formal schooling.
The integral Learning group time is from 9.00-11.30 daily. It is essential to your child’s development to attend the morning program. The break down runs like this: Numeracy and Literacy group learning @ 9.00-9.30, Morning Tea@ 9.30 – 9.45, focus learning, table activities and free time exploring @ 9.45 – 11.00. Yoga and gross motor programs @ 11.00-11.30 story time @ 11.30
The children also enjoy the indoor/outdoor curriculum with the adjoining verandah and environmental yard.
The kindy Pilot Embraces diversity, exploring decision making and the purpose is supporting professional practice where teachers draw together advice in the guideline with their professional knowledge and understanding about children’s interests, ideas, intentions and parent/family/community priorities and contexts. The guideline is there to support kindergarten teachers to strengthen children’s sense of belonging, being and becoming as they promote and enrich children’s holistic learning; build respectful relationships with families; promote children’s wellbeing and the learning process; interact with children; support children with additional needs; effectively monitor and assess children’s learning and build connections between children’s prior, current and future learning experiences.
There is a colour psychology behind why we decided to splash our walls with colour, orange stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. With a splash of red which is energising, exciting and stimulates motivation. It signifies leadership qualities promoting ambition and determination.
The EYLF Program
This is A Child Centred program based on “Belonging, Being and Becoming” which are the core element of Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a key component of the National Quality Framework. EYLF defines the principle practices and outcomes essential to every early learning program and is designed to ensure all children from birth to five years of age, receive high quality learning experiences.
EYLF has a strong emphasis on play-based learning and aims to achieve the following outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of Identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their learning
- Children have a strong sense of Wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators