Senior Kindy

Children aged between 3 and 4 are invited to take part in our Senior Kindy which is designed to ease children into the following years Government Approved Kindergarten program.
 
The focus is on confidence, community and communication. In line with milestones identified in the Early Years Learning Framework, the program helps children develop a sense of identity and wellbeing, and feel connected to a group outside their families – perhaps for the first time.
 
Senior Kindy outcomes
Our Educators are mindful that this is a crucial age developmentally. They teach, guide and support children as they begin to:
  • Share, smile and cooperates with peers
  • Understand when someone is hurt and comfort them
  • Learn to interact with others with care, empathy and respect.
  • Express ideas and make them meaningful using a range of media
  • Climb playground equipment with increasing agility
  • Hold drawing implements and exhibit a hand preference
  • Imitate a variety of shapes in drawing
  • Enjoy learning simple rhythm and movement routines
 
Attendance
A minimum of 2 days per week is recommended to support each child’s involvement and development of friendships.
 

Mixed age play benefits both young and old.

Setting a great example: young children learn from older ones even when they are not interacting with those older ones. They learn just from watching and listening. From observations children acquire not just information but also motivation.

Confidence, community & socialisation.

Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities, fostering community participation.

Being, belonging and becoming.

Children feel safe, secure and supported developing knowledgeable and confident self identities.

Happy Healthy Learners

Learning to interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes is an important milestone in every child’s growth.Children becoming strong in their social and emotional wellbeing.