One of the milestones for your child is to be able to do things for themselves, such as serving food, putting their things away in their bags, etc. This teaches competence and responsibility. Be on the lookout for improvements in your child’s development in these areas.
Four year old funded kinder is the first crucial step in your child’s learning. Attending a regular kinder program will help your child to develop skills that will lay the foundation for their future in school. Kinder builds resilience and confidence in your young child. All this plays a significant role in development of their writing and communication skills. Your child needs to be 4 years old by the 30th of April the year before he or she attends school to be enrolled. Our House runs a funded kinder program everyday from 8.30-4.30 with Cameron who has his Bachelor of Education.
Your Child’s Early Education – Why is it so important? At Our House, we understand how crucial early education is for your child. Parents are often busy. Nevertheless, we encourage you to have a look at the educator’s and children’s learning and reflection books. When you do you will be delighted to see that we don’t let your child just play. The Victorian Framework was established to support children’s learning and development. These are known as the 5 outcomes and the 8 practise principles. Research has shown that through a play based program children learn more by stimulating the brain for more inspired learning. This includes intentional teaching (from the educators themselves) in our program which is age appropriate. Through fun and stimulating activities your child learns things like the alphabet, colours, shapes, etc. and their world around them.
Thank you to all the parents for selling our Cadbury’s chocolates, if you still have your chocolate money, it’s now time to return all money to the offices by 15/5/2017 with your name clearly label on the envelope. All money raised will go to new resources for the outdoor area.
We would like to introduce our team at Our House who are focus on educating the children and their wellbeing, we are also looking For 1 diploma trained educator. Nursery – Lyn & Carly & Hayley Toddler – Kylie & Tahlia Pre-Kinder – Kiara & Hayley Kinder – Cameron Rest breaks – Hayley Kitchen – Colleen
Over the past couple of weeks, we have celebrated Easter, Anzac Day and Mother’s Day. The children all enjoyed the chocolate egg hunt, learning about Anzac Day and they even made special treats for their mums. Throughout the rest of the year we will be having a range of enjoyable events for the children and parents to join in with.
We want to hear from you! Please email or let us know through the suggestion box in the hallway or write on our NQS educational program board which is also in the hallway. Or just a comment on the daily reflection.
Please take the time to read our daily reflection book or logon to Storypark to read about and see what your child is learning. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing Toby Ted for the children to take home and return with news about Toby adventures. A book will accompany Toby to write down all that he has gotten up to.
The pre-kinder have started with group time in the morning. They start their day learning the day of the week, the weather outside, and what we are doing for the day. This week we have been concentrating on the Letter “A” and activities surrounding “A”. The children have been very interested to learn through this innovative method.
We have re-designed the 3 year old room to make it more aesthetically pleasing for the children by opening it up and adding new learning areas. This will help to develop the children’s self-help and confidence skills. They now have a library corner, learning tables, an art area, and an area for construction and dramatic play. Their curriculum will involve child initiated learning and also educator intentional teaching.
Coming into the New Year we have spent the time improving the programmes for our families so their children can have an age appropriate learning. As you have seen through dropping your children off, that the 4 year old funded program is purely for 4 years only. Kinder is such an important year for your child as they make their journey to school. I spent the start of the week rearranging the 3 year old room for better experiences and to challenge them more. The 2‘s are working more towards self-help skills.
Marrie has been away on annual leave and will return on the 7th of March 2017. Carly has done a great job educating the 3’s in Marries’ absence. Cameron will be on holidays over the Easter period and again Carly will take over until he returns.
Over the summer break Our House has had a face lift. The inside rooms have been given a new coat of paint.The walls in each room now have Perspex boards on which the educators can display the children’s artwork and learning. In addition, the 2-3 old room will soon have another air conditioner installed.