We are a family owned and operated group of childcare centres. We foster “The Curious Child”. Curiosity and a love of learning is a character strength that is related to optimal well-being. Children who are curious and who love learning new things are usually happier and more confident, thus our motto; “to motivate, stimulate and challenge.”
What we include
We understand the demands of a busy family, so therefore it is our top priority to make families time here as easy and comfortable as possible by providing the following.
Nappies and wipes
We provide all nappies and wipes while your child is in our care.
All Meals Provided
Children are provided all nutritionally balanced meals created by our in-house cooks.
Freshly washed and bed sheets and linen is provided every day.
A protective sun hat
A Kinda-Mindi protective sun hat and sunscreen provided.
What to bring
0-2 year olds
We ask parents to provide information on their child’s daily routine, so as we can provide care that fits their home life as closely as possible. For babies on formula we ask parents to supply the bottles and formula and a change of clothing. A comfort item as needed, and please mark anything with your childs name.
2-6 year olds
As our children tend to have too much fun a change of clothing that is weather appropriate is required (younger children – especially those toilet training – will need extra changes). A Drink bottle for water and any comfort item if needed clearly labelled with your childs name.
It is our aim at Kinda-Mindi Early Learning Centre, to promote creativity, motivate, and challenge children in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. Respectful and reciprocal relationships are the building blocks of who we are as an organisation. Fostering sincere relationships which are formed between children, families, educators, and the wider community see us as being able to create a sense of belonging and security to all engaged within our Early Learning Centre.
Kinda-Mindi acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate our service, the Gadigal people. We celebrate their Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander culture and their spiritual connection to this country as we work towards Reconciliation. Kinda-Mindi is an indigenous term for ‘place of laughter’.
We look to our community to assist us in supporting the needs of the children and families at the centre. We believe it is important to have reciprocal relationships and partnerships with all aspects of our local and wider community to support our children’s education and wellbeing, whether it be for targeted support services or general health and wellbeing. We believe in the importance and urgency of embedding sustainable practices in the community. By embedding policies and practices relating to economic, environmental, and social sustainability within our service, our families, and our children, we are encouraging life-long positive attitudes and behaviours that support a sustainable future.
Children are at the core of our practices, and these are fostered through our School Readiness curriculum, which starts from birth. Our curriculum involves the active engagement of the children, providing nurturing and emotionally supportive relationships with our early childhood educators. The learning environments are set up in a way that encourages the children to resource their own learning, meaning they are given opportunities to play and learn independently and with each other. The program is responsive to cultural diversity, fosters social, emotional skills whilst promoting early literacy and numeracy skills.
We believe play is a powerful and important activity. Whether it is playing dress ups, constructing grand designs with building blocks, singing songs, telling stories, playing with everyday items, or having fun outside with sand and water – play can be built into everyday routines and activities. A play-based learning environment encourages talking, reading, thinking, and writing. Through this, your child sees literacy and numeracy as part of their everyday experiences. These experiences have a natural and positive influence on children’s social, physical, emotional, language, and cognitive development, which we use as our foundation to summarise a child’s holistic development.