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Our Approach

It is our aim at Kinda Mindi Early Learning Centre to motivate, stimulate and challenge children in a safe, secure and nurturing environment where families are comfortable to share the early years of their child’s growth and development with us.

Our Kinda-Mindi Early Learning Centre Approach

To Motivate, Stimulate and Challenge

Our Early Learning Centre Curriculum

Our centre’s curriculum is guided by the elements of the Early Years Learning Framework – Learning Outcomes, Practices and Principles. Through a play-based curriculum, we aim to create confident, resilient children who are open to new opportunities and experiences.

We encourage children to be responsible for their own learning by investigating and questioning themselves and their surroundings in order to expand their curiosity and reach their full potential. We also encourage children to share interests and curiosities, socialise, express emotions and above all, have fun whilst our qualified educators provide support through intentional teaching to complement their current projects and interests. We believe this provides a solid base for each child’s further education including a positive transition to school.

Support & Guidance

We expect all staff, families, children and visitors at the centre to respect each other and we recognise that respect comes from knowledge and understanding. We take the knowledge given to us of each person’s beliefs, values and needs and use it to educate others in regards to different life paths and choices including personal beliefs, cultural and linguistic differences and other additional needs including disabilities. By doing this, we hope that all those who attend our centre develop a reciprocal respect for diversity and a commitment to equality which will also give the children the confidence that their identities, abilities and strengths are (and should always be) recognised and valued.

We believe a child’s education begins in the home and our responsibility is to support and collaborate with families in order to provide children with the best start in life. Families are a critical component of the development and implementation of our centre policies and curriculum. By working together, with open, two-way communication and shared decision-making, we can support and guide each child in creating a better future for themselves and the world around them.

Encouraged to Explore

Our team of early childhood educators facilitate each child’s learning and development by encouraging the exploration of the child’s understandings of themselves and the wider community. Our educators maintain consistency between each child’s home life and the centre environment by creating a loving, caring and secure place to be.

It is the responsibility of the educators to provide choices, set limits and continually challenge the children whilst ensuring their health and wellbeing is always supported. It is also the educator’s responsibility to ensure they are caring and supportive of each other, promoting professionalism and ethical conduct. Management will ensure that all educators at the centre are highly trained and qualified to provide the best standard of care. Our educators are continually educating themselves to ensure we provide a higher quality of care and education to all children.

Management & Leadership

Our management will ensure the longevity and consistency of the centre by providing guidance, leadership and support to all staff, children and families at the centre with suitable and adequate facilities and resources. It is also the responsibility of Management to ensure there are clear policies and procedures in place to guide the effective operation of the centre at all times. Management provides opportunities for all staff, families and children to be involved in the continuous evaluation and improvement of such policies and procedures on a regular basis.

We look to our community to assist us in supporting the needs of the children and families at the centre. We utilise services in our community for resources, education and training for all staff, children and families. 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.

What’s Happening @ Kinda-Mindi

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Above all, World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 is “Air pollution”.
World Environment Day
Wednesday 5th June 2019 / https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. The ocean is important because it: * Generates most of the oxygen we breathe * Helps feed us * Regulates our climate * Cleans the water we drink * Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines * Provides limitless inspiration!
World Oceans Day
Saturday 8th June 2019 / https://www.worldoceansday.org/
Kinda-Mindi does not charge fees for public holidays.
Public Holiday - Queens' Birthday
Monday 10th June 2019 / All services are closed.
June 20 is World Refugee Day, a day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.
World Refugee Day
Thursday 20th June 2019 / https://www.unrefugees.org.au
LETS WORK TOGETHER FOR A SHARED FUTURE: This years theme acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia's democracy.
NAIDOC Week
Sunday 7th - Sunday 14th July 2019
Casual days may be available due to the number of children that go on holidays at this time. Speak to your service Director if you may need an extra day during this time.
School Holidays
Monday 8th July - Friday 19th July 2019
National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your favourite pair of PJ's to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. With the money raised from National Pyjama Day, you’ll be helping offer learning skills to more than 1000 children, fund educational resources and help provide stable, positive relationships.
National Pyjama Day
Friday 19th July 2019
National Tree Day is a call to action for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community. Planet Ark is asking Australians to help us plant one million new native trees and shrubs across the country. It's a day to venture outdoors and get to know your community, and most importantly, to have fun!
Schools Tree Day
Friday 26th July 2019
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
International Friendship Day
Tuesday 30th July 2019