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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

Jeans for Genes is the iconic fundraising campaign of Children’s Medical Research Institute.
Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 2nd August 2019
WE PLAY on our Land. WE LEARN from our ancestors. WE BELONG with our communities. In 2019, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is celebrating the early years, and promoting the importance of early years education and care for our little ones.
National Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Children's Day
Sunday 4th August 2019 / We Play, We Learn, We Belong
Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first full week of August, is the Australian Dental Association’s annual major oral health promotion campaign. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in throughout their lives.
Dental Week
Monday 5th - Sunday 11th August 2019
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
National Science Week
Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th August 2019
This years theme is READING IS MY SECRET POWER. See you child's service for details on any special events happening during this week.
CBCA - Book Week
Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd August 2019
The daffodil is recognised internationally as the symbol of hope for all people affected by cancer. Cancer Council chose it as our emblem as it heralds the return of spring, pushing its way through the frozen earth after a long winter, representing new life, vitality and growth. To Cancer Council, and those affected by cancer, the daffodil represents hope for a cancer free future. It is a day for Australians to give hope to those affected by all cancers by donating to support a cancer free future.
Daffodil Day
Friday 23rd August 2019
See your service for specific event details.
Father's Day
Sunday 1st September 2019
This national fundraising campaign raises money throughout the month of September to support children living with cancer.
Footy Colours Day
September - Any Day / www.fightcancer.org.au/footy-colours-day-homepage
Early Childhood Educators' Day recognises and celebrates the work of Australia's educators in early learning services for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care. It's a chance to say thank you to Australia’s early childhood educators on a very personal level by service operators, families and their children, as well as collectively at the national level.
Early Childhood Educators Day
Wednesday 4th September 2019 / earlychildhoodeducatorsday.org.au/
The Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, is a harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night.
Mid-Autumn Festival
Friday 13th September 2019
School Holidays
28th September - 13th October 2019