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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

We hope you all enjoy your special morning tea!
Pancake Day
Tuesday 25th February 2020
An initiative connected to Clean Up Australia Day. See your individual service for further details.
Schools Clean Up Day
Friday 28th February 2020
World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. It coincides with Hearing Awareness Week in Australia.
World Hearing Day
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
See your service for details on daily events.
St Patrick's Day
Tuesday 17th March 2020
This National Close the Gap Day, we have an opportunity to send our governments a clear message that Australians value health equality as a fundamental right for all. ANTaR aims to bring people together to share information, and most importantly, to take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.
Close the Gap Day
Thursday 19th March 2020
The theme for 2020 is " Take Action Together". Everyone has a role to play in saying, 'Bullying, No Way!'.
Bullying Awareness Day
Friday 20th March 2020
See your individual service for details of special events.
Seniors Week
23rd - 29th March 2020
Kinda-Mindi will be recognising this day on Friday 20th March by hosting buffet lunches at all service. Families and educators are encouraged to bring a plate of food from their cultural or family background to share with everyone on the day.
Harmony Day
Saturday 21st March 2020
This is Purple Day! Purple Day was started in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to get people talking about the condition and to let those impacted by seizures know that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender.
Epilepsy Awareness Day
Thursday 26th March 2020
Earth Hour is a WWF-Australia initiative, and is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action. Earth Hour takes place in Saturday 28th March, however, Kinda-Mindi will take part on the Friday.
Earth Hour Schools
Friday 27th March 2020