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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

A great interactive show for all children, introducing them to a variety of reptiles.
Reptiles Rule`
Week beginning 23rd July / Please see your services event calendar for days and times.
Our services have planned a variety of activities in recognition of Schools Tree Day. Please see your services event calendar for more details.
Schools Tree Day
Friday 27th July
www.un.org/en/events/friendshipday/
International Friendship Day
Monday 30th July
www.snaicc.org.au/children
National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day
Saturday 4th August
This week we will be focusing on dental health. Please see your service event calendar for specific details.
Dental Health Week
6th - 12th August
We encourage everyone to wear jeans today in support of the research conducted by the Children's Medical Research Institute into genetic diseases and other conditions.
Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 3rd August
We have a variety of interactive experiences and workshops scheduled for this week. See your individual service event calendar for specific details.
Science Week
11th - 19th August
The theme this year is: Find Your Treasure. See your individual services event calendar for specific details.
Book Week
17th - 24th August
We encourage everyone to purchase a daffodil in this day to support and raise money for the Cancer Council.
Daffodil Day
Friday 24th August