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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

This years Daffodil Day is virtual. You can donate a daffodil online or fundraise in your own way to raise much-needed money for cancer research.
Daffodil Day
Friday 28th August 2020
Asthma is a condition that affects 2/3rds of Australians. For more information, see https://asthma.org.au/get-involved/asthma-week/
Asthma Awareness Week
1st - 7th September 2020
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 Educator Day
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Sadly, this year we are unable to hold our normal Father's Days events at our services. We do wish all fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and other important figures in a child's life a happy father's day.
Father's Day
Sunday 6th September 2020
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us. This year is about helping Australians know what to say when someone says they’re not OK and guide them through how they can continue a conversation that could change a life. Please check in on all those around and start the conversation today.
R U OK? Day
Thursday 10th September 2020 / "There's more to say after R U OK?"
NSW School Holidays - Spring
NSW School Holidays
28th September - 9th October 2020
The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in many Asian communities. The common customs of the Mid-Autumn Festival include family members eating dinner together, sharing mooncakes, worshiping the moon with gifts, displaying lanterns, and regional activities.
Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival)
Thursday 1st October 2020
This years theme is - "Satellites Improve Life". World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.
World Space Week
4th - 10th October 2020
Don't forget to adjust your clocks forward an hour!
Daylight Savings
Sunday 4th October 2020
Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. World Food day marks 75 years for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. They believe we can all make sustainable food choices that will improve both out health and the health of the food systems around us.
World Food Day
Friday 16th October 2020
This year the theme is: "Curious Creatures, Wild Minds"
CBCA Book Week 2020
17th - 23rd October 2020
The Children’s Week National Theme for 2020 is UNCRC Article 15 – Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of others.
National Children's Week
24th October - 1st November 2020
NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the role grandparents and older people play in our society - both the things they have done, and the things they keep doing. Unfortunately, we won't be hosting any events at our services this year.
NSW Grandparents Day
Sunday 25th October 2020