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Kingston Road Early Learning & Kinder

Child Care Centre Port Pirie South

Kingston Road Early Learning and Kinder is a tight knit community committed to providing high quality education and care to young children and their families. Offering child care in Port Pirie South, our professional and dedicated team of educators strive to provide an engaging curriculum that reflects the needs and interests of the children in our care. Our unique environments, complete with open natural outdoor spaces to support the learning and development of your child. We value our family and community ties and strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all. We look forward to seeing you around at Kingston Road Early Learning and Kinder.

At our centre, you will find:

  • Our Bachelor qualified Kinder Teacher is keen to not only get your child school-ready, but to work in partnership you to build a resilient and caring child who is ready to embrace the world.
  • Our onsite cook is making fresh and nutritious meals to fuel your child’s body and mind. We provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late supper to support your child’s learning and play all day.
  • Our environments are purposefully designed to meet every child at their unique point of development. We understand not every child or family is the same, and our learning spaces reflect that. Like you, we wonder who they will be if we offer them the best start in life…
  • Our holistic curriculum is designed to achieve not only school readiness, but to nurture thoughtful, understanding and tolerant young citizens in a way that makes learning fun. Who knows what amazing ideas lie in these young minds?
  • When we say open-door policy, we mean it. We are here to support families in every way we can. Whenever you need to talk, we are here to listen.

Our funded preschool programs are led by a Bachelor trained Early Childhood Teacher. We offer a stimulating curriculum with the aim of building confident and active learners. Using a holistic approach to education, we combine school readiness programs with learning experiences to foster the social and emotional development of young children. Our integrated indoor/outdoor curriculum is child-directed and seeks to engage children in meaningful learning experiences that get them excited about learning and confident to commence their formal education journey.

Meet our Director: Jo-Dee Markham

Welcome to Kingston Road Early Learning & Kinder. My name is Jo-Dee Markham and I am the Centre Director. I began my early education and care career at Kingston Road Early Learning & Kinder in 2008 as a support worker and have since held the roles of Co-Educator, Team Leader, Curriculum Leader and Assistant Director, before taking on the Director role, as maternity relief, in 2019.

During my time in Early Learning, I’ve gained the knowledge and experience on how to provide the best possible early education for children and I have an enthusiasm for mentoring and supporting our passionate educators to provide high quality, inclusive learning programs and environments for the children in our care.

My goal as Centre Director is to create a caring, safe and inspiring centre environment where each child can grow, learn and explore. I strongly believe that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and the partnerships we create with our centre families, and our local community, will lead to the best outcomes for your child.

I look forward to meeting your family to discover how we can best support you and your child’s early learning journey.

Image credit: Portrait of Jo-Dee by Ayva (aged 4)

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