Full-Day Kinder/Preschool

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What percentage of a child’s brain development occurs by age 5?

Up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens within the first 5 years.

Within the first five years, children’s brains develop faster and more than any other time in their lives. The brain’s basic architecture is developed from the ground up and experiences within these early foundational years affect the quality of the architecture.

Sensory pathways are the first to develop, followed by early language skills and then higher cognitive functions. When children’s minds aren’t stimulated in the early years, the brains architecture does not build as expected which can disadvantage children down the track.

Quality Kinder programs allow children to actively engage their minds in learning, which continues to build their brains to be ready for life.

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Learning through play helps a child to develop…

Socially

Children begin to develop social skills during the ages of 2 and 3 and how we approach this learning sets the foundations for later in life.

Children learn about how conversations work, social interactions and how to develop social skills by observing and participating in social situations. When children are engaged in engaging experiences that promote positive interactions and communication they can learn to advocate for their needs and nurture meaningful relationships with peers.

Success with social skills is strongly linked to the emergence of self-identity, sense of wellbeing, as well as social/academic progress for years to come.

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An adult has 1,000 new neural connections every second, a child has…

1, 000, 000

Within the foundational years more than 1 million new neural connections or synapses are formed every second. Every new experience creates new connections in the brain, so as a child experiences a smell, a sight or a sensation for the first time their brain builds new pathways for them to comprehend it.

Children’s brains actually develop more synapses than they require and many of these will peter out during adolescence. This ensures that children are able to learn more and to learn faster than adults during this critical time.

By fuelling children’s minds with learning experiences that encourage and resonate with them, we can positively influence their view on education for the rest of their lives.

The First Five Years

Early Learning and Kinder understands that the first five years of our lives lay the foundations for children’s lives. In these formative years children’s brains develop at a rapid pace, absorbing information about the world around them and creating their view on the world. Our Early Learning & Kinder Kindergarten programs harness each child’s curiosity and uses it to help children grow, flourish and thrive.

Benefits of Long Day Kinder Programs

The more time a child spends in a pre-schooling education environment, the more prepared they are for school and for life. Long day care services allow children to create lasting bonds and relationships with their educators and continue their learning through the years as they transition between classrooms.

Primary school teachers note that children who attend a kindergarten program are more likely to show positive social behaviours, make friends easier, have higher self esteem and independence and make the transition to “big school” smoother than those who don’t.

Our Curriculum

Learning happens constantly, not just when children are sitting at a desk. Our Kindergarten curriculum embraces children’s natural dispositions for learning by using their interests and their skills to guide their education. We take into account each individual child and create projects and learning experiences that set them up to be active participants in their education.

We believe that each child is strong, capable and competent and with the guidance of an outstanding teacher, are able to implement their own curriculum.

Our Educators

University qualified Early Childhood Teachers lead our Kinder programs and guide our children through their learning journey. They take pride in implementing creative, imaginative and academic programs that support the holistic development of each child. During their studies, our educators learn about children’s brain development, behavioural and attachment theories, teaching and learning styles, children’s advocacy, educational leadership and mentoring along with a myriad of other specialties tailored to the ages of 0-5.

For younger children, we also offer Nursery-Baby Daycare and Toddler-Early Child Care Centre programs. Click to view all our locations to find child care centres near me.