Newsletter Summer-Autumn 2024 Edition
Kidi Kingdom Child Care - Springfield
 
  
March 2024
Monday 25th (All Day) - Holi Day Festival of Colours Celebrations
Thursday 28th - (10.00am - 11.00am) - Easter Bonnet Parade
April 2024
Wednesday 24th - (All Day) - Anzac Day Celebrations
Friday 26th - (All Day) - National Superhero Day
May 2024
Friday 10th - (10.00-11.00) - Mother's Day Morning Tea
Monday 13th - Friday 17th (All Week) - National Families Week
Monday 27th - (All Week) - National Reconciliation Week
Healthy Start for School

IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ BELOW

If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they don't, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate may reduce.

What a Health Check Is

A health check is an assessment of your child's physical health. It includes their height, weight, hearing, sight and general wellbeing. It ensures your child is healthy, fit and ready to learn when they start school. Your child can have a health check from when they turn 3. A General Practitioner (GP) or community health clinic can do a health check. Some other providers can do a health check, depending on the situation. Requirements are different in each state and territory.

QLD: A health check on a child who's 3 to 3 and a half, or 4 to 5. You can find details in the Personal Health Record, sometimes called the Red Book. A general health check on your child after they turn 3, provided by your local GP or community health clinic.

What you need to do

  • Arrange a health check for your child

  • This is an age appropriate health check as outlined in the Health check table.

  • To arrange a health check, talk to your GP, health professional or staff at your community health clinic.

  • Tell us your child has had a health check

  • You'll need to do this before your child's fifth birthday.

  • You can do this with the Healthy Start for School review using your Centrelink online account through myGov. We'll send a notification to your online account that you need to complete an update.

  • If you can't complete the Healthy Start for School review for your child online, call us on the Families line as soon as possible.

  • When you call us, you may be offered to update the health check information through our Smart IVR (Interactive Voice Response). If you can't use the Smart IVR, wait to speak to a service officer and let them know your child has had a health check.

  • We'll only record the date your child had the health check. We don't record the details of the check.

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/healthy-start-for-school-health-check?context=22151

Letter from the Centre Manager

Dear Valued Centre Families.

 

Ms Chrystle and myself would like to thank our current and new families for joining our centre and we hope you and your family are having a wonderful time with us.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year from the Kidi Kingdom Child Care Springfield Family.

 

As the weather continues to be hot and sunny, we would like to remind everyone about our Sun Smart policies to ensure the safety and well being of all children whilst in the outdoor environment. During this time the children have the opportunity to have fun and stay active with waterplay!. Reminding families about sun safety is really important, especially with regular water play.

  • Please ensure your child comes to the centre wearing sun-safe clothing, including a hat and sunscreen. A pharmacy label on the sunscreen bottle is required to meet regulatory requirements.

  • We provide great quantities of shaded areas for outdoor play and encourage children to play in these areas to minimize sun exposure.

  • Our educators will also remind children about the importance of sun safety during outdoor activities.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep our children safe and healthy during the hot weather.

 

Report a change in circumstances:

 

You need to tell us if your circumstances change when you're getting a Child Care Subsidy.

 

For example, you need to tell us if any of the following things happen:

  • your child begins primary or secondary school for the first time

  • your or your partner's activity details change

  • your or your partner's income changes

  • your care arrangements change

  • your personal circumstances change

  • you change your address

  • you leave Australia.

Please if you have any questions or concerns feel free to approach me at reception or simply email us at s@kidikingdom.com.au. Please head over to our Facebook page and we always appreciate our loyal families helping our centre by sharing your positive experiences to the local community by writing a quick 5 star Google, CareForKids or Facebook review.

 

Kind Regards,
Ms Natalie Andrews
Centre Manager
Miss Chrystle Smith
Assistant Centre Manager

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Message from the Educational Leader

Dear Valued Centre Families.

 

Firstly, I would like to extend a big welcome to all our new families who have joined us this year. We very much look forward to seeing your children grow and learn while forming new friendships and special bonds with their educators.

 

We wish to advise our families that from the 1st of February 2024 all services approved under the National Law will be required to use the updated version V2.0 of the Early Learning Framework. Kidi Kingdom Child Care Springfield has been transitioning to this new version since January 2024 and has been successful in planning for, implementing and embedding key changes in our programming and practices. These included a more in depth focus on our transitions, theoretical approaches, critical reflection that drives improvement, inclusion and the addition of three new principles: The acknowledgment and teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives, actively practicing and endorsing Sustainability and as educators, focussing on Collaborative leadership and teamwork.

 

Please see the link below for more information on the updated framework.

 

https://www.acecqa.gov.au/media/35771

 

This year I look forward to working with our teachers and educators in facilitating a number of fun excursions and incursions for our children across all classrooms that will expand their knowledge on topics like the Arts, Construction, Culture, Nutrition and Technology. More information on these events will be communicated via HubHello in the coming months.

 

As the children settle into their new rooms, we like to take the opportunity to re-evaluate their learning and developmental goals and would like to request our families to please complete their family goals sheets handed out recently. If you did not receive a goal sheet see the office for either a hard copy. Families can also request a digital copy via email.

 

At Kidi Kingdom Child Care we believe that children's learning is maximised through the collaborative efforts of families and educators so we would like to thank our families for their continuous involvement. Your feedback on your child's learning is highly valued - so if you have the time to do so, our educators would absolutely love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave comments on the classroom daily news feeds or monthly observations, this greatly helps with communication where families haven't been able to speak face to face with their child's room educators. This also provides the opportunity to start discussions on information regarding your child's development that either party would like to share or even address particular needs or concerns that you would like to pinpoint at the time.

 

Kind Regards, Miss Chrystle Smith - Educational Leader.

Message from the Early Learners Room

Dear Families of the Early Learners Room.

2023 was a incredible year of growth, exploration, and achievements, we are delighted to share the joy of the holiday season with you. Here's a recap of the festive activities in our Early Learner's Room and the goal achievements based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Our little ones transformed the nursery into a magical Christmas wonderland with their handmade ornaments and festive decorations. The joyous atmosphere filled with laughter and twinkling lights was a sight to behold. Thank you to our families for actively participating in our family engagement activities, including the Christmas party. Your involvement enhances the sense of community and supports your child's learning journey with us.

In December, we also observed significant progress in communication and language development. From babbling to first words, each child made strides in expressing themselves. Miss Tata facilitated language rich experiences, fostering meaningful interactions.

In January, we were excited to share the latest happenings in our child care centre as we welcomed new friends and delved into enriching experiences aligned with children's interests. The transition into the room has been a heartwarming journey, filled with cuddles, smiles, and getting to know each unique personality. Our main focus is on ensuring a seamless integration, providing a nurturing environment for these little ones to thrive.

In February, our children engaged in vibrant activities that celebrated the rich Maori culture in honour of and to gain a cultural understanding of Waitangi Day with the focus on learning through traditional arts and crafts while fostering a sense of belonging within our diverse community.

As we move forward, our focus remains on ensuring a smooth transition for new babies and supporting personalised learning goals for each child. We value your feedback and collaboration in this shared endeavor. Thank you for entrusting us with the care and education of your precious ones. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child's progress, please feel free to reach out.

This year we plan to engage in some exciting adventures where we can grow, learn and thrive together. I look forward to getting to know the new families and children and being a part of their ongoing growth and development.

Kind Regards, Miss Anum - Early Learners Room Educator.

Message from the Junior Early Years Room

Dear Families of the Junior Early Years Room.

As we start our adventures for the New Year, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Junior Early Years Room. We look forward to getting to know the children and helping them grow throughout this year.

Just a little recap for December where we celebrated the Christmas season, participating in various activities and celebrations.

During January, we celebrated International Mind, Body and Wellness day, where the children participated in a variety of calming and breathing exercises to relax their minds and bodies. We also celebrated Australia Day, where the children engaged in some fun-filled messy activities and we spoke about the history behind Australia Day.

In the month of February we celebrated Waitangi Day where the children were able to create their own visions during our Waitangi Day activities and putting together a cultural skirt made out of feathers that the children had painted.

Kind Regards, Miss Maddi and Miss Chloe - Junior Early Years Room Educators.

Message from the Early Years Room

Dear Families of the Early Years Room.

My name is Miss Rianon and I will be your child's lead educator working alongside Miss Phoebe.

Transitions provide a unique opportunity to build relationships with both the children and their families. Transitions can be a special time for building relationships. It is an opportunity to engage with the children and their families in a more personal way, learning about their interests, preferences, and unique qualities. We are exploring these in different ways. These experiences are great for the children's milestone development as they follow and understand instructions, having to stop and move around the room, etc.

We are thrilled to witness the children as they explore the expansive outdoor environment, enriching their physical and social well-being. With the guidance and support of their educators, they are embracing new challenges, and we are confident that they will make remarkable strides in their outdoor adventures.

In the coming months, we will also be focusing on shapes, numbers, and colours, providing engaging activities to support their learning in these areas.

Additionally, the Early Years Room is learning about toilet training. We understand that every child is different, so we approach toilet training with the understanding that there is no one-size-fits all approach. We are here to support each child's unique journey.

Please remember to provide your child with a fitted sheet and a flat sheet for rest time, as it can get chilly in the room when they aren't moving around while the air conditioning is on. Additionally, please ensure your child has a hat with their name on it that can be left at the centre. You are welcome to bring nappies in a box or bag, and we will let you know when we are running low. Lastly, please pack lots of spare clothes, as you can never be too sure what the day will bring. Thank you for your cooperation.

Kind Regards, Miss Rianon and Miss Phoebe - Early Years Educators.

Message from the Senior Early Years Room

Dear Families of the Senior Early years Room.

We are delighted to welcome the children to the Senior Early Years room for Term 1, 2024.

In December, we engaged the children in a variety of activities using recyclable materials and natural resources, tailored to different age stages. We also taught them about the significance of festivals and the importance of gratitude. It was heartwarming to see the children apply their skills and personal interests to create Christmas gifts for their families, culminating in a joyous centre Christmas party shared with all families.

January marks the beginning of new learning journeys and challenges in our new room. The children have adeptly managed their routine transitions and we continue to prioritize their health. During morning tea time, they are encouraged to independently choose fresh fruits and discuss the nutritional benefits they offer. We have also valued the children's input in arranging the room and have collaborated with parents to discuss individual and room goals for the new term.

In February, we are diving into the new term with a focus on self-awareness and belonging. We've created name tags for lockers and cups using letter stickers, designed pencil cases and notebooks to help the children safeguard their possessions and foster responsibility. Our daily 'yarn time' has been revamped to include 'show and tell,' enhancing the children's thinking, storytelling, and sharing skills. We've also introduced 'Chinese lessons' covering polite phrases and simple dialogues, along with Chinese gymnastics, to promote understanding of different cultures and physical activity. Our commitment to reusing recyclable items for artistic creation continues, encouraging environmental protection and sparking creativity. The children use their notebooks for daily writing exercises, including names, numbers and shapes.

Additionally, inspired by the children's interest in role play and their remarkable creativity, we have crafted a 'Marae' house to educate them about the significance of Waitangi Day. Looking ahead, we will celebrate Chinese New Year, encouraging an understanding and celebration of diverse cultures.

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of my impending departure from our team due to changes in immigration policies. Regrettably, I am unable to renew my visa to continue residing in Australia. Working alongside Kidi Kingdom has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and I take immense pride in being part of such a dedicated and inspiring team. I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the parents for their trust in me. My time here has been filled with precious memories, particularly those shared with the children, which I will always cherish. Thank you for all your trust and support.

Kind Regards, Miss TaTa and Miss Raquel - Senior Early Years Educators.

Message from the Kindergarten Room

Dear Families of the Kindergarten Room.

It has been an exciting period in the Kindergarten room! The children have been actively participating in various activities to help them transition smoothly into the environment and develop transitional skills. They have been reintroduced to basic classroom routines and procedures, such as lining up, taking turns and following instructions, to establish a positive and structured learning environment.

The children have also been exploring a range of learning experiences, including literacy, math, science, art and sensory play to encourage hands on exploration and creativity. Additionally, there has been a focus on developing early literacy and numeracy skills through read-aloud sessions, interactive stories, singing songs and introducing letters, numbers, shapes and colours.

In January, the children explored Australian, Indigenous, and Torres Strait Islander culture through various activities, including flag cut and paste, flag matching with bottle caps and exploration of Australian animals and their habitats. Australia Day activities provided an opportunity to recognise and honour the Indigenous cultures that have shaped the land for thousands of years, as well as the diverse multicultural communities that have contributed to the nation's identity. Embracing and including the children in cultural diversity on this day promotes understanding, unity and reconciliation, emphasising the importance of mutual respect and appreciation for the various backgrounds that make up the fabric of Australian society.

In February, the children celebrated Waitangi Day and The Chinese Lunar New Year. The children learnt about New Zealand culture and the importance of Waitangi Day for Maori culture, including the Kakahu and traditional clothing made of feathers. The children worked together to create their very own version of a Kakahu. To celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, the children practiced their cutting skills as they made their very own dragons. Chinese culture believes dragons are a symbol of strength and magnanimity.

The children have also been engaging in a range of letter sound recognition activities as they begin to identify and write the letters of their name. Letter sound recognition is an essential foundational skill for kindergarten children as it forms the cornerstone of their journey into literacy. Mastering the connection between letters and their corresponding sounds empowers young learners to decode words and begin the process of reading independently.

Kind Regards, Miss Mikaela and Miss Jazz - Kindergarten Teachers.

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PARENTS HUMOUR
Educator of the Month

Educator of the Month December is Miss Rianon.

Team member of the month of December goes to Miss Rianon for stepping up as lead educator in the Junior Early Years room. Miss Rianon has done a wonderful job and all the children love her.

Educator of the Month for January is Miss Natalie.

Team member of the month of January goes to Miss Natalie for her outstanding commitment to the Kidi Kingdom Community.

Educator of the Month for February is Miss Raquel.

Team member of the month of February goes to Miss Raquel for going above and beyond her duties of care.

 

Cooking with Children!

Easy Pizza Scrolls.

How to Make this Recipe

● Super easy     ● 10:00 Prep     ● 20:00 Cook

Ingredients:

● Easy Pizza Scrolls

● 1 cup self-raising flour

● 3/4 cup Greek style yoghurt

● 100g ham, shredded

● 1/2 cup cheese, grated

● 1/4 cup bolognese pasta sauce

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking tray with paper.

2. Combine self-raising flour with yoghurt in a bowl. Mix to form a smooth ball. Knead for 5 minutes.

3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 30cmx25cm rectangle. Spread pasta sauce over dough and top with ham and grated cheese.

4. Roll up from the long side and cut into 3cm thick slices. Place cut-side up onto tray. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.

 
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Centre Photos

 
 

Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centres

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Address: 87 Brygon Creek Drive, Upper Coomera QLD 4209

Telephone: (07) 5529 9170

eMail: c@kidikingdom.com.au

Hillcrest Centre

Address: 16 Sweetgum Street, Hillcrest QLD 4118

Telephone: (07) 3800 7766

eMail: h@kidikingdom.com.au

Springfield Centre

Address: 36 Sapphire Street, Springfield, QLD 4300

Telephone: (07) 3818 2900

eMail: s@kidikingdom.com.au

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Address: 1 Winchester Cres, Pimpama QLD 4209

Telephone: (07) 5619 8111

eMail: p@kidikingdom.com.au

 

 

 

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