Families of the Early Learners Room,
hasn't this year just flown by fast already! We have been
very busy in the Early Learners Room and would like to give
a big warm welcome to the families who have started with us
like to welcome Miss Tahlia into our Early Learners Room,
she has a very bubbly personality, and we are positive that
you will love her. Miss Taliais starting her career in
Childcare with our Kidi Kingdom family and is studying her
Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care.
been focusing on animals recently and learning about what
animals live under the water. Miss Natalie has created a
pond which we are decorating and adding lily-pads, frogs,
ducks etc. The children are having so much fun with this
Learners children are still extremely interested in books,
the children have been reading plenty of books with their
friends and educators, intrigued with all the stories.
Anyone can be a great storyteller and we encourage our
families to grab a book, sit down beside your child and read
and / or observe the book, pointing out pictures or words
and simply just talking about the book. You will be a great
role model as your child will learn by watching you hold a
book the right way and seeing how you move through the book
by gently turning the pages, talking, and singing everyday
helps children's development in so many ways.
still continually strict hand washing protocols, with COVID
still up in the air, we are keeping children aware of their
surroundings and constantly washing our hands. Germs from
unwashed hands can be transferred to other objects and then
transferred to another person's hands, removing germs
through hand washing helps prevent the spread of germs.
Miss Natalie and Miss Tahlia.
Junior Early Years
Families of the Junior Early Years Room,
like to introduce myself; I am Puneet Kaur and I am the new
Lead Educator for the Junior Early Years Room. I have
completed my Certificate 3 in Education and Care and the
Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am
currently studying my Diploma in Leadership and Management.
Miss Steph gave birth to an adorable baby boy on 14th of
April, 2021, before she went on maternity leave, I spent a
time with her getting to know the room, the children and the
routine. In that time I created great bonds with the
children and got to understand their routines to support
them in their learning journey.
past few months, we have planned all the experiences
according to the children's interests as well as to increase
their interests and skills. We did lots of sensory
activities such as bubble wrap play, rice play, oats play,
gardening, and nature related activities. These activities
increase children's hand and eye coordination skills, colour
recognition skills, language skills as well fine and gross
some short-term goals that I would like to achieve with the
children in the Junior Early Years room, such as to teach
moral values to children and start with basics including
manners. For behavior management we teach children to use
gentle hands, say sorry, say thank you and we talk about our
feeling for example what are you feeling today ? happy, sad,
cry or good. Along with this I am searching for a few
websites about their sensory play, painting, gardening and
many more. Below is a link to some gardening tips and
Miss Puneet, Miss Astrid and Miss Simone.
Families of the Early Years Room.
like to welcome all our new families to our classroom. We
are looking forward to getting to know you all. March was a
fun filled and exciting month in our classroom as the
children enjoyed celebrating St Patrick's Day and the Irish
culture, it was wonderful to see the children dancing to
Irish music and participating in many art and craft
activities. During the month of April, the children have
been very active and engaged in exploring the outdoor
environment, gardening, watering the plants and showing an
interest in recycling, sustainability and taking care of the
environment. The children have created many beautiful pieces
of artwork around these topics including flowers made from
recycled egg cartons, and a collage made from recycled
newspaper. It was great to see the children's excitement
when they painted using natural materials including leaves,
sticks and bark.
Day was on the 25th of April, we celebrated Anzac Day here
at the centre on the 26th April, the children took part in
learning activities to commemorate the brave soldiers by
making red poppies and a handprint wreath. The Month of May
we have been working on building friendships and creating a sense
of belonging through small group experiences, dance and
movement and group time discussions.
all families to be an active part of our daily curriculum
and build continued partnerships within our service. We love
to hear about all your weekend adventures, so please do not
hesitate to let us know and we can extend on these
experiences through a fun and engaging curriculum plan.
Miss Rebecca and Miss Holly.
our families of the Pre Prep Room.
Prep children have been extremely busy learners the past
couple of months. We have been having group discussions
about "Big School" and had a visit from the Upper Coomera
State College Learning Co-Ordinator, Mrs Chapman.
March, the children have been working with the children to
recite all the sounds of the alphabet and we have been
continuing with this experience a couple of times each day.
We focused on promoting positive friendships and acceptance,
as we talked about diverse cultures and upcoming events,
such as St Patrick's Day on the 19th of March where the
children participated in fun collaging activities.
the children enjoyed the opportunity to explore with
syllables they seemed to grasp the concepts quickly.
In May the
children began to engage in more in-depth learning, and
therefore we are revising letter sounds, rhyming words,
syllables and introducing two and three letter words. We are
also providing more opportunities for one-on-one support
during the next couple of months. To encourage the children
to extend on their emergent writing skills, including
activities such as clay experiences to strengthen fine motor
skills, and learning to write their names.
continuing to incorporate a variety of cultural songs and
activities during our group times and indoor play
experiences as well. We have some more fun learning
experiences on the program over the next few weeks including
gardens, science experience and more. There is a great free
app called Writing Wizard for children to practice on their
Miss Antoinetta and Miss Rachael.
After School Care / Vacation Care
Families of the School Care Room.
My name is
Miss Naila, I have my Diploma in Early Childhood Education
and Care. I'm currently studying my Bachelor of Early Childhood. I
am the second Early Childhood Teacher at the centre and I am
the Lead Educator for the school care program that we
provide here at Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centre - Coomera.
time so far, I have connected with all the children and
expanded on the children's interests for experiences. We are
currently focusing on sustainability activities for the
centre, looking at things we can make, things we can recycle
and things we can save.
arrive back to Kidi Kingdom from the Bus trip in the
have been enjoying discussions about our day at school and
over some afternoon tea.
care is approaching soon and we encourage you to register
your enrolment as we have an amazing program on offer this
school holidays. I look forward to bonding with your
children and developing new relationships with our families.
If you have any questions regarding your children and our
program, please do not hesitate to ask.