Newsletter Summer / Autumn 2021 Edition
Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centre - Springfield
 

March
Wednesday 3rd - (All Day)
Crazy Hair Day.
Wednesday 17th - (All Day)
St Patrick's Day Celebrations - Dress up in Green.
Friday 19th -(All Day)
Harmony Day.
 
April
Thursday 1st - (10.00am - 11.00am)
Easter Bonnet Parade.
Friday 23rd - (All Day)
Anzac Day Celebrations.
Wednesday 28th - (All Day)
Superhero Day.
 
May
Friday 7th - (10am-11am)
Mother's Day Morning Tea - Celebrate a day for your Mum.
Wednesday 19th - (10am - 11am)
Aunt's and Uncle's Morning Tea.

#LOOK_BEFORE_YOU_LOCK

Did you know that the temperature inside a parked car on a Summer's day can reach up to 30 degrees HOTTER than the outside temperature! A child left in a parked car for more than only 5 minutes can cause life-threatening circumstances as their body temperature rises 3 - 5 times faster than an adult! Parents, we can't stress enough to please always remember to #LookBeforeYouLock as it may save a life!

Attention Kidi Kingdom Families, you will notice some new signage on our Kidi Kingdom Courtesy Bus ! This is part of the #LookBeforeYouLock campaign introduced by the Queensland Government Early Childhood Education and Care.

Here at Kidi Kingdom Child Care the Children are our absolute number 1 priority as we are serious about children's safety and well being.

We have updated our Centre Policies and Procedures relating to our Courtesy Bus Transport Service to reflect new changes that have now been implemented to ensure the safety of the Children when utilising the Courtesy Bus for to and from Home or the Centre Drop off and Pick up service.

We would love for our families and the community to please take a few minutes to read the important information below:

IMPORTANT Tips for Families:

Create a 'Look Before You Lock' routine.

Building simple steps into your daily routine can help lower the risk of unintentionally leaving a child in a vehicle:

  • Place an item you will need at your destination in the back seat of the car, such as your bag or wallet.

  • Attach a mirror for rear facing car seats so you can easily see your child.

  • Create a mental checklist to run through every time you leave the car, such as 'baby, keys, bag'.

  • Get in the habit of checking your backseat every time you get out of the car. Check even if you know your child is not with you. This will help make looking before you lock part of your normal routine.

  • Look before you lock. Every time. Without fail.

  • Discuss your 'Look Before You Lock' routine with every person who drives your child anywhere. This includes partners, grandparents, babysitters, and friends.

  • Be extra alert if your routine changes. The risk of unintentionally leaving a child increases with a change in routine.

Importantly, if you accidentally lock your child in a car or you come across a child left unattended in a vehicle, remember to do the following:

  1. Keep calm.

  2. Think clearly and act quickly.

  3. Call your roadside assistance provider if you have one.

  4. Call 000 immediately if you have any concerns about the child's health.

Letter from the Centre Manager

Dear Valued Families of Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centre - Springfield.

Welcome to our first Newsletter Edition for 2021! I would like to thank our current and new families for choosing Kidi Kingdom Springfield to provide high quality education and care for your children.

This year at Kidi Kingdom we have big plans to build great relationships with our families! We will be involving our parents to be more inclusive of centre events, decision making, family committee meetings, voting for employee of the month and much more. Your feedback is always valued by myself and the Educators to ensure we are continuing to not only just meet with your needs and expectations of your children but to exceed them!

I hope our families are enjoying the updates from the Hubhello App, If you need any support with this program please come and discuss our program's with me at your convenience.

We wish all our Pre-Prep children from 2020 all the best on their new schooling adventures! May you grow in your learning journey, achieve your goals and dream big! We will miss you all and hope to see you all again!.

Please like our Facebook page and we always appreciate our loyal families helping our centre by share your positive experiences to the local community by writing a quick Google, CareForKids or Facebook review. Thank you for the families that have already taken to the time to write a review.

Click to watch Kidi Kingdom Springfield Pre-Prepís Graduation Party

Kind Regards,
April Hall
Centre Manager

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Around the Classroom

Early Learners

Welcome to the Families of the Early Learners Room. Miss Jaz and I would also like to give a big Kidi Kingdom welcome to all our new friends who started with us at the end of 2020 and the start of 2021!! Alice, Aiden, Ella, Matteo, Quinn, D'Or, Renesmee and Ashton - we are very excited to have you join our Kidi Kingdom family and cannot wait to watch you learn and grow with us.

Finishing off 2020 with a big month in December, we had a great time celebrating Christmas with our Kidi Kingdom Centre Christmas party where we had a fun filled afternoon tea outside, with games, craft activities as well as a big surprise from Santa himself! We made sure to take plenty of photos as our families unfortunately could not join us due to COVID restrictions.

We have spent the month of January getting to know the children and their families, establishing routines, and learning about the children's interests and needs. We have focused on laying strong foundations with the families in terms of trust, respect, confidence, and secure relationships to provide the best care for the children. A special congratulations to Quinn and Ivy who celebrated their first birthdays this month!

In the month of February, we will be focusing on the theme of Exploring Our World of Colour through various experiences including art, painting, literature, songs and venturing into the outside environment while following the children's interests when planning our days. We will also participate in the celebration of our calendar events such as Waitangi Day and Chinese New Year with themed experiences. We are immensely proud of how the children have settled in and look forward to lots of fun in the months to come. If there are any concerns or queries please feel free to either email the centre, pop it into the children's communication books or come speak with one of us, we are happy to answer any questions and help wherever we can.

Thank you, Miss Chrystleand Miss Jazarna.

 

Junior Early Years

Gurumba Bigi! (hello) to all our families for a fun and exciting 2021 in the Junior Early Years. A big welcome to all our new families from the Early Learners room who have now moved up to join us in Junior Early Years. We are all excited to share 2021 with you and your children we look forward to seeing everyone grow, learn, and explore together. Over the past couple of months, we have focused on getting to know everyone and ensuring everyone feels safe and settled as they transition between classrooms. We have enjoyed watching new friendships form and watching your children feel empowered to make choices regarding their own learning. In the Junior Early Years room, we use your children's strengths and interests as the basis of our curriculum and encourage the children to play an active role in the experiences we engage in. We also encourage families to provide input into our curriculum based on what you know about your children and their strengths, goals, and interests.

This year we have enjoyed exploring transport with emphasis on patterns made by car wheels, colour recognition, matching with traffic lights and fine motor development as we created paper planes and helicopters. We have explored healthy eating with a focus on fruits and vegetables. We have been discovering the world of insects with many hands-on messy play experiences relating to avariety of different bugs. While learning about bugs we explored insect habitats and what they like to eat through several age-appropriate story books. We are now looking to start our newest area of exploration which will be a class project called "All about me". Through this learning we will explore aspects of our faces and bodies, our five senses and look at what makes each child unique and special.

Here in the Junior Early Years room, we learn primarily with our hands and our bodies and so our learning can become quite messy. We ask if you could please pack plenty of spare clothes for your child to be able to fully engage in our classroom experiences. Also, if all belongings could please be labelled, we can ensure each child's possessions are accounted for and going home with the correct child. If you have any questions or enquires about the Junior Early Years room, please feel free to contact the centre and we will assist as much as possible.

Thank you, Miss Sarah, Miss Shaena & Miss Brooke.

 

Early Years

Welcome to our families of the Early Years Room. We are so pleased to be your children's Educators for the New Year! We would like to firstly introduce ourselves, Miss Natalie, Miss Raquel and Miss Madison. It has been a pleasure getting to know your children over the last few weeks as they have slowly transitioned to the room. During this time, we have introduced colours which we are now calling them our traffic light colours, red, yellow, and green. We are exploring the traffic light colours in different ways such as matching them to the same objects or finding the same colour around the room while some children are pointing out multiple colours in the one item. These experiences are great for their milestones as they follow and understand instructions, having to stop and move around the room, etc. We have also introduced picture books for the children to investigate and to extend on their activities they are exploring in the room. It is great to see the children explore the bigger outdoor environment as they enhance their physical and social well-being. They have quite a lot of challenges to explore and with the guidance from their educators they will achieve their achievements within the outdoor environment.

Over the next few months, we will be also focusing on shapes, numbers, nature, and mealtimes. With mealtimes we plan to cook, taste and explore different types of fruit and vegetables, visit our centre garden, and learn all about gardening and how farms produce our food. In our Early Years Room we will be commencing toilet training, if you believe that your child is ready to take the next step, we are more than happy to help you in this part of their milestone. We hope that you and your child will enjoy your time with us as we explore lots of new ideas and learn life skills to reach milestones.

A few housekeeping reminders:

Please provide your child with a fitted sheet and a flat sheet for them to snuggle up in for a more comfortable sleep in the scenario that they are a little cold from the Airconditioning. Please also bring a hat with your child's name that can be left at the centre and nappies (you are more than welcome to bring in a box or bag and we can then let you know when we are running low) and lucky last lots of changers of clothes please, you can never tell what the day may bring.

Thank you, Miss Natalie, Miss Raquel and Miss Madison.

 

Senior Early Years

Welcome Families to Senior Early Years Room. We are extremely excited for 2021 with heaps of fun and educational learning experiences planned. We have begun working on our routines and self-help skills for example, taking off and putting on our shoes, putting our bags in our lockers and putting our belongings in our bags as well as toilet training.

This month we were busy making Chinese Fans for Chinese New Year and different activities for Waitangi Day. For Valentine's day we created some lovely cards.

At the end of last year the children received some great new resources for their classroom, the new construction sets and toys were a big hit, the children get very creative with their construction building skills. the children also showed a lot of interest in science experiments, the children enjoyed exploring basic science experiments that has encouraged them to learn and ask questions, collect information, organise, and test ideas to solve problems.

Families we urge you to please label your children's belongings including bags, bottle, hats and sleep sheets. We would also like to remind you that every child requires a hat for outdoor play to keep them safe from our very strong Sun, If your child does not have a hat, please see the office.

If you have any questions, ideas and input on your children's learning please come and discuss these with us as we would love to hear from you!

Thank you, Miss Sarabjit and Miss Sandy.

 

Pre-Prep

Welcome Pre-Prep Families. We are excited to begin your child's new learning journey into 2021.I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new friends and their families, it is wonderful to see that you have all settled in well. The children have been engaging effortlessly in classroom learning experiences. We have all been focusing on our transition activities and building a sense of security and trust. This term's focus was on the development of communication, language literacy (ABC's phonics/Auslan sign alphabet) and numeracy skills (Counting on and counting back).

In the months to come we will continue with our alphabet and name recognition, counting, recognising numerals, memory games, show and tell, pencil grip skills, hand eye-coordination activities, gardening, exploring different cultures Science experiments, and lots more. We will also be continuing to focus on our self-help skills.

We are all looking forward to working closely with your children and yourselves, we always encourage parent input and welcome all your suggestions to best service your child's learning, development, and growth.

Thank you, Miss Maritza and Miss Taneeka.

 

Before and After School Care / Vacation Care

Welcome to 2021 School Care Program! We hope all our children and families had a great Summer break, we have looked forward to you returning back to our to School Care / Vacation Care Program. During the school holidays, our children had the great pleasure in exploring the outdoors, visiting the movies, sporting games, indoor venues and much more. Now that we have returned to school. It is great to see that some of our graduated Pre-Prep children have joined us for in the Before and After School Care Program!

This term we are looking to getting to know each other, setting goals and making new friendships. We will be looking into participating in an afternoon Natures cape program to expand our learning in different environments. Please feel free to approach me with any ideas you may have!

Thank you, Miss Josephine.

 
BUSINESS
   
 

KKidi Kingdom Child Care wishes to thank the following local business for their continued support.

 

 

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PARENTS HUMOUR
 
Team Member of the Month

Team member of the month for November has been awarded to Miss Madison for her commitment in finishing her studies it has been a pleasure to watch your grow in the Early Childhood sector. Well Done!

Team Member of the Month for November is Miss Madison!

Team member of the month for December has been awarded to Miss Josephine for being a dedicated Educator who is always so very supportive with the Children and the Kidi Kingdom Team!

Team Member of the Month for December is Miss Josephine!

Team member of the month for January has been awarded to Miss Sarah for her great enthusiasm for the new year 2021 as Lead Educator and being a supportive role model to Educators.

Team Member of the Month for January is Miss Sarah!

Recipes with Kids!

Click here to make your own delicious

Banana and Carrot Muffins

Follow the recipe here to make your own tasty

Vegie Falafels

Children's Birthday Celebrations
Hailey Jeeth Willow
     
Sasha Lillianna Dior
     
Vihaan Radin Spencer
     
Lillie Jazzy  
     
We hope you enjoy your Birthday Card and Gift !
 
 

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

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Address: 16 Sweetgum Street, Hillcrest QLD 4118

Telephone: (07) 3800 7766

eMail: h@kidikingdom.com.au

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Address: 36 Sapphire Street, Springfield, QLD 4300

Telephone: (07) 3818 2900

eMail: s@kidikingdom.com.au

 

 

 

 

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