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

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

Welcome to another exciting edition of the Kidi Kingdom Child Care Hillcrest Newsletter for 2021!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new families to the centre. I look forward to building strong and lasting relationships with you all as your children grow and develop. I would also like to welcome back all our existing families to 2021. Your support during 2020 was very noticed and greatly appreciated.

Starting off with some exciting news, Miss Kyra gave birth to a healthy baby boy in January - Laiken Norwood Senior. Both mum and bub are doing well, and we look forward to welcoming Miss Kyra back from her maternity leave in April.

Both myself and our dedicated team at Kidi Kingdom Hillcrest are always available and willing to assist in any way we can.

We would like to also wish all our Pre-Prep children who graduated last year all the best in their transition to school! We hope to see you in our After School, Before School and Vacation Care program! Due to COVID 19 and ensuring our children and families were safe our Graduation Ceremony was held at the centre and filmed for our families to watch, below is a link to our Graduation Celebration.

Did you know we also offer casual days? If you would like more information, please let me know.

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 Hillcrest Pre-Prepís Graduation Party

Julie Hunter,
April Hall
Centre Manager

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Around the Classroom

Early Learners

Welcome Families to our Early Learners Room! We have had a wonderful past few months in our room as all of the children have reached milestones and continuing tolerant, grow and play. We have engaged in a lot of sensory play, exploring different textures, playing with bubbles, as well as having fun with water and sand. We have had so much fun dancing and singing to many nursery rhymes. We focused on the different types of animals such as Australian animals in recognition of Australia Day. We have fare welled some friends who have moved up to Junior Early Years, as well as welcoming new friends and families to the centre. We love interacting with your children and watching as they continue to grow, develop, and reach milestones. We are very excited for the coming months as our centre celebrates upcoming events! If you have any questions or ideas please feel free to let us know!

Thank you, Miss Cheri and Miss Benita.

 

Junior Early Years

Welcome to Junior Early Years Room! We have had so much fun and engaged in lots of learning experiences during December, January and February. The children made lovely Christmas gifts for their families and learnt some new Christmas songs. During January, we focused on Australian animals which related to our Australia Day theme. We also continued developing our skills in colour recognition, letters, numbers and shapes.

During February, the children began familiarizing themselves with a range of different body parts, naming their own eyes, mouths, noses, and ears. Most of the children showed an interest in dinosaurs, which supported their learning as we explored the topic through a range of experiences and investigations. The children have also been working on developing pencil and hand grip through scissor and colouring activities.

Thank you, Miss Jill, Miss Maddison and Miss Torrie.

 

Early Years

Welcome Parents, Caregivers and Friends to our first Newsletter for the Year! In the Early Years Room during December, we focused on helping some of our friends who transitioned up to the Pre-Prep room as well as continuing our learning of basic shapes, colours and numbers. We also joined in on our Christmas celebrations through singing, listening to Christmas songs and plenty of arts and crafts.

Over the past few months, we have celebrated some exciting events, we joined in celebrating Australia Day through pictures, decorations, easel painting and listening to Australian songs and singing along to the Australian National Anthem. We have celebrating 'Waitangi day' with our friends through art work, various activities as well as traditional music. We have had so much fun during 'Chinese new year' and sharing our love to our families During 'Valentine day' celebrations.

Each we week during these months we have continued with the learning of our shapes, colours, numbers and enhanced our self-help skills through toilet training, making our beds and packing away after meals and play. We are looking forward to start identifying our names and expand our learning of our shapes, colours and numbers as well as extending on the children interests each day.

We would like to thank all our families for your continued support, if you have any input or ideas for our learning programming please fell free speak to one of us as we love to hear from you!

Thank you, Miss Christina, Miss Michelle and Mr. Hayden.

 

Pre-Prep

Welcome to our Pre-Prep families, existing, new and families of the children who have transitioned up from the Early Years Room in January. We look forward to building strong and positive relationships with your children as we assist in preparing them for school in 2022.

December saw a month full of fun, Christmas crafts, activities, and new traditions in thePre-Prep. We embedded Advent Reading, which is a tradition where Miss Courtney wrapped Christmas themed books and each day a different child was able to unwrap a book that we then read together as a class. The children also made lots of wonderful gifts for their families that were greatly appreciated.

During January, we fare welled our Pre-Prep's that ventured off to big school and welcomed some new friends. We spent some time getting to know one another and embedding new routines before we started focusing on our Kindergarten curriculum for the year. Each week the children will explore a new letter, number, shape and colour which will assist in building upon foundational academic skills required for formal schooling.

We have also engaged in a number of celebrations such as Australia Day, Waitangi Day, Chinese New Year, and Valentine's Day. During these celebrations, the children engaged in discussions as well as craft activities in recognition of different cultures and traditions.

During the month of February, the Pre-Prep class participated in a 'containers for change' recycling program. The funds raised will go towards setting up a vegetable garden at the centre - the 'Kidi Kingdom Community Patch', which will provide families with access to fresh herbs and vegetables. This is a great sense initiative and will help teach the children about the importance of recycling, sustainability, as well a living things that you can find in garden soil. Any donations of 10 cent recyclable containers will kindly be accepted into the pink tub at the front of the centre.

Thank you, Miss Courtney & Miss Kara.

 

Before and After School Care / Vacation Care

A big welcome to 2021 to our Before, After School Care and Vacation Care Families! During December and January, we had a number of children attend Vacation Care. The children participated in several excursions including bowling, Robelle Domain Water Park, Flagstone Adventure Park, and Bob Gamble Park. The children displayed great teamwork and communication skills and built some wonderful friendships with one another. We look forward to having all of our schoolies return forthe Kidi Kingdom Easter Vacation Care in April.

In January, the children returned back to school after a great holiday break. We welcomed some new Before and After School Care children who were Pre-Prep's children in 2020 and have been building new relationships and getting to know one another while transitioning into Before and After School care routines. Our educators look forward to continuing to build relationships with our schoolies and their families in 2021.

 Thank you, Miss Sandy.

 
BUSINESS
   
 

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

 

 

Please email marketing@kidikingdom.com.au if you would like your business featured in our Newsletter.

 

 

PARENTS HUMOUR
 
Team Member of the Month

Team member of the month for December has been awarded to Miss Benita for her dedication in providing a safe, healthy and fun environment for our children, thank you!

Team Member of the Month for December is Miss Benita!

Team member of the month for January has been awarded to Miss Sandy for her commitment and hard work in all that she does, we appreciate you!

Team Member of the Month forJanuary is Miss Sandy!

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
Xander Lam Matilda
     
Cadie Tavisha Liam
     
Ina-Marie Henry Loki
     
  Enzo  
     
We hope you enjoy your Birthday Card and Gift !
 
 

Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centres

Coomera Centre

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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