Newsletter Spring / Summer 2023 Edition
Kidi Kingdom Child Care - Pimpama
 
  
December 2023
Friday 22nd - (2pm-4pm) - Pimpama Centre Children's Christmas Party
January 2024
Wednesday 3rd - (All Day) - International Mind-Body and Wellness Day
Thursday 25th - (All Day) - Australia Day Celebrations
February 2024
Tuesday 6th - (All Day) - Waitangi Day Celebrations
Friday 9th - (All Day) - Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon
Wednesday 14th - (All Day) - Valentines Day Celebrations
What is Kindy?
Kindergarten, known as kindy, is a part-time educational program for children in the year before Prep (the first year of school in Queensland). Kindy is a place where your child will learn through play experiences and interactions that support their early learning, wellbeing and development. By participating in kindy, children develop a love of learning and are supported with their transition to Prep. Queensland Government-approved kindy programs are delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher. Kindy programs can be offered at early childhood education centres; selected rural and remote and other selected state schools where there have been barriers to access kindergarten; and by distance education or eKindy for some children who cannot access a centre.
 

Learning at Kindy

Kindy provides young children with opportunities to:
  • use language to communicate ideas, feelings and needs
  • make friends, interact and cooperate with others
  • identify issues and develop problem solving skills
  • become more confident and independent in their abilities
  • connect with, explore and contribute to their world
  • build their knowledge and explore new ideas, helping to build their confidence.
Free Kindy from 2024 !

The Queensland Government is making kindy free for all Queensland families. Kindy will be free for eligible-aged children who attend a government-approved program offering free kindy from 1 January 2024. This is 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year, of free kindy taught by a qualified early childhood teacher. Families can choose kindy in a sessional kindergarten or kindergarten in a long day care. In Queensland, children can attend kindy in the year before they start Prep.

Each service is different and some may have a waiting list, so it's a good idea to speak to your chosen service about the best time to enrol your child. Your child must be 4 years old by 30 June in the year they enrol to participate in kindy.

Letter from the Centre Manager

Welcome Valued Families of Kidi Kingdom Child Care Pimpama.

 

How exciting to be sharing our Spring / Summer Newsletter of 2023 with you all. I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Kidi Kingdom as your childcare provider. I have had a wonderful experience meeting all our new families, children and team of superstar educators.

 

I hope that the lovely, sunny days that have finally arrived are being enjoyed by our family. As we approach the joyous season of Christmas, I am thrilled to provide some fantastic updates on what's been going on around our centre!

 

Our young children love Ginger Sport with Coach Mo! Playing soccer with Mr. Mo provides youngsters a safe, supportive, and positive atmosphere. It's an excellent sport for children to begin with. It imparts coordination and teamwork in a fun and upbeat manner.

 

Also we have an ongoing fun and active Tiny Tennis program with Miss Erin, designed specifically for 2 to 5 years olds. This program introduces our little ones to the basics of tennis, develops motor skills and hand-eye coordination, increases confidence and builds team play and group participation !!!

 

Happy Feet Fitness with Miss Emma, our children are welcomed into an environment where we encourage a growth mindset, an appreciation of health and an active lifestyle. We also provide them with educational content that broadens their horizons and equips them with the confidence they need to navigate through life.

 

Additionally, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to several incredible team members who have joined the Kidi Kingdom family.

 

Miss Kristell is our Lead Educator in the Junior Early Years classroom with many years of experience in the early childhood education industry. Miss Holly also a Lead Educator in our second Junior Early Years Room, Miss Holly is eager to build relationships, expand her experience and expertise at our centre.

 

Mister Fernando - Our New Centre Chef. Every day, for morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea, the kids are treated to a choice of delectable and nourishing gourmet meals that they adore.

 

Please like our Facebook page to stay up to date with events and important information. We always appreciate our loyal families helping our centre by sharing your positive experiences to the local community by writing a quick Google or Facebook review. Thank you to all the families that have already taken to the time to write a review. Much appreciated :)

 

Kind Regards,
Jessica Hines
Centre Manager

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Message from the Educational Program Leader

My name is Kajal and I am your Educational Leader for Kidi Kingdom Child Care Pimpama. I will be ensuring every classroom meets the highest quality standards with their educational documentation. Please feel free to view the weekly program in your child's room and access Hubhello with your username and password.

I am here to support the educators to ensure their programming documentation relating to your child's development is of high standard and your child is receiving the best possible care that they deserve and are developing positively. Feel free to bring in all your recyclables, any old pots and pans for our rooms to use in their daily programs for our sustainability practices.

We welcome your feedback and will implement all your feedback as we are aiming for your child to thrive and extend on their developmental milestones whilst they are in our care at Kidi Kingdom Child Care Pimpama.

Kind Regards, Miss Kajal Educational Leader.

Early Years Room

Welcome to the Early Years Room.

What a fascinating time we have had whilst celebrating Father's Day, Grandparent's Morning Tea, Day for Daniel, Halloween, Diwali and many more events.

Each week we chose new topics to explore with the children by implementing new experiences. We create a safe environment for children during these fun experiences.

Our learning has been moving forward with a range of opportunities available for every child and their emerging interests. Our young children grasped new skills and knowledge on emotions, feelings, sea animals, wild animals, domestic animals, face parts, body parts, shapes, numbers, and alphabets. All these brilliant subjects have helped to keep our children interested and stimulated, keeping these fast-paced little human's going with no intention of slowing down developing their growing brains and bodies!

Our children also develop new skills as they engage in learning experiences that support their developing personalities. It is amazing that children are so committed to these experiences at such a young age and we look forward to sharing these wonderful learning developments and milestones with our families.

Kind Regards, Miss Kajal and Miss Talia.

Junior Early Learners Room

Dear Valued Families of the Junior Early Learners Room.

We wish to extend a warm welcome to all of our families!

The last few months have been a great opportunity to celebrate multiculturalism, participation inclusiveness, diversity, respect and the sense of belonging for everyone in the centre and our community as we celebrated Halloween, Day for Daniel, Grandparent's Morning Tea and Father's Day. Our Diwali celebration extended in expressive arts and crafts, roleplay, music and dance.

Our morning group times have been a great success with children engaging in experiences that promote colour recognition, learning our names, learning new songs and listening to stories each day. The children have also shown great interest in learning about recycling. Teaching the children to care for the environment and turning recyclable items into art and crafts has been a focus of our learning. We would love any recyclable materials you may throw out at home as we can turn these items into something amazing.

The room program is age appropriate, safe, fun and based on the children's interests by encouraging independence, confidence, building friendships and creating a sense of belonging as the children explore new adventures, exciting activities and participate in experiences that support the children's imagination. We are all very excited for what the rest of the year has in store. We would also like to remind parents that your input is very important and appreciated.

Kind Regards, Miss Rebecca, Miss Kylie and Miss Kitvida.

Early Learners Room

Welcome Valued Families to the Early Learners Room.

Over the past three months we have been extending on the children's interests, strength and their abilities. We also celebrated Kidi Kingdom's calendar of events. The children participated in events such as Father's Day and got to spend time with their parents together at the centre. We also focused on "Child Protection Week" where we talked about stranger danger. We have explored learning games numbers, colours and problem solving and concentration including lego, puzzles and sensory exploration. We welcomed spring and participated in outdoor experiences with more daylight, as Spring & Summer is a representation of new life and light. We have also been spending time outdoors exploring our vegetable garden.

In the month of October, we learnt the importance of weather and explored the outdoor environment. We also participated in special events including the Diwali celebration in respect of diversity and Halloween party where we wore special costumes.

We have welcomed new friends in our room and are following our routine to ensure our little ones are comfortable and stable. With routines, babies understand the procedures and make their environment and day more predictable.

In the Early Learners room the children are always encouraged to explore all learning areas to express their interests and supported to feel comfortable and happy. I have noticed babies high interest in the yarning circle in the morning. A Yarning circle helps babies to understand the concept of building respectful relationships with others and welcome diversity. It also helps to enhance communication skills.

We are also focusing on drawing experiences with the children. We are providing the children with a variety of activities to develop their pre-writing skills and also we are encouraging the children to use the pincer grip to improve early writing skills.

Please contact us anytime if you wish to discuss your child's development and learning. Thank you to all our families for all your support.

Kind Regards, Miss Sandy and Miss Manpreet.

Senior Early Years Room

Welcome Valued Families to the Senior Early Years Room.

It has been a fun filled couple of months in the Senior Early Years Room ! We would like to start by welcoming all our new families to the Senior Early Years Classroom.

In the month of October, I joined the Kidi Kingdom Child Care Pimpama team. My name is Miss Kristell and I am your child's new lead educator. The children have done amazingly in establishing their own individual connection with me which has been comforting for me and for the children.

During this month, we have participated in many experiences supporting the children's emotions, hygiene, number and colour recognition and currently revisiting our ABC's. One activity that the children really loved participating in was making and decorating their own biscuits. Not only was it a great learning experience but the end result was yummy to eat.

I am really looking forward to the next few months where the children can start creating some Christmas decor for their families including Christmas trees for their homes and turning our classroom into a Christmas wonderland.

Kind Regards, Miss Kristell.

Kindergarten Room

In our Kindergarten Room we have been focusing on our transition to Prep for 2024 and supporting the children in preparing for their new journey.

We have been introduced experiences, been involved in group & individual discussions, talked about how the children will eat lunch, play outdoors and learn in the classroom whilst starting their preparatory year.

Children's School Readiness is important to assist the children in feeling at ease when transitioning into the school system. We ensure the children are emotionally independent and feel confident in leaving the early education setting to a new environment.

During the last few months, we have also focused on the children's emerging skills. Early numeracy and literacy has played a big part in our education journey. This includes number recognition, counting and matching. We also introduced sensory sand trays where the children could trace different shapes and write letters in the sand. During our learning journey, we also participated in experiences with the interactive smart board including reading and writing.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our 2023 Kindergarten Graduates a wonderful journey into their Prep year and many happy days at big school.

Kind Regards, Miss Assra and Miss Kiran.

School Care Room

Dear Valued Families of the School Care Room.

It has been absolutely amazing getting to know you and your children over the last couple of months. In such a short time we have made such magical memories together in our School Care space. We have spent the last few months adjusting to our new space and educators together.

Some of our afternoons are spent in our "school care space" tent, relaxing with the squishmallows. This space supports the development of our emerging self-regulation skills. We have also participated in some outdoor sports experiences. This has led us to exploring sporting culture, and discussing the way that we celebrate important events in our world.

School Care are now fully in the swing of things for Christmas and are counting down the days until our first Christmas vacation care together. Please notify our Centre Manager if you wish to enrol in our special school holiday program.

Kind Regards, Miss Destiny and Miss Melanie.

Small Business Promotionn
Kidi 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
Educator of the Month

Team Member of the Month for September is Miss Melanie!

Congratulations Miss Melanie - Thank you for being kind, caring, friendly, and patient with children. We cannot thank you enough for always encouraging them to feel happy and comfortable with their peers.

Team Member of the Month for October is Miss Destiny!

Congratulations Miss Destiny - We appreciate you for being the most fun-loving educator any child could have. We really appreciate everything children have learned from you.

Team Member of the Month for November is Miss Kiran!

Congratulations Miss Kiran - Your hard work and love for the children is an example to everyone in our team! Thank you for being your best every day!

 

Cooking with Children!

Fairy Bread Fudge.

How to Make this Recipe

Ingredients:

● Peel and dice the sweet potato, and then cook until mashable. I did this step in the microwave. (Image 1) Drain off as much liquid as you can.

● Grate the apple (I used a box grater). (Image 2)

● Mash the sweet potato. (Image 3)

● Mix in the grated apple (Image 4)

● Add the flour, egg and sage in a large bowl to the sweet potato mixture.

● Mix until all combined.

● Grab tablespoonfuls and cook over medium heat with olive oil in a fry pan/ skillet.

● Flip when golden brown and cook until golden on the other side. Drain on paper towels.

Method:

Step 1

Line a 19cm (base) square cake pan with foil, allowing sides to overhang. Place 1/2 the condensed milk, 1/2 the chocolate and 1/2 the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth.

Step 2

Remove from the heat and add a few drops of food coloring. Stir until evenly combined. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until just firm.

Step 3

Repeat the process with remaining condensed milk, chocolate and butter. Stir in vanilla. Pour over the pink layer in the pan and smooth the surface. Sprinkle with hundreds & thousands and gently press to secure. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Cut into small squares to serve (take care handling the fudge as it will be soft). Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Recipe Notes:

Why is it called fairy bread?

Apparently fairy bread was the name originally used to describe wafer-thin crispy toast served with soup. In the 1920s, it was referred to as a party treat for kids in a Hobart newspaper and the rest is history. Although the name was most likely chosen because of its colorful appearance, some say it came from Robert Louis Stevenson's poem Fairy Bread, where he writes of children eating fairy bread as they listen to fairy tales being told.

Why is fairy bread so popular in Australia?

Ever since it was first mentioned in a Tasmanian newspaper in 1929, fairy bread was adopted throughout Australia and New Zealand as the ultimate kids party dish. It's easy to make, doesn't cost much, only requires 3 ingredients and always makes children wide-eyed with excitement.

 
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