Winter / Spring 2023 Edition
Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centre - Springfield
(8.00am - 1.00pm) - Photo Day & Pre-Prep Graduation
Friday 13th - (10am - 11am) -
Grandparents Day Morning Tea
Friday 27th - (All Day) -
Day for Daniel Morcombe
Tuesday 31st - (All Day) -
Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th - (All Day)
- Recycle Week
Monday 13th - (All Day) - Remembrance
Friday 17th - (All Day) -
Crazy Hair Day
Letter from the Centre Manager
fantastic last few months we have had here at Kidi Kingdom
Child Care Springfield. I would like to take this opportunity to
welcome all of our new families into our centre. We trust that
we are meeting all of your expectations, and welcome to the Kidi
Kingdom Child Care Springfield Community!
This term we
hosted our first parent and educator evening. The feedback we
received from the event was amazing and we are pleased that
families appreciated the one on one time with their child/ren's
educators. As the evening attracted great interest and not all
families were able to attend, we aim to plan for another parent
and educator evening before the end of year. We have also
enjoyed our annual Aunts and Uncles Day where we witnessed some
wonderful interactions between the children and their families.
As you are
aware, we have had changes to our fees along with CCS% changes
from 10th July, 2023. If you are still unsure or need more
information in regards to your account, please do not hesitate
to give the centre a call and you are more than welcome to make
time and sit with us to clarify.
reminder to our families that the centre provides all children's
meals, so you do not need to pack a lunch or snack for your
child. As we provide all meals, bringing food from outside the
centre can affect our food licensing agreement with our local
council and also poses a risk to children in the centre with
anaphylaxis. If you believe your child requires alternative food
at meal times, please let us know and we can arrange this for
also provides cups for your child to drink from. I understand
the importance of bringing in drink bottles, however our policy
states we do not accept drink bottles.
I would also
like to announce the expansion of our team and welcome our new
Kindergarten Teacher Miss Mikaela. Miss Mikaela will join us
Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. If you would like to meet Miss
Mikaela outside of these times, please see Miss Natalie and we
can arrange a time that suits everyone. Miss Mikaela is very
keen to join our little community and has wonderful ideas to
guide our Kindergarten children to be ready for their transition
to primary school.
We have lots
of exciting events coming up so please keep an eye out in your
emails and a notice in the foyer.
If you have
any other questions or concerns, feel free to see either myself
or Ms Chrystle or email us at email@example.com. We would
also like to invite our families to head over to our
Facebook and search us on
leave us a review. We always appreciate our families supporting
our centre with your positive experiences so we would love for
you to share with our local community by jumping on our website
Facebook and leaving us a review.
Assistant Centre Manager
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Message from the Educational Program Leader
Valued Centre Families,
for entrusting us with your children's care and education.
To summarise the curriculum for this term, our Early
Learners have been having fun with learning games and
kicking developmental goals! Our Junior Early Years friends
enjoyed exploring culture and diversity along with their
individual interests and also focused on family goals. Our
Early Years children delighted in experiencing the benefits
of a flexible indoor/outdoor program delivery while the
Senior Early Years classroom are thriving as they develop
increased independence and life skills through their daily
routines. Our Kindergarten students have engaged in various
school-readiness activities along with learning how to
implement the methods of research and investigation into
subjects of interest.
like to applaud all our educators, from Early Learners room
all the way to Kindergarten for their ability over the last
few months to successfully introduce a variety of advanced
topics including animalia and nature, community and people,
culture and reconciliation, conservation and preservation,
child health and safety, self-care and nutrition through
carefully curated activities and experiences that challenged
children's current abilities and in turn built upon their
existing knowledge in order to achieve greater child
personally look forward to the jam-packed month of science
and literature with the upcoming events of National Science
and Children's Book Week, where the children will
participate in themed activities that focus on learning
about the world around us and use their imaginations as we
delve into a selection of Australian authors' handiwork!
As the Educational
Leader, it is also my priority to connect with
each child and their family, to establish good communication
and maintain strong relationships through daily
interactions. Valuable family liaisons enable your child's
educators and myself to gain insights on and get to know
each child from their family's perspective which in turn
facilitates smooth transitions between daycare and homelife.
Open conversations provide the opportunity for us to give
feedback on your child's progress and achievements, so
please feel free to stop and have a chat during pick up and
drop off, or should you wish to schedule a time to discuss
any issues or concerns, you are welcome to do so.
great online tool to directly communicate with your child's
room educators regarding the program is by utilising the
Hubhello comment links at the end of individual observations
and cycle of planning observations - these are private
conversations and useful for discussions regarding specific
developmental and other learning areas.
for choosing Kidi Kingdom Child Care Springfield to help your child
learn, grow and excel!
Regards, Chrystle Smith - Educational Program Leader.
Valued Early Learners Families.
continue through Term 3 with Exciting Experiences in the
Early Learners Room, our Early Learners have achieved so
many goals by learning through play, exploring indoors,
getting creative, practicing our language skills,
outdoor/nature exploring and imbedding health and other life
we planned group activities like 'rolling ball' and 'pushing
cars' to each other, utilising Kidi Kingdom's learning games
resources. Tailored to each child's developmental needs, we
also engaged the children in one-on-one experiences like
construction. Our creative exploration was accentuated by
producing art using only natural materials and the power of
brought about a shared creation of height charts through
various painting methods. We focused on children's healthy
growth, recording their heights and weights and also
introduced them to concepts of physical well-being and
self-identity. Following the observation of interests, we
built mini kitchens and small gardens, encouraging children
to pour water into the cups and water plants to enhance
their independent skills and also understanding the
importance of saving water for environmental protection. We
also discussed healthy food and healthy eating/drinking to
promote self-care. Additionally, we designed clocks to
foster an understanding of numbers and mathematics and
introduced letter recognition through tape paintings of the
initial letters of their names.
calendar brought about the celebration of diversity through
play-based learning, joining events like National
Reconciliation Week, Naidoc Week Celebrations, and National
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day. The
National Best Friend's Day, International Yoga Day, and
Teddy Bear's Picnic Day saw our children display their
strong learning capabilities, social skills, and care for
others. We would also like to thank the parents who attended
the Aunt's and Uncle's Morning Tea.
been an exciting time, fueling children's observational and
exploratory skills to connect and contribute to their world.
We've crafted ocean-themed artwork and discussed and created
marine life stickers as we admire their fascination with
animals and curiosity about nature. This gave them a
fantastic opportunity to understand the world around them.
We will continue supporting children's understanding of the
world by continuing to provide engaging activities and cater
to each child's unique developmental needs as per their
family goal sheets.
upcoming National Red Nose Day, we plan age-appropriate
activities to educate about the importance of sleeping
safety. During National Science Week, we'll spark
imagination and innovative thinking through explorative and
experimental activities. Lastly, in the Children's Book Week
- Read, Grow, Inspire, we will focus on enhancing language
skills and learning abilities.
our commitment to providing your child with a safe,
nurturing, and stimulating learning environment that
promotes growth and development remains steadfast. We look
forward to another exciting term together!
Regards, Miss TaTa.
Valued Centre Families of the Junior Early Years Room.
educators and the children of the Junior Early Years room
farewelled MIss Kerri and welcomed MIss Chloe as our newest
assistant educator to the classroom.
been exploring many new emerging topics over the past month.
We have been incorporating elements suggested from our
families during our parent/educator evening. It was great to
interact with our families one on one to discuss their
child's goals and interests and hope all our Junior Early
Years families found our 6 month summative assessments
regarding each child's growth and development useful to aid
in future family goals.
Junior Early Years classroom children have been learning
about cultural celebrations, natural and processed
materials. In addition, road safety and vehicles which has
proven to be a fond learning area. As educators we like to
turn all of the children's interests into learning
opportunities where we can promote each child's learning of
life skills for everyday living. It is also our passion to
support the children to develop a better understanding of
themselves and their community.
We aim to
incorporate a nature-scape excursion in the coming months to
give the children an opportunity to explore their wider
community and feel connected to their outdoor environment.
Regards, Miss Taneeka and Miss Chloe.
Families of the Early Years Room,
children of the Early Years Room have been extremely busy
over the past two months. They have engaged in rich,
meaningful and fun learning activities in both the indoor
and outdoor learning environments. We introduced the
children to new topics and extended prior knowledge to
assist them in being positive and contributing members of
June, we studied three topics, Reconciliation Week, Under
The Sea and Native Australian Animals. Reconciliation week
started our month of June where we explored the meaning
behind reconciliation week and why it is important to
recognise and understand the meaning. We engaged in a range
of creative arts experiences to educate the children about
the topic, using ATSI ( Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander ) colours and natural materials such as leaves we
found in our garden. We learnt ATSI songs that encourage
inclusivity for all and used our building sticks to create a
beat for the songs.
topic was Under the Sea, we dove into learning about the
many different areas of the Ocean. To begin, we discussed
what the ocean is and what types of activities we enjoy
doing there. We expanded our knowledge of what type of
animals live in the ocean and how they breathe underwater.
Our final topic for June was Native Australian Animals. We
engaged in a wide variety of activities that educated the
children. We looked at the significance some of these
animals hold to the Indigenous people as we moved our bodies
to mimic their movements -jumping like a kangaroo.
at three topics in July, NAIDOC week, Road Safety and
Personal Hygiene. NAIDOC Week started our month of July
which saw us engaged in a week long celebration of
Indigenous Australian recognition. We introduced the
children to practicing Welcome to Country where the children
thanked the traditional owners for the land, which we have
been implementing into our everyday program. We also engaged
in musical experiences, learning new songs and using
clapping sticks to create the beat for the songs. We studied
Road Safety for the next week. We put a huge emphasis on
looking both ways before crossing the street and holding
hands with a grownup. We put this into practice by using the
bike track in the yard. We looked at the colours of the
traffic lights and what they represent, creating our own
actions to match the lights and ensuring we are staying safe
near the roads.
topic for July was Personal Hygiene, focusing on how to stay
safe from germs in the colder weather. We engaged in
multiple art and craft experiences; the favourite being
creating our own 'germ monsters'. We participated in a
science experiment to show the children the importance of
using soap when washing their hands.
like to give a big welcome to two new friends, Rivah and
Aariv. We have some exciting events to study and participate
in during the month of August: National Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Day, National Red Nose Day, National
Science Week and Book Week. We look forward to implementing
fun, creative, educational and intentional activities to
extend their knowledge and strengthen all areas of their
Regards, Miss Shayla and Ms Reetu
Senior Early Years Room
Families of the Senior Early Years Room,
very excited to share with you all that we have been
learning and share the upcoming events in the Senior Early
Years Room we will be participating in. We have welcomed
some new friends and have made some great new friendships.
month of June we celebrated National Reconciliation Week.
This is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared
histories, cultures, and achievements and to explore how
each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in
Australia. The children engaged in different activities and
participated in learning all about our shared histories.
Best Friends Day. This day was created with the idea of
enjoying Best Friends. The children all gathered together,
playing, sharing and participating in a variety of
International Yoga Day . This day is celebrated to raise
awareness about the benefits of yoga. Yoga has various
physical and mental benefits. This is an old practice which
originated in India. This yoga practice includes many
physical exercises such as breathing, postures, and mental
exercises. The children all participated in some yoga
exercises, focusing on relaxing their bodies and their
breathing, to calm their bodies and minds.
month of July we celebrated NAIDOC Week. We participated in
celebrating the history, culture and achievements of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NAIDOC is
celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by
Australians all over the country and overseas. The children
participated in activities that focused on the Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander culture, engaging in arts and
craft, learning about the different meanings behind symbols
and we had Miss Taneeka come and sing "Taba Naba" with the
children, "Taba Naba" is a traditional song originating from
the Eastern Islands in the Torres Strait. It is sung in the
language of Meriam Mir and describes the everyday activity
of going out to the reef to fish.
had a beautiful Teddy Bear's Picnic where the children were
able to become their own teddy bear by creating beautiful
teddy hats and eating some delicious afternoon tea together.
month of August we will be celebrating National Aboriginal
and Torres Strait islander Children's Day where the children
will participate in various cultural activities and learning
stories. We will be participating in Red Nose Day where the
children will be encouraged to wear a red shirt.
Additionally, National Science Week will be an exciting week
for all where the children will participate in various
science activities, learning how different objects work, the
force of gravity and many more interesting science
experiments. In August we will celebrate Book Week where the
children will be encouraged to come dressed as their
favourite book character and engage in small conversation
with their peers about the character they have chosen.
now come to an end and we are very excited for the warmer
days ahead of us. We look forward to spending each day with
your children, watching them grow and learn.
Regards, Miss Maddison and Miss Raquel.
Valued Families of the Kindergarten Room,
with taking the opportunity to advise all families of my
role in the Kindergarten Room. I am Ms Caroline. I have been
at Kidi Kingdom Child Care Springfield for over three years
now and I am the Second Early Childhood Teacher. I also work
in a float capacity throughout the centre.
vast experience working with children and am a mother to
seven children and a Nanna to a two year old granddaughter
and a newborn grandson. Many families may have seen me
across the centre and over the last three years I have
predominantly worked in the Junior rooms mainly with the
babies and toddlers. However, I do at times work in the
other three classrooms at the centre.
to time I substitute as the Early Childhood Teacher in the
Kindergarten room when the Kindergarten Teacher is away on
annual leave, personal leave, professional development and
for any other reasons when the Early Childhood Teacher is
not at the centre. This ensures that the Kindergarten
program is continually provided to the children and as most
children know me quite well this assists in their continuity
of care and education.
we welcomed our new Early Childhood Teacher, Miss Mikaela.
Miss Mikaela will be working closely with our children and
educators to implement an educational and learning based
Kindergarten Curriculum. We look forward to welcoming Miss
Mikaela to our Kidi Kingdom Family.
months of June, July and August the children have been busy
with their learning. In June the children's learning focused
on plant's with particular interest on parts of a plant,
plant life cycles, what plants need in order to grow and
thrive, germination of a seed with an experiment on how the
seed of a bean plant germinates and grows into a plant.
participated in International Yoga Day which teaches the
children the benefits of yoga and meditation. This was
celebrated with the children learning various different yoga
first week of July the children learned the meaning of
Naidoc Week with group time discussions and activities that
centred on Naidoc. The children were provided learning
activities to help them understand and respect indigenous
groups and their history, cultures, traditions and
achievements. The children looked at indigenous art works,
listened to dream time stories, songs and engaged in various
Teddy Bears Picnic Day the children showed such enthusiasm
for bears that we planned some learning about teddy bears
and how we love them. The history of the teddy bear led into
a unit being discussed all about the different types of
bears we have in the world. The children with their
educators researched and explored polar bears, panda bears,
brown/black and moon bears. We watched the smart board to
see bears in their natural habitats, learned their
behaviours as well as discovering many other interesting
facts. We looked at pictures of bears and had craft and art
activities about bears. As a follow up to the unit on bears
we delved into the different types of body coverings animals
have and the ways their coverings help them to live and
survive. Interesting animals with different coverings were
explored such as turtles and tortoises with shells, echidnas
with quills, snakes with scales, lions, giraffes, zebras
with camouflage fur and manes to polar bears with white fur
and black skin. For this learning the children undertook
matching activities, listened to stories, pictures/reference
books and engaged in lots of art and craft activities.
Uncles Day with the children was greeted with enthusiasm
when the children's Aunts and Uncles joined us in
participating in a variety of fun activities. The children
enjoyed having their special visitors come into the centre
and spend some time with them.
month of August we acknowledged Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Children's Day. We discussed why we celebrate the
day and the significance of the day with the children
undertaking many planned learning activities and
experiences. Following on with the children's expressed
interests with larger Apex animals we touched on the subject
of shark's and discussed all things shark's from small to
large and discovered some very interesting facts that lead
on to the children talking about dinosaurs with many
children showing their own knowledge base on the subject. We
will continue on with learning about dinosaurs for the month
Kindergarten Room the ongoing learning objectives for the
rest of the year will be following on with their group and
individual interests, continuing on with name recognition,
numerals, literacy, refining gross and fine motor skills,
strengthening pencil grip and scissor cutting skills.
Attention to routines, self help skills, independence and
refining social skills for children to make friends, share
with their classmates and cooperate in social environments
and school readiness will be given.
we encourage parental input and suggestions to best support
your child's learning and to continue building a positive
relationship with all our families.
Regards, Ms Caroline and Miss Anum.
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Team Member of the Month for June is Maddison!
Team member of
the month of June is awarded to Maddison for always being a
great team player, willing to give everyone a hand when asked
and always going above and beyond when asked to complete a task.
Team Member of the Month for July is Chloe!
Team member of the month of July has been awarded to
Miss Chloe for doing an excellent job in her new role as
assistant in the Junior Early Years Room.
Team Member of the Month for July is Miss Rianon!
Team member of the month of July has been awarded to
Miss Rianon is showing great strength in her many roles within
Team Member of the Month for August is Caroline!
Team member of
the month for August has been awarded to Miss Caroline for her
commitment and hard work in all that she does, we appreciate
Cooking with Children!
Mini Cinnamon Scrolls
Super easy ● 1:30 mins Prep
Time ● 0:15 mins Cooking Time
● 225 ml milk
● 75 g unsalted butter
● 425 g plain flour sifted
● 70 g caster sugar
● 1/2 tsp sea salt
● 10 g fast action dried yeast
FOR THE FILLING
● 75 g butter softened
● 50 g caster sugar
● 2 tsp ground cinnamon
FOR THE ICING
● 1/2 cup icing sugar sifted
● 1 tbsp milk
1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
2. Heat the milk and butter in a small pan until
it almost comes to a boil, then take it off the heat
and allow it to cool down. You don't want the milk
to be too hot when you add the yeast or it will
prevent it from rising.
3. Mix together the flour, sugar and salt in a
large bowl. Add the yeast and stir to combine. Make
a well in the middle of the ingredients and add the
warm milk mixture. Mix everything together until the
dough starts pulling away from the side of the bowl.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside in
a warm place for 30 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, make the filling. Mix together the
butter, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl until well
combined. Lightly spray two mini muffin trays with
oil, or grease with melted butter, and set aside.
5. Divide the dough into two pieces. Working
with one piece at a time, and using a rolling pin,
roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to
form a 20 cm x 30 cm rectangle. Spread 1/2 the filling
evenly over the rectangle. Roll it up using one of
the long edges to make a long cylinder shape.
6. Using a sharp knife, cut the rolled up dough
into 12 slices. Place each piece into a mini muffin
cup. Continue with the other piece of dough until
all the cups are filled. Cover the trays with oiled
plastic wrap and let the scrolls rise in a warm
place for 30-40 minutes, or until they've doubled in
7. Bake the scrolls on the middle shelf of the
oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove
the scrolls from their pan and let them rest on a
cooling rack while you prepare the icing.
8. To make the icing, whisk together the icing
sugar and milk in a small bowl. If it seems too
thick add a little more milk 1/2 teaspoon at a time.
Once you have a smooth, runny icing, drizzle it over
the scrolls. Allow the scrolls to set before
NOTES: Un-iced scrolls can be stored in
the freezer for up to 3 months.
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