Child Care Programmes
Babies – Possums
Our babies’ room offers a safe, nurturing environment where your little ones will be our first priority. Our Nursery educators will work with you, the parent, to ensure your child’s individual needs are being met. Babies in the Nursery have the opportunity to explore this sensory environment with a large outdoor play area and an air conditional playroom that is colourful and full of interactive toys to learn from and play with.
Toddlers and Under 3’s
The Echidna room is a wonderful advancement from the Nursery, offering children and parents a safe, exciting space for the development of new skills and extending your child’s creative and social abilities. Parents can talk to Educators about their child’s toilet training and social development in this supportive environment.
As children grow and seek greater challenges they will thrive on the exciting opportunities offered in this new room and playground. As the toddlers gain greater control of their bodies, they will grow in confidence and interest in learning new skills and knowledge. Language forms an important aspect of the children’s daily program and parents are surprised at how much their little ones absorb and thrive. The koalas are in centre 2 behind the front centre
Our under 3’s program focuses on helping support your child’s ‘Life Skills’ as the children succeed with toilet training, become independent and try out new things. Individual children’s needs and abilities are always taken into account and parent’s goals for their child are discussed and included into the daily program.
3 Year Olds
Eager to become ‘big people’, the platypus room gives the children more space and room to grow. They are challenged by more engaging creative activities and their physical abilities are engaged in the large playground surrounded by nature and the animals.
The emu room continues to extend development and participation in a group. Children learn to work as part of a team as they sit together and listen to stories or recognise colours, names and numbers. Creative, social and emotional skills are encouraged and developed throughout the year in readiness for the Kindergarten year.
Queensland Kindergarten Program
Our Kindergarten year has a very successful program to help children to be ready for the Prep class at school. They are confident and eager to learn and interact in a positive manner. The learning program follows the guidelines of the Queensland Government Kindergarten Program.
Children enrolled in the Kindergarten room have the unique opportunity to be immersed in the Letterland program. Letterland is a child-friendly, multi-sensory system for teaching children to read, write and spell. The secret of its worldwide success lies in its pictorial characters and their ability to make learning fun! At Aussie Adventures Educational Centres the Kindergarten unit gives the foundation for life long learning that is uniquely linked with the natural environment of the centre. Children can grow vegetables in their courtyard garden, understand simple concepts of sustainability by keeping a worm farm and compost bin and encourage the native birds by maintaining a bird feeder.
Additional to the education provided within the centre, the kindergarten children participate in several community based excursions during the year. The Logan Art gallery is visited three times during the year where children have the opportunity to enrich their artistic understanding as they visit local artist’s exhibitions and then experiment with a variety of artistic mediums. Children and educators are always enthusiastic about these unique experiences that are available in our local Logan area.
Other excursions planned each year include the Logan West Library, Local pet shop to purchase a classroom pet, Bunnings to engage in a sustainability activity and the excursion programme concludes with a food foundation visit to Woolworths. Parents and grandparent are always welcome to join us on these outings.
The Early Years Learning Framework
The Framework forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. The Framework has been designed for use by early childhood educators working in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators.
Fundamental to the Framework is a view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming. From before birth, children are connected to family, community, culture and place. Their earliest development and learning takes place through these relationships, particularly within families, who are children’s first and most influential educators. As children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their own identities and understandings of the world.
Experiencing belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence. In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become.
Childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world.
Children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change during childhood. They are shaped by many different events and circumstances. Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. It emphasises learning to participate fully and actively in society.
The following are five Principles that reflect contemporary theories and research evidence concerning children’s learning and early childhood pedagogy.
Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships
High expectations and equity
Respect for diversity
Ongoing learning and reflective practice
The five Learning Outcomes are designed to capture the integrated and complex learning and development of all children across the birth to five age range. The outcomes are:
Children have a strong sense of identity
Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Children are confident and involved learners
Children are effective communicators.
The outcomes are broad and observable. They acknowledge that children learn in a variety of ways and vary in their capabilities and pace of learning
Daily programmes are displayed in your child’s room and give an outline of learning for the day. Photographs will be displayed with the programme that demonstrate your child’s learning and development and are linked to the Early Years Learning Framework. Parents input into a program builds on individual children’s interests and abilities about your each child’s learning. The programme develops from the strong emphasis on play-based learning, This play based emphasis that develops from the children interest and understandings is also called an emergent curriculum
Parents have access to their child’s learning and development through Story Park Parent Lounge. The lounge allows parents a personal view of what has happened for their child during the day and how each child has progressed within the learning framework. Photographs are displayed and individual records are available for parent to reflect on their child’s progress. Parent will feel secure that their child is happy and learning by viewing the daily additions to their child’s learning diary. Information about how the lounge can be accessed can be obtained from the centre but in brief you can expect
Daily program of learning
Daily activities and learning stories
Photographs of daily events
Newsletters and invitations to centre events
Relevant information about parenting and child related issues
Why Parents Love Us
"What I like about Aussie Adventures is the open playground where I know my children can play on the grass and interact and learn about caring for the animals."
"The staff are very approachable and friendly. The centre is awesome."