3 Year Old Kinder

Screen Shot 2015-05-02 at 3.09.38 pmThe 3 year old kinder room has 10 positions per day for children aged between 3-4 years with two educators, including a Diploma Qualified Lead Educators and an Assistant Educator.

The 3 year old kinder room follows a play-based, emergent curriculum with a flexible routine that includes progressive meals and indoor/outdoor play.

A typical day in the 3-year old kinder room:
From 7.30am Drop off – free playtime either indoors or out doors
9am -10am Progressive morning tea
9am – 12pm Structured Kinder program with child and educator initiated learning, Indoor/oudoor play
12 -3pm Progressive lunch/play/sleep/rest
2:30 – 4.30 pm Child and educator initiated learning
3pm Progressive afternoon tea
3:30 – 6pm Indoor/outdoor play

The environment is set up for self-selection and to provide opportunities for the children to:

  • Develop skills to build on their relationships and friendships and to learn how to invite themselves into play.
  • To develop their sense of agency and self-help skills, such as filling water bottles, making beds, caring for their belongings, serving themselves at meal times, dressing themselves and toileting.
  • Developing good communication skills and building their confidence and vocabulary so they are able to express their needs and concerns.

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Educators establish professional reciprocal relationships with families to provide to provide a holistic approach to their child’s development and learning.