Becoming - Kindergarten Room

Age Group

Children in the Becoming/Kindergarten Room include the ages of 3 to 5 with children turning 4 years of age before the 30th of June participating in the Kindergarten year curriculum. Your child needs to be able to independently communicate with their peers and be confident in their toileting skills as part of attending this room.

Room Educators:

Miss Sherry- I am qualified Kindergarten Teacher who teaches the Kindergarten curriculum in the room. My interests include reading, vintage collecting, markets and science

Rhianna - Assistant / Lead Educator is Miss Rhianna, Is studying her Diploma Qualified and has been an educator at Cribb Street since 2017 (casual). My interests are Gardening, Sewing, and markets.

Meals:

Meals, as in all rooms at the centre, are provided following rotating menus  A variety of fruits and vegetables are offered for morning tea, various sandwiches or hot meals for lunchtime and some of the snack choices for afternoon tea include yoghurt/custard and fruit, date loaf, pikelets, raisin bread, muffins, and crackers. Water is supplied at all times while milk is supplied only at lunchtime. If your child has any special dietary requirements please let us know and we will attempt to incorporate them into the menu or you may be encouraged to bring specific healthy menu alternative foods/milk for your child.

What to bring/provide

Bucket hats are provided at the centre but your child is encouraged each day to bring:

* bag containing

* a few changes of clothing appropriate to the weather (shirts with sleeves for sun safety) as we engage in messy / water play within the curriculum as well as accidents occasionally occurring.we ask that you supply a rain coat and gumboots for our earth play. Vest coat for   cooler weather

* A sheet bag containing a well fitted cot sized sheet and top sheet is required for each day your child attends, and being taken home to be washed on the last day of attendance each week.

Please label all items with your child’s name. Once a month your child is encouraged to bring something in for show and tell including books, photos, items from nature etc.  (Toys and precious items are not encouraged, please take a photo and bring this in instead). We also encourage you to bring in a photo of your child, their family and pets to be used in the room/curriculum. During the last term (last three months of the year) if your child is part of the Kindergarten Curriculum you will be encouraged to bring in a labelled lunch box and drink bottle so that they can gain related skills in manipulating these items for Prep next year.

Kindy Room Philosophy

In the Becoming/Kindergarten Room, we believe that the early years are a holistic journey of adventure and investigation for each unique individual through play-based experiences. This occurs with supportive indoor and outdoor learning environments, valuing families and the wider community, incorporating the principles, practices and learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. Independence is encouraged through self-selection, child choice and the freedom to explore, fostering the development of skills to provide a foundation of learning for Prep and future education.

Through engaging the children in permaculture principles with in our room, we are establishing life lessons and skills that the children can cantinue to enbrace throughout their lives for a more sustainable future.