mi kids is a family owned long-day early childhood school providing a safe and nurturing environment where children are the heart of the centre. Our educators celebrate that children’s families are their first teachers and each child has a unique learning style which is scaffolded through play, inquiry, investigation, opportunity and reflection. We provide open ended resources and child-directed programs that facilitate continuous learning throughout development.
Specialised educators enrich these programs and embrace and connecting with the child’s culture, identity and community.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Cultures and Philosophies are genuinely respected and acknowledged and a true appreciation of the past histories of these lands is honoured throughout all practices of mi kids. Engaging when sustainability, our natural surrounding environments and caring for country/place are all practices that mikids instills in an everyday basis.
We embrace the different learning styles of each child through tailored daily programs and expressed learning opportunities via, music, bodily kinesthetics, mathematics, visual, verbal, nature and grouping experiences.
We acknowledge that growth encompasses mind, body and spirit and no two children will travel the same path. We allow children every opportunity to practice social interactions, communicate their emotions and provide physical and cognitive challenges that promote their journey. In doing so we provide children with the foundations to continue their journey beyond mi kids Northern Beaches. Contact us for more information.
MindChamps Early Learning Frenchs Forest is a brand-new purpose-built centre spread over two light-filled levels. The centre is spacious and bright, with dedicated rooms and play areas for each of the 4 age-groups (0-2; 2-3; 3-4 and 4-5). The centre is located right in the heart of leafy Frenchs close to the newly opened Northern Beaches Hospital, and has spaces for 94 Champs aged from 6 weeks to 6 years. The centre is open from 6.30am-6.30pm each day, making it a perfect choice for families living and working in the area.
The ground floor encompasses a spacious car park with 24 dedicated car spaces, making drop-off and pick up quick and easy. Access to the centre is via a lift with security pass access only, providing complete peace of mind for parents.
As well as the beautifully appointed indoor areas, the centre features 3 amazing outdoor spaces. Furnished with the very best in outdoor play equipment, the outdoor play areas also feature beautifully landscaped gardens with native planting and plenty of shade and shelter. Water features provide plenty of fun and cool everyone down in the warmer months!
Our abundance of high-quality resources and toys have been especially selected to help develop gross and fine motor skills and to complement our unique curriculum and programmes. Contact us for more information.
Northside Preschool is a privately owned children’s service owned and operated by Carley Daly.
We provide long day care to preschool aged children (3-6 year olds), and Northside Preschool is licensed to have 29 children attend each day. Our hours of operation are 7:30am 6:00pm. Contact us for more information.
Bardo Road Kindergarten is family owned and operated. This kindergarten has been a part of the Newport local community for many years and is very well known for its homely / nurturing environment.
Our curriculum / Program is focused on the ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ (EYLF) and all of the Educators at Bardo Road Kindergarten are actively involved in program development, observation, and goal setting. We work in partnership with families to provide developmentally appropriate programs which recognise, respect, value, and appreciate the uniqueness of the children.
Hours are 8 am – 4 pm operating 48 weeks (closing 4 weeks over Christmas). Bardo Road Kindergarten is approved for CCB / CCR benefits.
We offer: 2.5 yrs – 4yrs - attend our 2 day program & 4 + yrs – attend our 3 day program Contact us for more information.
MindChamps Early Learning Warriewood
Come and learn about MindChamps’ school readiness programme and how to prepare your Champ for big school with our speaker - Brian Caswell.
Giving your Child the Edge in School
Date: 27 November 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: MindChamps Warriewood (93 Macpherson St, Warriewood, NSW, 2102)
Come and learn about MindChamps’ school readiness programme and how to prepare your Champ for big school.
Our speaker – acclaimed author and Dean of Research and Programme Development, Brain Caswell - will cover:
- School Readiness at MindChamps
- Your role in supporting your Champ’s preschool education
- General information about literacy & numeracy and how the MindChamps Reading Programme strengthens your Champ’s love of reading.
Who is Brian Caswell?
Brian is the author of over 20 novels and parenting books. With 45 years of experience as an author, a creativity coach, teacher and lecturer he brings unparalleled knowledge to his role as our MindChamps Dean of Research & Programme Development.
It is essential that you register as places are limited for this FREE Giving your Child the Edge in School Session! Don't miss out and we look forward to seeing you on the day.
MindChamps Early Learning Wheeler Heights features three indoor learning spaces that lead to an open playground landscaped with a natural environment for children aged six weeks to six years to discover and explore.
We are open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and cater for 48 children.
Designed to promote sensory and stimulating experiences, the layout and facilities of the centre encourage children to develop and construct experiences through creativity, problem-solving and environmental awareness. This centre has three separate rooms to cater for the following age groups: The Baby Joeys (0-2 years), The Little Platypuses (2-3.5 years), and The Kinda Koalas (3.5 years – 5 years).
Our care and learning spaces are thoughtfully designed to be well-lit and comfortable for all children. In addition, nutritious and delicious meals are prepared on site by our expert cook, which includes breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Our carefully designed curriculum is based on internationally validated research and aligns with the Australian EYLF Framework. Our team of teachers is passionate and dedicated in creating enriching experiences for children under their care, and to empower our children in both creativity and structured thinking. MindChamps Early Learning @ Wheeler Heights offers every child the opportunity to bring out the champion in them! Contact us for more information.
Reggio Emilia Early Learning Centre Dee Why
This month at Reggio Emilia Dee Why, we have taken our 2-3-year-old children down to Woolworths for the discovery tour, all the children were so excited to go down the lift and meet our tour guide – Heide and Belinda. While walking around, the children saw different coloured fruits and vegetables that were all different shapes and sizes! They also did a great job recognising and naming the different fruits and vegetables.
We have continued our weekly French and soccer lessons as a part of the Reggio 5 program which has been very popular with our children, we are also very excited for the remaining of this month where we will have a grandparents morning tea followed by a bubbly incursion, celebrating Halloween, Diwali, Jersey day and we have a few very exciting special guests coming to the centre as we have a reptile incursion coming!
We can’t forget our Friday Connections this month will also be a very exciting one as we are coming together with our families to build our very own veggie patch! This is a great chance for our families to get to know one another, have meaningful time with their own children and spark the interest of sustainability.
We are taking enrolments now for January 2020, if you are interested please call to book a tour on 9891 2222
Below is a brief guide to the Assessment and Rating process under which Child Care services are rated
What are the ratings criteria?
Early childhood education and care services (long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, outside school hours care) are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard (NQS) to:
The NQS is part of the National Regulations and includes 7 quality areas that are important to children’s learning and developmental outcomes.
Each RA manages its assessment schedule in a responsive manner, making adjustments to the schedule as new information emerges and making best use of their available resources.
It usually takes a regulatory authority 10 weeks to assess and rate a service. The rating report or rating certificate should be made available to families.
How do RAs ensure that services keep delivering quality after receiving their rating?
RAs make unscheduled and scheduled visits to services in addition to assessment and rating visits. These include monitoring, spot check and compliance visits to ensure the service is operating within the national legislation.