Top Kids and Kindergarten
Top Kids Kindergarten Program
Top Kids 3 years – 4 years 19 Children with 2 Educators
Kinder Room 4 years – 5 years 11 children with 1 Early Childhood Teacher
An ECT – Educational Leader to offer support to all rooms.
We have a strengths-based approach to teaching and learning.
We believe that every child has different learning styles, preferred ways of playing, and exploring their environment. Therefore, educators will provide different opportunities for the children to be involved in their learning environment.
Children should have the opportunity to choose what to play with and when to play with it. Therefore educators will provide a learning environment with age appropriate accessible experiences and open ended materials to the children
Our program is individualised based on children’s interests and skills. We focus on the child’s strengths and abilities, using interests as the base for programming and planning is shared between educators, families and learners.Our program provides opportunities for children to experience successes, show what they can do, learn from what they cannot yet do, grow in confidence and look forward to the next challenge that is presented.
As of 2022 the government will be providing all three year old children 5 hours of funded Kindergarten a week led by a kindergarten teacher. The Funded Kindergarten programs for three-years-olds will be available at Brunswick Crèche & Day Nursery. The 3 year old kindergarten will be separate from the 4 year old kindergarten. This allows children and families to receive high quality kindergarten education and improve a child’s learning, and development outcome, emotional wellbeing, the longer term educational and social outcome and life experiences.
The benefits of attending 3 year old kindergarten is that research shows that quality play-based learning is a powerful way to support children’s learning and development. The benefits last into the school years and beyond.
Evidence also shows that two years are better than one when it comes to early learning. Taking part in a quality kindergarten program at an earlier age leads to positive effects on child development. It has even greater benefits for children who need extra support or are in vulnerable circumstances.
Brunswick Crèche and Day Nursery is providing a four year old funded kindergarten program. Four year old kindergarten is a one year program for children the year before they start school. It aims to support children’s learning and development, social skills, emotional skills, language, literacy and numeracy skills, self-awareness and respect for others, ability to make new friends and exposes them to new ideas and concepts.
Kindergarten is an important program for all 4-year-old children to attend, as it provides young children with the opportunities to improve skills that are important for life, and helps prepare them for school. Kindergarten will support your child to develop:
- Language and listening skills
- Confidence and independence
- Physical and creative skills
- The ability to work cooperatively with other children and adults
The kindergarten teacher is responsible for planning an educational program to meet the children’s needs and interests, and to develop a desire to learn. There is an emphasis on a play-orientated approach to learning, to suit the developmental level of individual children.
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