School Holiday Boredom Busters by Care for Kindies

School Holiday Boredom Busters

We all love the holidays, but there always comes a time that we dread; “Mum, Dad… I’m Bored!”. We have compiled a few of our favourite resources and activities to help you out when the boredom strikes. These can all be done at home with no preparation at all.

Our School Readiness Curriculum - In Action

Our School Readiness Curriculum – In Action

The transition to formal schooling is a big step in a child’s life. It’s important that they’re supported to gain the skills needed for success. Preparing for the transition isn’t only about developing cognitive skills, it also has a big focus on being socially, emotionally and physically ready. School readiness is about whether the child can make…

Our School Readiness Curriculum

Our School Readiness Curriculum

The transition to formal schooling is a big step in a child’s life. It’s important that they’re supported to gain the skills needed for success. Preparing for the transition isn’t only about developing cognitive skills, it also has a big focus on being socially, emotionally and physically ready. School readiness is about whether the child can make…

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Positive Guidance of Children Policy

Two of the biggest challenges children face are learning acceptable behaviour and being able to control their own behaviour. Educators and parents need to understand how to teach children how look after themselves and the world around them. Knowing how to effectively teach children about acceptable behaviour allows them to better cope with these challenges. At…

Biting - Response

Biting: The Care for Kindies Response

  Our responsibility is to raise happy, healthy and resilient children at Care for Kindies. In this blog, we are going to discuss biting, which is often part of children’s normal development. It is important to be aware of the reasons why a child may bite, and the potential consequences of a child biting another…

STEM

The importance of STEM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is taught in a way that each pillar is integrated together. Instead of teaching math as separate from technology or science, the concepts are taught together to deepen the child’s learning and capability. While STEM is usually part of the primary school curriculum, we believe that…

John with his Son Jack

Five minutes with John

John Cook, is the co-managing director/co-owner of Care for Kindies. We sat down with John to find out more about his role at Care for Kindies. We learnt what he loves about his job and fatherhood, plus what he thinks are the most important considerations when choosing childcare. What do you enjoy most about being a…

Harmony Day at Care for Kindies

Harmony Day at Care for Kindies

Harmony Day is an important celebration across all of our four centres. Some of the children dressed in traditional cultural dress from their heritage and others brought in an item to share and teach others about their culture. We incorporated a lot of orange activities into our learning to reflect the colour of Harmony Day. We explored the importance of…

creating positive bedtime routines

Creating positive bedtime routines

The key to a positive bedtime routine is to carry out similar activities in roughly the same way each night. Most research finds that starting around 20 minutes before your child’s bedtime is the ideal timeframe for successful routines. Most bedtime routines include pre-bed tasks like having a bath and brushing teeth, as well as quiet, enjoyable activities like reading a book or…

our view to risky play

Our view on ‘Risky Play’

The twenty first century has been characterised with high risk aversion compared to previous generations. Our society’s fixation on safety and ‘no risk’ means that play environments are often devoid of adventure and interest. The avoidance of risky play is however counterintuitive to what we have learnt in our studies and experience as professional educators. We…