Junior Kindy & Kindy
For ages 2 yrs – 4 yrs
Play and Learn Underwood Kindy program cater for children 2-4 yrs, we have two Kindy rooms.
Jnr Kindy which is licensed for 15 children aged approx. 2-3 yrs with 2 permanently employed educators and Senior Kindy for children aged 3-4 yrs.
The service will be flexible with age groupings to meet the needs of our children our families and the community.
Remaining flexible with age grouping allows for children of the same family to be together or children who are friends to remain together while settling.
Within this age group our educators are planning activities that develop the integrations of two brain hemispheres, fine hand co-ordination, sense of direction, awareness of time and many other really important area’s of development.
So often we hear parents say “When will they learn their colours, their numbers and letters” and although this is somewhat important they ARE NOT the markers for a child’s ongoing success and later learning. What I mean is a child may be able to recite the alphabet but unable to sit for a story or problem solve with peers.
Our service looks at children holistically across many areas of development some that cannot be seen nor measured nor sent home on a piece of paper but please note we are always thinking planning and evaluating all that we do.
In our Kindy groups we will be
- Playing ball
- Painting and some days it will be messy.
- Water play
- Listening to story / music
- Playdough and clay
- Climbing…….parents look away if you have too….! But small risky play is vital and if we deny children of risk taking in Early Childhood they will take greater risks as adolescents and these risks will have far graver consequences. So please allow us to be at the top of the fort…