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Do you offer a school readiness program?
We offer a School Readiness Program that is based on your child’s individual educational growth. The program is based on play-based learning alongside the Montessori program to allow teachers to expand and further develop a child’s skills in the specific areas of social interaction, physical skills, emotional development, play, language, literacy and fine motor skills.
We encourage families to be involved in children's learning and support of our local schools and communities. We also encourage children to bring their own lunch boxes daily, so that they become familiar with what school lunch time will feel like. We recognise that these are all essential steps to a smooth transitioning to school and have no doubt the program will prepare your child for primary school.
Why does Sunshine Kiddies have grouped aged classrooms?
The classrooms are grouped by age to provide quality care with focused educators supporting their learning development based on their age group. W currently have 3 classrooms: Nursery 0-2 yrs, Toddlers 2-3yrs and Preschool 3-6yrs.
How can I stay up-to-date on my child's day ?
All Families/Guardians will be invited to accept our Story Park app, providing families with a secure application to view photos and learning stories of their children’s learning development with intentional teaching activities on play-based activities, based on the EYLF curriculum. This app allows parents to leave comments and ask questions on their child's daily progress.
Do you offer toilet training?
Yes we offer toilet training, these are offered to all children who are ready to be trained. We focus this on children aged 2-6years. Toilet training is encouraged to be duplicated by parents at home as well as at the centre to ensure consistent positive progress. We ask parents to bring pull ups and a change of clothes to assist the process.
What is the children to staff ratio?
The ratios are based on the age group. Children aged 0-2 will have 4 children to 1 educator. Children aged 2-3 will have 5 children to 1 educator. Children aged 3-6 will have 10 children to 1 educator.
My child has a disability, are you able to cater for their special needs?
Yes, we have an elevator to provide easy access to the centre for children with physical disabilities. We also provide an Inclusion Support Program which caters for a range of additional needs such as; speech delay development, behaviour issues, children lacing in social skills, children who unable to communicate effectively. Our educators undergo ongoing training to support children with additional needs.
My child is a fussy eater, how do you ensure my child will eat during the day?
We provide a healthy nutritious menu which is cooked daily on site. The menu is sent to all parents to view at the start of enrolment. During group time educators will assist and pay special attention to the children who need encouragement eating and will sit with individual children at meal times.
What do I need to bring for my child's first day?
- A labelled small school Bag
- A labelled sheet-fitted or flat, blanket and any comforters if needed
- Spare clothes for the day and a hat
- Milk bottle plus formula for milk bottles
- A labelled dummy (if needed)
- Water drink bottle
If you have any further questions please feel free to have a read of our our Parent Handbook located under the Forms tab, or click below to take you directly to PDF.