Aussie Kindies Tugun encourages healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. We are happy to share our experiences with you on how to introduce your little one to a balanced diet.
We also encourage a healthy amount of exercise and understand that children need to move their bodies to help them develop balance, coordination, core strength and gross motor skills. This is why we include the use of bikes, skipping ropes, balance boards, climbing frames, music, dance and yoga as part of our every day routine.
We like to enhance the experience for our children by offering them a range of exciting opportunities to explore their creativity and learn new things. Our program of extracurricular activities helps us to do this. Activities include:
- Celebrating NAIDOC
- Celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
- Participating in various charity events and fundraisers
- A weekly yoga class
As part of our commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, we endeavor to extend on the children’s family beliefs, values and culture, and the culture of the local community. We do this by regularly teaching the children snippets of other languages and exploring different cultures via books, stories, cooking and art displays.
As part of our commitment to creativity, we encourage the children to use a number of materials and methods to express themselves, including dramatic play, props, learning pods, and arts and crafts. Your child will also learn a great deal about sustainability; we encourage recycling in the centre and at home, and have our very own worm farm and use a water tank, where possible.
Children with Additional Needs
We welcome all children with a wide variety of abilities, backgrounds or needs. If your child requires extra medical, emotional or learning support, we will tailor our care for them and work closely with you to ensure they have a smooth transition into our centre. This includes seeking support from other networks or professionals to bridge any gaps in our service delivery.
Some of the additional needs and support which can be provided at our centre include but are not limited to:
- English as a second language
- Autism spectrum
- Physical disabilities
- Minor or serious medical conditions
- Emotional issues
Our team cultivates a warm atmosphere of inclusion through continuous improvement and open communication. We are confident that your child will benefit from our dedicated approach to care and education.
Please speak to our staff about your child’s individual needs and how we can accommodate them.
Together we can create a plan to help them reach their full potential.
Child Safety & Welfare
All aspects of our operations are in line with the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework. This includes our Health and Safety policy. All educators follow our health and safety policies and procedures and have access to these online.
We understand that leaving your child in someone else’s care is a difficult thing to do. We assure you that safety is our top priority and our educators follow safety practices every day.
At all times, we ensure that our centre is secure and free of hazards, both inside and out. Fire drills and UV checks are a regular part of our informed approach to safety. We emphasise safety education by creating an atmosphere of safety awareness in all aspects of the day. You will see visual safety guides around our centre, such as our sun smart posters. These tools support our lessons about safety, which we discuss as part of the curriculum. We take every opportunity to act as role models, pointing out tripping or slipping hazards and putting hats and sunscreen on for outdoor play. We talk about stranger danger so that children can build awareness and can freely talk to us if they are scared or worried. We aim to teach children to think about their own safety habitually too.