Peace of Mind Kindergarten commenced in 2013 as a sessional Kindergarten for children in the year before starting Prep. In June 2015, the service transitioned to an extended hours (Long Day Care) format and opened additional placements for children in the year before Kindergarten (from 3 years).
Our two bachelor qualified early years teachers work collaboratively with their educator team to provide a flexible kindergarten program based on current research and an holistic approach to childhood.
The two Approved Providers, Kim Ash and Janet Schluter, are hands on and very involved in service operations.
We understand that children in the birth to five years range learn best through playful, relevant experiences. Kindergarten supports children in developing positive life long learning dispositions - Kindergarten is not solely about "preparing for prep".
Children learn through social interaction and role modelling - our age range of 3 -5 years, allows children to experience a spectrum of relationships; from learner to teacher to nurturer. Younger 3 year old children learn from interacting with 4 and 5 year olds... and the 4 to 5 year old children are able to practice leadership and patience with younger classmates.
OUR APPROACH IS INFORMED BY THESE DOCUMENTS
Early Years Learning Framework
Belonging, Being, Becoming
Qld Kindergarten Learning Guidelines
National Quality Framework
National Regulations for Education and Care Services