The Educators in the Giraffes Room aims to create an environment into which children are comfortable to bring their culture and home life. In addition to creating a safe and secure environment for the children, the programs in the room are focused on extending the children’s interests, skills and abilities.
Our programs are focussed on getting the children ready for Prep and are aligned to the five outcomes of the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidline.
Furthermore, our programs are also aligned to what the children are interested in and, therefore, the children drives the activities we plan.
On a daily basis, Educators in the Giraffes Room will provide parents with information and photos on the activities of the children, particularly on what they have been exploring and learning throughout the day. Educators will further provide parents with specific observations, focused on the developmental progress, of each child.
We welcome and encourage parents’ and families’ involvement.
We value each child’s culture and embrace diversity in our ecducational programming.
We love to hear about what your family activities on the weekends and incorporating these interests into our programs.
The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidlines Outcomes are as follows:
Outcome 1 : Identity
Outcome 2 : Connectedness
Outcome 3 : Wellbeing
Outcome 4 : Active Learning
Outcome 5 : Communication
Extra Curricular Activities
Children in the Giraffes Room have access to a wide range of incursions and events, including:
- Soccer program with Ginger Sports
- Multi-sports program with Camarada Kids
- Singing program with The Swaggie Man
- Music program with Musical Circle
- Zumba program with Camarada Kids
- Proprietary developed language program with our multi-lingual Educators
Flexible Daily Routine
7:00 – Centre opens, quiet activities, put sunscreen on children
7:30 – 9:15 – Outdoor / indoor activities (depending on the weather)
9:15 – 9:30 – Group time
9:30 – 9:45 – Morning tea
9:45 – 10:05 – Circle Time (numeracy and literacy)
10:05 – 11:15 – Inside activities
11:20 – 11:45 – Show and tell, music and story time
12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 – Rest time
1:30 – 2:30 – Quiet activities for children that are awake
2:30 – 3:00 – Afternoon tea
3:00 – 5:30 – Outdoor / indoor activities (depending on the weather)
5:30 – 6:00 – Transition to combined play
5:30 – 6:00 – Quiet indoor / outdoor activities
6:00 – Centre closes