As it was NAIDOC week, the children showed an interest in doing some art after we had a discussion with them about the meaning of the aboriginal flag, the yellow being the sun, the black representing the aboriginal people of Australia, the red representing the red earth.
The land in which Kool Kidz Mill Park is located on is the land of the Wurundjeri people. Wominjeka yearmann koondee biik Wurundjeri balluk (Welcome to the land of the Wurundjeri people).
Samantha, one of our educators within the Caterpillars room, explained to the children that before paint brushes, the aboriginal people would use sticks and branches along with the sand and dirt from the earth to paint beautiful paintings. Samantha spoke about using the colours of the aboriginal flag in the paintings that the children were doing and allowed them to choose some branches from the Kool Kidz garden.
The children chose big and small branches, holding and dabbing them into the paint and then onto the paper. This activity was a great way to support the children’s knowledge and understanding of aboriginal culture and to improve their fine motor skills.
The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity with their art work now hung in the hall way for all families to see.
This afternoon we held an afternoon tea at Kool Kidz Mill Park for Mother’s Day.
We invited all mum’s and special persons to come and enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea put on by our cook, Liam which included scones with jam and cream along with vanilla bread, biscuits and fairy bread. Read more »
The Caterpillar room has started their Vertical Garden. Kathy explained to the children what we need to do and how we care for our new environment. Kathy showed the children what seeds we have and spoke about how we can do cooking experiences once they grow. Children need to learn to become active participants in society caring not only for their own things but also the needs and belongings of others. Read more »
On 21 March 2016, Kool Kidz Mill Park Childcare and Kindergarten opened their doors to local children and their parents providing quality childcare and education.
Owner and Approved Provider, Nicole Llewellyn, a local resident, and mother to 4 children herself, takes pride in delivering such a service to the local community whilst also employing over 30 staff in early childhood education roles, reception/administration, cook and management positions.
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The Kinder children at Kool Kidz Mill Park were excited to welcome Mrs L into their room on Tuesday 31st January 2017.
Mrs L is a retired secondary school teacher with a big passion for art and craft. Mrs L understands the significant benefits of art and craft for children in early childhood and saw on the day the children’s interest in making paper caterpillars and tube people which require a lot of cutting and pasting and colouring with textas. All of these skills develops a child’s fine motor skills, preparing them for their first year of primary school next year.
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On Tuesday 22nd November 2016, Kool Kidz Mill Park had a Crazy Hair Day.
The children enjoyed putting colour in their hair along with pipe cleaners and ribbon especially Jarrod, Cooper, Addison, Aliyah, Lexi, Olivia, Yasin and Ira along with the educators Kathy and Jane and our amazing Kindergarten teacher Vanessa.
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