National Reconciliation Week Painting at Kool Kidz Mill Park

National Reconciliation Week Painting at Kool Kidz Mill Park

National Reconciliation Week Painting

National Reconciliation week was initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide activities. The week is a time to reflect on achievements so far and the things which must still be done to achieve reconciliation.

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Quad Pram Adventure for Kool Kidz Mill Park!

Quad Pram Adventure for Kool Kidz Mill Park!

On Wednesday 4th October 2017, some of the Snugglepots children went on their first excursion in our new quad prams.

 

Our educators, Kylie, Jacki, Jodie and Stacie went with the children to Woolworths to buy the ingredients to make muffins in the afternoon with the rest of their friends. We went with a shopping list which consisted of strawberries, blueberries, baking powder, vanilla essence and some birthday candles.

 

This was our maiden voyage in the quad prams. The children loved waving to the public as we walked through the shops. A couple of the children pointed out the big trucks that drove past us. The children looked very relaxed sitting in the prams.

 

Once we returned from our excursion to the centre, the children had lunch with their friends and some had a sleep. Once they were all awake from their afternoon naps, we made our muffins. With the help of our awesome cook Liam, we made strawberry and blueberry muffins. The children sat in the high chairs and around the table and all had a turn of mixing the batter and then mixing the strawberries and blueberries. Some of the children then helped put the patty pans into the tins. Once they were cooked, we got to enjoy the muffins with afternoon tea.

 

We all enjoyed getting out on our first excursion.  Stay tuned for more excursions to come in the Snugglepots room.

 

 

Links to the Early Years Frameworks:

Children Have a Strong Sense of Identity

1.1 Children feel safe, secure and supported

Children Are Connected With and Contribute To Their World

2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Children Are Effective Communicators

5.1 Children interact verbally & non-verbally with others for a range of purposes



Heuristic Play

Heuristic Play

In the Snugglepots Room, we have introduced Heuristic play. Heuristic Play is described as ‘Discovery Play’. It is an unstructured play for children under the age of 3, which allows them to explore simple loose objects at their own leisure and interest without intervention or instruction from an educator. Read more »



Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

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 »



Kool Kidz Mill Park Turns One

Kool Kidz Mill Park Turns One

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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Story Time in Snugglepots

Story Time in Snugglepots

This morning while having free play and exploration in our room, Mia, Nicholas, Poppy and Emily were very interested in reading and looking at the books with Harjit, our educator. They were very enthused listening to Harjit talk about the animals, colours and shapes in the books the children had hold of.  Whilst looking at the animal book, Harjit was also singing old McDonald had a farm and pointing to all the animals that came up in the book.  The children thoroughly enjoyed this.  Nicholas was bouncing and clapping as Harjit was singing and Poppy, Emily and Mia were smiling as they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This is fantastic to observe the children interacting with their peers and building secure relationships with the educators in their room.

Learning Outcomes:

1.1: children feel safe, secure and supported.

1.3: children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities.

3.1: children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing.

5.1: children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.

Kool Beginnings Curriculum:

  • Me, myself and I
  • My five senses

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Arts & Crafts with Mrs L

Arts & Crafts with Mrs L

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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Crazy hair day at Kool Kidz Mill Park

Crazy hair day at Kool Kidz Mill Park

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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