Easter celebrations at Kool Kidz Ravenhall

Easter celebrations at Kool Kidz Ravenhall

Easter celebrations at Kool Kidz Ravenhall kicked off last week with a visit from the Easter Bunny!

During the week we had been having conversations in our rooms about Easter and what it meant for each child and their family. We shared picture books at group time and created egg art, and learned that the thing the children were most excited for was the Easter eggs. From this we chose to build on their excitement by holding our own whole centre Egg Hunt! The children excitedly prepared by making and decorating their own baskets with the educators in their rooms. Read more »



Little Dancers at Kool Kidz Ravenhall

Little Dancers at Kool Kidz Ravenhall

Kool Kidz have their very own special curriculum; a curriculum that has been specially designed just for Kool Kidz services and they are the 11 Blocks. The 11 blocks assist families to see what learning areas are being encouraged and planned but also ensures that educators are carefully implementing areas of interest that instil learning. Read more »



Kool Kidz Ravenhall Celebrates The Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year

Kool Kidz Ravenhall Celebrates The Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year

One morning a very excited Sarina burst through my door with two plastic bags filled with intriguing items. “Have you got a minute Tash? I am just so excited that I wanted to run this past you before I got stuck into to it”. With whatever she was about to show me I was going to ok it, there was no way I could turn down an overly excited and enthused educator, that wanted to implement something that excited her. Read more »



Butterflies and Kinder Explore the World of S.T.E.M Through Gardening.

Butterflies and Kinder Explore the World of S.T.E.M Through Gardening.

One afternoon, our Kinder Teacher began a discussion on electricity and water and why both needed to be saved to make our planet healthy again. This sparked quite an interest with most children, some even went home telling their parents to switch their TV off because they needed to save power. Read more »



Christmas Fun at Kool Kidz Ravenhall

Christmas Fun at Kool Kidz Ravenhall

There is something about this silly season, even though it’s a mad rush to have everything ready, everything finished and complete, there is still a sense of joy and light heartedness. I’ve spent quite some time in the rooms over the last few days, and I have loved watching how each child’s eyes light up at the sight or mention of Christmas. Read more »



Kool Kidz Ravenhall Honeybees Busy in their Garden

Kool Kidz Ravenhall Honeybees Busy in their Garden

We love seeing our Honeybees so settled in their environment, for educators it is the most rewarding gift; to know that you provided a nurturing environment that aided the children to feel happy, safe and secure. Read more »



Kool Kidz Ravenhall Kinder Information Night, Friday December 1st!

Kool Kidz Ravenhall Kinder Information Night, Friday December 1st!

Don’t miss the Kool Kidz Ravenhall Kindergarten Information Night featuring an opportunity to meet our Kinder Teacher Sheemal Narayan and Educational Leader Natasha Apap who will do a presentation on our enriching KBC curriculum and the Kool Kidz Ravenhall difference.

We’ll explain the Early Years Learning Framework, how it connects to our program and provide opportunities to ask questions in a special Q&A.

We’ll also give parents tours of our state of the art service and provide plenty of finger foods, drinks, coffee and tea for the occasion.

All families are welcome, the Kool Kidz Ravenhall Kindergarten Information Evening will run from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Friday 1st of December at Kool Kidz Ravenhall 3 Nexus St, Ravenhall VIC 3023. Call us on (03) 9360 5409 to RSVP or for more information on the event, learn more about Approved Providers and Owners Abi and Shveta Sharma by watching the video below! 

 

 



Learn how to make a delicious and healthy fruit kebab for summer!

Learn how to make a delicious and healthy fruit kebab for summer!

A few weeks ago, our Approved Provider Shveta and Educational Leader, sat down with their QIP. ‘How can WE promote healthy eating, healthy bodies and healthy minds to our children and in our service?’ This question floated around while both members brainstormed ideas. Then one day, an extremely bright light bulb appeared on the top of Shveta’s head. “Let’s host a cooking class every Friday morning”.


Yes! Not only would we host a cooking class, we could teach children about healthy foods, where they come from, how to use them, what they do for our bodies, but also encourage a sense of agency, teach self-help-skills, hygiene and safety whilst using kitchen utensils.


Oh, the excitement. So, for the next three weeks, Shveta, her Educational Leader and (now inviting their Chef) sat down and again brainstormed ideas…

We agreed that we needed to start small, introduce simple experiences and really highlight /embed  hygiene and safety practices.

And that is how Fruit Kebabs were decided. Our chefs cut majority of the fruits, but we left the strawberries and bananas for children.

Shveta ran our first class, and it was all about safety when using knives and skewers; our educators promoted hygiene and conversations about the fruits we were using, and where they had come from.

Children engaged in this experience with great enthusiasm. They listened intently, this was evident through their actions when using their knife and threading their own fruit. But the best part out of this WHOLE experience, was the happiness, the self-confidence and the experience the children had when learning how to cut their own fruit safely and making their fruit kebabs.

Our first cooking experience was successful and we couldn’t have been prouder of the children.

So excited for the next class!

 

Try making a delicious fruit kebab at home:

Ingredients

Banana

Strawberries

Apple – Red and Green

Pineapple

Blueberries

Cantaloupe

 

Method

-Wash all fruit

– Cut your fruit to a desired piece (ensuring it’s not too small as it will break when skewered).

-Choose your favourite fruits and start piercing

-Once complete, set down and admire.

-Finally pick it up and go for gold

 

  • You could also freeze your Fruity Kebabs for those hot summer days

 

 



Watch the Kool Kidz Ravenhall Halloween Video!

Watch the Kool Kidz Ravenhall Halloween Video!

It’s safe to say Kool Kidz Ravenhall had an amazing Halloween celebration for their first year of operation! Click here or below to watch the highlights in a special Halloween video!

 

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Kool Kidz Ravenhall Celebrates Children’s Week

Kool Kidz Ravenhall Celebrates Children’s Week

At Kool Kidz Ravenhall we wanted to celebrate Children’s Week and use the learning interest areas that were already present within each room. Our first planned activity, was to have two canvas’ set up and invite / encourage, children to come over and express themselves creatively and explore with natural made paintbrushes. The children from the Beetlebugs Room joined in with the Butterflies Room, and children came and left the activity as they pleased. Children were so thrilled with the paintbrushes and the effects each one had on the canvas; there was a lot of colour mixing and conversations around the patterns.
It was also beautiful to observe the older children guide the younger children – these qualities were celebrated with each individual, (the smile on their faces definitely told us that they were happy to receive the praise).

Once the canvas’ were dry, they were handed over to Honeybees so that they too could add to our group masterpiece. Our Educator in the Honeybees relayed that the children love painting, “The children love making discoveries, and paint seems to be one of those things that always intrigues them, especially when it ends up on their hands”.

Educators from the Honeybees and Beetlebugs, brought in items from home that represented their culture. The children in the Honeybees were very much engaged in the different fabrics of the clothing items. They loved exploring using their senses – sight and touch and also those willing, tried on some traditional Indian clothing.

Children from the Beetlebugs Room had the opportunity to discover and explore items that were brought in from another Educator’s home. Children absolutely adored the turbans and the shoes that had bells on them. These items were left on a table outside and children engaged these items into their imaginative and explorative play.

Across the whole centre we finally received our special world music and it was a great opportunity to introduce them. We also snuck in some of the music that was featured at our Diwali Festival, and our hearts skipped a beat when majority of the children remembered the moves, and asked for it “again” and “again”.

 

KBC BLOCKS: 

  • Rhythm and Melodies
  • The World and the Environment
  • Me, Myself and I
  • Kidz Lab
  • My Five Senses

EYLF:

  • Confidently explore and engage with social and physical environments through relationships and play
  • Practise inclusive ways of achieving coexistence
  • Engage in learning relationships