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The Room Configurations

Honeybees16 Children

(8 weeks – 1.5 years)

Snugglepots16 Children

(1 year – 2 years)

Beetlebugs16 Children

(2 – 3 years)

Jitterbugs16 Children

(3 years)

Caterpillars22 Children

(3 years – 5 years)

Butterflies22 Children

(3 years – 4 years)

Kool Kidz Kindergarden22 Children

(4 + years The program is planned and delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher)

Honeybees >>

(8 weeks – 1.5 years) 16 Children

Honeybees

Welcome to the Kool Kidz Tarneit Honeybee’s room. We pride ourselves in having a flexible child care program that is able to meet the wide variety of individual needs children of this youngest age group have. We follow your child’s individual routine as we know one routine is not suitable for all. At Kool Kidz Tarneit no matter what the need of the child such as 3 sleeps per day, held a certain way to feed or just lots of cuddles, We aim to meet your needs. You can expect a written communication book detailing everything you need to know. Our educators do not see what your baby cannot do yet, instead they look at what they can do and extend their developmental progress through many varied activities such as messy play, art and craft, music, dancing and language rich environments.

Areas of Development

  • Large body movements: your baby will be developing their ability to coordinate and control the large muscle groups such as legs, arms and the head
  • Small body movements: your baby will be developing their ability to coordinate and control the small muscle groups such and fingers, toes and eyes
  • Hearing: your child will develop ability to listen to and interpret sounds and then repeat first simple words and then longer sentences that they hear
  • Social behaviour and understanding: your child will begin to learn and interact with others, including skills for playing and communicating with other children and adults

Snugglepots >>

(1 year – 2 years) 16 Children

Snugglepots

Welcome to the Kool Kidz Tarneit Snugglepots room. Our child care program offers a wonderful environment designed for children who are at the older baby stage; generally 1-2 years old and are up walking about. The physical environment allows for each child’s ever fast changing needs to be met such as transitioning from a cot to a bed or a highchair to a seat and table. You will see lots of movement activities, the start of social skill development, independence emerging as the children are encouraged to try things themselves and of course lots of books and songs. Our educators will provide lots of support and advice for families with the many challenges arising as this age tests the boundaries to assist them to learn what is appropriate and what isn’t.

Areas of Development

  • Large body movements: your baby will be developing their ability to coordinate and control the large muscle groups such as legs, arms and the head
  • Small body movements: your baby will be developing their ability to coordinate and control the small muscle groups such and fingers, toes and eyes
  • Hearing: your child will develop ability to listen to and interpret sounds and then repeat first simple words and then longer sentences that they hear
  • Social behaviour and understanding: your child will begin to learn and interact with others, including skills for playing and communicating with other children and adults

Beetlebugs >>

(2 – 3 years) 16 Children

Beetlebugs

Our Beetlebugs room provides a child care program with many and varied experiences to support their growing independence. The outdoor play yards provide opportunities for climbing, running and riding bikes around. As well as catering for the very active toddler, we balance our individual child care program with many opportunities for the development of imagination through role play; home corners that can be modified to suit the children’s current interests and dress ups are available to children. You will also see many art and craft experiences and opportunities for children to express themselves using their creativity. Social skill development is a large part of a this year and our educators will support the children to learn positive social skills.

Areas of Development

  • Feelings: at this age, your child will be going through an important period of emotional development and experience more complex emotions such as shame and guilt
  • Talking: your toddler will begin learning using lots of words and become easier to understand.
  • Thinking: you child will begin to understand concepts such as time and opposites, and match shapes and colors
  • Playing and learning: your child will begin developing social skills such as taking turns and interacting with other children.
  • Moving: your toddler will start running and start to develop skills such as throwing, kicking and catching a ball.
  • Everyday skills: your toddler will start becoming more independent with wanting to wash their hands and pouring their own drink.

Jitterbugs >>

(3 years) 16 Children

Jitterbugs

Our Jitterbugs room provides a child care program with many and varied experiences for this very busy and curious aged child to explore and learn from. Our outdoor yards provide the children with opportunities to learn their about surroundings and experience how our natural environment can change and adapt as the children water the plants and watch them as they grows. We cater for the ever growing imagination of a busy child with lots of role play areas and opportunities such as home corner and dress ups. You will also see many art and craft experiences and opportunities for children to start to learn to self-regulate their emotions through identifying how to appropriately express their feelings to others. Social skill development is a large part of a toddlers year as they show interest with and form relationships, educators who enable the children to learn positive social skills.

Areas of Development

  • Feelings: at this age, your child will be going through an important period of emotional development and experience more complex emotions such as shame, guilt and consequences for their actions.
  • Talking: your toddler will begin using words to piece together to create smaller sentences to communicate.
  • Thinking: you child will begin to understand concepts such as time and opposites, and match shapes and colours and exploring counting.
  • Playing and learning: your child will begin developing social skills such as taking turns and helping with jobs, as well as playing collaboratively with others
  • Moving: your toddler will start running, using stairs and develop skills such as throwing, kicking and catching a ball
  • Everyday skills: your toddler will start becoming more independent and attempt to dress themselves, wash their hands, and may even by ready to start toilet training.

Caterpillars >>

(3 -5 years) 22 Children

Caterpillars

Our Caterpillars room operates with the same objectives as a Kindergarten program, with similar structure and routine, This allows families to access full days of care and education for their children on days they may work a full day. Our 3-5 year old child care program, activities and experiences the children will be offered will look very similar to that of a 4 year old Kindergarten program. The only difference is that the child care program will be led by a Qualified Educator and not a Kindergarten Teacher. The children will explore their cognitive development, learn about their community, fine tune their social and emotional skills and be offered many literacy and numeracy learning opportunities.

Areas of Development

  • Feelings: Your child may express themselves through constant chatter and gestures as they practice their communication skills.
  • Talking: Your child’s language ‘explodes’ this year, and they will start to tell you how they feel, talk about their ideas and say words that rhyme. They will also start asking lots of questions.
  • Daily life and behaviour: Most self-help tasks have now been mastered such as washing and dressing. Your child will start hiding the truth and lying, which is a normal part of their development.
  • Moving: Your child might also develop some new gross motor skills – for example, skipping, jumping backwards. Their fine motor skills will also improve as they start writing and using child-safe scissors.

Butterflies >>

(3 – 4 years) 22 Children

Butterflies

Our Butterflies room has many different learning opportunities for the children to enjoy flexible learning. Children can fine tune their social skills such as taking a turns and listening to others as they are entering a new world with lots of children around them who they can interact and engage with. Children develop independent skills such as learning to use the toilet or applying their own sunscreen and learn to take responsibility for their own belongings such as putting their drink bottle away and putting their jackets into their bag. You will see the introduction of small short group times where the children start to develop their confidence in talking in front of others as they explore show and tell, but also challenge themselves cognitively as they explore topics such as literacy and numeracy.

Areas of Development

  • Feelings: your child will improve at recognize and showing their emotions, and start forming real friendships and develop more social skills.
  • Playing and learning: your child may start becoming more interested in playing with others and understanding the concept of ownership and sharing. They will also be curious about their own and other people’s bodies.
  • Talking: your child will develop more language skills and show more interest in communicating and having conversations.
  • Thinking: your child will begin to ask more questions, identify numbers and letters and understand basic concepts of size and quantity.
  • Everyday skills: your child will start becoming more independent in tasks such as going to the toilet, cleaning themselves and applying their own sunscreen.
  • Moving: your child will become increasingly active, and improved fine motor control as they draw, write and cut with scissors.

Kool Kidz Kindergarten >>

(4 year old – ECT delivered program) 22 Children

Kool Kidz Kindergarten

This teacher delivered program is led by an early childhood teacher and is based on the same teaching pedagogy and principles as any Kindergarten program. Our program times are slightly structure with our main contact hours running from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm to prepare the children to learn about time frames for when they are attending school. All children who are enrolled as funded 4 year old Kindergarten children will benefit from a year of individual observation and intentional learning plan’s that you are a part of through regular Parent/Teacher meetings. Our class sizes are smaller than average which allows each and every child to receive the attention they deserve. The teacher will plan many specific learning activities including incursions ranging from the local library, local emergency service’s to chicken hatching programs. We offer a comprehensive transition program from Kindergarten to Prep including a written transition statement which captures where your child’s learning and development is so their Prep Teacher has a good knowledge of your child before they even start school. We encourage lots of parent involvement such as sharing skills you may have with the whole group or even volunteering for experiences. For those who are unable to attend during the day there is no requirement or pressure to do Kinder Duty.

Areas of Development

  • Feelings: Your child may be express themselves through constant chatter and gestures as they practice their communication skills.
  • Talking: Your child’s language ‘explodes’ this year, and they will start to tell you how they feel, talk about their ideas and say words that rhyme. They will also start asking lots of questions.
  • Daily life and behaviour: Most self-help tasks have now been mastered such as washing and dressing. Your child will start hiding the truth and lying, which is a normal part of their development.
  • Moving: Your child might also develop some new gross motor skills – for example, skipping, jumping backwards. Their fine motor skills will also improve as they start writing and using child-safe scissors.