The importance of STEM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is taught in a way that each pillar is integrated together. Instead of teaching math as separate from technology or science, the concepts are taught together to deepen the child’s learning and capability. While STEM is usually part of the primary school curriculum, we believe that…

Harmony Day at Care for Kindies

Harmony Day is an important celebration across all of our four centres. Some of the children dressed in traditional cultural dress from their heritage and others brought in an item to share and teach others about their culture. We incorporated a lot of orange activities into our learning to reflect the colour of Harmony Day. We explored the importance of…

Creating positive bedtime routines

The key to a positive bedtime routine is to carry out similar activities in roughly the same way each night. Most research finds that starting around 20 minutes before your child’s bedtime is the ideal timeframe for successful routines. Most bedtime routines include pre-bed tasks like having a bath and brushing teeth, as well as quiet, enjoyable activities like reading a book or…

Our view on ‘Risky Play’

The twenty first century has been characterised with high risk aversion compared to previous generations. Our society’s fixation on safety and ‘no risk’ means that play environments are often devoid of adventure and interest. The avoidance of risky play is however counterintuitive to what we have learnt in our studies and experience as professional educators. We…

Preparing for school

We’ve been operating Care for Kindies for over 20 years so we have prepared thousands of children for their schooling journey. Our specially designed programs focus on school preparedness to ensure our children develop the necessary day-to-day skills they will need for school. These skills include being able to follow instructions, adhering to routine, lining up,…

What to do about “fussy eaters”

Do you find meal preparation and mealtime difficult due to a fussy eater in your family? You’re not alone! It can be terribly frustrating when your child does not want to eat the healthy food you prepared and things can get messy if it is thrown all over the floor! Instead of worrying about fussy eating, it is important…

Gym fun

At Care for Kindies we focus on creating an atmosphere where our children feel energised and engaged. We have a gym program at each of our four centres.  As part of our gym program, we encourage our children to be active, healthy and happy young beings. Young children are constantly growing and becoming more aware of…