Welcome to the Green Tree Frog Kindergarten Room
Group Size – Maximim of 22 Children. Ratio – 1 Educator to 11 Child.
The Green Tree Frog Kindergarten Room’s name comes from the Aboriginal name “Burrura” which means ‘Green tree frog’ and is derived from the Darumbal language.
At Elfin House Community Child Care Centre we as Professionals believe early childhood is a unique, exciting and valuable stage in life and that with positive partnerships and teamwork, together, we can genuinely contribute to the best start in life for each child with play based learning. We are committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for the children in our care.
We would like to welcome you and your child to the Green Tree Frog Room. Children will experience both indoor and outdoor play. They will be encouraged to participate in a range of physical, creative and sensory experiences.
What is the main focus of the Green Tree Frog Room?
The Kindergarten room at Elfin House is facilitated by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and a Diploma qualified experienced Early Childhood Educator. In partnership we plan and implement curriculum plans which incorporate a balance of play based learning and intentional teaching practices. The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines combined with the Early Years Learning Framework and the children’s emerging interests guides us to create rich learning experiences which promote positive dispositions towards learning.
Our Kindergarten program allows children to learn school readiness skills and life experiences such as cooking, Library excursions, numeracy, literacy and scientific skills. The children are also encouraged to complete self-help tasks with support from educators. These self-help tasks include toileting, changing own clothes after wet play, packing up after play, organising their belongings and making healthy choices at meal times. We are committed to ensuring the children in our care are confident, happy, active learners whom are starting their journey to become lifelong learners.
Green Tree Frog Room Educators
Gabrielle Laidlaw– Early Childhood Teacher (Bachelor of Education Early Childhood)
Emily Williams – Educator (Studying Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care)
Matthew Laidlaw – Educator (Studying Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care)
All Elfin House Community Child Care Centre educators hold a valid Blue Card, Senior First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate and Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificate
The kindergarten program will operate from 8am—3:30pm, 40 weeks per year. Children must attend a minimum of two days per week to be eligible for the program and must be turning four before the 30th of June that year.
Green Tree Frog Kindergarten Room Routine
|6:30am – 9:00am||Outdoor play|
|9:00am – 9:45am||Group time/ Morning Tea|
|9:45am – 11:30am||Small group activities – Group Time|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Lunch/Toilet|
|12:00pm – 1:30pm||Sleep/Rest time/Quiet work time|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Afternoon tea|
|3:00pm – 6:00pm||Outdoor play/ Centre Closes|
How will we communicate with you about your child and their day?
In our room you will find our Daily News which contains news of the happenings in our room. Sleep information can be found on the parents notice board.
What should children bring to day care each day?
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, spare clothes (more than one set), spare underwear, water bottles, sheets set, bag.
For health and hygiene reasons we advise that you do not use insulated lunch-boxes.
Where can you find the medication folder?
The medication folder can be found on top of the lockers.