Our Perfect Start Birkdale Kindergarten is Queensland Government Approved. In our Kindergarten Approved Room we pride ourselves on our commitment to kindy care. Our focus is on getting your child school ready while making the most of their precious last year of play based learning. Our room vision is based on the Habits of Heart and we put a strong emphasis on children’s social and emotional intelligence and competency. Our goal is to ensure each individual child is prepared as they embark on the next stage of their learning journey as they go to school.
We have two experienced, qualified, registered early childhood teachers and a fantastic, hands on educator in our Birkdale Kindergarten. Our team believes in creativity, a supportive learning environment and fun! Our team is dedicated to preparing your child for school and beyond, through a play-based environment which inspires a love of learning. In the kindergarten room, we deliver a flexible and holistic program of kindy care that focuses on the social and emotional development of our children. Our child-centred programs are based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and Early Years Learning Framework. Daily we provide meaningful, purposeful experiences and provocations that introduce children to early concepts of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). We believe in the importance of children to be familiar with daily routines and happenings and be confident in their classroom to express themselves freely.
Through our focus on holistic learning and disposition based teaching through the kindergarten year we strive to give children courage and confidence for school through some of the following:
• Literacy skills
• Numeracy skills
• Understating the world
• Creativity, arts and music
• Sharing and relating to others
• Physical and gross motor development
• Sensory and fine motor development
• STEM with a qualified science teacher
• Excursions and centre events
• Regular external shows
• Dance and movement class
• ELLA program (Mandarin)
• Gardening program
Our play-based curriculum focuses not only on cognitive skills, but also on physical, social and emotional aspects of children’s development. A wide range of activities are included to foster each child’s individual strengths and talents.
In our Birkdale kindergarten children are encouraged to follow their interests and explore the world around them through hands-on discovery by touching, tasting, smelling and listening. No two days in kindy care are the same – time is spent on art, music, singing, dancing, drama, reading, learning mathematical concepts and discovering the outdoors. A wide range of resources are used to support this exciting phase of development, including educational interactive whiteboards, educational toys, books, construction zones and science areas.
We value parent engagement and we appreciate and welcome all parent and family contributions and links to the local and wider community.
See some of the highlights of our Kindy Care