Full Day Kinder/Playschool

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What percentage of a child’s brain development occurs by age 5?

Up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens within the first 5 years.

Within the first five years, children’s brains develop faster and more than any other time in their lives. The brain’s basic architecture is developed from the ground up and experiences within these early foundational years affect the quality of the architecture.

Sensory pathways are the first to develop, followed by early language skills and then higher cognitive functions. When children’s minds aren’t stimulated in the early years, the brains architecture does not build as expected which can disadvantage children down the track.

Quality Kinder programs allow children to actively engage their minds in learning, which continues to build their brains to be ready for life.

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Learning through play helps a child to develop…

Socially

Children begin to develop social skills during the ages of 2 and 3 and how we approach this learning sets the foundations for later in life.

Children learn about how conversations work, social interactions and how to develop social skills by observing and participating in social situations. When children are engaged in engaging experiences that promote positive interactions and communication they can learn to advocate for their needs and nurture meaningful relationships with peers.

Success with social skills is strongly linked to the emergence of self-identity, sense of wellbeing, as well as social/academic progress for years to come.

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An adult has 1,000 new neural connections every second, a child has…

1,000,000

Within the foundational years more than 1 million new neural connections or synapses are formed every second. Every new experience creates new connections in the brain, so as a child experiences a smell, a sight or a sensation for the first time their brain builds new pathways for them to comprehend it.

Children’s brains actually develop more synapses than they require and many of these will peter out during adolescence. This ensures that children are able to learn more and to learn faster than adults during this critical time.

By fuelling children’s minds with learning experiences that encourage and resonate with them, we can positively influence their view on education for the rest of their lives.

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THE FIRST FIVE YEARS

When we consider that the first 5 years of our lives lay the foundations for health, neurodevelopment and growth, it’s no surprise that the impressions we make on children during this time have such a lasting effect.

Between the ages of three and five are some of the most exciting years in your child’s life. This is when their curiosity peaks and they rapidly absorb information and are able to apply this new knowledge. Children begin interacting more with others, start to form social groups and share knowledge and understanding in order to tackle complex challenges.

At Nido Early Schools we offer premium 3-5 Year Old Kinder programs that gives children the opportunity to develop their own thoughts and ideas. Our university qualified Teachers inspire their growing spirit of inquiry and give our Nido children the tools to thrive.

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OUR CURRICULUM

Our Quality Kindergarten programs, value the child’s voice and are structured to allow children to use their own unique learning style to explore maths, language, investigation, creative pursuits, fine and gross motor skills, sensory experiences, their cultural identity and environmental understanding.

Our curriculum follows each child’s individual development while encouraging qualitative discovery and building strong dispositions for learning. We use the children’s interests as a platform to extend into the various facets of learning. Counting the spikes on a Stegosaurus is fantastic numeracy practice, while stomping like an angry dinosaur can help children understand and gauge their emotions. There are no limits to what an outstanding Teacher can implement when children are given the chance to be a part of the planning.

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OUR EDUCATORS

Early Childhood Teachers meet all professional development guidelines, meaning they are constantly learning and evolving as educators

During their studies, ECTs learn about children’s brain development, behavioural and attachment theories, teaching and learning styles, children’s advocacy, educational leadership and mentoring along with a myriad of other specialties tailored to the ages of 0-5.

Nido Early Childhood Teachers (ECTs) see the children as capable, competent and full of potential and develop holistic programs to support the children’s creative nature, imagination and cognitive development.

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DOCUMENTING DEVELOPMENT

Each day’s structure and routines are planned to holistically address each of the learning outcomes within the Early Years Learning Framework. Every child’s progress is monitored by observation-based assessment and documentation. In addition, a portfolio of work is compiled for every child to capture their unique creativity and expression whilst regular communication with parents is maintained.

A Daily Journal is available at the end of each day, which documents the learning achieved throughout the day. Our educators are always willing to discuss your child’s day with you. Find child care near me on our centres page, and get in touch to enrol, book a tour, or with any queries.