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Star of the Sea Long Day Care + Kindergarten, Wondunna

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    Long Day Care

    6:30am - 6:00pm

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    Kindergarten

    6:30am - 6:00pm

At Star of the Sea children have the opportunity to grow and learn as part of a supportive and extended community. Our experienced educators have developed close relationships with local families over many years. Each child is unique and learns differently, so our educators will spend time getting to know your child and family so we can create programs that reflect the way they will socialise, learn and grow.

Conveniently located at Star of the Sea Primary School, your child will benefit from our excellent relationship with the school. In kindergarten children make weekly visits to the school library and to their garde five buddies. Throughout the year the children also love attending school events including sports carnivals and liturgies. During each visit your child will become more familiar with the school grounds and and learn new skills such as how to use the water bubblers. Our educators will watch your child’s confidence grow as they become part of our broader school and parish community and prepare for prep.

We care for children from six weeks and offer a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program for children in the year before prep. We supply all meals, wipes, sunscreen and cot linen. All you need to bring is nappies, a hat and a spare change of clothes. We offer nutritious, age-specific meals for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and our late afternoon snack. All meals are prepared on site daily by our cook and approved by nutrition Australia. We are supportive of special dietary requirements and encourage families to discuss their child’s needs with us.

Meet Our Staff

Kerry

Director

I’ve been an early ed director since:
2004 and working in the industry since 1999.
My favourite thing about being an early ed director is:
Watching the children grow and supporting my team to provide the best possible learning environment for children.
Something i like to tell all mums and dads is:
Thank you for trusting and allowing me to be a part of your child’s early learning journey.
My favourite way to relax is:
Travel.

Megan

Kindergarten Teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher:
Since 2006.

My favourite thing about being an early ed teacher is:
The opportunity it gives me to make a difference, I am able to teach children about their and others’ rights and then see how they implement that into their lives.

Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
Your children will learn what they need to learn in their own time and in their own way. Each child is a unique gift.

My favourite way to relax is:
Heading down to the beach for some quiet reflection.

Sensory exploration

Stimulating and helping children explore all of their senses is an important part of the program in our nursery. Sensory play is anything that engages children’s sense of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing as well as movement and balance. The children love exploring sound through musical instruments, sight and touch by playing with mixed mediums and balance with our obstacle courses and age appropriate climbing frames.

Watching chicks grow

Observing and nurturing baby chicks, is a highlight each year for our kindergarten children. After eagerly anticipating their arrival the children keep watch over the eggs in the incubator waiting for them to hatch, before caring for the baby chicks feeding them daily and helping to clean their home. Throughout the experience the children record their observations through drawings and learn about the lifecycle of the hatchlings.

Woodwork and construction

Providing children with the opportunity to be challenged and learn to navigate risks is important in early education. When the kindergarten children expressed a strong interest in construction during indoor and outdoor play we developed a dedicated woodwork and construction space. Under supervision, the children now have the opportunity to use real tools, including saws, spirit levels and hammers, to construct many things. Our families have embraced this experience providing off cuts of timber and other resources to extend the children’s experience.

Current Fee Schedule

Fees are reviewed annually and may be increased each year. Quality care for children, affordability for families and financial viability of the service are the key elements in determining fees.