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Star of the Sea Long Day Care + Kindergarten, Wondunna

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    Long Day Care

    7:00am - 6:00pm

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    Kindergarten

    7:00am - 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 to borrow books and your child will be given responsibility for caring for and returning these books. Throughout the year the children love attending school events including book week, 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 and afternoon tea. 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 Tatchell

Director

I’ve been an early ed director for:
14 years.
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.

Andrea Felgendrejeris

Kindergarten Teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher for:
Four years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed teacher is:
Being present as children explore and learn and being part of the ‘a ha’ moments when they discover or learn that they can do something for the first time.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
Your child will be supported to become the person they are meant to be. They are amazing.
My favourite way to relax is:
Reading.

Our daily visitors

The natural bush spaces surrounding our service are visited almost daily by local kangaroos. When the kangaroos are sighted the children rush over to the fence to get a closer look. This unique opportunity to observe animals in their natural environment sparks many questions for their educators about the kangaroos. With each visit the children learn about the importance of respecting animals and their natural environment.

Making playdough

In our craft spaces the children enjoy playing with playdough, that they make themselves. Playdough is a wonderful tool for helping the children to explore their own creativity as they imagine new things everyday, making everything from people and animals to cakes and ice creams. This play is also a fun way of exploring early science. Each time the children make the playdough they have to follow a recipe, measure out each of the ingredients and get to experiment with colour mixing.