Thank you for all of the feedback we have received over the past week, we had some really constructive suggestions.
We did have an overwhelming response in favour for healthy cooking experiences, but we had some concern over the two week notice period.
We propose that families will not bring in cakes from home but each room will have a cooking experience each week that the educators will pair with the children’s upcoming birthdays.
We are also excited about embedding more cooking experiences within our curriculum as the benefits for your child as Cooking Promotes Development and Learning that has been used for years as an important teaching and development tool for all ages. These benefits include:
Social-Emotional Development – Hands-on cooking activities help children develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities. The act of following a recipe can encourage self-direction and independence, while also teaching children to follow directions and use thinking skills to problem solve.
Physical Development – Chopping, squeezing, spreading, and mixing are all cooking skills that help develop a child’s small muscle control and eye-hand coordination. It’s impossible to separate hands-on cooking activities from physical development for young children.
Cognitive Development – Cooking inspires children’s curiosity, thinking, and problem solving, offering new opportunities to make predictions and observations. Additionally, cooking offers authentic opportunities for students to understand and apply their knowledge of measuring, one-to-one correspondence, numbers, and counting. As they follow a recipe, children organize ingredients, follow a sequence, and carry out multiple directions.
Language Development – With its own vocabulary, cooking is a great opportunity for language development. Take advantage of opportunities for children to match pictures to words and articulate questions inspired by their new experiences.Read More
Dear Families, We would like to inform you that May 1st will be Miss Kiera’s last day at Erina Kindergarten. Miss Kiera will be leaving to pursue a different career path. Kiera has enjoyed her time with us over the past 6 years. Miss Meg will be taking over Kiera’s position as shared room leader. Miss Meg is diploma trained and is looking forward to taking on the role. We are also excited to announce that Miss Chloe will be staying on in the Bush Babies room after the completion of her traineeship.Read More
We would like to formally introduce our lovely new Deputy Director Miss Kylie to our management team at Erina Kindergarten. Kylie is proving a wonderful addition to our team. Kylie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in early childhood to share with the team. We look forward to working with miss Kylie.Read More
We are lucky enough this month to have the Ladybug academy’s butterfly garden in our Koalas room in which the preschool children have been learning about the life cycle process of these beautiful insects. From caterpillar to chrysalis then emerging into life as a butterfly. Over teh duration of a two-week cycle, our preschool children are learning about these amazing creatures and studying their behaviourRead More
Our beautiful snuggle pots yard is now complete with our very own 40 year old olive trees! We will be harvesting the olives & these beautiful old trees will provide some beautiful shade to our active snuggle pots as well! With our brand new pergola & expanded yard we are looking truly fabulous!!Read More
We have locked in the dates for our annual Christmas events.
• The Bush Babies and Snugglepots Picnic/Disco will be 4/12/18 5pm-6:30pm
• The Gumnuts Christmas concert will be 5/12/18 5-5:30pm
• The Preschool Christmas Concert / Graduation will bem 5/12/18 6:15pm-7:30pm.
A detailed information letter will be given out in the coming weeks.Read More