Pied Piper Kindergarten - Blair Athol conveniently located at 37 Mount Erin Road, Blair Athol Ph: 02 4620 9777
We would love the opportunity to show you around our centres. Feel free to pop in and say hello or contact our friendly staff to organise a tour. See you soon!
Pied Piper Kindergarten is a family owned childcare centre which was established in 1995 with the vision to create a safe, clean and welcoming place.
We are open from 6.30am to 6:30pm, 49 weeks per year, for children from birth to 6 years. We also provide before and after school care for children aged 5 to 12 years, as well as a fun filled vacation care program throughout the school holiday periods.
We provide nutritious meals for the children including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and a late snack. We also cater to the individual children’s dietary requirements.
We provide a hygienic and clean environment in a safe and secure surround that is stimulating and inviting.
Our Pied Piper team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff hold a range of qualifications and levels of experience. This allows us to work together to create a rewarding early education and care experience for your children and your family. We value having a balance of staff, from mature, experienced educators to young, fresh and innovative careers to compliment the teams’ skill set.
Generations of families have brought their children to Pied Piper Kindergarten; we have families who were graduates from our beginning years who’s children now attend, forever growing our Pied Piper family.
We believe in building a community that values children, respects their rights and prepares them for the transition to school and readiness for life.
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In our Preschool room the children have been learning the Alphabet, As a transition to school tool the children sing the alphabet song each day encouraging them to learn each letter of the alphabet.
As we are concentrating on the letter “O” sound for “Orange Octopus”. The children were given the opportunity to make their own octopus, mixing the colours and the placing their hands in the paint and printing onto the paper adding more tentacles if they wanted
At Young Academics, we are here to help develop and broaden the way your child experiences education, leaving them as confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to starting “big school”. Our program will provide evidence and understanding of your child's current knowledge and development and will assist families to understand if their child is ready for school.
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Children can practice identifying what materials should be recycled in the activity below Children take what they learn and have made their own separate bins for recycling paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass and then help you sort recyclables at home.
Teaching children to care for the environment is a learning experience that is an important part of growing up and everyday practises It gives them skills in respect, empathy, patience, responsibility, and teaches them about consequences. But it also teaches them valuable lessons about sustainability and how we want to leave the world for future generations. Showing children how to recycle properly is like passing the baton to them for a cleaner and brighter future.
GARDEN Mirrors are fascinating things as they hold an element of magic. Magic and science seem to be at odds, but not necessarily to children.
An exploration into the reversed double world behind the looking glass may well retain something of the thrill of the fairy tale and provide a strong motivation to pursue some real science. www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au
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A Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Differences.
Presented by international speaker and songwriter Genevieve Jereb O.T., "The Traffic Jam In My Brain” is a fun, informative and interactive seminar designed for parents, therapists and other professionals. You will gain understanding of the basics of sensory processing and learn "ready-to-use" strategies to support learning, attention, social and emotional relationships and behaviour in children.
This workshop gives you a set of dynamic, practical tools incorporating Regulation, Respiration, Rhythm, Relationship, Play & Movement.
Who Should Attend? Parents, Educators, Care Givers, Pre-School Teachers, Child Care Workers, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Paediatricians and other Professionals who work with children.
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Types of Child Care…. Here’s a guide to help you work out what your options are.
Long Day Care is just that – child care that is available from early in the morning to early evening, breakfast to dinner. The best option for parents who work the typical nine to five, long day care usually services children from around six weeks to six years, and tend to provide meals, nappies as well as developmental and school readiness programs for the children. Centres remain open during school holidays.
Centres can be run by communities, local councils, private operators and occasionally even employers and companies looking to make their business more family-friendly.
Family Day Care
Family Day Carers look after a smaller number of children in their own home. As a part of a network of caregivers carefully monitored by a family day care scheme, they provide care and developmental activities for the children, and are often more flexible with their hours – some can even include weekends and overnight stays for shift workers. Family Day Care is generally aimed at non-school-aged children, but depending on the carer can be available to primary school children before and after school.
Pre-school or kindergarten is usually for children between the ages of 3 – 5 and is designed to educate children before they begin school. Hours and setup are similar to that of a school – start at 9, finish at 3 and children are required to bring their own lunch and snacks. Centres tend to be closed during the school holidays.
Pre-schools and kindergartens can be privately or council run, or can be an initiative of a community or a part of another service such as long day care or occasional care.
Occasional Care is designed for parents who require care for short periods of time for children from about six weeks to school age. Care can be provided for an hour or more per day on an irregular (or occasional) basis. Centres often provide developmental activities as the opportunity to socialise with other children for children who are not in regular care or pre-school. Occasional care can be run privately, by local councils or be a community centre, and is often attached to a pre-school or long day care centre.
Before and After School Care
Often referred to as OOSH (Outside of School Hours) is run mainly for primary-school-aged children and opens for care before and after school hours, as well as pupil-free days during school terms. This kind of care is ideal for parents who work typical nine to five days and are unable to drop off and pick up their children at the standard times.
Centres typically provide recreational activities and are usually associated with schools, occasional care centres and preschools.
Vacation care is designed for school-aged children during school holidays. With hours comparable to that of a long day care centre, children are provided with a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, including outings such as the beach or movies. Vacation care is usually offered by before and after school care services.
A nanny is a single carer that cares for the children inside the home and may or may not live with the family. Nannies are typically employed by the parents directly, with hours and duties negotiable. Typically, a nanny’s duties revolve solely around the care of the children, however some nanny’s also undertake domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning.
Parents looking to hire a nanny also have options such as an Au Pair, which is typically a young person from another country who provides child care in return for board and a small allowance, as well as nanny sharing with another family.