Watch them grow
At Southport Catholic Parish Long Day Care + Kindergarten our aim is to help your child grow and blossom. The early years of education and care are the foundation for every child’s future. We see these years as an opportunity to instil in children a love of learning and self-discovery that will continue to develop through their further education. In this way we share the aspirations of all families to watch their children grow.
We care for children from 15 months of age and offer a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program for children in the year before prep. Our kindergarten program is taught by a university qualified early childhood teacher and focuses on teaching your child foundational literacy, numeracy and science skills.
We are conveniently located next door to Guardian Angels Primary School and your child will benefit from our close relationship with the school.
Watch them grow confidently
Your child will benefit from our close relationship with Guardian Angels Primary School becoming comfortable and confident in the school environment before they make their transition to prep. In kindergarten your child will make regular visits to the school library and prep classrooms and attend school events throughout the year including book week and liturgies.
These excursions are practical experiences that build confidence. The children learn how to use the water bubblers, understand what the signs in the school mean, see what a classroom looks like and where the toilets are, find out where mum and dad will drop them off and pick them up each day and generally build their familiarity with the school environment. These excursions are not only great fun for your child but they also allow our teachers to observe the way they respond to a different environment. Our teachers will use these observations to work one-on-one with your child to build their confidence in different ways.
Watch them grow respectfully
Respect for our children, and teaching them respect for themselves and the people and things around them helps them grow in all kinds of ways. Our educators give children a voice in their daily programs and help them develop respect for differences and the world around them.
Does your child have a special interest or hobby? Our educators will look for ways to incorporate this in our programs during outdoor play, in our home corner or craft spaces or by encouraging them to share it with their friends during show and share.
Through our bush kindy program your child will develop a sense of respect for the environment and learn to care for it. During regular explorations of the bush surrounding our service, the children learn about different flora, fauna and animals and play their part in caring for the environment by collecting rubbish.
Contact us to book a tour today.