As soon as you walk through the door you will sense the warmth between the children and educators. A family run business for over 20 years and a strong part of the community. We tailor all activities to meet the children's needs and interests. Working together with parents (and extended family) helps us provide the best possible care and nurturing environment were children strive. Below is just a sample of some of the things we offer at Stanmore Kindergarten.
Open7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. All you need to bring is a little bag with a sun hat, a number of spare clothes (as accidents can and do happen. Lots of underpants). Nappies if needed, two pieces of fruit and a clean reusable water bottle. Once a week a sheet and blanket for rest time in either a drawstring bag or pillow case. And please label everything as things can go a stray.
Nutritious hot meals. All meals are prepared daily onsite. They are nutritious, balanced and varied. Menus are designed weekly and displayed in the centre for all to see. We are a nut and egg free centre and can cater for all dietary requirements.
Indoor / outdoor play area and garden. There is no shortage of activities available to keep kids entertained and engaged throughout the day. Our centre has a fantastic outdoor area with bikes and scooters, a sand pit, climbing gym and slide. There is a shaded area where we run structured activities and offer free play. Indoors is also jammed packed with activities, themes changed daily. Any given day could consist of painting, play dough, dress ups, yoga, dancing, music, cooking, gardening, science experiments, all but to name a few using all different kinds of mediums. There is never a dull day at Stanmore kindy.
Regular incursions and excursions. Having been in the area for a long time we have built strong relationships within the local community. We've found kids love walks around neighbour hood collecting leaves and learning about seasons or trips to the local library, cafe and nursing home. We invite local community members to teach the children about what to do if they are surrounded by smoke, or stranger danger and how to look after their teeth and pets.
Encouraged parent participation. We love it and so do the kids when their parents come in to read a book to the group or share parts of their culture. Throughout the year we organise family events to help everyone get to know each other, build bonds and feel connected. We are not just a kindergarten, we really are a home away from home.
A safe, secure and nurturing environment for children to explore and grow. Safety is taken very seriously at Stanmore kindy and have put in a lot of measures to ensure that the environment is secure. We have a secure digital sign in process and run regular drills to ensure children know what to do in the case of an evacuation.
Regular parent updates throughout the day. We use Storypark which is a secure, private online app to share what the kids are up to through out the day by posting pictures of group play or an activity your child has mastered and is proud of. We also use to send important reminders and messages to parents. It's a quick, safe and efficient way to communicate with families. You have complete control on who accesses your profile to see the content, as well the ability to share it with extended family to help them feel connected as well.
A comprehensive school readiness program. Over the years we have developed a strong and successful school readiness program. This programs helps our older children (the Doplins) prepare for the transition to "big school". We take children on visits to the local primary schools so they can get a feel of what it will be like. Apart of this program we run early literacy and numeracy activities to ensure they can recognise the characters, say and write numbers and letters. It really beautiful to watch how excited they get and the sense of pride when they can start writing their own names!
Now that's just a taste, we offer so much more! Want to see for yourself ? Click the button below to book in a visit.