We know that a child’s imagination and creative streak is the key to amplifying learning moments, which is why we provide a variety of creative outlets. From art to stories, songs and dance, the children are free to express themselves in a way that is meaningful to them.
As part of our commitment to diversity, we explore cultures and differences in lifestyle in a variety of ways. We use both traditional and child-led learning experiences to reinforce the key messages. We may read or tell the children about a culture, language or tradition, celebrate an event of significance, or use local community members to help us. In the past we have had visits from didgeridoo players, Latin dancers and Italian cooks. We also acknowledge the Gubbi Gubbi people as the traditional owners of the land.
We love to be active and have fun at Tadpoles Narangba. Our extracurricular activities include:
- Participation in Ginger Sports
- The Dance Along Program
- NAIDOC Week
- Chinese New Year
Sustainability and the natural environment are also very important to us and we take part in many sustainable practices on a daily basis, including saving our scraps for our chickens, washing and reusing containers or recycling where appropriate, tending to our vegetable patch and selling the eggs our chickens produce.
Children with Additional Needs
We welcome all children with a wide variety of abilities, backgrounds or needs. If your child requires extra medical, emotional or learning support, we will tailor our care for them and work closely with you to ensure they have a smooth transition into our centre. This includes seeking support from other networks or professionals to bridge any gaps in our service delivery.
Some of the additional needs and support which can be provided at our centre include but are not limited to:
- English as a second language
- Autism spectrum
- Physical disabilities
- Minor or serious medical conditions
- Emotional issues
Our team cultivates a warm atmosphere of inclusion through continuous improvement and open communication. We are confident that your child will benefit from our dedicated approach to care and education.
Please speak to our staff about your child’s individual needs and how we can accommodate them.
Together we can create a plan to help them reach their full potential.
Child Safety & Welfare
All aspects of our operations are in line with the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework. This includes our Health and Safety policy. All educators follow our health and safety policies and procedures and have access to these online.
We understand that leaving your child in someone else’s care is a difficult thing to do. We assure you that safety is our top priority and our educators follow safety practices every day.
At all times, we ensure that our centre is secure and free of hazards, both inside and out. Fire drills and UV checks are a regular part of our informed approach to safety. We emphasise safety education by creating an atmosphere of safety awareness in all aspects of the day. You will see visual safety guides around our centre, such as our sun smart posters. These tools support our lessons about safety, which we discuss as part of the curriculum. We take every opportunity to act as role models, pointing out tripping or slipping hazards and putting hats and sunscreen on for outdoor play. We talk about stranger danger so that children can build awareness and can freely talk to us if they are scared or worried. We aim to teach children to think about their own safety habitually too.