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BELONGING, BEING, BECOMING

Play-based, child-led learning, extended by intentional teaching as outlined in The Early Years Learning Framework.

 

BEAUTIFUL INDOOR & OUTDOOR AREAS TO EXPLORE

Our beautiful resources and learning environments instigate children’s innate curiosity, and we allow this natural exploration process to guide our program.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Our centres offer extracurricular activities as unique learning experiences for children to enhance their education journey. Sports, cooking classes, Māori music classes and more.

 

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Our centres operate an approved Queensland Kindergarten program, designed to support and enrich children’s learning as they prepare to transition to school.

DELICIOUS & NUTRITIOUS MEALS

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are provided daily, using high-quality, fresh ingredients to please even the pickiest of eaters.

TE ORANGA REO

Our Māori Kindergarten Program for children aged 3 to 5 years helps families immerse their little ones in Māori culture and promotes awareness and understanding so that each child can feel a strong connection to their cultural heritage and develop a strong sense of identity.

 

 

 

     
 

EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK

At Bush Babies Nurseries, we are dedicated to providing quality learning experiences for your child which centre around play-based learning and child-led activities as outlined in Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework. Our educators observe each child and extend on their interests and emerging capabilities, creating a program which will support each individual child. The program includes teacher-initiated activities and opportunities for intentional teaching, so that children are provided with the best possible learning journey whilst they are in our care.

 

KINDERGARTEN

Our centres operate an approved Queensland Kindergarten program, with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. The program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework, but is specifically designed to support and enrich the learning of children in the Kindergarten class in the year before they start Prep. As we prepare children for their transition to school, we focus on finessing children’s fine motor skills, literacy and numeracy skills, and we also have a strong focus on emotional resilience and social skills, so children are not only well prepared for Prep, they are also well prepared for life.

The program aims to prepare children for their transition to school and the Early Childhood Teacher will work collaboratively with parents and the school, completing transition statements for each child at the end of the year to provide to their new teacher.

 
 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Children learn best through unique, play-based activities, as these keep them engaged and allow them to develop new skills. To extend on their learning, we provide children with unique learning experiences, by offering extracurricular activities at our centres.

Music, sports, cooking, gardening, yoga and arts are some of the rotating activities we have in place at our centre.

 
 

TE ORANGA REO

At The Mulberry Bush, we operate a bilingual Māori Kindergarten program for children aged 3-5 years. The program is the first of its kind in Australia to operate from a fully licensed Long Day Care centre, and is fully approved by the Queensland government to operate a funded Kindergarten program for eligible children.

A full curriculum has been developed and is designed to provide whānau with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and to promote and sustain Te Reo Māori. It is based on the underlying values and traditions of the Māori culture and takes the core principles of Te Whāriki, combined with the 5 key elements of the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. It is designed to promote awareness and understanding so that each child can feel a strong connection to their cultural heritage and develop a strong sense of identity.