Extra-curricular and Health Support Services

Throughout the year, our centres’ offer a range of convenient onsite support services accessible to your child.

Yoga and Meditation

Balanced Bodies – Happy Minds!”

Introducing children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. Playschool Early Learning Centres have developed a program with the expert advice from a qualified yoga teacher to include yoga as part of the children’s daily routine.

With regular practice some of the benefits of yoga include increased balance, co-ordination, flexibility and inner strength.

Yoga is also great for children’s overall well-being. Children develop awareness of their bodies, awareness of their breath and begin to develop awareness of their thoughts.

Kids in the Kitchen

Our ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ cooking experience program at Playschool Early Learning Centres is a chance to introduce our children to fresh, healthy foods and helps the children learn about what different foods look like and where they come from.  These cooking experiences allow us to use our produce from our own fruit and vegetable gardens which foster an appreciation of the natural world, promoting environmental awareness and social and physical well-being.

Cooking is also a wonderful opportunity to help young children learn and practice basic math concepts and build language skills.  The experience of creating meals or specific dishes helps build self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment; it also helps children explore with their senses and helps them to open up to new tastes.  These cooking experiences also provide opportunities for lots of fun and enjoyment – which is key!

Care for our Greats

Grandparents have a lifetime of experience to offer a child, but don’t always get to spend time with their own grandchildren. That is why we welcome Grandparents, and any older member of the community, to spend some time at Playschool Early Learning Centres sharing their wisdom and enjoying some quality time with the children.

By engaging with a local Aged Care Facility we are developing community links and encouraging intergenerational learning. The children are given the opportunity to learn about history from our older generation. Aged Care Residents can benefit from regular visits with our children and feel a sense of value and belonging in our community.

If you have some spare time, no matter how small or how often, we would love for you to come and visit us. If you would like to be part of the Care for Our Greats Program, or just want to know more, please speak to one of our friendly staff.

 

Yoga and Meditation

Balanced Bodies – Happy Minds!”

Introducing children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. Playschool Early Learning Centres have developed a program with the expert advice from a qualified yoga teacher to include yoga as part of the children’s daily routine.

With regular practice some of the benefits of yoga include increased balance, co-ordination, flexibility and inner strength.

Yoga is also great for children’s overall well-being. Children develop awareness of their bodies, awareness of their breath and begin to develop awareness of their thoughts.

Kids in the Kitchen

Our ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ cooking experience program at Playschool Early Learning Centres is a chance to introduce our children to fresh, healthy foods and helps the children learn about what different foods look like and where they come from.  These cooking experiences allow us to use our produce from our own fruit and vegetable gardens which foster an appreciation of the natural world, promoting environmental awareness and social and physical well-being.

Cooking is also a wonderful opportunity to help young children learn and practice basic math concepts and build language skills.  The experience of creating meals or specific dishes helps build self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment; it also helps children explore with their senses and helps them to open up to new tastes.  These cooking experiences also provide opportunities for lots of fun and enjoyment – which is key!

Happy Feet

Variety is the spice of life and young budding minds require a broad spectrum of stimulation. Our fun and engaging classes will get the children’s hearts pumping and their minds working.

The themed musical adventure classes take large stage performances and put them into a super fun, interactive and educational class format that has been designed for children in childcare centres. So whether children are brimming with confidence or a little on the quiet side, we set the goal for all of them to leave the classes feeling proud of themselves and their achievements.

Our dancing and fitness program delivers educational content, creative movement and social development skills that become engrained and stay with the children throughout their lives.

Move and Groove

We have a firm belief that exercise is extremely important in the development of all children, with proven benefits across the board. The most obvious benefits being fitness, strength and flexibility, as well as improving children’s ability to focus in class and deal with emotional challenges.

At Playschool Early Learning Centres we are fortunate to have a qualified personal trainer on our team. He has designed an age appropriate active kids program called Move and Groove. Within these sessions the children will gain space and body awareness, stretching, hand eye co-ordination, problem solving skills, motivation, social skills, cognitive skills and with the whole program linking to the Abecedarian Approach, language skills.

Soccer

Little Big Sport childcare soccer programs are carefully designed specifically for 2-5 year olds. They understand that above all, little ones want to have fun, and if they are enjoying themselves they will learn along the way. Each and every game developed has a purpose to develop specific skills and of course is FUN! All children have the chance to have a free trial, so if your little one hasn’t had a go yet and you are not sure, please let us know and we will be sure to take them for a trial.

During their participation in the soccer programs, children develop and grow physically and emotionally. Through innovative, fun drills and activities, children develop their coordination and general soccer skills, and with the incorporation of a variety of themes and games, children learn to follow instructions, teamwork and develop their self-confidence and imagination. The focus is on enjoyment for each and every child who participates.

At the conclusion of each session, each child receives a sticker and stamp, and at the end of the year, each regular participant receives a special award!

Tiny Tennis

Tiny Tennis is an ongoing fun and professional program designed specifically for 2 – 5 year olds, introducing your child to the basics of tennis. Each sessions consists of learning or practicing a new tennis stroke while also teaching group participation, hand-eye coordination and confidence building. Children of any skill and coordination level gain benefits from the program while also creating an ongoing positive relationship with an adult. All of this is taught within a framework of fun and enhances the children’s love of outdoors, physical activity and sports!

The children are in the program for approximately 30 minutes with small class sizes of 4-6 children. The children get to follow their own progress achieved by stamping their own medal book at the conclusion of each session. Each stamp attained will go towards a series of achievement awards, working their way from their first bronze medal all the way up to a trophy!

Fitness Compound

Incorporating fitness with education. Children are guided through a gym workout with educational goals to achieve throughout the process making exercise fun!

Extra Curricular Activities

Little Green Thumbs

At Playschool Early Learning Centres we focus on a holistic approach to learning and development. We are very excited to have a qualified Horticulturist from Little Eden Gardens coming into the Centres once a month to help the children with their gardening program ‘Little Green Thumbs’.

Gardening is a healthy and fun activity for children. The garden offers children a great range of activities and lessons. They not only develop new skills but they also learn about science and nutrition. Most importantly they spend time in a natural environment and get physically active.

Adopt an Aboriginal Elder

At Playschool Early Learning Centres we support and embrace cultural diversity. We have adopted an Aboriginal elder to come into our Centres throughout the year.

Our Aboriginal elder delivers a program that contains singing, dancing, instruments, cultural facts, dream time stories, face painting and much more.

All of the children look forward to the visits and love getting involved in the program.

Ngana Waguna Woori Mumba

(We grow children together)

Small Green Steps

Playschool Early Learning Centres are excited to be a part of Small Green Steps. A sustainability program which embeds sustainable practices within the Centres.

This program will enhance, consolidate and extend our current sustainability program and practices. We are excited to be educating your children about taking care of their future.

The 40-step program is completed by each Centre as a group and has been designed to provide everything needed to embed sustainable practices across the Centre and meet the Australian National Quality Framework environmental objectives.

Yoga and Meditation

Balanced Bodies – Happy Minds!”

Introducing children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. Playschool Early Learning Centres have developed a program with the expert advice from a qualified yoga teacher to include yoga as part of the children’s daily routine.

With regular practice some of the benefits of yoga include increased balance, co-ordination, flexibility and inner strength.

Yoga is also great for children’s overall well-being. Children develop awareness of their bodies, awareness of their breath and begin to develop awareness of their thoughts.

Kids in the Kitchen

Our ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ cooking experience program at Playschool Early Learning Centres is a chance to introduce our children to fresh, healthy foods and helps the children learn about what different foods look like and where they come from.  These cooking experiences allow us to use our produce from our own fruit and vegetable gardens which foster an appreciation of the natural world, promoting environmental awareness and social and physical well-being.

Cooking is also a wonderful opportunity to help young children learn and practice basic math concepts and build language skills.  The experience of creating meals or specific dishes helps build self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment; it also helps children explore with their senses and helps them to open up to new tastes.  These cooking experiences also provide opportunities for lots of fun and enjoyment – which is key!

Health Services

Dental Checkups

Dental check ups are provided on site at Playschool services. These visits establish positive dental habits at an early age, setting the child up for excellent oral health and reducing the risk of oral health issues. The children feel comfortable and have their friends and educators or teachers with them for support and comfort.

Optometry

Playschool has an established relationship with Lesley Stanich who provides a mobile optometry service to our Playschool centres. Check-ups like this reduce the risk of visual issues in young children.

Speech Screeninig

Maddison is our in house qualified speech pathologist and Early Childhood Teacher completing her Bachelor in Speech Pathology in 2023 and Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education in 2024. As part of her role at Playschool, Maddison offers children enrolled in the Approved Kindergarten Program a complimentary speech assessment.