At Wudinna Kindy we believe that Early Childhood is the foundation on which children build their lives as they learn life skills and make sense of the world around them through play. We believe young children learn best when they are happy, having fun, have strong relationships, a sense of belonging and they are actively engaged and interested. We encourage children to have a voice in their learning, to think critically and creatively, to solve problem, to act independently and to work collaboratively with others. We connect with our local environment through Nature play and we have a strong relationship with our local community who have a shared commitment to the future of our youngest citizens.
Our Kindy motto is:
“At Wudinna Kindy we are learning for life”
Review by Children, Educators, Families and Governing Council 13/02/2020
Our Guideline Booklet for parents will provide you with detailed information about the services and programs we offer at Wudinna RSL Memorial Kindergarten.
Our kindy session times are: 8:25am – 3:35pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We hold our 4 pupil free days on non-kindy days to reduce impact on families. These additional hours make up the full 600hr entitlement.
Children may attend kindergarten via the school bus depending on available spaces. All children attending our kindergarten program are offered supervised lunch time care.
Occasional Care Sessions
Wudinna Kindy’s Occasional Care program is short periods of care for children aged between 2 and 5 years of age. Families can access Occasional Care on either a regular or irregular basis though bookings are made a term in advance.
Parents use Occasional Care for a variety of reasons, including casual, shift- work or part-time work; respite care; crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.
The benefit of Occasional Care is it provides families with the flexibility to leave their children in a caring and interactive early childhood learning environment to play, learn, socialise and interact with other children. Children have the opportunity to learn through play, interact with other children, develop social skills including speech and language skills, numeracy skills and fine/gross motor skills.
Our Occasional Care program is offered each week on a Thursday morning and is run by Diploma trained Early Childhood Worker. Session times are from 9.00am to 11.45am. There are currently two sessions running concurrently at this time.
Site specific policies/procedures
Site Policies are reviewed by Governing Council on a scheduled basis. Additional Department for Education policies can be sources at: https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/department/policies/departmental-policies
Acknowledgement of Country
In 2017, the children of Wudinna Kindy were involved in an inquiry project to develop an Acknowledgement of Country for our kindergarten.
“We the children of Wudinna RSL Memorial Kindergarten would like to say thankyou to the Aboriginal people – the traditional owners of our land. Thank you for looking after the country. Thankyou for giving us a place to go so that we can play on the land with our friends, see things growing like the trees, animals, and flowers for giving us a place to learn about it together.”
Here is the land, here is the sky, here are my friends and here am I. We stand together, hand in hand, to respect and honor the Barngarla People, the traditional owner of the land.
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