Butterflies Room

4 years to 5 years

Newport Lakes Childcare & Early Learning Centre acknowledges that every child has their own identity.

We as professional educators will help build your child's confidence, sense of wellbeing, safety and willingness to engage in learning.

We gain inspiration from multiple early childhood philosophies such as' Reggio Emilia, Steiner and Vygotsky, creating programs that closely reflect our ongoing professional development and enquiry.

We believe in encouraging the children's self-help skills making your child's transition in Primary School a positive experience.

In the 4 year old kindergarten room we will deliver a program where your child has the opportunity to mix with other children of the same age, learn new things while having some fun.

Following the regulations stated in Victoria your child must be at least four years old by 30th April in the year they start kindergarten.

This emerging curriculum will be planned and delivered by a Bachelor Qualified Teacher in Early Childhood Education and is an integrated part of long day care program which cater for up to 21 children each day.

The kindergarten program will be running between 9:00am-3:00pm daily with Newport Lakes opening hours between 7:00am-6:00pm. We see each child as a unique individual with varying interests and abilities. The curriculum will be developed through incorporating the children's ideas, which also include some intentional teaching practices. Children learn through participating in play based experiences, developing and learning at their own pace.

The activities and environment encouraging positive personal growth, with children building on their knowledge and understanding on various concepts. Every year will be different with the inclusion of children's interests, community and world events.

We aim to create elements of the program that encourage every child's participation and menaingful engagement in our community and surrounds. Educators will organise regular excursions to the Library, Local shops and Businesses and well as to some of our beautiful local parks. 

Our weely explore and move program consists of sporting games in the local park, where a variety of circuits are set up and children can participate in ball games, team sports and use their gross motor skills, while balancing, jumping, hopping, running and keeping active. The explore side of the program is a visit to Newport Lakes where the focus is learning about the animals and the natural environment.  

Our program also supports the children's development and understanding of early literacy and numeracy skills, we plan and deliver a program to make learning fun.

Literacy Skill Development

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Alphabet immersion
  • Aa-Zz and sounds.
  • Jolly Phonics 
  • Spanish using the ELLA (Early Learning Languages Australia) program

We expand on our children's knowledge by supplying opportunities for children to participate in early reading, drawing, writing and the telling of stories. Also with the Introduction of a second language, children can interact with our Spanish program in the class room.