Kids On the Avenue welcomes all children with play-based programs to stimulate learning and development.
Learning through play
Our educators develop their programs based on our knowledge of child development, as well as the children’s interests and ideas, parent suggestions and the curriculum guidelines in the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework.
Children are encouraged to make choices and decisions throughout their day, and are supported in becoming confident learners and effective communications, using their own ideas and imagination. Program plans can be viewed in each of the children’s rooms.
Our primary focus is always what is in the best interests of the child.
A Three and four-year-old funded kindergarten program is available within our long day-care setting. The kindergarten program runs between 8.30am and 5.00pm daily (long day-care is from 7.30am to 6.00pm), and is run by two qualified kindergarten teachers. It follows a play-based curriculum designed to provide children with ongoing learning opportunities in an enjoyable and supportive environment in the year before they start school. Please contact us for further information.
National Quality Framework
Kids On the Avenue Children’s Centre is committed to providing the highest quality care for all its children.
The National Quality Framework (NQF) commenced in 2012 as a new standard to raise quality and to drive continuous improvement in education and care services in Australia.
There are seven quality areas guiding our centre in maintaining and improving our practices. KOTA was last assessed against the framework in December 2016 and is meeting or exceeding the NQF in all areas.
More information can be found at www.acecqa.gov.au.