We are proud to announce that all three Platypus Junction Centres have been certified to display the new Victorian Government Kinder Tick.
The new Kinder Tick symbol was created to help Victorian families find a funded kindergarten program for their children. The Kinder Tick also identifies centres where children learn from qualified teachers through play.
Play-based learning allows children to confidently try new things in an environment that is comfortable and safe. Kindergarten learning includes learning about language, numbers and patterns, how to make friends, share and listen.
Our Bachelor trained Educators have developed a fun and enriching educational program based on the Early Years Learning Framework. Planned and interest-based learning for 3 and 4 year old kinder students are combined and integrated with technology, exploration, music, movement, art, literacy, numeracy and STEM.
Kindergarten is so important for children to gain skills to help them get ready for school. Building self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience, problem-solving skills and independence helps to ensure a smooth transition.
When parents and guardians see the Kinder Tick, they can be confident:
- the program will be led by a qualified teacher
- children will benefit from play-based learning
- the kindergarten program is funded and approved by the Victorian Government
- the program complies with government guidelines and the National Quality Framework.
Research shows that play-based learning is the best way to help young children learn, develop well and prepare to thrive at school. At Platypus Junction, we aim to help curious young minds develop a love of learning through imaginative play and lay the foundations for positive and successful school experiences.
Felicity Hall, the group business director explained, “The whole Kinder experience is so formative. Our wonderful Educators nurture our students while challenging their minds.”
“Our custom-designed and built, learning environments are open, airy and bright. And our furniture, educational resources and learning experiences have all been individually selected to support children’s life skills in preparation for their journey to school and thereafter.”
“Our beautiful outdoor gardens at each centre provide children with space to move and explore with sandpits, edible gardens, art walls, cubby houses and climbing frames.”
Talk to us about our government-subsidised play-based learning Kinder programs and how you can enrol.