Runaway Bay Kindyland Kids is situated on the northern end of the Gold Coast next to St. Francis Xavier Primary School.
As soon as you walk through the door, you are greeted by not only friendly staff but a wonderful newly renovated homely atmosphere, which is carried right through each room from newborn babies, tweenies and up to12 years, for before and after school care.
Each area within the centre is age specific, with the rooms being large and open, perfect for the active little learners to explore and discover.
Here at Runaway Bay, we have educators who are celebrating 31 years of service this year and many others with over ten years of service. We believe that continuity of care with well-established educators is beneficial to the children’s sense of belonging, and learning outcomes. As a centre, we are delighted to share this milestone with the community, because we are very proud of our dedicated and committed team.
It’s quite common for new families to be a bit unsure about leaving their child. Especially if it’s the first time, just like the first day of school. We recommend play time at the centre prior to commencement to ensure that you and your child feel very secure and confident in our team and our policies.
Our educators take great pride in their work and place a high priority on each child’s individual needs. We find that after a few weeks, the homely environment we create becomes familiar and the children immerse themselves in activities, make new, friends and build solid relationships with their educators.
Our centre operates a Reggio Emilia educational influence, which means that we create daily schedules with the learning focusing on each child’s strengths and on the principles of respect, responsibility and community. Great benefits of using this system are that it allows each child to develop their love of learning and express their ideas through play-based activities of construction, imagination, cooking nature exploration, art and craft, and storytelling. These activities also introduce the children to early reading and mathematical concepts.
With valuable links to St. Francis Xavier Primary School and other local schools, we believe strongly in introducing our Kindergarten class to their next step in their learning journey with visits to the schools. Over the years we have found this to be a great benefit to the little ones, helping them to have a smooth and seamless transition into school. The excursions are valuable lessons in preparation, familiarising each child with what the school environment will be like in their not so distant future.
Our Runaway Bay Centre is led by Centre Director Tania Dutton. Tania is one of our staff members celebrating 31 years of service this year, and she has not only been fundamental to the growth of Runaway Bay but each Kindyland facility.
We will soon be offering an opportunity for the local community to come in and experience our recently renovated learning environment. We are holding an Open Day in late August, with further information about this day to be released in the weeks to come. Please bring your family and friends along to enjoy the day.
For more information about Runaway Bay Kindyland visit our information page HERE, contact Tania for a chat 5537 2354 or drop into the centre whenever you wish. We have an Open Door Policy.
Did you know that Runaway Bay Kindyland provides:
>> Government approved Kindergarten program led by an Early Childhood Teacher with a University degree specialising in early childhood.
>> Support for families if required.
>> Qualified and dedicated educators with an additional emphasis on safety and care.
>> Additional targeted programs e.g. music and drama, science, cooking and sporting activities.
>> Separate playgrounds all in a natural environment and designed specifically to enhance children’s physical and emotional development.
>> Gourmet meals provided from newborn and upwards.
>> 5 free swimming lessons at Harbour Town Swim Academy on enrolment.
>> Kindy swim lessons for children over 3 years during the daily program (Parent choice and fee for swimming – transported in groups with a qualified educator in Kindy bus)
>> Local excursions.
>> Before and after school care delivery and collection – St. Francis Xavier, Biggera Waters and Coombabah schools.
>> Vacation care – an excellent all-inclusive program with excursions