Rise & Shine Kindergarten offers Preschool and Kindergarten programs to assist children with developing skills that will help them to get the best start in life and school. Kindergarten is preparation for the first year of primary school, known as ‘prep’ in Queensland and Preschool is preparation for Kindergarten, the first year in primary school in NSW.
Our Preschool and Kindergarten Program
At Rise & Shine Education™ we understand that the years in the lead up to primary school are some of the most important in your child’s life. It’s when they learn critical social skills, develop a strong sense of identity and build a strong foundation for learning. Our Preschool and Kindergarten program offers a stimulating environment, with a balance of free choice and structured activities as part of our school readiness program, which prepares children for their school years ahead.
Rise & Shine Kindergarten™ preschool and kindergarten children follow the Shine Advantage™ curriculum that has been designed to ensure holistic learning and development and at the same time links to the National Quality Framework (NQF) and Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) governed by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority with the aim to improve outcomes for children.
Our program is tailored to the needs, interests and abilities of each child in our care, to make sure they are socially and emotionally prepared for primary school.
Our educators focus on helping your child become more independent, by encouraging skills like going to the toilet independently, eating lunch without help, following instructions and dressing themselves. We also help them develop social skills by encouraging them to play games, collaborate with other children and develop team-building skills which they will need in their schooling future.
Your child will slowly increase their concentration skills throughout the year, as we give them more challenging activities to stimulate and engage them. Complex tasks like holding a pencil and using scissors to cut paper develop their fine motor skills, while literacy and numeracy activities build a strong foundation for learning and helps your child prepare for the next stage of their educational journey.
What We Offer
Our educators read books to pre-school children 2-3 times a day, which has shown to have a positive effect on schooling outcomes and significantly improve language, literacy, numeracy and cognition skills later in life.
We have a university-qualified Early childhood Teacher (ECT) in all preschool rooms.
Our Smart Start™ program features modern technology and the design reflects the government’s initiative to move towards more modern, flexible learning spaces. It’s designed to stimulate children’s imagination and develop their language, literacy, numeracy, motor and social skills, as well as encourage collaborative learning and discussion.
We offer mini bakers cooking lessons, green thumb gardening lessons, music time, arts and craft, drama classes and environmental sustainability lessons as part of our Inspire program.
Our educators teach children to respect other cultures and develop a strong connection to families and the community through our social and community events held during the year, as part of our Unite program.
Our Fit program helps preschoolers stay active and healthy, with sports lessons, yoga lessons and dance classes that give them confidence and help them learn new skills. Our NSW centres participate in a weekly soccer program delivered by Soccer de Brazil.
Kindy+, an innovative incursion and excursion program provided at no additional cost to families.