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If you have any questions or enquiries please feel free to contact us on the following details provided below or alternatively you can complete our online enquiry form also located below and we will get back to you as soon as possible...

 


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info@caperschildcare.com.au

Bald Hills Clayfield Elimbah Mango Hill Northgate North Lakes Sandgate Wamuran

Our Program


Kids Capers Childcare provides a play-based learning program, as it is through play that children are able to make sense of their world and build knowledge from previous experiences. The activities designed by our educators offer opportunities for children to guide their own learning based on their interests and skill level in a loving, friendly and fun environment.

 

Our educators are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

 

A National Early Years Curriculum which focuses on:

  • Children developing a strong sense of identity and wellbeing
  • Children becoming environmentally aware and responsible
  • Children developing a lifelong love of learning
  • Children making connections between current understandings and new knowledge
  • Children becoming confident learners and effective communicators

The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.

  • Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
  • Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just to be, time to play, try new things and have fun.
  • Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.

As part of our program we develop a Portfolio for each child. Throughout the year we gather a collection of your child's learning, such as observations, photos, conversations, and work samples that provide an insight into their learning and development. Portfolios are available for families to view their child's progress and provide us with feedback.

 

At the end of the year each family is presented with their child's portfolio as a keepsake of their time at Kids Capers.


My name is Kate Maccoll,

I have been a member of the tight-knit Kids Capers family since 2010 and have worked in various roles across a number of Centres. I hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood from QUT and have worked in the Early Education and Care profession since 2004. 

 

As Educational Leader at Kids Capers Childcare I oversee the provision of ‘Educational Program and Practice’. The aim of my role is to motivate, inspire and instil knowledge in Educators, which will ensure that both the program and practice is stimulating and engaging and enhances the children’s learning and development.

 

When I’m not on the floor observing interactions and mentoring Educators, I am developing documentation tools and training to ensure the best outcomes for children in our care, delivered by the best supported and skilled Educators.

 


My name is Kristy Newton,

I have been a part of the Kids Capers Family  since 2013. I started at the North Lakes service as Assistant Centre Manager and still reside there while supporting other capers teams in their progress towards Quality Programs and Practice. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services through Tafe QLD and have been in the profession since 2002 across many roles.

 

I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to network with Capers Centres, staff, management and families to help build an inclusive program that is engaging and co-collaborative for children. I work with educators to mentor, support and instill knowledge and training, and support them in implementing a program that enhances learning and development that harnesses children’s natural inquisitiveness, abilities and learning goals.

 

With the guidance and support of my fellow Educational Leaders we aim to be leaders in developing holistic programs for learning, development and play.


Our Role:

As Company Educational Leaders we have the role of motivating, affirming and also challenging or extending the practice and pedagogy of the educators. We work collabortively with the Educational Leaders at each centre and the Educators to engage in inquiry and reflective discussions about practice and implementing the approved frameworks. Some strategies we use as Educational Leaders to support Educators:

  • Mentoring educators by leading quality practice
  • Facilitating bi-monthly Educational Leader networking meetings
  • Discussing routines and how to make them more effective learning experiences
  • Observing children and educator interactions, and making suggestions on how to improve interactions and intentional teaching
  • Talking to parents and gaining feedback about the educational program
  • Working with other early childhood professionals such as maternal and child health nurses and early childhood intervention specialists
  • Considering how the program can be linked to the community by working with other community services and groups such as Aboriginal Elders
  • Establishing systems across the service to ensure there is continuity of learning when children change room or attend other services, and then in their transition to school
  • Assisting with documenting children’s learning and how these assessments can inform curriculum decision making.
  • Developing and delivering training for Educators internally
  • Providing opportunities for Educators to attend external professional development and networking meetings.
  • Working collaboratively with Educators and the leadership team to develop and update each centre’s Quality Improvement Plan