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FSLA Refer a Friend – Terms and Conditions: Should a successful referral be made by a existing or previous parent of the FSLA community then that parent will receive a choice of credit of $50 for each day the new enrolment is enrolled at the centre, of their childcare fees, or a gift voucher to a prominent grocery group eg (Coles, Woolworths or IGA). The gift will be received after 4 weeks from the commencement of the new child’s placement at the centre taking place. Should the new child’s enrolment end prior to 4 weeks at the service then the referring party is no longer eligible for the any of the aforementioned monetary rewards. Should the new enrolment reduce the amount of days they attend the service then an average of the days attended over the four weeks will be taken and a prorate reward shall be received by the referring party.

Learning Experience 1:

1. Naidoc week

This week at Kindy4Kids we have been learning about Aboriginal culture for Naidoc week. The educators have set up a variety of play spaces for the children to investigate and explore, using play dough, coloured
pebbles, Aboriginal Flags, natural resources, traditional instruments, books and exploring Aboriginal drawings.


2. Making Puppets

This week in the Preschool the children have been making Puppets.
To start off we decided to use tennis balls to promote sustainability within the centre. The chidlren were invited to pick and choose any craft material they would like to use to create their own puppet. While making the puppets the children decided to use a permanent marker to draw the face features while others liked to add colourful googly eyes.
They then used somae colourful wool to create the hair. Bright fabric was used to make dresses for the dolls.
During this experience the children learned to reuse unwanted materials like the tennis balls and use recycled items like the hand towel rolls. While creating their own puppet dolls the children are using their imagination and well developed creative skills. Once the children look at their finished creation they show pride and gain confidence in their abilities to create using a variety of materials. We then decide to follow up on this experience as we set up a learning centre with the theatre and the puppets. As soon as the children noticed the new learning centre set up they rushed to the puppet dolls. In groups the children engaged in role play scenarios.
They pretended that families gathered to go to parties together or to go to the park. The next day the children then created Puppets using socks, some craft
materials and glue. The children happily created their own puppet using the socks and craft materials. During this experience they displayed independence skills, good fine motor development, good eye hand coordination and great creative skills.


3. Fire Brigade Visit.

Last week our Preschool participated in our Community Walk. Through the week the children had each written a letter to themselves to post home. The Educators assisted the children in writing their names and Addresses onto the envelope and the children stuck their stamps on before walking down to the post box and posting them. We then continued our walk over to the local IGA and purchase fruits and vegetables for our afternoon tea.


4. Community Walk

Last week our Preschool participated in our Community Walk. Through the week the children had each written a letter to themselves to post home. The Educators assisted the children in writing their names and Addresses onto the envelope and the children stuck their stamps on before walking down to the post box and posting them. We then continued our walk over to the local IGA and purchase fruits and vegetables for our afternoon tea.