We provide spacious learning platforms
Located in Queensland, within the Albany Creek Shopping Centre, this recently refurbished Albany Creek Kids provides superior early learning and care for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old, providing infant care, day care and preschool programs.
Home to 4 early learning classrooms, Albany Creek provides spacious learning platforms, with resources handpicked, specifically suited to the vivacious needs of early learners, complementing our learning programs.
The wooden, high-quality resources are both natural and coloured to assist in developing fine-motor skills and work hand in hand with All of our early learning programs, in addition to providing hours of quality imagination and creativity.
Your message has been sent.
We know that each child is a unique individual and we tailor our Evolution program to ensure they receive a holistic approach to early learning focused on providing developmental, emotional and social support.
Our fundamental philosophy is built on the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and our daily program is divided into 7 key guaranteeing children or all ages receive a well-rounded education.
Nutritionally Balanced Meals, with morning and afternoon tea and a late snack, Sunscreen, Hats, Nappies, Wipes, Sleep Sheets.
Our QKFS (Queensland Kindergarten Funding approved) Sustainability program, water park playground, and incursions included in fees.
Encouraging children to lead a healthy lifestyle from a very young age is important for various aspects, including, physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
The Importance of Early Learning Programs Encouraging Positive Food Habits
Getting children into the habit of eating healthily and leading healthy lifestyles requires the influence of both parents and early childhood educators.
Many Australians lead busy lives, with schedules that leave little-to-no time to properly prepare healthy meals and snacks for themselves, let alone their children.
It is very important that parents consider allocating the time or educating themselves on how to prepare simple but healthy meals and snacks on the days when their children are not at daycare.
The importance of early childhood learning in relation to a positive future:
Early childhood education programs are specifically developed and carefully curated to target the developmental growth of every child, recognising the importance of healthy habits.
At Albany Creek Kids, we know that each child is unique and different to the next which is why we specifically tailor our Evolution program to ensure all our children will have the opportunity to receive an individual learning approach, unique to their own abilities.
Our early childhood educators ensure, children receive a holistic approach to early learning, focused on providing developmental, emotional and social support.
These three aspects are the foundation of early learning programs which emphasise the importance for every unique child. In addition to this, our programs heavily influence the positive development of a child, in more ways than one:
Healthy lifestyles help children learn:
Not many people are aware that maintaining good health and physical activities are important for all learning and development of children as well as adults.
When children are not taught the importance of a healthy lifestyle, this will not only impact their learning and development but will carry significant impacts as they grow older.
When children get into the habit of understanding the importance of healthy eating habits from a young age, as well as encouraging a positive attitude towards physical activities and self-care routines, a foundation of a healthy life is laid down. This can positively affect their immediate and future physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
Healthy diets have many benefits for child development as well as gradual growth. Some benefits include:
– Increases energy levels
– Maintain mental development
– Healthy weight management
– Help prevent mental health issues
– Improve concentration levels and attention span
At Albany Creek Kids, as part of our early learning programs, we encourage children to always eat healthily as well as educate them about the importance of leading a healthy life and the impacts it will have on their future.
Healthy lifestyles support child learning and therefore goes hand in hand with all early learning programs. Children will simply not get a well-balanced approach to their education if the physical wellness factor is absent.
Here are some tips you can do at home to ensure your child gets into the habit of a healthy lifestyle:
Breakfast is a must!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make you provide some healthy options to change up throughout the week. Some healthy breakfast options include:
– egg sandwiches on wholegrain or wholemeal bread
– plain yoghurt with a mix of seasonal fruits
– porridge with a drizzle of banana and honey
– peanut butter or vegemite on toast
Don’t allow meal skips
Skipping meals is a big faux pas! If children get into the habit of thinking that it is okay to skip a meal, they will miss out on nutrients which are necessary for their physical and developmental growth and potentially stall their metabolism.
Not to mention, it is super unhealthy for adults to skip a meal, let alone young developing brains and bodies.
Get children to help you prep meals or snacks
Allow children to be involved in the preparation of meals or even their own daily snacks can help get them into the habit of healthy eating from a young age and encourages accountability.
Even when you go shopping for groceries get children involved in picking out the items they will need for dinner or healthy snacks.
Here are some great alternatives that children will love, instead of the common unhealthy food options that most Australians tend to lean towards:
– Replace potato fries with sweet potato fries
– Replace soft drinks with flavoured sparkling water
– Replace white bread with wholemeal or wholegrain bread
– Replace lollies with real fruit snacks
Make meals look fun 🙂
Another thing that will encourage young children to adopt healthy eating habits more frequently is making meals look fun.
Be creative, make images and shapes out of fruit and vegetable snacks. Make a seasonal fruit salad and include bright colours, or even use food dye where possible to make meals come to life.
Children love colours so if it looks good, it will most likely taste good to them too.
Our approach to recognising the importance of health in early childhood learning:
At Albany Creek Kids, we understand the unique nature of each child and aim to develop a personalised approach in order to make the most of their journey at child care.
On a daily basis, we encourage nutritionally based meals and snacks to ensure that in addition to our programs, each child’s diet is a contributor to their physical, emotional and social development.
We don’t underestimate the power of a healthy diet, and neither should you. To speak to an educator or book a centre tour call us on 07 3325 5377 fill our online form.
Albany Creek Kids play-based learning encourages children to explore their surroundings and develop social, creative, emotional, cognitive and physical skills.
The importance of play-based learning for a child’s progressive development
It is no doubt that all children were born unique and highly inquisitive. It is almost as though they were born to question every single move that parents make and probe every word that is spoken.
Children are the little explorers of the curious and enchanting world around them. The world which constantly calls them to venture out and learn about every single aspect that crosses their path.
Playtime in the past was considered more a past-time or a time filler, with no actual benefits other than to keep children occupied.
What many people do not know or realise, is that play is a form of learning for every child and in fact, a vital aspect of their learning journey as they develop their fundamental life skills every single day.
Take for example, how something as small as a twig, or a weed growing from the grass, or even an ant carrying a crumb upon its back, is fascinating for children. Their little minds will begin to question things that adults would not remotely consider.
Things that adults often seem to overlook, is a world of possibilities for children to use their imagination and explore further.
Play-based learning allows children to explore the outdoors, to get their hands and knees a little dirty, which will encourage their little adventures and let their imagination to run away with them.
When children are confined to the indoors, they are missing out on a whole world where they can freely express themselves. One that they may thrive in.
Play-based learning encourages children to explore nature around them and connect with natural resources such as water, mud and sand.
This further encourages young children to explore their skills and fosters their growth in multiple areas such as their social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development.
Why is there a spotlight on the importance of play-based learning in early childhood?
What most parents want for their children is to become the best versions of themselves. This is why it is very important for parents to give each of their children the opportunity to grow, explore, learn, laugh and cry.
Play-based learning will instil in children many of these qualities, allowing them to become the best versions of themselves as they will begin to learn things their own way and at their own pace.
Unprovoked learning through play is how children more effectively learn as well as absorb fundamental information which will aid their growth in other areas of their life later on.
The main responsibilities of early childhood educators are to provide children with a nurturing environment where they are free to explore and experience the world around, providing an unbound space for continuous learning.
These are five benefits of play-based learning:
|1||Play helps children learn||Through play-based learning, children develop skills such as; physical abilities, social skills, cognitive development as well as, vocabulary and literacy.|
|2||Increases health levels||Getting children to be active both indoors and outdoors will help keep them healthy and instil good habits of maintaining physical activity, from a young age.|
|3||Liberating||There is a time and place for every program offered at early learning care centres. From academia to play based learning, changing it up will be liberating for children and will help them focus better on each learning program.
Play also reduces stress and anxiety levels of children and is a good outlet for them to express their feelings while growing at the same time.
|4||Enables growth in other aspects||It is important for your child to have a positive interaction with other children and develop these vital social skills. Play-based learning fosters a nurturing environment with their peers and educators. Children will learn how to communicate, share toys and ask questions as well as engage in conversation about topics important to them.|
|5||Playing and learning go together like Yin and Yang||These two aspects of early childhood education go hand in hand with each other. One is not more important than the other, they are equally essential in fostering a healthy and nurturing environment for every child, especially in their young lives. Play and learning are both very important aspects for providing the foundations for children as they transition to other stages of their lives.|
Therefore it is essential that parents and carers provide a safe and caring environment for young children to express, explore and develop their individual skills at their own pace.
As odd as it may seem, it is quite common to associate children’s abilities to the purpose of a sponge. Similar to how they absorb liquid, children comparably absorb information.
Children absorb a great deal of information on a daily basis, taking in everything they observe.
Absorbing information from their peers, parents as well as educators it is important that children are not exposed to anything that could have detrimental impacts on their physical or mental wellbeing.
Supporting your child through their developmental stages will be the ultimate key in creating a smooth transition from child care into preschool.
A child’s early learning environment impacts every stage of their life thereafter, so it is essential that children are given every opportunity possible.
The passionate educators at Albany Creek Kids believe in providing an environment where every child can be as adventurous as they like to ask as many questions as they need.
Every child is unique which is the reason behind the tailored Evolution program to ensure children receive a comprehensive approach to early learning.
At Albany Creek Kids, staff are strongly focused on providing developmental, emotional and social support for every child offering a daily program that is segmented into key aspects ensuring children of all ages receive a holistic education.
For more information on the programs and daily offerings provided at Albany Creek Kids or to book a centre tour, call our friendly team on 07 3325 5377 or enquire online today.
Every experience presents a learning opportunity, especially for children. Significant physical and mental developments are undergone during the first 5 years of a child’s life.
5 Benefits of Child Care: A Guide to What Your Child Can Learn From Early Childhood Education
Every experience presents a learning opportunity, especially for children.
Significant physical and mental developments are undergone during the first 5 years of a child’s life. These developments are vital to their health and wellbeing, and the overall course of their lives.
Through analysis and evaluation by industry professionals, it has been revealed that early childhood education is one of the most significant ways to help strengthen a child’s social, emotional and cognitive skills – skills that resonate throughout their entire lifetime.
The Australian Government has also acknowledged the importance of early learning centres and childhood education, claiming that is more cost-effective and beneficial to invest in early childhood education, rather than later in remedial processes aimed at poor literacy, and lack of basic skills.
Parents are under pressure in aiming to raise their children well, teach them life skills and aid them educationally. This can all be quite stressful to handle which is why early learning centres can provide immeasurable support for children in order for them to succeed in their future. The opportunities that are outlaid by simply allowing your child to be a part of a childcare environment can lay the foundation for 21st-century skills and creative thinking – important facets of life.
1. Early Childhood Education improves social skills:
Early learning centres allow children to develop and improve their social and communication skills through engagement and interaction with other children and adults at a young age.
Social interactions at childcare can enhance a child’s cognitive and emotional skills, as it allows children to:
Listen and learn from other children
Be exposed to varieties of mannerisms and dialogues
Express their own ideas
Experiment with their senses
Make new friends and interact with other children
Become accountable for their own actions
Share and cooperate with other children
Learn and develop a sense of respect
Develop problem-solving skills
This allows young children to establish skills that are necessary for both their childhood life and future. Social skills are the basis of many different types of learning and set up the foundation for many other developmental skills, and in turn, cognitive success.
The advancement of social skills at a young age is also crucial for children as it significantly aids in the transition from childcare, to preschool, to kindergarten which can be daunting for a child. Thus enrolment and participation in childcare allow children to overcome timidity and develop self-confidence.
2. Early Childhood Education encourages holistic development:
Holistic development is a modish and contemporary approach to childhood learning. It highlights the importance of a child’s physical, emotional, and psychological well being by incorporating multiple elements to assist in an educative building:
Experimental colour and textures
Teachers as facilitators
This approach encourages childhood educators to connect children’s development with their natural environment and build strong relationships and skills through active learning and social activities.
Learning is considered an ‘all-encompassing process’ which is vital for a child’s development.
Here are some reasons why your child will benefit from holistic learning:
Holistic learning emphasizes the individuality of a child and focuses on their interests, talents and strengths.
Physical health and wellbeing are key when looking after a child’s health, improving their ability to learn and develop.
Important values are integrated into learning activities allowing children to gain an understanding of strong internal values that relate to everyday life, such as respect and confidence.
Holistic learning integrates social interactions into learning teaching children vital social and communication skills.
3. Early Childhood Education improving academic advancement:
Childhood education significantly strengthens a child’s emotional and cognitive skills. It provides children with basic literacy and numeracy skills that form the foundation for education.
Literacy and numeracy skills are promoted through various learning activities such as reading and listening to stories, drawing, and counting. These skills developed by children have a profound impact on their academic success in later years in life.
Furthermore, research from the Australian Insitute of Family Studies also shows that children who attend daycare for 3 or more years perform better on literacy and numeracy tests in school.
Other research from the Australian Insitute of Family Studies also shows “longer duration of preschool attendance was associated with greater gains in reading and maths; an early start to preschool had a greater advantage to cognitive development.”
4. Routines are outlaid in Early Childhood Education
As many parents know, young children significantly benefit from having a regular schedule.
Early learning centres provide children with jam-packed programs each day which are designed to support their learning and developmental needs, whilst also keeping them entertained.
Having a set and strict schedule also prepares children for their schooling journey. Ultimately, aiding in the transition from daycare to primary school.
Most importantly (for parents at least), having a full and regular schedule at daycare typically means that children have used up all of their energy for the day. So at the end of the day, they are ready for a good night’s sleep!
5. Children are better prepared for school when childhood education is done early
Early learning centres don’t just ‘babysit’ children. A quality centre will ensure that children have the necessary skills to start school as confident learners while also setting them up to succeed academically.
Early learning centres provide children with the opportunity to interact and engage with other children providing them with social skills so that they can successfully and confidently communicate with other children.
At Albany Creek Kids, we understand the unique nature of each child and aim to develop a personalised approach in order to make the most of their journey at child care.
We believe in the importance of early childhood education and our central focus and philosophy are built on the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Our educators make sure to prepare each and every child for their future years to come, providing them with an environment where development is enhanced as well as where they feel safe and comfortable.
Interested in our different programs and want to find out more information regarding enrollment? Contact us today on (07) 3325 5377 to receive 4 weeks free when you enrol!
Receive $500 credit when you enrol!*
Your message has been sent.
Receive $500 credit when you enrol!
How does it work?
Enrol at Albany Creek Kids and receive $500 credit!
Terms and Conditions
- This offer is only available to new families enrolling at Albany Creek Kids
- This offer is subject to Centre availability
- This offer is not available to Employees or relatives of Employees of Albany Creek Kids
- The New Child’s Standard Enrolment must be for a minimum of 2 days per week, and the New Child’s Standard Enrolment must remain at a minimum of 2 days per week at all times if families wish to enrol
- This offer is not transferrable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash
- Albany Creek Kids reserves the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time