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SES Visits Randwick


13240773 1024195860961171 8689570639804542123 nWhat an exciting day we had yesterday at our Randwick campus with a visit from the NSW SES Randwick Unit. These awesome volunteers kindly took the time to explain to the children how they help our community in an emergency. They also allowed the kids to try on their gear and even let them turn the truck's sirens on!

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community. They are a volunteer-based organisation that provides emergency assistance to the people of NSW 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is the approximately 9,000 volunteers across the state that make this possible. NSW SES Volunteers come from all walks of life, bringing with them many different skills, interests and backgrounds. They are united by the purpose of supporting their communities in times of need.

While their major responsibilities are for flood and storm emergencies, NSW SES also provides the majority of general rescue effort in the rural parts of the state.

This includes:

- Road accident rescue

- Vertical rescue

- Bush search and rescue

- Evidence searches (both metropolitan and rural) and other forms of specialist rescue that may be required due to local threats.

- Volunteers in a number of isolated communities have been trained as Community First Responders by the Ambulance Service of NSW. The organisations trained rescuers also support the full-time emergency services during major disasters.

NSW SES also assists other emergency services when they are performing major operations. These services include the NSW Police Force, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW and the Ambulance Service of NSW.

In emergencies please call 132 500

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Exceeding Rating at Randwick


Recently our Randwick campus was assessed by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and we are extremely proud to say that we achieved a result of Exceeding National Quality Standard.

This is not only the highest achievable overall rating from a ratings visit, but it is also a rating that has only been achieved by 18% of the other private services in Australia since this ratings system was implemented, putting us amongst the leading pre schools in Australia.

We are very proud of our entire team in achieving this outstanding result. In particular, to Mrs Bartley, our Nominated Supervisor who guided us through the Assessment & Ratings process.

This result is truly a reflection of the dedicated and innovative approach that we take to early education and care every day.

Thank you to all of our parents and families for the confidence they have in us each and every day in ensuring that your children get the best start in life. This is a privilege that we never take for granted in our commitment to constant reflection and quality improvement!

Newsletter 33


Welcome to our 33rd newsletter,

And our first Newsletter of 2016. For those of you who are first time readers, we hope you enjoy it and find the topics informative.

Most of the articles are based around raising healthy and happy children and some are for you, the parents, to support you on your journey.

The articles are written by people who are qualified specialists with interests in supporting families. We have speech, fitness, OT (occupational therapy), nutrition and lots more. They work in our local community and are all approachable, kind, and dedicated to their profession.

We are all busy working hard and try to spend quality time with our children. Hopefully some of these articles and tips will help you enhance those precious times. Remember guilt is a wasted emotion, and it’s the quality of the times you spend with your children that they will remember. So, put the kids to bed, grab a cup of tea or glass of wine and relax.

For those of you who have been with us for a while, thanks for your ongoing support and trusting us with your most precious gifts, your beautiful children.



Jo & Nichola

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Parenting with Dr Justin Coulson


12748037 969855709728520 8246411619535267165 oWe were thrilled to have Dr Justin Coulson visit us yesterday evening to host seminars with our staff and local parent community on Emotional Intelligence and positive parenting strategies. We have had some wonderful feedback already from the community and hope that everyone enjoyed the seminars.

Dr Coulson started with a staff seminar for our educators and how they can build more emotionally intelligent relationships with children.

Research shows that students learn better when they feel secure in their educational relationships, and educators who are emotionally intelligent can provide that security. We stepped through the four key aspects of emotional intelligence and Dr Coulson gave us some techniques including induction, perspective-taking, iterative questioning, and gentle reminders.

After the staff seminar, Dr Coulson provided our community with a parent seminar which covered aspects of his new book - 21 Days to a Happier Family.

Everyone wants their family to be happy. But so many things get in the way. The usual suspects include work stress, commitments, and our children’s challenging behaviour. But some of the less obvious obstacles include our habits and expectations, a reactive (rather than pro-active) approach, and even a lack of clarity around what a happy family is and does. As a result, families often feel (or are) fragmented, stressful, and out of control.

The seminar was designed to equip parents with a fresh way of proactively developing the habits that will strengthen their family, combining cutting-edge insights from the positive psychology arena, and classic psychological research underpinning relationships, parenting, and personal choices.

For more information on these seminars or to buy Dr Coulson's books please visit -

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KindiFarm 2016


Recently at our Randwick and Prestons campuses the children arrived to find the pre schools transformed into farmyards!

It was with much anticipation that we waited for the farmers to get the animals ready to introduce them to the children. Each child had an engaging, hands-on experience of the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of the farm. This active environment encouraged the children’s engagement in learning about the world around them. Kindifarm also embraces an experience that relates to the Early Years Learning Framework. It takes "an integrated, holistic approach to teaching and learning also focuses on connections to the natural world. Educators foster children’s capacity to understand and respect the natural environment and the interdependence between people, plants, animals and the land".

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