Dewdrops Urban Kinder

Dewdrops Urban Kinder is a new and innovative kindergarten program, designed and developed my Dewdrops Early Learning kindergarten teachers.

Our children are surrounded by busy roads, large shopping areas, rich cultures, art, and so much more. Their lives are shaped by dynamic communities and fast-paced environments. Dewdrops Urban Kinder embraces this urban environment, and arms children with critical life-skills and behaviours, to navigate their way through an urban setting and prepare them for school.

Children will participate in specialised classroom activities, and in real-world experiences through excursions in our community.

The program will focus on 5 key areas of learning:
  1. Road safety and navigation
  2. Money management and banking
  3. Shopping, food sources and allergens
  4. Art, culture and diversity
  5. Getting active in an urban environment

Dewdrops Urban Kinder will run at Dewdrops Moreland throughout term 2, and we can’t wait to see how much the children learn. You can learn more about our kindergarten programs, here.

Renovations and Ratings

It’s been a big start to 2018 for Dewdrops Moreland with renovations and ratings.

The year started with a much-wanted renovation. Every room was made over, with new hard-wearing flooring, custom cabinetry and fresh coat of paint. The updates have created clean lines and open spaces that allow for diverse and flexible learning experiences, while still feeling comfortable cosy for quiet play and sleep times. The spaces are beautiful and bright, and the perfect place for all children to learn and play.

The changes have even extended into the outdoor spaces, with children collaborating, contributing and creating new and innovative additions to their play spaces. The outdoor areas are zoned for quiet play, robust active play and hands on learning. The veggie gardens are thriving, with lots of new planting over the last few weeks, and the new worms are settling in nicely. It’s been a fantastic time of change at the service and all of the educators and children are invigorated and inspired to learn and play even more.

On top of the wonderful and new aesthetic changes at Dewdrops Moreland, the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) came along for another assessment and rating. As was expected Dewdrops Moreland did a wonderful job, achieving a Meeting National Quality Standard rating across all seven of the quality areas. You can learn more about ACECQA and the National Quality Standard, here.

The great rating is a testament of the hard work of Mattie (Director at Dewdrops Moreland) and all educators, teachers and staff at Dewdrops Moreland, who are passionate about early childhood education and care and strive to always be and do the best they can. Congratulations to the team at Dewdrops Moreland for a job well done.

You can access a copy of Dewdrops Moreland’s rating certificate here.

Dewdrops Reservoir – ACECQA Exceeding Expectations

We are proud to announce our Reservoir service received ‘Exceeding Expectations’ in the National Quality Standard Assessment and Rating process.

Thank you to all of our educators for all their commitment and hard work throughout this process. It was a great opportunity to remind ourselves of the valuable work we undertake with children and families each day.

Thank you to our children and families who attend our service and supported our team through this process, your encouragement and feedback is what makes our service unique.

Some of the feedback from our assessor is noted below:

  • The program was organised in ways that maximised each child’s engagement and involvement with learning. Routines across the service were flexible and responsive to children’s needs and educators used these times to build relationships with children.
  • Children were provided with opportunities to make choices and decisions that influence their world. 
  • The service offered a rotating menu that provided the children with regular meals that were in line with recognised Australian nutrition guidelines. Children were offered opportunities to explore healthy eating and good nutrition through experiences embedded within the daily program. 
  • Educators and staff members embedded the consideration of children’s health, safety and wellbeing in their daily practices. 
  • Environments across the service were organised and designed appropriately to engage children in built and natural experiences. 
  • Children were encouraged to explore, create and problem solve by interacting with environments, materials and resources across the service. 
  • The service embedded and promoted sustainable practices in service operations and the everyday program.
  • Educators consistently demonstrated equity, respect and recognition of each other’s skills and strengths. 
  • Children and educators consistently demonstrated genuine, close relationships that supported the acquisition of skills for life and learning. 
  • The service established a genuine culture of acceptance and inclusion of all children and each child was consistently included in the program and displayed confidence and security within the environment. 
  • Families were encouraged to contribute to the service in ways that were appropriate and meaningful to them and their particular contexts. 
  • Families were offered a range of opportunities to be actively involved in the service decision making. 
  • The service engaged with the local community and had established effective relationships with local organisations. 

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Welcome to our new website!

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