There are three different structures for our classes at
1) Parent (Carer)/Child Classes
The first is for our children from 5 months to 2
years of age where the children
attend the centre once a week with their parent/carer. These programs rely on the
parents helping their child with the different activities to provide encouragement
The weekly session is designed
to enhance a child’s overall growth and development in social, physical and intellectual
areas. Sessions include music, movement, dance, gym, gross motor activities, fine
motor activities, percussion as well as stories, rhymes, jigsaws and games. Of particular
importance is the development of motor skills and coordination which are critical
to a child’s development and future learning. Equipment such as slides, tunnels,
gymnoballs, balance and climbing equipment are used.
Sessions are structured
and consist of group times designed to enhance social skills, an individual time
with the teacher as well as an exploration time enabling the child to experiment
with different equipment at his/her own pace.
2) Our Independent
The second type of program is a Pre-Preschool for children
3 years and over. Children attend the Centre twice a week without parents. This
program is designed specifically to prepare children for preschool and formal schooling.
It includes music, art, craft, creative play, fine and gross motor activities and
early literacy and numeracy skills.
3) Our Independent Preschool PLUS Classes
The third type of program
is for children 4 years and over who are currently attending a registered Preschool
Program. The Preschool PLUS program is designed to complement the programs currently being run by
the Government Pre-schools whilst continuing on with what we do best at Kidstart! Especially the Literacy and Numeracy
Programs we believe are
extremely beneficial for children as they prepare for school.
Children attend the Centre once a week for a 2½ hour session. These classes
are only available at the
Find a class suitable for your child!
Parent Classes for children 5 Months to 2 Years
Pre-Preschool for 3 & 4 Year Olds
Preschool Plus for 4 Years and Over (Only Available at the Kidstart Southside Centre)