Information for Families

We embrace all new families and welcome them into our warm and supportive community where the educators and staff are honest and receptive to questions, requests and comments, making time to speak regularly with families to discuss their child’s care and progress.

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Settling in

We always put the child’s needs first and to ensure children settle in, we actively encourage consecutive day attendance, with a minimum of 2 consecutive days preferred.  We find that having consecutive days assists with the children seeing familiar faces each day, which greatly assists with the settling in process. However, we understand the individual needs of each family and always take this into consideration when dealing with attendances.

mi kids has an orientation process which enables children to visit our centre for short periods of time, before their actual first day in their room, to assist them meeting their educators and new friends. We strongly suggest that each child has at least two orientation sessions before they commence. We welcome you to phone in and check on how your child is settling into mi kids and we fully understand that you may need to call for re-assurance at anytime.

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Ongoing support and involvement

Our early childhood teachers provide an ongoing record of children’s learning and development and families are encouraged to access this information.  After a month we will invite new families to have one on one session with the educator to discuss their observations and together with families set out short-term and long term goals for their child’s growth and development.  Also in this meeting educators will discuss the learning styles that their child is strong in using Gardner’s theory. Throughout the year there will be progress reports on how their child is meeting the goals set and possibly resetting new goals and milestones.

We encourage families to participate in our curriculum offering their skills and knowledge that will enrich the program.  Also we would love families be participate in our garden and working bee sessions, information sessions and fundraising events will be on the events calendar linked to you when you have enrolled. 

Families are welcome and encourage to attend our information sessions and seminars relating to children’s development and to other areas of interest to families, early childhood students and educators.

A calendar for the year will stipulate all the special events such as mothers’ day and father’s day, open days, celebrations and end of year show case where children can show their families the projects they have been involved in, art pieces and performances.  The opening and closing dates for the school will be on this calendar as well.

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Important information for families

  • Rates include meals, filled with wholesome goodness and cooked on the premises by our very own cook and owner Isara.
  • All programs and services are included for all children to access.
  • Please provide your own linen for the Preschool and Toddler Rooms, we will provide linen for the cot rooms only.
  • Please provide all nappies , bottles and comforters for children attending the Nursery and Toddler Rooms. We do have cloth nappies or disposables for emergency situations.

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Want more information?

If you have a question or would like more information about our child care centre and pre-school, call us on 9979 8559, send an email or complete our online enquiry form.

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Centre Information

mi kids is a family owned long-day early childhood school aiming for excellence in early childhood education and care. We are nurturing and embracing curious minds.

We serve families in the Northern Beaches community and beyond.  Our educators provide a nurturing, happy and stimulating learning environment for children from six weeks old to when they start school. Our centre provides children and families quality care and education within a warm, welcoming, nurturing and enjoyable environment.  We celebrate all types of learners – ensuring each child feels valued and encouraged to develop to their full potential.

We offer and are committed to thoughtful and meaningful programs that are based on the diversity of learners in our school and work together with community groups and families to pursue excellence through collaborative and reflective teaching practices. Through a nurturing environment we put children’s rights first and give each child a sense of belonging, being and becoming. Celebrating diversity, culturally and intellectually within the child, the family and the community.

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday : 7.00am to 6pm five days a week.

We operate for 50 weeks of the year and are closed on public holidays.

The Centre shuts down for 2 weeks during the Christmas / New Years period so that educators can recharge their batteries and families don’t have to pay during the festive period and can enjoy time with their children.

 

Attendance

To promote consistency and help settle our children, we actively encourage consecutive days of attendance. Our preferred attendance patterns are:

  • minimum 2 consecutive days
  • 3 consecutive days
  • 5 days

We understand that each individual family’s needs are different and we are happy to work with you to accommodate your needs.

 

Helpful links

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