Building on children’s innate strengths

At Tiny Town Child Care and Kindergarten we encourage children to be adventurous; we encourage their curiosity and conversations. It all helps them to make their own discoveries and build confidence in their own abilities. It will give them the tools to be resourceful and resilient and help them discover a love of learning.

We believe there are important traits to foster in children at a young age. These include being brave and trying new things, and asking questions. Often the questions can lead both the child and Educator on a wonderful journey of discovery.

By not giving up, by wanting to master a particular skill, children learn the importance of practice and repetition and how to learn from making mistakes.

Our Centre allows an organic learning path where a single cloud in the sky can take us in any direction. Where the concept of snow can have us making snowflakes and a snowman, where music can be a magical language that lights us up inside and where the wonder of the natural world can be revealed to children each day in the garden.

We look forward to sharing our adventures with you and being a part of your child’s learning.

Each day at Tiny Town is different, but some of our regular experiences include:
  • Morning activities – As children arrive, they can choose to participate individually or as a group, in the playground or at the outdoor activity tables with an ever changing array of activities including puzzles, craft, play dough, lego, vehicles, tea parties, drawing, blocks and painting.
  • Daily literacy session – Reading both familiar and new books is a vital part of our literacy program. The children discuss the content and apply it to their own ideas. Many of our games are inspired by the books we read.
  • Music – Not only are our music sessions fun, they encourage fine and gross motor skills through actions, dance and instrument use, build literacy skills, enhance rhythm and sequencing skills, stimulate all of the senses and give children a wonderful feeling of belonging to the group.
  • Outdoor play –The choices are many for outdoor games: a playground and fort, a large grass area, digging patch, water activities and a covered sandpit accessible even on rainy days.
  • Gardening –Our children love working in the gardens, planting, maintaining, and harvesting, learning about herbs, fruit and vegetables, flowers and the worm farm.
  • Art –Our engaging art programme includes collage, clay modelling, painting with acrylics and water colours and drawing with oil crayons, chalk and pencil and pen. Art is an integral part of our culture and approach to teaching.
  • Cooking –The children just love getting to the kitchen so we cook often.We celebrate special occasions through food, such as Vegemite and cheese scrolls for Australia Day and pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.
  • Museum specimens –Tiny Town subscribes to the Queensland Museum Lending Service, so every 2-3 weeks we borrow new material to extend our children’s knowledge and stimulate their curiosity.
  • Celebrating special events – Major holidays, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Mothers’ and Fathers’ Days and children’s birthdays are all special events at Tiny Town, and we celebrate each in a unique way.
  • Rest time – After lunch children prepare their beds and relax for a story before sleeping. For children who have outgrown their daytime nap, we offer a range of quiet activities they can do while resting.