Before and After School Care Services On Offer
Kids Active Program
The foundation of our program is guided by the National Quality Framework and the My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia. The National Quality Framework is made up of the following sections:
7 Quality Areas:
1. Educational Program and Practice
2. Children’s Health and Safety
3. Physical Environment
4. Staffing Arrangements
5. Relationships with Children
6. Collaborative Relationships with Families and Communities
7. Leadership and Service Management
5 Learning Outcomes:
1. Children have a strong sense of identity
2. Children are connected and contribute to their world
3. Children have a strong Sense of well-being
4. Children are confident and involved learners
5. Children are effective communicators
1. Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships
3. High expectations and equity
4. Respect for diversity
5. Ongoing learning and reflective practice
1. Holistic Approaches
2. Responsiveness to children
3. Learning through play
4. Intentional teaching
5. Cultural competence
6. Continuity of learning and transitions
7. Assessments and learning
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Active @ Dance
Dance is a great way for children to express themselves physically and it’s also a fantastic way to channel their seemingly boundless energy in a positive way.
Dance is a highly physical activity which has many benefits, regular dance practice can increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health.
Kids Active have qualified dance instructors which will run Active Dance classes throughout the school term. The classes will be structured and children will all start on a basic level and will be gradually be trained up through the levels.
Active @ Sports
The value of sport can play a role in bringing communities together, having a social and cultural impact, developing social skills and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
Many children that attend Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services don’t get to experience the extra curriculum sport activities that their school may offer. Kids Active will provide various sports clinics such as Brazilian soccer skills, field hockey basics, football, cricket etc.
Benefits of sport??
A growing body of research literature finds that in addition to improved physical health, sport plays a primarily positive role in youth development, including improved academic achievement, higher self-esteem, fewer behavioural problems, and better psychosocial. Many studies focus on the effects of sport on the five “C’s”--
• Character, and
—which are considered critical components of positive youth development. It has long been thought that the many facets of playing sport—the discipline of training, learning teamwork, following the leadership of coaches and captains, learning to lose—provide lifelong skills for athletes.
"Sports do not build character. They reveal it."
John Wooden, Legendary UCLA Basketball Coach
Active @ Junior Gym
Kids Active has fun and engaging activities are well prepared delivering measurable results for your child’s overall health and well-being.
Active @ Gardening
We will be creating our very own veggie and herb garden with the children that attend our care, we will focus on sustainability and healthy eating.
Children can actively learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Most children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow.
People of all ages can enjoy gardening, but children in particular will have lots of fun and gain special benefits. Gardening is educational and develops new skills including:
Active @ Homework Support
In this day and age, providing homework support for children can be challenging for parents as children are getting more and more homework. We offer ongoing homework support to improve children’s performance and their engagement at school. Two sessions will be held daily, early morning sessions and afternoon sessions.
Although doing lots of homework is not necessarily linked to school achievement, a structured daily homework routine has been shown to benefit elementary school children. A daily homework routine encourages kids to use their time well, learn independently, and take responsibility for their work.
Five Ingredients Make a Pie. Kids Active demonstrates that five ingredients make up successful after school homework support programs:
• Good relationships and a supportive community: A warm learning climate that creates a solid foundation for after school programs.
• Transitions: A routine for moving into small homework groups, engaging children in warm-up activities, and preparing for homework time.
• Homework: Support through individual check-ins and problem-solving approaches that include brain-building talk, asking good questions and helping children learn how to learn.
• Homework check out: A consistent routine of self check, buddy check, staff check, and putting all homework away.
• Learning Centres: Keeping the learning going by using educational resources to extend learning and make it engaging.