Our play based curriculum is developed in line with the Early Years Learning Framework under the vision that "all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life".
Children experience Belonging-knowing where and with whom you belong is integral to human existence. We celebrate Being-recognising the significance of the here and now in children's lives; knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life's joys and complexities and meeting the challenges in everyday life. We value who children are Becoming-identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships are shaped by many events and circumstances as children grow and learn through early childhood.
Children’s routines and learning are shared with parents through a convenient app and web based platform giving you the opportunity to see and interact with what your children are doing throughout the day. In centre displays complement the online documentation to paint a complete picture of the fun and learning your children experience during their time at the centre.
We offer an Approved Kindergarten Program, lead by a Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teacher with support of a Lead Educator and Assistant Educator developed in line with the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines.
At Kindy, children learn through play to:
use language to communicate ideas and feelings
make friends, share and play with others
learn through new experiences
identify, explore and solve problems
become more independent and confident in their abilities
express themselves through art, dance and dramatic play
develop literacy and numeracy skills.
build on their knowledge, explore new ideas
Children enjoy three delicious and nutritious meals a day. We source our food through Kids Gourmet Food, with a dedicated food handler on site to prepare your child’s meals. We also run a Five-Star Food Safety Program, endorsed by the Brisbane City Council, with each staff member undergoing food handling training.
Many dietary requirements are catered to, and the rotating menu’s showcase a variety of different foods, from different cultures.
Click here to see a sample menu.
Incursions and Special Events
Each year we select several incursions and special events that are beneficial to both the educational program as well as the enjoyment of the families and children.
Just some of these wonderful incursions have included in the past:
Henny Penny Hatching Program
Dance Along Concerts
Celebration Events (such as Mother’s Day afternoon tea)
Recurring library visits
Fig Tree Pocket Early Childhood Centre recognizes the value of music, rhythm and movement in a child’s development. As such, we offer a music program to our enrolled children through Hush Little Baby.
Hush Little Baby was developed and is overseen by experienced and highly regarded music educator, Jen Teh. Jen is a lecturer, adjudicator, musical director and professional singer who has devoted her life to music education. With both a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education, Jen has a deep understanding of how to write a music program that makes a difference in children’s lives.
‘Our classes enrich children's lives and foster social awareness, empathy, cognition and motor skill development, and a genuine lifelong love of music.’