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  • Hallett Cove Karrara Kindergarten Quality Improvement Plan

    2015

  • 1 FOUR Guide to Developing a Quality Improvement Plan, Appendix 2: Quality Improvement Plan Template

    Service details

    Service name Service approval number Hallett Cove Karrara Kindergarten

    Primary contact at service Maddy Stewardson

    Physical location of service Physical location contact details Street: 45 Barramundi Dve

    Suburb: Hallett Cove

    State/territory: SA

    Postcode: 5158

    Telephone: 8381 9154

    Mobile:

    Fax: 83227859

    Email: dl.3645.leaders@schools.sa.edu.au

    Approved Provider Nominated Supervisor Primary contact: DECD

    Telephone:

    Mobile:

    Fax:

    Email:

    Name: Maddy Stewardson

    Telephone: 8381 9154

    Mobile: 0423 200 432

    Fax:

    Email: Maddy.Stewardson774@schools.sa.edu.au

    Postal address (if different to physical location of service) Street:

    Suburb:

    State/territory:

    Postcode:

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    Operating hours

    For each day of the week this service is open, indicate the times of the day when education and care is provided.

    For centre-based services, this does not include non-contact hours for staff. Please nominate the scheduled opening and closing times using 24 hour

    clock (e.g. 07:30 to 18:00) rather than the actual opening and closing times (e.g. 06:55 to 18:10) if different. Round times to the nearest quarter of an hour.

    If the service is open for two sessions per day, please indicate the opening and closing times for both sessions.

    For family day care services or multi-site services, please provide the operating hours of the service office.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    Opening time

    8:30 & 12:00

    8:30 & 12:00

    8:30 & 12:00

    8:30 & 12:00

    8:30

    Closing time

    11:30 & 15:00

    11:30 & 15:00

    11:30 & 15:00

    11:30 & 15:00

    11:30

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    Additional information about your service The following information will assist the Regulatory Authority to plan the assessment visit.

    Provide additional information about your serviceparking, school holiday dates, pupil-free days etc.

    We have ample street parking and a small staff car park. We hold 2 pupil free days per year as agreed by our Governing Council. We run to the SA Education Dept school dates.

    How are the children grouped at your service?

    Children are not grouped in our service. Parents have control over when children attend and usually have the flexibility to change their enrolment times throughout the year- spaces permitting. This flexibility is highly valued by our families. Two thirds begin the year with a 2 full day 1 half day model while the other one third retain half days for up to the entire year. Most families are using at least one full day by the end of the year.

    Small group times occur every day with the same children in the small groups for each term, however actual attendances on each day may vary. Small groups are initially divided by age/ maturity but this changes as the year continues and the focus of the small groups changes. In addition, individual childrens needs are considered in their placement in small groups. Critical and ongoing reflection on the impact of not grouping children is a core feature of all our planning processes and consultation with families about this is priority from the initial contact we have prior to enrolment. The curriculum is designed to mitigate any negative impacts of this structural decision and we have achieved this successfully thus far.

    Write the name and position of person(s) responsible for submitting this Quality Improvement Plan (e.g. Nominated Supervisor, Cheryl Smith)

    Maddy Stewardson- Director/ nominated supervisor.

    For family day care services, indicate the number of educators currently registered in the service and attach a list of the educators and their addresses. No. of educators:_________

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    DatatoInform2015QIPSourcesandGoalsFromParentOpinionSurvey(DECD)SuggestionsforImprovement:2014

    Notinsiteparentcommunicationtobeimproved IncludingparentsbeyondtheGCindecisions Seelinksbetweenchangeprogrammesandimprovement Supportcommunityagenciesbetterknown

    (44/55allstronglyagree,11mixedagreeandstrongly)From2013achievedin2014

    Moreopportunitytogiveanopinionontheeducationalprogram Invitationtoparticipateinthedecisionsabouttheirchildseducation Morewaystoletparentsknowabouttheirownchildslearning. Arangeofcommunications

    FromQIP2014andotherdatain2014(redslipsTerm1,selfreviewTerm3)FuturePlans: Improvingchildrensliteracyandnumeracycompetencethroughafocusonselfdirected,collaborativeandteacherledexperiences. Continuetoconnectfamilieswithplayandthelearningwhichisdevelopingthroughplay Maintaininquiryapproachesasawaytostretchchildrensproblemsolvingandthinkingtohigherlevels. Continuefocusonlifeskillsanddispositionstolearning. Assess,recordandsharechildrenslearninginavarietyofwayssothatitenhancestheirskills,meetsnationalstandardsandincludesparentsinthedecisionmakingprocess. Continuetodevelopacloserconnectionwithlocalschools;todevelopstrongcommunityfeelinginHallettCoveandsupportcontinuedlearningwhenchildrenmovebetween

    sites. Continuetofocusonbuildingrelationshipswithinthekindergartenbypromoting:

    socialskillsandpositiverelationshipsthroughthecurriculuminviteparticipationbyfamiliesinsessionsseekandrespondtoparentideasandviewsprovidearangeofformalandcasualmeetingopportunitiesopen,honestandhighqualitycommunicationwiththecommunityaboutcurrentprioritiesthroughthecoreoftheGoverningCouncil.

    2014:Surveyaboutcommunicationrelearning(WhiteslipsTerm4)MostpopularandmosteffectiveInformalconversations/chatswithastaffmember

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    Observingyourchildatkindy/talkingwiththemLesspopularbuthighlyusefulTermoverviewsMorepopularbutonlymoderatelyusefulYourchildsPortfoliobookLearningTogetherBookCurriculumDisplaywhiteboardinfoyerImagesontheTVofchildrenworkingatkindyLeastpoplarbutusefulEventsandDisplaysFromStaff:2014(reflectivejournal)Aimtoengagewithkeyaspectsofworkmoredeeply:(achievedbutongoinginto2015)

    thephilosophyatdeeperlevelsopersonalvalues,arewelivingthephilosophy Staffreflectiononteachingandlearning(viaRRR) Curriculumdepthandbreadthcontinuedemphasisonhighquality

    Keep/Prioritise: DiversityinLearning:Gardeningandcooking,Musicandmovement,Atsi,sport,culture,wildlife Relationships:Schoolrelationships,Communicatingwithparentsclearlywhatsgoingon POPandplay,wellbeinganddispositions:supportnewstaff

    From2015families@AGM:GOALSFORCHDILRENSLEARNING/PRIORITIES Communicationskills(name,prereadingandwriting,speakingwell+includingmoreformalliteracy) Developsocialskills(share,compassion,teamwork,listeningandfriendships,problemsolving) DevelopLifeskillsanddispositionstolearning(respect,curiosity,resilience&independence,persistence,selfmotivation): Numeracy

    2015:GeneralImprovements:Term1Datacollection(redslips)Strengths:Staff,garden,relationships,interesting&varied,curriculum.Organised,lotshappening,communicationImprovements:Tidygarden(1),drawing(1)writingandjollyphonics(2)

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    Service statement of philosophy Please insert your services statement of philosophy here.

    Hallett Cove Karrara Kindergarten- Our Kindergarten Philosophy We believe in and foster:

    Positiverelationshipsbetweenallthatareunderpinnedbyrespectandcare. Asenseofbelongingandprideinourcommunityandourselvesasindividuals. Adesiretoachieveexcellencenowandinthefutureforchildren,staffandthekindergarten. Aplacewherefunandlearningmeetsochildrendevelopaloveoflearningthroughmeaningfulexperiences.

    Positive relationships between all that are underpinned by respect and care. Positive relationships that are open, honest and respectful are built over time and depend on open communication between children, adults and teachers.

    Teachers demonstrate this by.

    Activelyseekingoutopportunitiestotalkwithchildrenandtheirparentsabouttheirchild,theirlearningandtheirfamilythroughincidentalconversations,informalandformalmeetings,communityeventsandduringlearningexperiences. Taketimetoconsidereachchildswellbeing,individualneeds,interestsandfamilycontextandplanforhowthatcanbeincluded,celebratedandsupportedwithinthekindergartengroup. Activelyseekingoutopportunitiestotalktoparentsabouttheirchild. Feedingbacktoparentsregularlyaboutchildrenslearningandprogresstowardssharedgoals.Providinginformationandsupporttofamilies,particularlyduringtimesofchangeortransition.

    Children demonstrate this by

    Developinganunderstandingofacceptablesocialbehaviourthatrespectstherightsofeveryonetobesafeandhappy. Becominganactivememberofthegroupandstrivingtobefairandkindintheirinteractionswithothers. Developinganappreciationandrespectfordiversity. Developingstronglisteningskillsalongsidetheabilitytohaveanopinionandbelistenedto.

    Parents show this by

    Sharinginformationaboutthemselvesandtheirchildastheyenterthekindergartencommunityandduringtheirtimehere. Beinginterestedintheirchildslearning,celebratingtheirachievementsandsupportinglearningathome. Beingopenandhonestabouttheirneedsandengageinconstructivedialoguewiththekindergart