What Happens Each Day


All rooms here at Minyama Early Learning provide an environment that offers individualised programs based on play and children’s strengths. Play and strength based learning allows children to build meaningful experiences that develop the highest quality of learning.Each day is tailored in a unique way to incorporate both routine activities but also new learning. Our educators work closely with families and the wider community to develop a productive yet exhilarating daily program.

Our Starfish Room cares for children aged between 6 weeks to 15 months of age, they have up to eight children a day with two educators in the room.

Miss Bec and Miss Hayley promote a wide variety of activities to ensure the children are developing. Some areas they focus on are:

• Engaging in non verbal and verbal interactions by making noises and using facial expressions.
• Experience achievements by learning how to walk and sitting on their own
• Developing the ability to mirror, repeat and practice the actions of others, either immediately or later by following educators by clapping hands and or smiling
• Engaging in sensory skills and physical movement by crawling, rolling and touching

The Seahorse Room has 10 children a day with two educators. The age group for our Seahorse room is 15 months to 2 years of age.

The Seahorse educators promote a wide variety of activities to ensure the children are developing. Some areas they focus on are:

• Motivating and encouraging the children to succeed in everyday life when they are faced with different challenges
• Promoting small group interactions
• Encouraging the children to express themselves in a range of language contexts
• Promoting children independence

Miss Shannon and Miss Nicole encourage children to use their self-help skills and their imagination skills through play.

The Turtles Room is from the age of 2 years up to 3.4 years of age, they have up to 21 children in the room with four educators.

The Turtles educators promote a wide variety of activities to ensure the children are developing. Some areas they focus on are:

• Children to take responsibility of their own and others safety and wellbeing
• Children to become more aware of fairness
• Learn about numeracy and literacy through play based activities

Miss Jessie, Miss Shannon, Miss Ashley and Jordan encourage the children in developing friendships while experimenting with different learning environments through play.

The Seals Room is from the ages of 3.4 years up to 5 years of age, they have up to 24 children in the room with two educators. The Seals Room provides an approved Queensland Kindergarten Program by a qualified teacher.

In the kindergarten room we develop skills in:

• Literacy and numeracy skills through various hands on and group activities
• Build upon previous learnt skills in respect and social and emotional regulation
• Develop our health and wellbeing through a number of extra-curricular items (bush kindy,sporty tots and self defence)
• We also offer language lessons with a local Japanese teacher.

Sarah and Heather run their program using the Early Years Learning Framework as well as the Kindergarten Guidelines. They believe in children learning through play while developing their skills to get ready to go to school.