About our childcare in Miranda
Wyralla Road Kindergarten is a gorgeous childcare centre in Miranda, Sutherland Shire that has been providing families with the highest quality of childcare for 21 years. Catering to only 39 children, we enjoy a wonderful rapport that comes from knowing our children and families really well. We pride ourselves on our happy, friendly, safe environment – a place where you can have piece-of-mind that your child is surrounded by love and encouragement.
Our childcare centre enjoys comfortable interiors with dedicated spaces for learning and play and are supported by kind, dedicated, highly qualified educators. Lovely established trees and landscaped gardens surround the exterior, allowing the centre to seamlessly be connected to the existing environment. Our beautiful yard doubles as an outdoor classroom and helps children acquire a deep appreciation and respect towards nature. On any given day the sounds of children playing and exploring in the yard are delightfully echoed by the chatter of birds in nearby trees. With play equipment, vegetable gardens, worm farms and plenty of space to move and run around in, our outdoor area provides many wonderful experiences for growing, inquisitive and energetic bodies.
The Wyralla Road Kindergarten curriculum incorporates standards from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Framework (NQF) and is complemented by our unique ‘child interest driven’ programs that encourage children to be ‘active learners’ through playing and exploring their environment. Our skilled educators also integrate learnings on the Sutherland Shire’s rich indigenous history and the original custodians of the land – the Gwegal people. Through fun and interactive activities and teachings, children gain an understanding and appreciation for this Dharawal speaking clan – how they once lived, their way of life, how they survived and their deep connection to the land and nature and all that is provides.
We also have a strong networking relationship with Yowie Bay Public School, which is located near our childcare centre in Miranda. In preparation for kindergarten, our preschoolers have numerous opportunities throughout the year to go on an excursion and visit the school. The children love these excursions as it not only assists with the transition to ‘big school’, but also allows them to garner a sense of ‘belonging to the community’. Representatives from Yowie Bay Public School provide input in the creation and implementation of our school readiness program. This ensures that the school program we deliver is as current and relevant.
Wyralla Road Kindergarten is privately owned and managed by Anastasia Papadopoulos and Simon Leverton, Award winning child care centre operators and much loved members of the Southern Sydney community. The centre is open Monday – Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm and is closed on all NSW Public Holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year. We cater for children between the ages of 18 months – 5 years.
Please contact us for any questions or to book a tour of our childcare centre in Miranda. We look forward to welcoming your family to the Wyralla Road Kindergarten family.
We acknowledge the original custodians of this land, the Dharawal people and their language and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community.
What to bring to our childcare centre
We kindly ask that you provide the following:
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Pillow and sheet placed inside the pillow case
- Bag containing spare clothes, underwear, hat and drink bottle
And if required for your child:
- Milk Bottle – 2-3yrs rest time bottle
At our childcare in Miranda, we respect others.
Wyralla Road Kindergarden provides high quality care and education throughout our childcare service by recognising that all children, families and staff are unique individuals that need to be respected. We acknowledge that children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. We foster children’s self-worth, as well as provide an understanding of acceptance for others. We celebrate, honour and promote the diversity not just related to our childcare centre, but the diversity of the world we live in. We do this through the combination of children, staff and family input, resources and via our community. Our program reflects the diverse culture of the world we live in, by developing children’s awareness and respect for cultural differences and similarities. Though this we are able to provide a stable, safe and loving environment that fosters a solid foundation for lifelong success. Our Miranda childcare centre will ensure your children experience the utmost respect and resources to ensure they are ready for life and its experiences.
At our childcare in Miranda, we love to learn.
We provide educationally appropriate resources to assist in the development of the whole child. Children initiate their own learning through play in a stimulating environment that provides variety, choice and stability. Play should be fun, exciting, hands on, spontaneous, stimulating, interesting, relaxing, comforting, social and challenging. When a child feels safe, secure and cared for, they will engage in activities and interactions that provide these experiences, which will in turn, support their cognitive and language skills and overall development.
Our learning spaces are clean and uncluttered. Furniture, materials and toys are age-appropriate and our outdoor space is designed so supervising caregivers can observe all children at all times. It is secure, has age-appropriate outdoor equipment and opportunity for running and other large motor activities. Wyralla Road Kindergarten operates under the premise that an effective and caring environment will help children feel invited and welcome to explore and learn.
Through learning, our childcare centre in Miranda will ensure your children are prepared for the various intellectual decisions they will make in their lifetime.
At our childcare in Miranda, we love to play!
We love to play at Wyralla Road Kindergarten! Play provides a wonderful opportunity for children to connect with and enjoy one another. Apart from being fun, play also has many benefits for your child. Play provides a bond and an opportunity for communication. It helps children become competent with problem solving and mastery, as well as developing their social skills such as patience, leadership and communication. Play also helps with brain development through the rich mix of cognitive, motor and language development opportunities. Importantly, play also provides an occasion for fun and laughter, both of which help children feel welcome and part of something.
Through play, our childcare centre in Miranda equips children for the world and the diverse experiences on their way as growing children.
We nurture at our childcare centre in Miranda.
We believe in educating and ensuring children participate in practices of sustainability by promoting responsibility and respect towards the environment. Our children are seen as active participants in recycling, gardening and re using everyday household products. We empower them to make a difference in their future and do this by involving children and families in various ideas (listed below) and implementing these together, allowing them to connect with nature and the environment. In the same way as we teach the habits of healthy eating and lifestyle, we believe that children are never too young to learn to care for our environment, the creatures in it, the principles of recycling & sustainability and the food cycle.
Children and their families are asked to bring in recyclable material from home in order to teach the children and raise awareness of the importance of recycling. We have many discussions, investigations, research and games all focused on recycling and reusing and not wasting. We are very conscious of our world at our centre and all work together to pick up rubbish and keeping our environment clean. We use all recyclable materials to create things like robots, boats, cars, wind chimes etc.
We are currently working with the children on researching how we can have the best worm farm ever! Our children show a lot of curiosity and interest with the worms and help to feed them on a weekly basis with scraps from the kitchen. This has also helped reduce a noticeable amount of waste and increased our recycling.
Helping take care of the vegetable patches is a highlight of the day! Children show a lot of enjoyment getting their hands dirty through planting and maintaining the vegetables and at the end of each day, they are encouraged to empty their water bottles into the gardens – thus teaching them about not wasting water.
Through the process of environmental learning, our childcare centre in Miranda will ensure your children will grow with love and respect for the people around the world and the environment around them through our vast methods of early learning.
Our Childcare Centre’s Qualities
Wyralla Road Kindergarten provides high quality care and education throughout our childcare service by recognising that all children, families and staff are unique individuals that need to be respected. We acknowledge that children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community.
We provide educationally appropriate resources to assist in the development of the whole child. Children initiate their own learning through play in a stimulating environment that provides variety, choice and stability.
We love to play at Wyralla Road Kindergarten! Play provides a wonderful opportunity for children to connect with and enjoy one another. Apart from being fun, play also has many benefits for your child. Play provides a bond and an opportunity for communication.
We believe in educating and ensuring children participate in practices of sustainability by promoting responsibility and respect towards the environment. Our children are seen as active participants in recycling, gardening and re using everyday household products.
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Our childcare centre is located at the heart of Miranda, Sutherland Shire.
Wyralla Road Kindergarten
98 Wyralla Rd Miranda NSW 2228
(02) 9526 8700