Fun! Home from Home
When your child arrives at Quinns Kids they will feel happy, safe, familiar with the routines, expectations and know that they belong. The Quinns Kids approach is to involve the kids in the routines and activities of the service as much as possible. Our aim is for them to have lots of fun, whilst feeling safe, relaxed and learning (without really knowing it).
‘In the school age setting, all the interactions, experiences, activities, routines and events, planned and unplanned, that occur in an environment designed to foster children’s wellbeing, development and learning’. My time, Our place p6
Our home from home approach fits beautifully within the school age framework for learning for education and care settings, My Time, Our Place. Being, Belonging and Becoming is the framework for early years which is also embedded in our approach with the child at the centre.
The outcomes are:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators.
‘The Framework acknowledges the importance of play and leisure in children’s learning and development and that their learning is not limited to any particular time or place. Developing life skills and a sense of enjoyment are emphasised. The Framework recognises the importance of social and emotional development and communication in learning through play and leisure, and it forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all school age care settings engage in quality experiences for rich learning, personal development and citizenship opportunities.’
Quinns Kids values the contribution of the community and draws from the ideas, skills and expertise to create rich, meaningful, enjoyable experiences for the kids. All are welcome to input ideas, offer contributions and feedback after activities and experiences.
Quinns Kids values:
- The children’s input
- The families’ input
- The Quinns Kids Team’s input
- The community and college input
- The learning frameworks