Pre Prep Child Care Centre in Carrara
Welcome to Carrara Tiny Tots® Pre-Prep. We are an extension of Carrara Tiny Tots® Early Learning Centre.
Our Pre-Prep centre on the Southern Gold Coast specialises in the development of school readiness for children the year before they attend school. We only have 22 children in the program each day, this allows us to get to know you and your child and build strong, nurturing and trusting relationships. This in turn extends to creating learning experiences based on your child’s interests and likes, through a play-based environment.
The Centre is designed and resourced age appropriately to facilitate an active learning environment for 3 years to 5 years of age.
Included in our weekly curriculum is Japanese lessons, dance classes and First Aid training. These classes enhance all children learning and development in a fun, interactive and relaxed environment.
Extra activities such as Soccer, and Dance and Music lessons are offered however a fee applies.
Our Opening Hours are from 6.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday
We can not speaking highly enough of this centre. Both Amy & Jess are truly amazing, their dedication is second to none. You truly know that your child is in the best hands when you drop them off for the day at the centre. The centre is always kept super tidy and sparkling clean too and is set up with plenty of space for children to play and explore. They both make you feel like you are part of their family.
Meet The Director
My name is Amy Walker and I am the Director and Early Childhood Teacher at Carrara Tiny Tots® Pre-Prep.
I have been working at Tiny Tots® for over 5 years and absolutely love working for this family owned company.
My qualifications include a Bachelor in Social Science, a Diploma in Children’s Services and I have nearly completed my Bachelor in Early Childhood and Primary education.
I have worked my way up through the company from being a group leader in the senior kindy room, to Preschool educator in the preschool room to director and ECT at the Pre-Prep centre. I have led my centre though the National Quality Standard Rating and am proud to say within our first year we reached an exceeding level.
Working in early childhood is a dream come true. I love being able to spend my days educating children, supporting them and encouraging each child to reach their highest potential.
Funded Kindergarten Program
We follow the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines to provide your children the best possible education and learning through play-based opportunities in a holistic surrounding which promotes and nurtures each and every child’s agency and pedagogy.
We highly recommend Pre Prep Tiny Tots. Amy and Jess provide fun and engaging experiences in a beautiful space that is set up for learning and social development. The girls are nurturing and welcoming and cater for each individual child. We have loved our time here.
Qualified Teachers and Educator
There is a qualified Preschool teacher, who plans and delivers a weekly curriculum in line with the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines. Daily activities include creative learning experiences based on your child’s likes and interests, whilst developing and nurturing our sense of Being, Belonging and Becoming in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Plan and Programming
Our educators plan and program towards your child’s learning and development. Staff support the children to build on these skills, which in turn enables the children to learn to cooperate with others, express ideas and investigate problem solving skills and solutions. This of course is all learnt through play based interactions and through the child’s interests, abilities and ideas.
Tiny Tots® uses an interactive app called Story Park, this provides parents with the opportunity to log on and access information about your child’s day, as well as enabling parents to communicate directly with our group leaders whenever required. This is a great communication tool allowing for all conversations to flow about your child’s learning and development between parent and the educator.
Some of our key inclusions are:
Meals provided (excluding pre-prep) Nutritionally balanced menu for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and caters to different dietary needs.
Centre enrolment pack
Sheets and Blankets
Free extra-curricular activities
Things To Bring
Please bring a drink bottle– we will ensure your child has access to water all day!
Please provide spare clothes-we have lots of fun and may get messy!
Please provide nappies/undies: Specially if toilet training
Provide your child with their favourite comforter (if required) – we will ensure your child is safe and secure and has a rest time.
Put sunscreen on your child when they arrive – we will put it on throughout the day!
Bed sheets supplied (where required) they are changed and washed daily, so every child get a clean bed every day.
Please ensure everything is labelled up.
There is an effective enrolment and orientation process, allowing the staff to find out more about your child and get to know their routine and needs, providing parents with confidence that their child is safe and secure.
The children engage in many indoor and outdoor experiences and activities, such as water and sand play, the children are involved in gardening and looking after their own little vegetable patch and learn to care for their environment and world around them. Our home corner and dramatic play area comes alive as the children engage in many make-believe and real-life role play scenarios. An endless variety of arts and crafts, music and dance and much more is offered to the children to allow their creativeness to grow and flourish.
Star Bright Singing
Sing, Learn & Grow Together!!! PRE SCHOOL & KINDER LESSONS: WHAT: Help the development of your child’s literacy and numeracy skills with singing lessons which focus on fun and learning. Lessons also include musical instruments which will help improve their gross and fine motor skills. We also incorporate drama and dancing into the lessons.
WHO: Classes available for children of ALL AGES including babies! WHERE: The group classes will be made available through your local kindergarten by request and subject to minimum numbers. Private singing lessons and group lessons also available in Carrara.
WHEN: Classes run classes weekly during the QLD school terms. Carrara Pre-Prep has their lessons every Wednesday at 9:30am.
WHY: Let’s face it children LOVE singing and music. Research shows that music not only brings them joy, but it also helps their brain cells make the connections needed for virtually every kind of intelligence. Singing also helps them develop social and emotional skills.
COST: $10 per student per half hour group singing class. Under 2 years of age $6 per student per 15-minute class. If it is the whole class together there is a discounted rate available, please contact me for a quote (minimum numbers required).
Little big sports- Soccer
We offer families to select soccer as an extra-curricular activity to provide their child with a range of different experiences. Soccer is offered as a free trial to all new children, then $10 weekly on a Thursday morning if your child would like to participate. Soccer teaches your child a range of ball skills, develops their gross motor development, and encourages children to work as a team. This is a great experience for all children involved.
We offer Japanese lessons for free every Friday morning. One of our educators is from Japan and teachers the children about their culture, food, language and art. The children immerse themselves into the language and develop a lifelong knowledge on a beautiful culture within the world. Miss Nori is our Japanese teacher, and she has a passion for children, education and providing children with new and exciting experiences.
Every Monday we have an educator come to visit us to teach us music. Miss Hannah is a qualified music educator and loves sharing her passion with the children. She teaches them basic skills on a guitar and sings lots of fun songs with them. The children really enjoy these lessons, and it gives them the opportunity to express themselves in music.