• 02 4363 170702 4363 1707
  • 02 4369 6283
  • Lot 4/20-22 Kincumber Street
    KINCUMBER NSW 2250
  • 7.00am – 6.00pm
    50 Weeks per year
  • 0 to 2 Years:  $  98.00
    2 to 3 Years:  $  94.00
    3 to 5 Years:  $  94.00
  • We provide all meals, milk (excluding formula) and a hat upon enrolment. Over 2’s need to bring a set of cot sheets for rest time, any comforters and bottles of formula.


About

Welcome to The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber.

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Finding a new Early Childhood Service for your child can be a daunting task. At The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and aesthetic skills to become competent and confident individuals, and for you as a parent/guardian to feel safe knowing that your child is receiving the best possible care. We cater for children for children 0 to 6 years in age appropriate room configurations.


At our centre our age groupings are:

Caterpillar Room for 0-3 Year Olds

kincumber-catterpillarIn the Caterpillar Room  we place great emphasis on meeting your child’s individual routine (sleep times, meal times etc.) to allow for a smooth transition between home and Caterpillar Room.

Our Caterpillar Room caters for 12 of children from 6 weeks to 3 years of age.

Through nurturing and developing secure attachments with your child we encourage them to grow and learn.

Babies are like little scientists investigating and experimenting through their senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing.

Butterfly Room for 3-5 Year Olds

kincumber-butterflyThe Butterfly Room caters for your child’s growing knowledge and capabilities during their Preschool  years.

Our Butterfly Room caters for 30 children from 3 years  to 5 years of age.

A child’s preschool years are an intense time of learning and consolidation capitalizing on their existing trust bonds  with the centre Educators ahead of commencing  formal schooling.

Transitioning to ‘big school’ is an important time in your child’s life – and yours. We focus on making this transition as smooth as possible, and giving your child important skills to help them enter school with confidence. We also aim to inspire a lifelong love of learning in your child.

At this time of your child’s life, he or she is busy exploring new friendships, learning to make decisions, and becoming more aware of his or her own unique talents and abilities. For this reason, their kindergarten – preschool experience will lay an important foundation for their future. Providing a stimulating and nurturing environment is vitally important

Our Philosophy

Kincumber indoor environmentThe Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber is a richly stimulating, innovative and caring environment which fosters a child’s natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge. The environment and program draws from the very best early childhood teaching practices with emphasis on the Early Years Learning Framework. It offers a purposeful experience that establishes in each child a love of learning and a strong sense of self.  Reflective planning allows the opportunity for both intentional teaching and spontaneous play ensuring that children are successful, competent and capable learners who have a clear understanding and connection to their sense of self, the community and the world around them. The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber provides learning opportunities that build upon each child’s strengths while challenging them to explore their potential. Children are encouraged to ask questions as they build an understanding of the world, and their place in it, while learning to live and play happily and purposefully with others.

We act as an extension of home and provide an environment where children feel loved, accepted and secure, as well as being a place where children are encouraged to achieve their best socially, emotionally and academically. We have a moral and social obligation to the children, their families and the greater community to provide the children with a core foundation that will support them through life to become active members of the community.

We view the child’s time spent at our centre as an apprenticeship in humanity where differences are embraced and acceptance of others is always encouraged as the best choice. Offering support to challenge and succeed within routines and daily experiences, critical reflection and careful planning will allow each child’s interests to be responded to and scaffolds their learning. We represent an educational vehicle, engrossing the children in projects and a learning system which allows them to question, examine and enjoy the challenge of the experiences before them.Kincumber indoor environment

It is our belief that when our children, educators and families intertwine, it creates the unmistakable essence that is uniquely recognised as that of The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber.

“Let the child guide the way”

The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber prides itself on the relationships formed between the children, educators, families and the community. We believe these partnerships create a foundation for an environment that is caring, nurturing and built on trust and respect.

In relation to children, The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber will:

  • Value each child’s cultural background and upbringing.
  • Respect the child’s strengths and foster their potential to grow.
  • Build on every child’s self -esteem through encouragement, praise and support.
  • Provide a safe, secure and healthy environment where children feel loved and accepted.

In relation to families, The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber will:

  • Act as an extension of home and provide an environment where strong links between home and school are recognised as being optimal for children’s learning.
  • Encourage family participation in our everyday program, creating a sense of “being”.
  • Be open to ideas, critical reflection and suggestions on ways to improve our centre.

Kincumber outdoor environmentIn relation to the community, The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber will:

  • Give the children the opportunity to support and explore their local community and value the importance of “belonging”.
  • Maintain positive relationships with groups and services in our community that will benefit our children and their well-being.

In relation to educators, The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber will

  • Reflect on daily practises and processes that enable us to continue to strive for high quality standards of teaching.
  • Develop strong bonds with each other through formal and informal team experiences.
  • Encourage and support individual strengths and abilities.
  • Take the time to listen to children and be responsive to their needs and thirst for knowledge.

Our team of Educators and staff are committed to providing children and families with a coordinated approach to a warm, nurturing and engaging environment that celebrates diversity and the right of every child to have access to high quality care regardless of their individual needs.

We understand the important role our Centre plays in nurturing and educating the children in our care and through our staff developing loving relationships based on trust and security.

An emphasis is placed on children and families receiving greater individual attention through goal setting, child progress records and family involvement in centre planning and events.

We follow the Early Years Learning Framework as per our Education, Curriculum and Learning Policy.

All Educators at our Service are trained and experienced in areas of early education and care. Due to our high standard and commitment of our Educators, we are able to provide specific developmental and educational curricula for each group of children.

We use the relationships children have with their families and communities to build the curriculum, working in partnership with parents, to ensure each child’s knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of our programs.

Get to know our Centre Director

Kerryn Booth

The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber Director

kincumber-directorI believe every child deserves a nurturing environment where they can thrive and sense a feeling of belonging to a group. The centre in which they attend needs to meet the needs of the family and the child. I strive to be a compassionate and competent member of our community.


Tell us about yourself, your interests outside of work?

I’m Kerryn Booth. I’m a passionate Early Childhood Professional who has been a part of the Early Childhood industry for close to 15 years.

My personal interests are upcycling furniture and I have a huge interest in collecting handbags! I’m inspired by Culture, those particularly involving the Island communities and their way of living off the land.

Tell us about the service you offer at BELC.

The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber is a 42 place Long Day Care Centre. We cater for ages 0-6 years. Our centre has two rooms, and the children are grouped within the rooms according to their age or stage of development for language and music times.

Our staff are fun, nurturing, and highly experienced. We have a total of 8 permanent staff members who are all from the Central Coast.

What do you think is the most important aspects of Education and role modelling for the children in your care?

The most important aspects of education and role modelling for the children involve a combination of guiding, facilitating, scaffolding, supporting and co-constructing in order to direct children toward outcomes for learning. Creating a balance of intentional teaching and play based learning will create an effective learning environment.

Our centre follows the Early Years Learning Framework, and we value family input as a key factor to helping your child learn and grow. A partnership with families ensures the best possible learning opportunities for your child.

Our centre aims to have a strong partnership with the local community, such as the Young reader program that involves the year 5 students from the local school coming fortnightly to read to our preschool children.  We also organise excursions to tie in with our program. We have just recently visited the library for “story time”, and also the local Supermarket for a lesson on healthy eating.

Why do you think you meet the needs of the families in your community?

Our centre is central to Kincumber, and conveniently located along the way to Sydney for our commuting families. Our 7am opening time and 6pm closing time suits many working families, and also the provision to provide all meals for the children is certainly welcomed!

Explain in one sentence what it is like to spend a day in the shoes of a Leader in the Early Childhood Profession?

A day in the life of a leader in the early Childhood profession is challenging, rewarding and usually non-stop fun!

What’s the best thing a child has ever said to you?

“You’re like my mum. You always know what to do!”

Learning environments

Kincumber outdoor environmentIndoor and outdoor play based experiences are an integral part of our program. Play is essential to all children’s development as moments will arise when they discover something that interests them. Staff plan a diverse range of experiences to create opportunities for both structured and spontaneous play focused on the physical, emotional/social, sensory and cognitive developmental areas of each child.

Children learn through their own experiences using trial and error, repetition, imitation and identification. Staff use interactive strategies to support children’s growth and learning. We advocate children learning best through play – direct play, hands on experiences to discover the environment around them by exploring and playing.

Each room will follow varying developmentally appropriate routines. A simple, flexible daily routine would apply to our infant and toddler age groups then slightly shifting to a flexible yet predictable daily routine for preschool age group/s. Our school readiness program continues to emphasize play based learning additionally it offers structured learning times to focus on number concepts, perceptual skills and pre-writing skills such as tracing, completing patterns and reproducing patterns. The goal is to develop a foundation for basic math, reading and writing skills.

Routines and programs are displayed in each room for you to peruse and we invite you to contribute and make suggestions to your child’s teachers. Parents and guardians are invited to discuss the activities, experiences and subsequent developmental outcomes achieved that are integrated within our programs.

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Welcome To The Beach Early Learning Centre Kincumber

Our philosophy, our teams, our vision and our resources provide your child with the best possible start in life.

Kerryn Booth

Director