Padbury Community Kindy to open to public on May 5


Nicole Mattingley and Cathy Witney with kids Bella-Rose, Khole, David, Mathias, George, Marley, Hunter, Finn, Byron and Holly. Picture: Hailey Oates
Nicole Mattingley and Cathy Witney with kids Bella-Rose, Khole, David, Mathias, George, Marley, Hunter, Finn, Byron and Holly. Picture: Hailey Oates

PADBURY Community Kindy will open its doors to the public on May 5.

The open day will run from 10am-1pm with activities including nature crafts, games, sausage sizzle, raffles, face painting and a silent auction.

President Anne Downing said visitors could also add their own personal touch to the Community Kindergartens Association WA’s 2018 showpiece art installation.

“Everyone is welcome to create a piece of artwork, which is circular weaving done on a CD,” she said.

“The artwork will be joined with all the community kindergartens to make one large showpiece.

“The aim is to get the final piece of artwork displayed at a local gallery.”

She said the not-for-profit kindy, which has been operating for more than 40 years, was a program for four year olds based on children’s interests with a focus on social, emotional, physical and early literacy and numeracy development and play-based learning.

“Our staff are all passionate and qualified early childhood educators focused on making the transition from home to school a fun, smooth and rewarding one,” she said.

“We aim to create an environment where children feel safe and nurtured, but also challenged to build independence and to try new things.”

Ms Downing said the open day was to help increase enrolments following the State Government’s announcement to increase the threshold for community kindergartens to access funding and staff from the Department of Education from 10 to 16 students.

Enrolments for the following school year must be confirmed by August 10.

To be eligible to attend, children must turn four by June 30 of their enrolment year.

For more information, go to www.padburykindy.wa.edu.au.

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