This page is for the times that your child is not at an early learning centre and they just want to have fun.  It is not to be used solely for the purpose of providing educational early childhood learning to your child.  RCSS recommends the following childcare and early education centres.   If you are struggling to take your child due to the geographical distance, please seek help for a volunteer transport through the RCSS.

 

Additional to your ongoing early learning education at the following centres, the RCSS will be providing through membership and insurance of the Playgroup QLD play dates.  Please press on the below link for your expression of  interest. 

Early education can play a critical role during this important developmental period. Research linking early intervention to both cognitive and socio-emotional gains has fuelled the proliferation of early childhood programs since the early part of the twentieth century.

Creative Class

Address

1 Stanley Street
MILLMERRAN QLD 4357

 

Contact

0746952999

millmerran@littletackerschildcare.com.au

Service type

Centre-Based Care

Nature of Care

Long Day Care

Overall Rating:  Meeting NQS

Cute Baby Crawling

Address

39 Margaret Street
MILLMERRAN QLD 4357

 

Contact

0746951764

millmerran@candk.asn.au

 

Service type

Centre-Based Care

Nature of Care

Preschool / Kindergarten - Stand Alone

Overall Rating:  Exceeding NQS

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Development Milestones

The Australian Government early years learning framework describes development milestones, "A sound understanding of developmental milestones will support you to effectively assess children’s play and learning. Intentional teaching, planning and evaluation should be based on sound professional knowledge. Links to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) outcomes and the National Quality Standards are given as examples".

The Australian Government's Early Years Learning Framework Practice Based Resources - Developmental Milestones provides guidance through a range of milestones. All children are unique however, and the milestones should be considered guidelines. Parents shouldn't be concerned unless their child displays one of the criteria under which it is recommended that they seek advice. 

Child development milestones:

0-4 mths

Child development milestones:

4-8 mths

Child development milestones:

8-12 Months

Child development milestones:

1-2 Years

Child development milestones:

2-3 yrs

Child development milestones:

3-5 yrs

Starting Blocks.gov.au

© Commonwealth of Australia

Living rural, with no transport, it is important to be provided with some tips on the many things that you can do at home that can assist in your child's growth, development and safety. The starting blocks has resources below that can help you take your first steps in parenting and providing that early development for your children. 

Baby with Toys

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02

Things to do at home

How to sleep baby safely

Toddler with Toys

06

07

Talking & Reading

Reading to Toddlers

© Commonwealth of Australia

Playing with Wooden Alphabets

Get into a Routine

12

Good Screen Practice

14

Good TV Practice

11

© Commonwealth of Australia

Reading Activities - Interactive learning experience

Nick Jnr

If you don't mind TV characters, you'll find printables, games and other activities your young kids will enjoy at NickJr.com. The games allow your children to explore their creativity, play dress-up, learn new music, put together puzzles, and work on numbers and shape recognition.

Disney Jnr

Fans of Mickey and friends will love visiting Disney Jr. Games, coloring pages, and videos are a few of the highlights. The games focus on memory, hand-eye coordination, color matching, and other important skills for developing minds.

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Sesame Street

Younger children will love everything about Sesame Street's online home. They can watch hundreds of the show's video clips and play games that help them learn letters, animal sounds, rhymes, colors, and more.

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Kid's Playing Outdoor

National Geographic

Watch animal web cams, learn interesting animal facts, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries, try science experiments, and much more on Kids.NationalGeographic.com. There's also a "Little Kids" section for the younger explorers in your home.

Attribution — Please us the link to the license, and no changes have been made. There is no monetary gain by advertising the services provided by the listed organisations.  RCSS is promoting the organisation through linking the community to their website and the licensor does not endorse the RCSS for the use.