Extra Curricular Activities
Chuckles Childcare offers many FREE Incursions and Excursions which have been designed to complement the centre curriculum and program. Regular incursions include: Auslan Sign, Indonesian, Gardening Club and Happy Feet Centre Incursions. Happy Feet also offers a weekly class, where parents can select to have their children participate for a small fee.
Incursions and Excursions
Incursions and excursions provide our children with meaningful and multisensory play based learning. With the introduction of new experiences, the children begin to understand that learning can happen anywhere at any time. We incorporate dances, songs, foods, living creatures, science, and inclusive experiences, which inspires the children to be curious, inventive and become critical thinkers.
With our Incursions to the Aged Care Facility and visitations from our staff member Jackie and her guide dog Tara, the children gain Intergenerational learning from community members with different abilities. With the introduction of new cultures, histories and rich traditions, the children and educators will begin to have a deeper sense of the community around them and their own importance.
Our incursions and excursions are tailored to suit all ages and capabilities and is aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework, the ACECQA National Quality Standards and the National Regulations and Law.
Auslan Sign Language
Debbie from 'Signing Hands' works with our educators to introduce the children to Auslan signs through stories, songs, rhymes and play. Families are also invited to attend these classes, as it can enhance the close bond between them and allow for communication and understanding from an incredibly early age.
An Indonesian teacher visits the centre once a week, to teach the children aged 3 to 5 years the Indonesian language, through songs, stories and fun play based activities. Teaching a second language is great at boosting brain power, improving memory, enhances problem solving skills and encourages our children to become an effective communicator
Gary from 'Bee Green Garden Maintenance' works at the centre each week, to teach the children how to become connected with their world and contribute to the care for the centre garden and pets. With his years of experience and a wealth of knowledge behind him, Gary the Gardener inspires the children and promotes their love of gardening and empathy for living creatures. Together they have done many projects which includes; setting up the chicken pen for our centre chickens, building the worm farm and creating the interactive sensory gardens for all centre families and the community.
Miss Karen visits the centre once a week, where she uses physical fitness and dancing, to encourage the children to make healthy choices in every aspect of their lives. Happy Feet Fitness are the largest children’s fitness and entertainment program that specialise in play based learning. The classes they teach are theme based and can be tailed to suit our centres curriculum requirements. Families can chose to have their children join this program, however, families will need to contact Karen directly to receive information in regards to payment and class availability.