At Eskay Kids’ day care in Capalaba, we get lots of questions from parents and children alike. It’s natural during the initial stages of visiting day cares, for parents to be thorough in their questions so they know the centre is right for their child. We’ve compiled some of the most common questions here for you to get some easy answers.
What are your qualifications?
A timeless and always relevant question. Carers at our day care in Capalaba, as well as our Springfield and Karana Downs locations, have a minimum Certificate III in Early Childhood, Diploma in Children’s Services or a Bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood. Qualifications are good on paper, but the people themselves are warm, nurturing, and have the children’s best interests’ at heart.
Our Eskay Kids centres are licensed by the Queensland State Government and all staff carry Blue Cards. We’ve also been rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standards, and were awarded the Excellent rating by ACECQA back in 2015.
What do the fees include?
The fees at our day care in Capalaba include lunch, afternoon tea, nappies, sunscreen and access to the educational program.
What’s your philosophy?
Eskay Kids believes in providing an ‘authentic childhood experience’. We have a strong connection to the natural world, and want children to experience joyful childhoods.
The Eskay day care in Capalaba caters to children between 6 weeks and five years. Our multi-age community is a beautiful one, that enriches each child’s life. Older children become surrogate siblings for younger children, and there is a real sense of community togetherness, support and learning.
Why play-based learning? Isn’t there structure?
Learning is innate, and play is the education of children. The Eskay Kids staff guide them along the way with some pre-organised environments, but there’s no rigid scheduling. We follow the children’s individual rhythms and flows.
Play-based learning allows children to play in groups, understand the opinions and beliefs of others, and use analytical skills in role-play situations. When they ask questions, we help them wonder how they might find the answer to their questions. A child’s brain is amazingly elastic and they are naturally curious, creative and inventive in their thinking.
Will I get updates about how my child is doing?
Absolutely. Eskay Kids day care centres are also places of learning, and our trained staff observe children’s progress throughout the year. This is compiled in children’s individual portfolios and our collaborative floorbook which is created with the children. Parents can call any time to check on their child or schedule a meeting to catch up.