Idalia Academy

Welcome to Idalia Academy

We are a proud member of the Kids Patrol family of centers, embarking on a journey to nurture the minds, bodies, and spirits of our young learners. Nestled in the heart of our vibrant community, Idalia Academy offers a warm, inclusive, and stimulating environment designed for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old.

At Idalia Academy, we understand that each child is unique, with their own interests and learning styles. Our dedicated team of experienced educators is committed to providing personalised care and education, ensuring that every child feels valued, understood, and connected. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with engaging learning spaces, creative play areas, and a natural outdoor environment that encourages exploration and discovery.

Our curriculum, rooted in the Kids Patrol Education Promise, integrates innovative teaching methods with a focus on creativity, critical thinking, and social-emotional development. We strive to foster a love for learning that lasts a lifetime, preparing our children not just for school, but for life.

We believe in the power of partnership with our families, offering regular updates and opportunities for involvement, ensuring that you are an integral part of your child’s learning journey. Together, we create a community that supports the growth and development of every child.

Join us at Idalia Academy, where we promise to provide your child with a nurturing, engaging, and enriching early education experience.

Centre Hours

6.00am – 6.30pm

Centre Features and Highlights

  • Cater for children from 6 weeks to school age
  • Early Learning Programs with qualified staff
  • Fully accredited centre with government child care subsidy
  • Kindergarten approved program
  • Before and After school care
  • Vacation care programs
  • Large outdoor playgrounds with gardening and sport activities

Why Idalia Academy?

Choosing the right early education center is a crucial decision for any family. Here are the key reasons why Idalia Academy stands out as the ideal choice for your child’s early learning journey:

Personalised Learning: Our educators are dedicated to understanding and catering to individual learning styles, ensuring that every child receives the attention and support they need to reach their full potential.

Innovative Curriculum: Our curriculum is designed to engage young minds in a love of learning, blending traditional educational foundations with innovative teaching methods.

State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our center boasts modern, safe, and stimulating indoor and outdoor spaces.

Health and Nutrition: Understanding the importance of health and nutrition in early development, Idalia Academy offers nutritious meals prepared on-site by our professional kitchen staff.

Sustainability Focus: Our sustainability practices and teachings reflect our commitment to environmental stewardship, embedding respect for the natural world in our daily activities.

Creative Arts Program

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At Kids Patrol Oakey Academy, our Creative Arts Program is a vibrant and integral part of our curriculum, designed to ignite children’s imagination, creativity, and self-expression. Through a variety of engaging activities, children are encouraged to explore their artistic talents and develop a deep appreciation for the arts. Our dedicated educators provide guidance and support, fostering a nurturing environment where children can freely express themselves and showcase their unique creativity.

Benefits – enhances children’s cognitive and motor skills but also nurtures their emotional well-being and confidence.

Language

At Kids Patrol it is our responsibility to embrace our multicultural within our community by providing children the opportunity to learn and experience language lessons. We support bilingual children, exposing children to new languages expand the child’s insight of the world in which they live in and helps develop cognitive skills.

Benefits – Children gain confidence in their learning, children flex their brain and tongues and learn about other cultures and children understand diversity and embrace differences.

Auslan

Auslan embedded in our curriculum providing children sign language also are thought to gain psychological benefits, such as improved confidence and self-esteem. Research shows that sign language speeds up speech development, reduces frustration in young children by giving them a means to express themselves before they know how to talk, increases parent-child bonding, and lets babies communicate vital information, such as if they are hurt or hungry.

Benefits – Accelerate children’s speech and emotional development, Improves child-parent bonding, Improves attentiveness to social gestures of others as well as of themselves.

Yoga

We engage in yoga/meditation throughout our program as this increases confidence, builds concentration, and strengthens growing bodies. We aim to teach children how to control their emotions, be calm while gaining awareness of their bodies, self-control and discipline.

Benefits – Physical development- it gets them moving! Cognitive learning- it improves their focus and concentration, Psychological benefits- boosts confidence and self esteem.

Musical Arts

By moving, grooving and dancing to music it improves our gross and fine motor skills. We sing songs to enhance our language and communication skills. We encourage the children’s creative expression and imaginative play through musical arts program.

Benefits – Sparks young imagination and creativity, Gross motor skills, Language and communication development, Promotes healthy physical development, Enhances your child’s cognitive development, Promotes emotional maturity.

Cooking

Involving children in the kitchen, from a young age, cultivates a habit that will have lifelong benefits. The best way to learn is to experience is why we introduce our children to cooking as early as possible. By introducing Kids Patrol Cooking Academy into their weekly routine, we provide children with life skills by learning the basic skills of cooking. It encourages children to develop an adventurous eater to extend on having a varied taste palette.

Benefits – Adventurous eaters children who are involved in the cooking process are generally more keen to try new foods.

Outdoor

At Kids Patrol we have an ongoing sustainability approach that we in cooperate on a daily basis. We have a high value of giving children the opportunity to explore the outdoor environment. We engage in sustainability practices to ensure our children become mindful and gain responsibilities to enhance their world in which they live in.

Benefits – Bush Kindy engagement with the local community of the bush lands and Oakey Scouts, Caring for their environment, Becoming aware of sustainability practices and embed in children’s learning, Increases empathy.

Physical Activity

At Kids Patrol we have an ongoing sustainability approach that we in cooperate on a daily basis. We have a high value of giving children the opportunity to explore the outdoor environment. We engage in sustainability practices to ensure our children become mindful and gain responsibilities to enhance their world in which they live in.

Benefits – Bush Kindy engagement with the local community of the bush lands and Oakey Scouts, Caring for their environment, Becoming aware of sustainability practices and embed in children’s learning, Increases empathy.

Any Questions?

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