Category: Blog

Does School Readiness Mean Academic Skills?

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A very good question? Does school readiness mean academic skills! There’s always lots of talk about getting your toddlers ‘ready for school’ and it can be totally misinterpreted! I feel that the confusion lies with academic and play programs. Kids should not be forced to be able to read and write perfectly before they go […]

Development Milestones for Toddlers 2 to 3 Years!

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It is important to recognise the usual development milestones for Toddlers 2 to 3 years old. At Hope Island Sanctuary our degree qualified staff and management are fully aware on how your toddlers should be behaving.With your toddler now much more physically able, he’ll want to explore the outer limits of his abilities. At this […]

Hope Island and what Surrounds our Amazing Childcare Centre

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We are so lucky to work in this awesome location,  I wanted to introduce you to Hope Island and what surrounds our amazing childcare centre. We are surrounded by this amazing Queensland suburb on the Gold Coast which is close to all the Gold Coast beaches and Brisbane. The name Hope Island was derived from […]

The Importance of Art in Early Childhood Learning

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The importance of art in early childhood learning is essential for all over child development. In our curriculum we include activities that encourage children to create their own style art and enjoy what the other children are doing also. We feel this helps children to blossom as their social, and motor abilities grow, We also […]

How Nature Benefits Children

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As well as classroom time, how nature benefits children is just as important. In our experience and proven studies outside play in natural environments contributes a lot towards a child’s development. It not only helps them to learn about nature it influences social skills alongside cooperation as connecting with living things outside and learning about […]

Pre-register Your Child with iEnrol

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You can now pre-register your child with iEnrol our powerful state of the art software. This customer relationship management system allows you to add your child to our waitng list. Simply click on the enrol now button at the bottom of the page and it will take you through to our iParent portal where you […]

Why Hope Island Sanctuary

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Our vision behind Hope Island Sanctuary is simple! Having been in the industry for years we wanted to create a centre that focused on our young children and prepare them in the best way possible to join in a community while at the same time getting educated in a healthy, safe environment. We have always believed that the […]

How Young Children Learn

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How Young children learn is fascinating to us at Hope Island Sanctuary. Children are like little sponges so when they are exposed to such fantastic fascilities and the best teachers here they will soon have a whole new different outlook at the world and their surroundings. Your child is unique and so will their idea of […]

Focusing on our Special Needs Kids

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The population of children requiring special needs is growning so this post is focusing on our special needs kids. Results are proving that many people in an instructing role especially teachers and nursery managers are working with more children needing special attention in a variety of ways. It is imperetive that teachers, assistants and centre managers […]

Childcare Teaching Careers

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Are you passionate about your childcare teaching careers? At Hope Island we are looking for those who wish to advance their childcare teaching careers. A team of core professionals is essential to the success of any early learning education setting. It is proven that having a team of leaders in a very high quality setting will […]

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