Bright Buttons Banora Point is owned and operated by a local family who have over 20 years experience in the child care industry. The Service’s owners are Early Childhood Teachers (as well as parents and grandparents) and strive to provide a Service that offers an exceptional level of quality education and care for children aged from 6 months to School Age.
The team at Bright Buttons Banora Point are passionate Early Childhood Teachers and Educators, who are renown for providing a supportive and welcoming learning environment, and for consistently delivering quality educational programs for little learners.
Bright Buttons Banora Point operates from 6:45am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday (closed for NSW Public Holidays). All rooms are fully air-conditioned, stocked with the latest resources, and all consumables are supplied including art and craft material, learning portfolios, hats and sheet sets for rest time. All the rooms offer play-based educational programs and routines that include circle times, creative play and gross motor programs. The Preschool Program is delivered by qualified Early Childhood Teachers and focuses on school readiness skills such as confidence and independence, as well as numeracy, language and literacy skills including Phonics (the sounds made by letters). Children have access to the latest technology including an Interactive Smartboard to extend their information technology skills and support their learning. Bright Buttons Banora Point accepts enrolments for Before and After School Care (for children attending St James Primary School, Banora Point), and Vacation Care for siblings of children in care (children must be in Kindergarten, Prep or Year 1).
Talk to our friendly Bright Buttons’ teachers and educators to see if your child should join the... Little Lions, Zany Zebras, Gentle Giraffes (Preschool) or the Eager Elephants (School Age Children)!
Education and Development
Play Based Educational Programs
The Early Years Learning Framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework which has been developed by Council of Australian Governments, to assist Teachers and Educators to provide young children throughout Australia in their early years, opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for success in the future. Play-based education is a key focus and the foundation of the Early Years Learning Framework.
At Bright Buttons we firmly believe in the importance of play in early childhood development. Play is a very important and effective tool and is central to a child’s learning and development. Play is non-threatening, spontaneous, meaningful, and helps children apply skills and knowledge as they make connections with their environments. Through play babies and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they discover, imagine, create, and begin to communicate. When children play they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. When children play with other children they create social group, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings.
Bright Buttons’ learning program is determined by each child’s interests and abilities, and focuses on extending their learning. Through implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework’s learning goals, Educators will assist children to develop:
Learning Outcome 1: Strong Sense of Identity
Learning Outcome 2: Connections With and Contributions to Their World
Learning Outcome 3: Strong Sense of Wellbeing
Learning Outcome 4: Confidence and Involvement in Learning
Learning Outcome 5: Effective Communicators
The Preschool Program provides children with opportunities to be involved in experiences which aim to foster and enhance children’s learning and development in preparation for Kindergarten (first formal year of school in NSW).
The Program is reviewed and evaluated weekly, and is directed to respond to the current developing needs and interests of children. Parent input play an influential role in program developments, as we recognise the significant and complimentary roles parents play in the education of their children. Formal Parent-Teacher Interviews are offered annually (mid-year), however, parents are welcome to request a meeting at anytime.
Routines and transitions are an integral and meaningful part of the preschool day and learning program. Routines include daily organisational practices, such as meal times, rest and relaxation, toileting, tidying up, greetings and farewells, and group learning times.
With the Preschool Program comes the added flexibility of long day care, so parents are welcome to drop off and pick up their children at anytime during the Service’s operating times. Ideally, we recommend that children be present at the Service by 9:15am (at the latest) to farewell family members and join in the morning program.
Educators will compile a learning portfolio for each child attending Bright Buttons. The portfolios are a special collection of photos, special event pages, artwork, observations and records of each child’s individual learning experiences at Bright Buttons. Documentation of children’s learning is an essential part of our curriculum. Learning Portfolios are used as a learning tool for the children, to assist them to reflect on their thinking, discoveries and learning journey.
Contact us at Banora Point
Ph: 07 5523 9912
You are welcome to phone Bright Buttons Banora Point to arrange an inspection of this Service, or please complete the Booking Form below, and a team member will contact you.