Dancing to the STEAM beat!

FullSteamAhead uses a dance-education approach to learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and maths concepts at an introductory and experimental level suitable for early learners aged two to five years. Over the past four weeks, Columba Cottage friends have been inspired to wonder and explore how they might integrate movement into their learning about technology, colours, numbers and toy designs.… Read More Dancing to the STEAM beat!

Cottage Preschoolers are Kicking Health Goals

Our preschoolers are running, jumping, kicking and practising other basic movements that will enable them to learn more specific sport techniques in their Primary years. Our Kangaroo Room Leader, Cameron Jones, has created a Fundamental Movement Skills program which is be provided on a daily basis to all preschool aged children. While the program primarily… Read More Cottage Preschoolers are Kicking Health Goals

We’re all on the same page, and you’re in control

Storypark is an app which enables us to share notices, events, newsletters, reminders or group stories with parents and caregivers. All Columba Cottage families have access so that you can follow your child’s learning journey as well as revisit treasured memories whenever and wherever you like. Parents are the administrators of their child’s account so… Read More We’re all on the same page, and you’re in control

Shaleisha loves the constant laughs and surprises that her job has to offer…

My name is Shaleisha and I am the room leader of the Kangaroo room. I chose to get into the childcare industry as I wanted to pursue a career as a primary school teacher once I finished high school. I deferred this offer and in 2013 I signed up to complete a Certificate lll in… Read More Shaleisha loves the constant laughs and surprises that her job has to offer…

Rachel- keeping fit and captivating children on a daily basis!

Rachel has been working on and off in childcare for 4 years at Columba Cottage and is the Room Leader of the Bilby Room this year. Rachel has a Certificate III in Children’s Education and Care Services and has a passion for exercising and keeping fit. Rachel loves being able to captivate the children during… Read More Rachel- keeping fit and captivating children on a daily basis!

Ally is fostering a sense of belonging in the Platypus room

Ally has worked at Columba Cottage for the past 4 years and is almost finished studying her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. She enjoys being a part of each child’s growth and development while ensuring all of the children within her care are fully supported to develop a sense of belonging within their… Read More Ally is fostering a sense of belonging in the Platypus room