Finger Prints is an independent School dedicated to the Learning, Wellness and Happiness of your Little One.
While many of our Teaching Practices come from the indications of Rudolf Steiner, we are not limited to the beliefs and values of only one Philosophy. We understand and embrace elements from the philosophies underpinning Waldorf (Steiner), Reggio-Emilio, and Developmental Schools. We draw upon each of these philosophies and practices to provide the most exceptional standard of education and care to every child, every day.
We observe, engage with and actively listen to each of the Children in our care, to create learning opportunities which are ‘tailor-made’ to meet the interests, strengths and passions of each Child. Therefore, our Model of Teaching is Responsive to the unique learning needs and curiosities of every Child, acknowledging their full potential and allowing them to flourish.
Our Centre is nestled in a beautiful, Natural Reserve, in the Gold Coast Hinterland, just a short drive from Nerang, Robina and Mudgeeraba.
Our Play Areas include vegetable gardens, trees for climbing, plants to attract birds and butterflies, a river bed with flowing water, interactive musical art displays and our pet chickens. This environment fosters a deep appreciation for our natural world.
Our spaces blend into our natural environment, creating an indoor-outdoor learning space designed to enhance our Children’s learning journey. Our beautiful facilities provide the perfect Sanctuary for your child to explore, imagine and create wonderful, new experiences each day.
Our educators hold qualifications in Early Childhood and acknowledge the child as being an active constructor of knowledge – the third teacher. The child is beheld as beautiful, powerful, competent, creative, curious, and full of potential and ambitious desires.
We foster a spirit of investigation through the highest quality handmade, traditional, imaginative, free form, natural, organic and open ended learning resources.
Children begin to uncover and understand themselves and the world around them when immersed in an environment which provides meaningful opportunities for Creative Play, Rich Language, Exploration, Curiosity and Wonder.
“To educate the whole child , his heart and his will must be reached, as well as the mind”… Rudolf Steiner
~ Monday to Friday ~
our doors open, children place their belongings away and join us for outdoor/indoor play; this may include seasonal arts & craft, gardening, music, cooking, table activities, household tasks or free play. All activities offer opportunities for social development, personal empowerment, language development, preliteracy and pre-mathematical skills, building independence, as well as a broad range of basic living and self management skills.
we come together for Morning Circle, this is a time to celebrate our place, our group and honour cultural and seasonal experiences. Rhythmical verse, song and repetitive poetry stances are combined with thoughtful movement opportunities to provide a meaningful context for language awareness and development. We aim to develop the children’s sense of belonging and expand our ideas and understandings, enabling us to become stronger in our social and cultural identities.
we have designated story time which aims to encourage ethical and moral awareness through puppetry and features as part of our `whole language approach’. Children will take these impressions and retell them in play.
children are transitioned to rest time by the gentle song of educators, children are loving settled into relaxation to refresh for afternoon activities.
The day is filled with shared meal times that support healthy nutritious clean eating practices. We transition to morning tea at 10:30am, lunch at 12:30pm and afternoon tea at 3:00pm.
We say goodbye for the day, centre closes.
A home-like environment has been lovingly and consciously created where children are surrounded with beauty, truth and goodness in every activity of their day. Supporting children in an ebb and flow of consistent rhythm: daily, weekly, seasonal and celebratory; helps the children to move through their day and week in a safe and predictable environment that is so necessary for the healthy development of boundaries, physical skills and ultimately inspires trust in their world.
What our families say:
“The coasts most beautiful kindergarten inspired by nature – the staff are incredible just oozing love and devotion to children”
~ Claire Ward
“Our Isla had never separated easily but has found her home away from home in this caring, nurturing environment. Since beginning just over 12 months ago she has blossomed in confidence, self awareness and so many other ways
The program is delivered with care and respect for all children and we are so grateful to have access to such a beautiful service.”
~ Katie Gehle
“Fingerprints is such a blessing in my family’s life. A group of truly caring people in a beautiful nurturing environment. My second boy is certainly attending it too, his older brother had a wonderful time!”
~ Larissa Galvao