Parent resources

Parent resources

Our Parent handbook provides all of the information required to attend Springwood Kindy. Download it today.


Supporting materials

Curriculum and Learning Frameworks

Health and wellbeing

Growth mindset

Growth Mindset is valuable for children to develop resilience and to see themselves as capable learners and Kindy and in life. Below are some links to websites that provide great information for parents about developing a Growth Mindset in our children.

Baby slings

You should take care when using slings to carry babies as there have been incidents of babies suffocating while in a sling. Learn more.

Building resilience

Michael Grose
Michael is the author of 8 parenting books, including Thriving! His parenting columns appear in newspapers and magazines across Australia. He appears regularly on television including Channel 10’s The Circle, and is a popular & entertaining speaker as well as a frequent columnist for a variety of written media.

Maggie Dent
Maggie is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. Maggie is a passionate advocate for the healthy, commonsense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities.

Button batteries

Button batteries are small round silver batteries that look like coins to small children. They are attractive to young children as they are bright, shiny and easy to swallow. If a battery is swallowed, it can lead to serious burns resulting in internal bleeding or death. Learn more.

Communicable illness

Queensland Health provides a printable brochure detailing required exclusion periods for staff and/or children with certain infectious conditions. More detail on specific illnesses and relevant responses is available on their printable poster.


Please see attached for the latest updates from the Qld Health Dept on the Coronavirus.

Dads In Distress group

Dads In Distress is for separated fathers who are looking for guidance and support around gaining / maintaining access to their children or for fathers who are still living with their families and have some challenges in their lives (mental health, relationship difficulty, unemployment/ financial difficulty etc). Local meetings are available.

Dental health

Metro South Health provides free dental care to children throughout the region. Learn how to keep a healthy smile for babies and young children.

Domestic Violence Crisis Support

White Ribbon is a domestic violence primary prevention campaign – specifically, we work to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence against women.

Early Years Connect

Stay informed with the latest developments in disability and inclusion with the updated Early Years Connect professional development resources.

Get up and grow

Get up and grow provides information on health and nutrition.

Head Lice

Information for parents on how to treat head lice.


A printable poster of the National Immunisation Program Schedule Queensland is available to download.

Kids Matter

A mental health and well being framework for children.

Life Line

13 11 14 Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)

NAPCAN offers training and programs which focus on offering best practice in prevention of child abuse.


1300 301 300

Preschoolers overcoming Phobias

The Pre-schoolers Overcoming Phobias (POP!) study is a nationally funded treatment study of young children (3 to 6 years) with specific phobias.

The Family Place

The Family Place provides support to families in the Logan area.

UQ Parenting & Family Support Clinic

Offers support for behavioral concerns. Learn more.

Literacy development


Download the QBeginners Font to print materials in the font that aligns with the handwriting taught in Queensland schools.

Logan City Council Libraries

Logan City Council Libraries have a range of activities available that include regular story time sessions.

Story Time

  • Hyperdome Library – 10am, Friday
  • Logan North Library – 10am, Wednesday and Fridays

Bedtime Stories

  • Hyperdome Library – 6pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Logan North Library – 6pm, 1st Tuesday of the month


Irresistible ideas for play-based learning

A blog designed to inspire and assist teachers and parents of children in the early years


There are lots of fabulous parks in our area – and further afield. Here is a list of our kindy families’ favourites …

In our area:

Out and about:

  • Palm Beach Parklands (945 Gold Coast Highway):
    A very cool pirate themed playground that is close to both the surf beach and Currumbin Creek.
  • Carindale Recreation Reserve (Cadogan and Bedivere Streets):
    A park with moon rocks, a moon buggy and a rocket ship ready to blast off!
  • Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson (Opposite the Queensland Tennis Centre):
    Well worth a visit with lots of climbing and play activities

Other ideas

Speaking and listening

Speech Pathology Australia

Speech Pathology Australia is the national association for the Australian speech pathology profession. They have a range of fact sheets that describe the speech and language skills of children.

Love and Reilly

Elizabeth Love and Sue Reilly are Speech Language Pathologists who also have qualifications in education. View their past newsletters.