School Readiness Programs | Small Scholars

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Small Scholars is a local early education business in Paddington, offering school readiness programs to support smooth transitions to big school. Join their Kindy Holiday Program (ages 4 – 5), where they offer a range of fun and educational activities, designed to engage and develop your child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.

Small Scholars school readiness program students working at table.

Winter 2022 School Holiday Kindy & School Readiness Programs

School Holidays Week 1: Monday 27th of June to Friday 1st of July 2022

Small Scholars’ Kindy Holiday Program runs from Monday to Friday during the first week of the Term 2 school holidays and comprises a mixture of activities and lessons at their Paddington location, along with incursions and short excursions (walking distance) to local partnering businesses.

When: 9am – 3pm, Monday 27th of June to Friday 1st of July 2022

Location: 51 Bank Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064

Ages: 4 – 5 years

School Holidays Week 2: Tuesday 5th of July to Thursday 7th July 2022

Small Scholars will be resuming School Readiness lessons in the second week of the Term 2 school holidays, with 2 hour workshops offered. These workshops are designed to assess your child’s readiness for school, with feedback provided to support your child’s learning journey.

When: 9am – 11am, Tuesday 5th of July to Thursday 7th July 2022

Location: 51 Bank Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064

Ages: 4 – 5 years

Small Scholars school readiness program indoor table.

What to expect

Each day, Small Scholars offers a new range of fun and engaging lessons and activities, designed to excite and empower your small scholar. Their Kindy Holiday Program is structured around learning-based programs to simulate big school, whilst still creating a lovely, rich play-based environment where children can be happy, safe and feel empowered to learn.

Spots for each day are capped at 8 children to ensure their educators can facilitate deep learning so your child can receive more attention, demonstration and multiple feedback opportunities.

Small Scholars school readiness program child learning about numbers.

Support for all learning styles

At Small Scholars, they know that everyone learns differently and they support and encourage all learning styles to grow your child’s love of learning.

Throughout the week, your small scholar will be participate in the following activities:

  • School Readiness lessons: pre-reading, pre-writing, numeracy and social and emotional skills
  • Gross motor development through nature play
  • Messy play to evoke the senses, explore textures and have fun
  • Music and dancing to tap into different rhythms and beat
  • Yoga to calm the mind and soul
  • Excursions to Wildflowers & Reading Hours for story-time and craft (walking distance from Small Scholars’ Paddington location).

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Open plan classroom & nature play outdoor learning

Small Scholars’ Paddington location includes a Montessori-inspired, open plan classroom, as well as ample outdoor space in the back yard for outdoor learning and nature play.

They have partnered with local businesses and early learning education providers to ensure a balanced an holistic holiday program that is both educational and fun.

Small Scholars school readiness program location 51 Bank Tce Paddington.

About Small Scholars

Small Scholars is a specialised school readiness program for 3 to 5 year olds, founded and run by Amie Sewell.

Amie is a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Primary Education (major in Inclusivity and Special Needs) and with over 13 years experience teaching in multiple primary schools and year levels as a full time and contract teacher.

Amie’s passion and strength lies in holistic learning approaches and exploration of learning styles, with an aim to unlock each student’s learning spark through nurturing individual approaches and a supportive environment.

Small Scholars’ school readiness lessons develop the literacy and numeracy knowledge, skills and strategies aligned to the Department of Education and Australian Curriculum. This is done primarily through research backed play-based learning programs, tailored to meet your child’s developmental stage.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring? Please pack a small backpack, complete with hat, water bottle, spare change of clothes and a set of old clothing for messy play. If rain is forecast, please also provide a rain coat and gumboots.

Is food provided? Small Scholars will provide afternoon tea before pick-up, however they request that you pack morning tea and lunch for your child.

Special requirements? Small Scholars requests that small scholars are toilet trained so the teacher can continue the program with other students. They understand accidents happen and will of course help when asked. There will be quiet time during the day to relax and reset, however please be aware that they do not have a dedicated nap time.

Small Scholars school readiness program outdoor space.


Small Scholars certainly have a very dedicated and caring teacher to guide them along their pathway to school. Such a joy seeing so many happy faces upon pick up.” – Jodie F

Miss Amie, you are an amazing teacher and role model. My children wouldn’t be the amazing people they are now without you being their teacher. We talk of you often.” – Libby G

Small Scholars is a fantastic setup, with a beautifully decorated classroom and a large outdoor play area. I wish Small Scholars was around before my children started school. How lucky these children are to have you teaching them Amie.” – Mel D

Way to go! You are an incredible teacher and this is such a wonderful opportunity to families.” – Paula S

The space is so gorgeous. I 100% agree with Amie’s words about the curriculum being so structured and not particularly aligned to children’s innate way of learning through play, so love what you’re doing :)” – Erica O

To find out more about the programs on offer, please visit the Small Scholars website.


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