Through our curriculum, we aim to provide a framework that forms a basis for consistency in our programs and education, whilst also providing a quality environment for children from birth to school age. Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The framework describes the principles, practices and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. It has a strong emphasis on play-based learning, and recognizes the importance of communication and language, along with social and emotional development.
Play is fun and it is one of the foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework. Children explore, learn, communicate, discover, engage, imagine and create through play.
Our educators create experiences and cultivate environments to guide children’s play and learning journeys.
The curriculum outlines the necessity for quality programming, observations and predictable yet flexible routines. It also recognises each child as an individual learner with varying needs, which are identified through observations, evaluations and parent consultation.
This approach provides scope for flexibility in the care and education of young children. It also recognises the importance of the learning environment provided for our children as having a significant influence on their education and development now and in the future.
Much of the information and resources displayed in the classroom environments is designed to engage children and to encourage them to question and make sense of their world. Careful attention is given to creating a space that is appropriate for the age and interests of the children in the group.
Children love seeing the artwork they have created on display. They have pride in their eyes as they share their creations with family, friends and visitors to our centre.
Learning begins in the home environment and the early childhood setting/classroom is an extension of a child’s life, therefore the curriculum recognizes the integral need for ongoing communication with families and the community. The family will always be made welcome.