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A world of learning

We use a child’s natural curiosity to guide learning

 

A child's journey of self-discovery begins with parents, expanding through extended family and friends to preschool. It is the primary goal of our Centre to provide a secure, caring environment for your child's introduction to group play and learning, and to make his or her preschool years as interesting, broadening and enjoyable as possible. Each child is treated as an individual, and a great deal of care is taken to meet individual needs, and individual needs within a group setting.

 

 

 

Our Early Years Learning Framework

 

  • Each child's learning will be based on their interests and strengths and guided by our educators.

  • Educators must work in collaboration with families to provide relevant learning experiences for each child, based on their interests and family experiences.

  • Every child will be equally valued and their achievements and learning celebrated.

  • Educators will observe and record the strengths and learning of each child.

  • Educators will work closely with children and families to generate ideas for the curriculum.

  • Learning Outcomes will be linked to the curriculum during and after each child's learning has occurred. The curriculum must not be pre-programmed to match specific Learning Outcomes.

  • The curriculum will be based on the children's interests, educators extending children's interests, spontaneous experiences and family input.

  • Where appropriate, the service will liaise with external agencies and support persons to best educate and care for children with additional needs.

  • Where appropriate, the curriculum (play and learning experiences) will build and develop each child's Learning Stories, Portfolio and Observations of each child's strengths and achievements.

  • The curriculum will be evaluated and reflected upon each week by educators.

 

 

Learning and Play

  • Children are encouraged to express themselves creatively through a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

  • Children's fine and gross motor skills are strengthened and developed through a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities including manipulative play, block play, sensory play, dramatic play, drawing and other physical activities such as running and skipping.

  • Mathematics and science concepts along with exploration of natural aspects of our environment are encouraged through block play, building, cooking, water play, sensory play, collecting natural materials such as leaves and rocks and gardening.

  • Language development is encouraged through educators modelling language, show and tell, story time, games, poems and dramatic play experiences.

  • Social/emotional and independence skills are strengthened through activities such as role-play, dramatic play, group games and self-help tasks.

  • Music and movement activities encourage physical, social and creative areas of a child's development.

  • Road safety, hygiene, dental care and nutrition will all be built into the weekly program

 

These activities will be supervised and guided by educators to find out how child responds as an individual and also as part of a group. Educators will work in conjunction with families to provide learning experiences that are relevant to each child and tailored to their specific needs. A child's home language, culture and religious practices will be accepted and included in the program.

 

From this, educators will assess the child's needs and plan ways to meet these needs. We evaluate this program every week in order to make sure we stay on target and help each child to reach their full potential. The weekly program will be displayed in the room it takes place in. We welcome any suggestions and are happy to answer questions from family members at any time.

 

The centre program for indoor and outdoor play are on display and parent input is welcomed via the suggestion box.

 

Education, Curriculum & Learning

 

We will be following the Early Years Learning Framework.

Our Educational Leader is Jessica Watton. The role of the educational leader is to work with educators to provide curriculum direction and to ensure children achieve the outcomes of the approved learning framework.

All Educators at our Service are trained and experienced in areas of early education and care. Due to our high standard and commitment of our Educators, we are able to provide developmental and educational programs for each group of children.

The Educators will develop a daily program, observe the children in their care and plan their programs around the needs and interests of the children in child free time.

If your child’s Educator feels there is an area of concern, they will inform you and advise where help may be sought, e.g. speech therapist. It is always your decision to follow this up. Educators are willing to discuss any aspect of development with parents.

Observations of all children enrolled in our service will be documented and kept for future reference and reflection, through use of portfolios. Children’s portfolios will be available for a child’s family members to look at but remains the property of the Service for the duration of the child’s enrolment. Portfolios will be added to regularly by educators, families and children and reflected upon by educators to ensure programming for each child remains relevant to their interests and developmental stage.