We work with an emergent curriculum based on personal child interests and weekly feedback from home. We look forward to regular parent feedback to drive our initiatives. We follow the Early Years Learning Framework as per our Education, Curriculum and Learning Policy.
Our Educational Leader is: Claire Miller
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 according to individual needs.
Early Years Learning Framework Learning (EYLF) Learning Outcomes:
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children feel safe, secure, and supported
- Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
- Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identity
- Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
- Children respond to diversity with respect
- Children become aware of fairness
- Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
- Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
- Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
- Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
- Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
- Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
- Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
- Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts
- Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
- Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work
- Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking
Parent Teacher Interviews
March and November formal parent teacher interviews are conducted. This is a sharing experience between parent and educator to help us better cater for all children.
Parents are also welcome to meet with the Director and / or Staff at any stage should you wish to discuss your child.
If your child’s Educator feels there is an area of concern, they will inform you and advise where help may be sought. We are aligned with specialist support units to assist when necessary. It is always your decision to follow this up.
Our kindergarten program is run using the same curriculum as the rest of the centre. It does however also focus on school readiness and skills children will need to assist them in the transition to school. Small group activities focus on strengthening important social and emotional skills as well as early numeracy and literacy skills. Kindergarten is often the first step into a more formal learning environment.
One advantage is that we have small group sizing which allows for far greater attention to detail and teaching moments.