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Care & Education

Our Early Learners Centre provides child-centered, play based programs. Our highly trained staff develop these programs that are based on The Early Years Learning Framework. The Early Years Learning Framework has been developed by the Council of Australian Governments and forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning. The curriculum is viewed not simply as a series of activities for children, but rather as the full range of experiences provided for children and their families at the Centre. The Early Years Learning Framework provides direction for educators in early childhood settings to facilitate children's learning. It conveys the highest expectations for all children's learning from birth to five years and the transition to school. These expectations are communicated through five Learning Outcomes:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators

The curriculum encompasses all the learning experiences and routines that occur at the centre throughout the day. The activities and experiences within the program are designed to stimulate and enhance all areas of children's development. These activities will be provided in both the indoor and outdoor environment, in small/large group and individual sessions.

Play is central to children's development and we provide opportunities for both structured and spontaneous activities. Play is a child's unique way to learn about their world and is a means of expressing knowledge from previous experience.

Our Educators observe the children on a regular basis, evaluate their needs and interests and plan for opportunities to expand their thinking and build new understandings. We recognise that children will demonstrate their learning in many different ways and will develop at their own unique individual pace.

When planning to meet the needs of each individual child, parents/guardians knowledge of their child will be considered as a valuable resource. Educators will consider each child's background and family life, when developing programs to meet their needs. Parents / Families will be informed about their child's development through verbal communication on a regular basis.
We operate an open-door policy, where parents and family are welcome into the Early Learners centre at anytime. Parent participation sends a strong message to your child that you support them and are part of the child care environment. There are many levels of parent participation and we appreciate that time is of a premium for all parents, but are willing to accommodate any form of involvement you may desire to assist you and your child.

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