Uniquely premium child care services, as measured by the curriculum and activities offered, the experience and level of the educators and our community involvement.
Our curriculum incorporates pedagogical principles and processes from both the National and Victorian Early Years Learning Frameworks, combining experiences which assist children to be confident and involved learners. Working in partnership with all families, our daily programme is filled with play-based learning, providing the children with opportunities to learn as they create, discover, improvise and imagine.
- 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.
Each child’s knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities, and interests are the foundation of our programme. Their sense of agency is promoted, enabling them to make choices and decisions that influence events and their world.
The indoor and outdoor learning environments are arranged and resourced with materials, which are age, developmentally, and culturally appropriate, in addition to meeting the children’s interests. Parents and children are asked to contribute ideas for resources and to the arrangement of these environments. Educators respond to children’s ideas and use intentional teaching to scaffold and extend each child’s learning.
The curriculum programme, including routines, is organised to maximise opportunities for each child’s learning. It allows for children to engage in learning for extended periods. Meal times are unhurried social occasions. Rest and relaxation involve intentionally teaching older children relaxation techniques.
Our babies, Toddlers and Little Scholars have age-appropriate activities designed that offers the assurance of a predictable routine while being flexible to each child’s individual needs. Curriculum derived from key subject areas is embedded within each child’s learning journey.
These key subject areas are:
3. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
4. Cognitive Development
5. Social and Emotional Awareness
6. Physical Development
7. Expressive Arts
8. Environment Sustainability
In each room we provide a reflection of your child's day and a photographic diary of each age group's activities, thereby allowing parents to follow their child’s daily activities.
Our learning curriculum is displayed in each room. Parents are encouraged to read it, participate in our planning and offer feedback. Comments, ideas, or suggestions on the curriculum are always welcome. Resource organisations are readily available to assist staff and parents. Please contact us to find out more.