Our curriculum implements Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. Through this framework we will build on children’s interests, knowledge, experience and background as individuals within the group. Our programs are designed with the individual child's developmental needs and interests in mind. We offer a separate Pre-School program for children in the year before commencing compulsory schooling.
The areas in which educators stimulate children’s interests by offering a wide variety of experiences including: Physical Exercise, Health, Personal Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Environment and Science, Visual and expressive Art, Construction, Information and Communication Technology Skills, Language, Music and School Readiness. Educators further stimulate children’s interests with questions and encouragement, which in turn, facilitate ongoing learning and positive reflective practices.
We believe children should learn the importance of respecting and appreciating the natural and built environment through nurturing of plants and animals, by using water wisely and understanding and participating in recycling.
Our curriculum creates opportunities for children to engage in a variety of experiences in both small and larger groups. We encourage a holistic approach that uses intentional teaching as well as child and family input and spontaneous activity.
Our educators engage in reflective practices for evaluation, effective planning, identifying strengths and interests and pedagogical practice. We believe in providing ongoing information to families with regards to children’s learning and development. This information is provided via daily slideshows accessed within each classroom and through the Parent Portal on our Website. Families are also able to discuss their child's education and care on a daily basis with educators and receive their child's Learning Journal electronically on a term by term basis.
Every effort is made to ensure the program reflects children’s continuing experiences.
The curriculum incorporates the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes for all organised and spontaneous activities. These broad outcomes include;
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
Families may wish to meet with the Nominated Supervisor or Educational Leader in order to gain a greater understanding of how individual programs are developed. Children and families are strongly encouraged to have input into our Curriculum.
Our service offers children and their families, as well as our community, the opportunity to interact with one another on a regular basis through various centre based clubs. We currently offer; a Gardening Club, a Knitting Club. These clubs meet and participate in their respective activities on a weekly basis.