Our curriculum is underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework ‘Being Belonging Becoming’. The Early Years Learning Framework is a nationally recognised curriculum that supports and extends on children’s learning between the ages of birth and five years. It is used in Long Day Care Centres, Government Kindergartens, Family Day Care and Preschool programs.
We believe that children learn best through play. Play provides opportunities for children to understand the world around them as they explore, take risks, imagine and solve problems. Our play-based learning environment supports children’s social, emotional, spiritual, physical and cognitive development through a range of holistic learning opportunities.
Our curriculum respects diversity and values the practices, values and beliefs of each individual child and family within our Centre. We believe that each child has the right to have their culture, identities, abilities and strengths acknowledged and valued. Our inclusive environment supports all children to learn, participate and succeed in all aspects of their development. We hold high expectations for children and their learning and believe in all children’s capacities to succeed.
Our learning environment enables children to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and dispositions through a range of engaging learning opportunities. Our large outdoor play space, allows children to explore, discover and connect with their natural environment. Children will learn how to show respect for the natural environment through their ongoing care for the plants, vegetables and herbs in our yard.
We believe that communication and collaboration between families and educators is fundamental to achieving quality outcomes for your child and their learning development. Families are actively encouraged to contribute to the curriculum to ensure that the learning experiences we offer are meaningful and engaging for each individual child.
We have ongoing connections with our local community and offer a range of incursion visits to the centre on a regular basis that complement our educational program and children’s interests.
Sustainability is embedded in our everyday routines and practices, which is promoted through our educational program. Children are encouraged to value and respect the broader environment and appreciate the interdependence between people, plants, animals and the land.
Our term-based curriculum reflects play-based learning and is documented in individualised children’s learning portfolios. These portfolios showcase each child’s learning journey from the time they start in the Baby Room all the way through to the Kindy Room. Documentation added to portfolios will include, special pieces of artwork, group experiences, planning tools and planning partnership information. These are available for families and children to view at any time. In collaboration with children, families and educators, each term we set children individual learning goals. Educators will then plan and implement learning opportunities which will support children to achieve these goals.