Our Curriculum

Our Early Childhood Educators plan experiences which develop children’s skills in all developmental areas as part of the Early Years Learning Framework. The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children’s learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development.

The Framework also recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.

All three elements are fundamental to early childhood pedagogy and curriculum decision-making encompassing children’s sense of Belonging, Being and Becoming.

The EYLF communicates these expectations through the following five Learning Outcomes:
• Children have a strong identity
• Children are well connected with and contribute to their world
• Children have a strong sense of well being
• Children are confident and involved learners
• Children are effective communicators

We believe children learn best through play and life experiences, children have the opportunity to participate in indoor and outdoor play experiences. We believe the outdoor area is an essential part of the learning environment.

Our Early Childhood Educators allow children to naturally develop and have the opportunity to guide their own learning.

Working in partnership with families, our Educators use the learning outcomes to guide their planning for children’s learning.

In order to engage children actively in learning,our Educators identify the children’s strengths and interests, choose appropriate teaching strategies and design the learning environment.