The importance of the first five yearsThroughout the first five years, children develop more rapidly than any other stage in their lives. Significant developmental milestones occur during this time as children progress from sitting to standing, cooing to conversations and from being largely dependent to independent.
Engaging with peers and educators in an early childhood education environment designed and resourced specifically for young children provides an optimal setting to develop skills, dispositions and a love for learning.
We establish indoor and outdoor learning environments rich in meaningful social interactions, where children have a safe place to build lasting friendships with their peers and trusting relationships with educators, contributing to their overall sense of wellbeing.
We value the connections between children, families and communities as a key contributor to early childhood education and care, recognising learning as a collaborative process.
Welcoming community participation strengthens connections with a range of local services, empowering children with a greater understanding of the history, services, skills, industries and environmental factors our local community holds.
Embracing the wider community allows children to learn about the rich diversity and multiculturalism that encompasses our area and the significance of the First Peoples of Australia in our past, present and future.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) places children’s learning at the heart and encompasses three interconnected elements of principles, practices and outcomes to guide pedagogy and curriculum decision making. The five learning outcomes acknowledge variations in learning styles, development and context as well as the complex, integrated nature of learning as children progress towards the outcomes in their own meaningful ways.
- 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
With the guidance, support and care of our experienced team, our approach to early childhood education and care will provide children with an holistic experience abundant in diverse opportunities for meaningful play and learning.