ELC Curriculum and care
Services we offer
Babies room from 3 months to 2 years old
Toddlers room from 2 years to 3 years old
Kindy room from 3 to 5 years old
All age groups have separate play spaces for both indoor and outdoor activities, with a range of toys and equipment designed to encourage child-led play and inspire little minds. Our learning spaces assist our team members in providing an environment that allows children to learn at their own pace, while still maintaining and supporting home routines and cultures.
We believe in using the early years teaching methods of listening, reflective practice, and balance between child-driven and educator-supported learning. Children’s growth, development and learning are carefully observed, documented and evaluated as part of a cycle of ongoing learning that occurs for approximately 42 weeks each year. Each room has a showcase at their entrance of the day's curriculum learning – please look at these as they are wonderful records of the daily play-based learning your child has enjoyed.
As educators we are guided by your child’s culture, abilities and interests. We believe that when children are encouraged to initiate and construct their own learning, their experiences are more meaningful and relevant.
The curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) principles of ‘Being, Belonging and Becoming’ and the National Quality Framework (NQF).
Other industry links we associate with:
Maggie Dent: https://www.maggiedent.com/
RAP plan: https://www.narragunnawali.org.au/raps/what-is-a-rap
Physical play is relevant to every child, as it offers a greater ability to learn new skills and encourages exploration. As educators, we believe our indoor and outdoor environments are equally vital in providing supportive learning for all children in a fun and safe space.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
We believe that if a child is confident in this area then all other aspects of learning will be easier. Social skills are integral to a child’s journey through life. If they can manage personal feelings, label emotions, attempt to understand others’ feelings and interact positively, then they will grow strong foundations for later years. Social maturity begins to develop in children that interact with educators in a supportive, stimulating, safe and friendly environment. We believe familiar, strong and nurturing relationships are the key to social maturity, and we work hard to ensure our educators understand the importance of this.
Using our knowledge of early years brain growth, synapses and development, we design all learning activities and environments to be stimulating. As educators, we strive to create a culture of inquiry, problem solving, reasoning and reflection. We plan activities in numeracy, literacy, STEM and limited digital media that focus on the holistic development of the child, allowing safe spaces for “have a go” learning that builds resilience in children.