We use the Early Years Learning Framework which is part of the National Quality Framework to guide our practice. We value and respect each child's individuality and in partnership with families and Educators to develop our program to be responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities.
We recognise that children learn through play. We also recognise the importance of communication and language, including literacy and numeracy and social, physical and emotional development. Intentional teaching is a vital part of our program. We plan our program, utilising ideas that Educators contribute generated by child or family.
Children with additional needs are welcomed into our program and are encouraged and supported to participate as part of our program through additional educator support and individual plans.
Our children are assisted to achieve within the five learning outcomes identified in the Early Years Learning Framework. The concepts of “Becoming, Being and Belonging” steer us in what we say and do! We use reflective practice to assist in achieving this.
“Belonging” in the context of helping children build connections with others in their environment.
"Being" in the context of getting to know ourselves, building relationships, accepting others and to value being heard.
“Becoming” in the context of creating dispositions for learning, shaping new understandings, developing resilience that assists children in continually initiating learning opportunities, to nurture children’s interests and varied family cultures.