Our program provides a range of planned and spontaneous learning experiences each day. They aim to provide a balance of experiences including:
Learning experiences are planned based on the children’s interests (individual and group) and their individual strengths and needs. These are identified by staff via observations of each child, and through our conversations with families on home experiences & expectations. Learning experiences also aim to help foster children's development in line with the 5 Learning Outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework as follows:
Learning experiences are play-based which we believe encourage exploration, curiosity and creativity. According to The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (2009) ‘play-based learning is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations’.
Our educational program aims to develop the whole child, and includes activities from all learning areas. Our transition to school program also intends to equip each child with the social and emotional skills they require to make an easy transition in the school environment, along with introducing basic literacy and numeracy skills which will be built upon as they enter Kindergarten.
As a Christian preschool, we also value the spiritual development of each child and incorporate simple biblical truths in our teaching and learning as follows:
Each child’s progress is closely observed, monitored and documented by staff. Parents/Caregivers are given access to their child’s development record via the online platform, HubHello, and are encouraged to provide staff with feedback at any time. Staff encourage and value family and community input into the service and programme.