Our Curriculum

Our Educators will create an atmosphere and environment which is responsive to the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of every individual child. From observing each child Educators will provide  a play based program that helps each child develop a love of learning and emotional well-being. We value the roles of the family and encourage Parent participation in all aspects of our program.

Each room will display a Statement of Intent in their room which sets out:-

  • Weekly objectives
  • Suggested experiences / special events
  • Spontaneous / modified experiences
  • Intentional teaching /supported experiences
  • Family / child input /interest
  • Link to VEYLF
  • Reflection
  • Our program is based on Child Safe Standards and the rights of children to play. We constantly reflect on how routine times and transition times can consistently be used to strengthen learning and development outcomes.
  • By using a holistic approach we help the children to develop a love for the environment and embrace the world around them which holds a variety of learning experiences that we as Educators can help them to explore.
  • Educators use the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework to guide the educational program, linking the learning outcomes with different learning experiences and observations of the program.
  • Children’s interests, backgrounds and cultures are incorporated into the program, with educators using key words from children’s home languages provided by their families.
  • Educators use critical reflection to guide decision making reflecting each day on the success of planned experiences and any modifications or adaptions that may be required.

Our educators aim to create positive learning environments and guide experiences for each child in conjunction with their family. A statement of Intent will be displayed in all rooms outlining learning both for room and individually. Educators will observe children and document learning on laptops this learning will be shared throughout the year. Children and their families will be encouraged to participate in the ongoing process to promote engaged learning.

Each child’s learning will be based on their interests and strengths and guided by our educators.

Educators must work in collaboration with families to provide relevant learning experiences for each child, based on their interests and family experiences.

Every child will be equally valued and their achievements and learning celebrated.

Educators will observe and record the strengths and learning of each child.

Educators will work closely with children and families to generate ideas for the curriculum.

Learning Outcomes will be linked to the curriculum during and after each child’s learning has occurred. The curriculum must not be pre-programmed to match specific Learning Outcomes.

The curriculum will be based on the children’s interests, educators extending children’s interests, spontaneous experiences and family input.

Where appropriate, the service will liaise with external agencies and support persons to best educate and care for children with additional needs.

Where appropriate, the curriculum (play and learning experiences) will build and develop Observations of each child’s strengths and achievements.

The curriculum will be evaluated and reflected upon each week by educators.

Children are encouraged to express themselves creatively through a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

Children’s fine and gross motor skills are strengthened and developed through a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities including manipulative play, block play, sensory play, dramatic play, drawing and other physical activities such as running and skipping.

Mathematics and science concepts along with exploration of natural aspects of our environment are encouraged through block play, building, cooking, water play, sensory play, collecting natural materials such as leaves and rocks and gardening.

Language development is encouraged through educators modelling language, show and tell, story time, games, poems and dramatic play experiences.

Social/emotional and independence skills are strengthened through activities such as role­play, dramatic play, group games and self-help tasks.

Music and movement activities encourage physical, social and creative areas of a child’s development.

Road safety, hygiene, dental care and nutrition will all be built into the weekly program.