The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is part of National Child Care Reforms that came into effect from January 1 2012. We are committed to the principles of EYLF which is underpinned by a philosophy that childhood is a time of the Three B’s – Belonging, Being and Becoming.
Belonging – is the basis for living a filfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
Being – is about living the here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’ – time to play, try new things and have fun.
Becoming – is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shaps the type of adult they will become.
The Learning Outcomes that children achieve through the EYLF approach are:
- A strong sense of identity
- Connections with their world
- A strong sense of well being
- Confidence and involvement in their learning
- Effective communicators
Our Program – Guided by Families and Children
Our Program places a strong emphasis on Play-Based Learning which is a key element of the EYLF approach.
Using family and children’s input, we program Music and Movement, Drama, Story Time, Indoor and Outdoor play, Art and Craft, Small Group Times and more. We also have a comprehensive School Readiness Program.
Each child’s progress is recorded in their Pre-Writing and Progress Record Book which contains work samples, drawing samples, observations and photos. Families are welcome to look through the books and comment at any time.