Through our program we acknowledge the National Early Years Learning Framework. The Framework’s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.

Educators will work with you in order to get to know your child well. At this Service we will create a learning program that builds on your child’s interests and abilities and keep you in touch with your child’s progress. Through the Framework’s five learning outcomes Educators will assist your child to develop:

1. A strong sense of their identity (have confidence in themselves and to form friendships)
2. Connections with their world (learn to respect the environment and cultural diversity)
3. A strong sense of wellbeing (socially, emotionally & physically)
4. Confidence and involvement in their learning (explore, create, learn, experiment)
5. Effective communication skills (by using literacy and numeracy to communicate)

Our rooms are designed and set up to best support children’s interests and development through specific learning activities and experiences.

The program will be displayed daily as it takes place in each room. We welcome any input or suggestions that family members might have and are happy to answer questions from family members at any time. In working in partnership with our families, we will provide opportunities for every child to maximize their potential.

School readiness program

Children 4-6 years will engage in a school readiness program that has been designed to kindergarten entry requirements. The program works towards achieving the following:

Social Skills

• Use the toilet by themselves
• Can say their own name and address
• Can finish a task, and tidy up afterwards
• Play together with other children, share and take turns
• Can sit and listen to a story for a few minutes
• Can share adult’s attention with several other children
• Participate in imaginative play


• Talk to other people about familiar objects and events
• Answer and ask simple questions
• Can tell you what they need
• Follow simple instructions
• Identify pictures in books, magazines, video programs etc,
• Use a variety of things pens, pencils, textas, paintbrushes, sticks in the dirt to draw, to scribble or to write


• Recognize that numbers can be used to count
• Use words like all, many, a lot, more, less
• Identify things in a group that are different
• See differences in shapes
• Can tell the difference between opposites, up and down, under and over, in front and behind, day and night

Physical Skills

• Use scissors to cut along a straight line
• Enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor play
• Can put on and take off jumpers, shoes, socks independently
• Make and designs things using a variety of materials

The school readiness program is a further extension to help support and guide you and your child through the preparation and transition to big school.

PALS – Social Skills Program

Learning social skills is just as important as learning numeracy and literacy and of the utmost importance for children’s future development and is the glue that holds all academic learning together.

We implement a 10 week program that teaches children from 3-6 years of age in the following areas:

The skills taught are:
1. Greeting others
2. Taking turns, talking and listening
3. Taking turns at play
4. Sharing
5. Asking for help
6. Identifying feelings
7. Empathy
8. Overcoming fear and anxiety
9. Managing frustration
10. Calming down and speaking up

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