We follow the Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place as per our programming policy. The aim of this document is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school as well as school aged children.
We are committed to providing a developmental and educational program, which caters for each child’s individual needs, abilities and interests.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) the national framework for early learning education and a key component of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care.
The framework is designed to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five as well as their transition to school.
The overall learning outcomes we work towards are:
1. Children have a strong sense of identity
2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
4. Children are confident and involved learners
5. Children are effective communicators
The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.
- Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationship they have with their family, community, culture and place.
- Being is about living 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 shapes the type of adult they will become.
My Time Our Place is a framework used for school age care in Australia.