Our curriculum is based on an emergent and intentional teaching program. As Educators we keep the program open-ended, responsive and learning through play. This is where The emergent program encourages children explore what is relevant, interesting and meaningful to them. The intentional teaching program is held in our Learning Hub which is separate to the main room with multi-age children. The Learning Hub allows children to focus on developmentally and age appropriate learning outcomes without interruption.
Our experienced and trained Educators and Kindergarten Teacher are committed to providing an educational and developmental program which caters for each child’s individual needs, abilities and interests.
We encourage children to be responsible for their own learning through available resources, choices and interests. Children are encouraged to develop and follow a routine to be prepared for primary education.
We work with families to develop strong trusting relationships and support home languages by employing bi-lingual Educators. This supports children and their families to feel safe and secure and ensures the same aims and goals are met for their child. We support families with their beliefs, culture and ethnicity, celebrating a diverse range of cultural events.
We pride ourselves on children’s independence and self-help skills that they have developed. We are passionate about educating, caring and providing a safe and secure environment for all children.
At 325 Early Education we follow the three concepts from the Early Years Learning Framework and that is Belonging, Being and Becoming.
- Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities.
- Being recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives.
- Becoming reflects the process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow.
Our Curriculum is grounded in the Early Years Learning Framework and inspired by Frobel’s theory.
The purpose of education is to encourage and guide children as a conscious, thinking and perceiving being. Through engaging with the world, through practical work and hands on experiences, understanding unfolds. Hence the significance of play – it is both a creative activity and through it children become aware of their place in the world. Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel (Fröbel) (1782 – 1852)
Our approach to education is underpinned by, Reggio Emilia with aspects of Steiner, in which we recognise that children are capable of constructing their own knowledge as we promote their natural curiosity to observe, explore, question, experiment and solve problems.