Early Childhood

“Play is the work of the child.”

The Early Childhood program will focus on learning through play with an integrated approach, incorporating the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the Western Australian Curriculum and the Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines. The development of positive relationships is central to ensuring the success of every child.  High quality teaching and learning programs are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards (NQS). 

Teaching and learning experiences are provided for children to “Be, Belong and Become”. There is a balance of explicit teaching; structured and unstructured play utilising indoor and outdoor learning environments with a focus on developing Literacy, Numeracy, fine and gross motor skills.

Our students work co-operatively, where we teach children to share and play together amicably. We provide many opportunities for talking and sharing ideas – during group activities, directed play and teacher directed discussions. By thinking and talking, children make sense of their experiences, incorporate new ideas with existing knowledge and develop their oral language and vocabulary. Proficiency in speaking and listening contributes to children’s abilities to learn effectively in all curriculum areas and is a critical first step in the development of future reading and writing skills.

Our program is planned to cater for all areas of your child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. There will be whole class, small group and individual learning opportunities throughout each week. Your child’s teacher will consider the different experiences and backgrounds, learning styles, interests and capabilities of the children in the learning program.

Our collaborative and experienced staff focus on the development of the whole child, supporting them to achieve a foundation knowledge in literacy, numeracy and across all areas of the curriculum.

Our programs aim to encourage and further develop in children:

  • Lively, inquiring minds and a love of learning
  • Use of imagination
  • Creativity
  • Self-confidence, a sense of worth and respect and consideration for others
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of themselves and their world
  • Competence in intellectual, social and physical skills