Age/Learning Groups

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All of our learning groups have programs guided by the Early Years Learning Framework which describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.

For our Babies this means:

  • Feeling loved and supported.
  • To feel secure, comfortable, looked after.  To have a strong sense of wellbeing.
  • Feeling connected to their carers and safe in their care.
  • Feeling safe and secure with those people who look after them.
  • Discovering the world and exploring the environment.
  • Enjoying spending time with peers and educators, being in the moment.
  • Feeling safe in their environment to conquer milestones.
  • Feeling secure and loved and being able to play and develop under the guidance of caregivers.
  • Learning the foundations of life through educational milestones, “discovery”.
  • Going through the milestones of growth.
  • Learning new skills – crawling, standing, walking, talking.

For our Toddlers, Junior Kindy 1 and Junior Kindy 2 children this means:

  • Feeling like a part of something and having it shown e.g. artwork displayed.
  • To feel supported emotionally, welcomed by educators, to feel a part of their environment.
  • Developing friendships with other toddlers – participating in room activities and learning together.
  • Being made to feel part of a group and safe with their educators.
  • Trying new things out, understanding and experimenting with cause and effect.
  • Being able to grow into their own individual person.
  • Having a safe and secure environment to grow and learn.
  • Feeling confident with developing autonomy and being able to take risks in exploration and play.
  • Exploring new experiences in their new capability spectrum e.g. walking, what they can reach.
  • Getting confidence to try new things for self.
  • Discovering boundaries, talking more, communicating wants and dislikes.

       For our Pre-Kindy and Kindergarten children this means:

  • Discovering friendships.
  • To feel welcomed, wanted, a valued part of the preschool room.  To feel supported emotionally.
  • Feeling part of their group – sharing stories during show and tell, having art on the walls and feeling like they are involved.
  • Having close friends that they feel connected to.
  • Using your imagination to seek and make meaning of the world.
  • Forming friendships with peers enjoying their play.
  • Feeling confident and nurtured to learn in their environment.
  • Having the opportunity to make choices in play and learning experiences and having their thoughts valued with peers and educators.
  • Ideas of what they “want to be when they grow up” – comes from experiences in different environments.
  • Learning and becoming an individual with definite likes and dislikes, personalities blooming.
  • Readiness for school – feeling confident in who they are.

        For our Outside School Hours Care children this means:

  • Maintaining meaningful friendships.
  • To feel welcomed, wanted, a valued part of the Afterschool care environment.  To be respected by their peers and educators.
  • Being made to feel valued in a group.
  • Being involved in activities, sharing stories with their peers, participating in concerts, having their art on the wall, feeling like they belong and feeling comfortable.
  • Setting and accomplishing new challenges.
  • Taking part in enjoyable interactions with peers, educators.  Feeling they can be themselves and feel valued.
  • Enjoying being in the moment.
  • Being made to feel confident and to express themselves in their environment.
  • Having the opportunity to make choices in play and learning experiences and having their thoughts valued with peers and educators.
  • Ideas of what they “want to be when they grow up” – comes from experiences in different environments.
  • Learning and becoming an individual with definite likes and dislikes, personalities blooming.
  • Readiness for school – feeling confident in who they are.
  • Becoming responsible, developing meaningful friendships, feeling valued by peers and having a voice.
  • New and exciting activities that stimulate the body mind appropriate to their age.
  • Figuring out who they are.
  • Becoming an individual whilst trying to remain part of a group.