Enrol Now
Call Us

Phone: (02) 9874 8482

School Readiness

 

The Learning Outcomes recognise the importance of literacy, numeracy and social and emotional development.
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

 

Educators will:

  • plan a Curriculum based on children’s interests, culture, language, ideas, play and everyday lives ie connections between children, families and communities
  • work in partnerships with families to achieve Learning Outcomes, and encourage families to contribute to the Curriculum by sharing information about their child or completing activities with children
  • build connections between the service, schools and the local community
  • include children in decision making, including decisions about indoor and outdoor spaces, programming, routines and documenting their achievements, and give them appropriate levels of responsibility
  • make use of spontaneous ‘teachable moments’ to scaffold children’s learning
  • engage in sustained shared conversations with children to extend their thinking
  • support children’s learning by participating in child led play
  • provide a balance between child led, child-initiated and educator supported learning by creating learning environments and activities that stimulate children’s imagination, creativity and curiosity and encourage children to investigate, experiment, explore, solve problems, create and construct
  • use strategies like demonstrating, dramatic play, role play, open questioning, speculating, explaining, shared thinking and problem solving to promote and extend children’s learning
  • use resources (eg man- made and natural loose parts) and implement activities (eg dramatic play, visual arts, role play, games) to promote learning across all Learning Outcomes
  • create outdoor learning spaces which invite open-ended interactions, spontaneity, risk-taking, exploration, discovery and connection with nature
  • create both indoor and outdoor spaces that stimulate children’s imagination, creativity and curiosity
    and encourage children to investigate, experiment and solve problems
  • regularly provide opportunities for children to learn individually and as part of a group
  • regularly add to a learning portfolio for each child which includes written assessments of the child’s learning. Portfolios will be available for a child’s family members to view but they remain the property of the Service for the duration of the child’s enrolment
  • plan the curriculum with each child and the learning outcomes in mind, and remember that learning is not always predictable and linear
  • celebrate the achievements and learning of each child
  • with parents’ consent, liaise with external agencies and professionals to support children with additional needs
  • regularly (at least weekly) evaluate their practices and reflect on how well the Curriculum is helping each child progress towards and achieve the Learning Outcomes
  • display the daily curriculum in children’s rooms and encourage families to contribute, make suggestions or ask questions about children’s learning at any time
  • provide the following information to parents whenever requested:
    - the content and operation of the educational program
    - information about the child’s participation in the program
    - assessments of the child’s developmental needs, interests, experiences and progress against the Learning Outcomes