In this room our focus is to build secure and positive relationships with both the children and their families. We believe that these relationships that are the foundation to the children’s learning, as well as to their sense of self and well-being. Our youngest children will have the opportunity to explore both our indoor and outdoor spaces to discover through sensory play and age-appropriate experiences.
Our program is based on the development of these relationships and the Early Years Learning Framework, with a strong emphasis on learning through play. We believe that play provides children with a chance to practise what they are learning. We are here to support your children as they continue to develop their skills and reach their next milestones… and beyond!
Children in our Honeybees room will love exploring their spacious room and outdoor space, having the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a range of experiences. We work to foster independence and confidence through developmentally appropriate resources being provided at the child’s level. We use the Early Years Learning Framework in our play based environment to work towards learning outcomes and will provide ample opportunity to encourage self-help skills.
The program in this room is child focused; based on interests, strengths, needs and developmental ages and stages of children. Our experiences are designed to meet the needs of the whole group, small groups and individual children. We believe parents play an integral role in their child’s life and learning, therefore information provided to us, combined with observations taken by educators, makes up our program. Our program also contains special interest days, cultural events and individual children’s beliefs and traditions throughout the year.
Our pre-kinder program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, using the 100 languages of a child to encourage communication in all its forms. Children will be encouraged to express themselves in any way they see fit as they fully immerse themselves in our environment.
The holistic development of each individual child will be encouraged by programs such as STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths). We cannot wait to see what your child does with these as they allow us an insight in to their mind. Drawing on another philosopher, Maria Montessori, the group will consistently be encouraged to take responsibility for their belongings and hygiene, as well as daily self-help tasks such as clearing up after meals and serving their own food
Our kindergarten program will also be drawing upon the Reggio Emilia approach seeing the environment as a third teacher. Investigative tasks in both our indoor and outdoor environments will serve as a discovery tool.
The ability to engage with our outdoor spaces will be enhanced by the provision of wet weather overalls to all children in our day-care. These will be available daily to allow children to be outdoors, where germs are spread slower! The children will be able to choose to be a part of our regular STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) program experiences such as cooking, box play and various experiments.
– We believe that all children deserve an engaging and rounded early education that supports all developmental areas, but also develops the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to flourish in life, learning and work.