About Our Early Years Program
We have three age groups throughout the EYP long day care program:
Nursery: 0–2 years old
Toddlers: 2–3 years old
Kinders: 3+ years old
All of our education and care programs are run in accordance with the National Quality Standards (NQS) and Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and we pride ourselves on our approach of continuous improvement; always looking for new ways in which to nurture and educate our children, helping them to develop the foundations of lifelong learning through play.
The program will be made up of a variety of open-ended, play based experiences that will encourage your child to explore, investigate and engage in a rich learning environment. The experiences are designed by the educators, however, they are based on your children’s individual interests. When children engage with topics of personal interest they develop a love of learning.
We see children as knowledgeable and engaged in their learning, therefore we include them in decision making about their curriculum and the direction the program will take to further support their interests. We do this by inviting families to write contributions to our plans, commenting on recent experiences the family may have had. We also invite children to share their interests in group times and in individual conversations that educators have with your child.
We are committed to ensuring we offer extensive learning opportunities by incorporating the wider community in the experiences we offer the children. The Director of Education and the Educational Leadership Team offer our educators a mentoring program to support them in improving their knowledge and skills. This helps us to reach our goal of being an employer of choice and a centre of choice, as we strive to provide an excellent level of quality education and care.
All staff take an active role in developing, creating and documenting the program and children’s learning. To ensure educators are supported and children have greater learning outcomes, we run our programs at a higher staff/child ratio than required by the Children’s Services Regulations.