‘Play is the highest form of research.’
Our educators help your children develop their growing sense of independence and they are encouraged to express themselves by developing their language skills. The child is viewed as a confident and capable learner. Songs, stories, learning corners or play areas following the children’s interest provide opportunities for social-emotional development. ‘Toys with interesting sounds or visuals provide experiences of cause-and-effect’ in the early years. Art, music, physical activities, sensory play and a great deal of encouragement help your children explore and interact with the environment around them.
Our program is based on the National Early Years Learning Framework of Australia. We aim to extend and enrich children’s learning, with particular emphasis on play based learning, effective communication, language, social and emotional development. Our philosophy is reflected in our program.
At Sea Urchins Childcare Centre all curriculum decision making, teaching and learning is guided by the Being , Belonging and Becoming - Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.
The Framework puts children’s learning at the core and comprises three inter-related elements: Principles, Practice and Learning Outcomes.
The Principles underpinning our practice are:
The principles of early childhood pedagogy underpin practice. Educators draw on a rich repertoire of pedagogical practices to promote children’s learning by:
The Framework conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transitions to school. It communicates these expectations through the following five Learning Outcomes: