A National Framework for Early Learning
Tiny Tots Childcare bases their programming on the new Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The framework focuses on your child’s learning based on your child’s interests and abilities The early years learning framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.
- Belonging: to my family, friends and the community
- Being: learning through play
- Becoming: a valued member of society; all that I can be
Through the frameworks five learning goals educators will assist your child to develop :
- A strong sense of their identity
- Connections with their world
- A strong sense of wellbeing
- Confidence & involvement in their learning; and
- Effective communication skills
Our programs are based on developing the optimum potential for each and every child taking into account their own unique interests and stage of development. Learning is based on play and using the child’s interests to expand their play into exploring, discovering, creating, learning social skills and learning all about themselves and the world they live in. Parents are the most important teachers for children at home. Every child is treated as an individual. They all have their own, unique personalities, and our experienced educators program to ensure every child is involved in activities.
Child initiated play and learning is a big part of our program, giving the children the choice developing and learning through their own interests. Intentional teaching by educators still takes place where we incorporate music, art & craft, story-telling, imaginative play, playing games to develop their knowledge of letters, colours, shapes etc. and they have a wide array of educational toys to develop their skills. Happy Feet Fitness also attend the centre twice a week to develop dancing, singing and co-ordination skills etc.
Occasionally, we have people from the community come and visit and conduct a talk and do activities with the children e.g. a nurse, dentist, animal farm, firefighters, police and people from different cultural backgrounds.
Outdoor play involves climbing on our many different play gyms, bikes, ball games, sand-pit play, water play, doll and prams, scooters, swings, balancing beams, growing plants and learning about all the natural elements.
I hope this gives you a bit of a general view of our day at childcare. It’s lots of fun!
Tiny Tots Childcare and Education Centre bases their programming on the new Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) in which they program daily in each of the rooms from the child’s interests and development. These program books are displayed in each rooms display board and on wide screen television screens in each room where you can see photos of your child’s day. Â We invite all parents for their input in the programming, any child’s interests or activities from the weekend are much appreciated to follow in your child’s learning.
Parent Committee/Coffee Mornings Parent Days
Parents are always welcome to help in various aspects of the centre, including Parent helper mornings for any parents that would like to participate in craft mornings, cooking afternoons and be involved in the parent committee to review our policies, procedures etc. We also organise and celebrate a multicultural day once a month and charity/fundraiser days at the centre in which all parents are welcome to come along for a fun day of activities with coffee mornings for parents to meet each other. We are always looking for parents who have a talent they may want to share with the children in the centre.
We also like to invite parents to the centre for Mothers, Fathers Day, Easter bonnet day and the end of year Christmas party. Tiny Tots Childcare and Education Centre welcomes all parents.