Our Learning Program embraces the National Quality Framework and National Standards including the Early Years Learning Framework.

At Lenah Valley Childcare & Early Learning Centre we believe it is important for all children to be provided with a childcare learning program based on observations and the needs and interests of each child.

The information is collected in various written and photo form and kept in each child’s program file for parents to consult with staff about at any time.

The program will cover all areas of development. It will also provide all children with a multicultural outlook, anti-bias, and spontaneous and self-selective play experiences.

We value our parents’ input into the program and any skills, materials, input they can contribute is more than welcome.

Daily routines are flexible and will be adapted to meet the needs of the children and embrace the Early Years Learning Framework and incorporate My Time Our Place framework for older children.

Early Years Learning Framework

The vision of the Early Years Learning Framework is that: “All children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.”

Fundamental to the Framework is a view of children’s lives characterised by “Belonging, Being and Becoming“.

The framework conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning and communicates these expectations through the following 5 learning outcomes:

  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

The principles, practices of the Framework are the responsibility of all Educators to ensure successful outcomes.

Management and Educators believe in and apply our Philosophy which embraces Belonging, Being and Becoming for the care and education of children entrusted to us.

Play-based Learning

Play-based learning involves and develops from activities that children organize and explore to make sense of the world around them and understand their social worlds as they engage actively with people, objects and representations.

Children’s learning through play and the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) covers all aspects of children’s development. Children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity and intellectual skills. Learning through fun and play is important in a child’s development because:

  • Allows development of a strong sense of identity and personality
  • Connection and understanding and creativity to their world
  • Develops a strong sense of well-being
  • Builds confidence in developing new relationships and concepts
  • Allows expression and communications

Educator’s programs and involvement with our children, families and our community will encourage and support continual development of children’s education and skills.

Management and Educators will continue to put into practice programs that cover all areas of developing skills to enhance all sensory elements, functionality, communicating and well-being that achieves “Belonging, Being and Becoming”.