Educators at Kiddies on First create an environment to stimulate and challenge children daily. The National Early Years Learning Framework is a program designed to stimulate holistic development through play based learning.
Benefits of play include:
- Children are able to express their personality and uniqueness
- Children are able to display characteristics such as curiosity and creativity
- Children make connections between old and new experiences
- Children develop relationships and concepts
- Play stimulates a sense of well-being.
The first five years of a child’s learning and development forms the basis for a child’s learning in years to come by providing them with the essential skills to ensure happy, confident learners.
The Early Years Learning Framework plays a critical role in developing a love of learning. During the early years, children develop a sense of self; the framework’s fundamental view draws on children’s lives as being characterised by belonging, being and becoming and ensures our centres are linked to family, home culture and home language to ensure each child is uniquely cared for.
Our Activities, curriculum and facilities are designed to make children feel comfortable in their learning environment. Our centres aim to create a home-like feel with natural furnishings, colours and resources. Photos of children with their loved ones are also prominent in each room; the aim is to create an extension of each child’s home life.
Our evolving curriculum recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. Programs are designed around the children’s current interests and allow them to actively engage and develop relationships with others, achieve challenges and learn something new every day.
During the first five years, children experience rapid growth and change. Throughout their time at our centre, Children feel a sense of becoming as we prepare them for the next age group or to move on to school. Our programs have a strong emphasis on creating and developing skills for life to ensure children are comfortable to engage in society.