At Woodlea Early Education we are proud to be offering a curriculum that not only caters for the interests of the children through play but also a program that is engaging and builds success for life.
The program, delivered by qualified and passionate educators, is based on The Early Years Learning and Development Framework. We believe that all children learn best through play which allows them to explore, take risks, question, reflect, solve problems and express themselves. Every day we create and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment which enhances children’s learning, development and engagement. Further extension of the curriculum is also evident and offered to all age groups with the range of incursions, excursions, cooking experiences in our own dining room, community events and cultural celebrations throughout the year.
By having strong and open rapports with families, we are able to incorporate family feedback into our program. This allows for families to be heavily involved with their child’s learning and able to reflect with the educators on their child’s development. With the use of Educa, our online learning portal, families have access to their children’s learning at all times. With updates coming throughout the day directly to your phone, you will always know what your child is learning and how their day has been.
During the early years, children develop a sense of self; The Early Years Learning and Development Framework’s fundamental view draws on children’s lives as being characterised by belonging, being and becoming and ensures Woodlea Early Education is linked to our families, culture and language to ensure each child is uniquely cared for.
Benefits of play include:
- 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
- Children are able to express their personality and uniqueness
Our Activities, curriculum and facilities are designed to make children feel comfortable in their learning environment. Woodlea Early Education Centre aims 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 allows 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.