School Readiness covered
Tailored and holistic learning that focuses on the needs and interest of each child.
Guided by the Early Years Learning Framework of Australia, our play-based educational curriculum harnesses the theory of emergent learning and early years pedagogy. .
Thoughtfully arranged, our curriculum gives every child the opportunity to have meaningful learning experiences that incorporate their emerging interests to grow, lead and evolve to their full potential. Through our principles, practices and learning outcomes we develop the whole child – physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. Our philosophy is based around Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner and Reggio Emilia (See below).
Not all children fit into the same box so each child needs exposure to different types of teaching methods. We at Woodville Day Nursery and Kindergarten provide that exposure so no child misses out on an education.
Montessori classrooms provide a specially crafted learning environment where children are able to respond to their natural tendency to work. Children have an innate passion for learning, and the Montessori classroom encourages this by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, purposeful activities with the guidance of a trained adult. Through their work, the children develop concentration and joyful self-discipline. Within a framework of order, the children progress at their own pace and rhythm, according to their individual capabilities.
A Steiner education fosters the human spirit in children and young adults, allowing them to flourish in a holistic learning environment that is oriented towards moral growth, social consciousness and citizenship. In early learning, we nurture a child’s development by facilitating creative, self-directed play, as we believe that the initiative, imagination and flexibility awakened underpin later academic learning and are the basis for innovative thought in adult life.
The Reggio Emilia philosophy is an approach to teaching, learning and advocacy for children. In its most basic form, it is a way of observing what children know, are curious about and what challenges them. Teachers record these observations to reflect on developmentally appropriate ways to help children expand their academic and social potentials. Long term projects connect core academic areas in and out of the classroom.
The EYLF is a guide which consists of Principles, Practices and 5 main Learning Outcomes along with each of their sub outcomes, based on identity, community, wellbeing, learning and communicating. The Learning Outcomes are to be used to reflect on children’s learning and focus on what a child can achieve rather than what they can’t. The Early Years Learning Framework enables childcare professionals, educators and early childhood teachers within an early childhood setting to extend and enrich children’s learning, provide opportunities for children to develop a foundation for learning and for children to become successful learners.