Goals for your child at our Service
“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”
Educators’ practices and the relationships they form with children and families have a signiﬁcant effect on children’s involvement and success in learning Children thrive when families and educators work together in partnership to support young children’s learning. Children’s early learning inﬂuences their life chances. All activities and experiences are linked to centre goals, group goals, individual goals, philosophy, group and individual evaluations.
We strongly encourage communication between families and educators to ensure continuity in what we are delivering to your child and acknowledge that the role of the Educator is to work in partnership with families; children’s first and most influential educators.
Our curriculum is based on the unique blend of Montessori and Early Years Learning Framework. The Montessori approach to education requires that children are educated and cared in a well-planned and structured environment, which supports their individual educational and cultural needs. The children are free to follow their own interests within this planned environment. Early Years Learning Framework outlines the kinds of environments which facilitates children’s learning, highlights the desirable knowledge, skills and attitudes held by early childhood educators, addresses ways children’s learning opportunities may be enhanced. Both curriculums are holistic in nature, integrating the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual aspects of development. They also integrate children’s home environment, community, society and cultural background into learning experiences.
We encourage children to be responsible for their own learning through choices in experiences, interests and routine. We use conversations, actions and play as the basis for teaching which involves the children being partners in teaching by seeking out ideas, opinions, thoughts and questions. We encourage children in promoting their independence and self-help skills by assisting within the routine and involving the children in interest-based projects to further enhance their learning and knowledge. We value children and family input and encourage family involvement in order to gather a comprehensive and holistic view of the child. These are followed through five key areas of Montessori curriculum and five outcomes of Early Years of Framework.
Key areas of Montessori curriculum are:
- Practical Life
Five outcomes of Early Years Learning Framework are:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
- Children are confident and involved learners.
- Children are effective communicators.
These curriculums guide us to understand that children learn effectively through play and our educators who are diligent in their responsiveness to each child support this. Applying strong intentional teaching practices provide the children with an authentic and meaningful learning environment that challenges, supports and nurtures a child’s development.
If we as Educators have any areas of concern, we will inform families and advise where help may be pursued, e.g. speech therapist. We understand this is a sensitive topic and it is always your decision to follow this up. Educators are willing to discuss any aspect of learning and development with parents.