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Our Approach

Our Learning Program

Our early childhood educators design our dynamic and inspiring program. Programs are based on the knowledge that every child is unique, are at individual development levels and that children learn at their own pace and in their own way.

We believe there are five core elements that make up the perfect early learning experience for very young minds to be ready to learn:

  • a strong early learning curriculum
  • nurturing educators
  • well-designed settings and environments
  • excellent play and educational resources

At The Y you’ll love the way they grow.

Whether your child is six weeks old or transitioning to school, every second of the day they are learning more about the world they live in. Our play-based early learning curriculum focuses on allowing children to ‘learn in action’. Play-based learning encourages children to use their imagination - the best way to learn is through exploration -drawing, digging, splashing, creating, role-playing, singing, crafting and more!

You'll Love The Way They Grow.

The Early Years Learning Framework

We base our child care programs on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to give children the best start in life. Under the framework, we foster children’s sense of Belonging, Being and Becoming.

The Three ‘Bs’ – Essential Ingredients for Children’s Wellbeing!

1. BELONGING

Everyone needs to feel like they belong. Children belong first to their family, then to a cultural group, then the wider community. The Y creates a safe, welcoming and friendly environment that acknowledges children’s interdependence with others. The Y recognizes relationships are critical to a sense of belonging. By belonging to our Y family, children feel confident to branch out and make friends, explore their interests and develop natural talents. This will shape who they are and who they can become.

2. BEING

Early Learning care often focuses on learning skills for the next stage of life. While this is important, children also need time to be in the moment. To seek and to make meaning of their world. ‘Being’ recognizes the importance of the here and now, being present. Our Educators take the time to get to know the children in their care, and support them to get to know themselves. Children at The Y are supported to build and maintain relationships, to enjoy life including it challenges. To learn at their own pace, and celebrate success, no matter how big or small.

3. BECOMING

Our role as educators for your children is to help them discover their full potential. ‘Becoming’ balances out ‘being’. The best early learning allows children to be themselves but also helps them prepare for the future. Our curriculum and play-based learning provide them with the foundations they’ll need to become inquisitive learners. We recognize in the early years the process of Becoming is rapid and significant, we will support you and your child during this precious time so they embrace life-long learning to fully and actively participate in the community.

Because Why?

The three Bs of the Early Learning Framework have five key learning outcomes:

  • Children discover a sense of identity.
  • Children feel connected to, and interact with, the world around them.
  • Children develop a strong sense of wellbeing. 
  • Children become capable and hands on learners.
  • Children know how to communicate with others.

Learn more about Early Years Learning Framework here.