At Bray Park Early Learning Centre, our play-based curriculum supports our belief that children learn and develop through play and exploring their world. Childhood is a time of wonder and curiosity, where every day should be enjoyed. Play is such an important part of a child’s learning journey, because it promotes open-ended creativity, investigation, imagination, and problem solving; whilst supporting social, physical, and emotional development too.
Our Learning Environment
Children learn as they explore their surroundings, socialise with their peers, and have their unique interests extended on by our Educators. As children explore their surroundings, our indoor and outdoor environments become the third educator.
Our centre is designed to facilitate children’s growth and development, and encourage a strong sense of being and belonging. Children are able to explore and experience the natural environment, and our centre design allows for children to move freely between our indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Our centre has five classrooms – from Nursery right through to our Kindergarten Room. Our classrooms and resources are developmentally appropriate to ensure children’s learning needs are met, and our Educators provide learning opportunities that scaffold on the skills children have learnt as they move up through our classrooms. We provide children with natural and flexible learning resources, that complement our play-based curriculum.
Every individual child is on their own unique learning journey, and we ensure that they feel success and accomplishment as they learn and develop at their own pace.
The Australian Early Years Learning Framework
Our curriculum is guided by The Australian Early Years Learning Framework. We provide all children with the opportunity to maximise their potential as they develop foundations for future success in learning. We tailor our curriculum and learning experiences to incorporate the following five Learning Outcomes:
- 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.
Click here to learn more about The Australian Early Years Learning Framework.
Teaching children to love our natural world
At Bray Park Early Learning Centre, we embrace the beauty of our natural environment, and our children enjoy special gardening programs as part of our curriculum. Our aim is to instil a love for taking care of our natural world in all children, and teach them the importance of preserving our world for future generations. Through our gardening programs, children learn about responsibility, cause and effect, and enjoy feelings of success when they harvest the vegetables and fruits they have helped grow.
Partnerships with families
We recognise parents as the child’s first Educator, and we place great emphasis on developing partnerships with families. We value open and regular communication with all our parents, including daily discussions and Kindyhub updates. We encourage parents to provide input and feedback into our programs and their child’s individual learning journey. Our Kindyhub app gives parents convenient access to view their child’s day to day progress and provide valuable input into their learning experiences.