Both our 3 year old and 4 year old kindergarten programs are delivered by our Bachelor qualified educators, together with their qualified and experienced support team. We use The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) with the three key concepts of Belonging, Being and Becoming shaping our focus on the learning and development of children in their early years.
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Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
The EYLF is a government initiative that outlines a national curriculum for children from birth to 5 years.
Belonging, Being and Becoming are the foundation stones within the EYLF that focus on a child’s development.
Belonging is focused on the children feeling safe and secure and building sustained meaningful relationships within our service.
Being is celebrating the child and their individuality and transforming their interests into meaningful experiences.
Becoming is focused on the independence, confidence and aptitude for learning a child will develop as they grow. This is linked with skills children may need for school readiness.
The Framework includes principles, practices and outcomes.
The principles guide educator practices with participation from families and our community. The practices require play-based learning (developed from children’s interests), inclusivity, holistic development and intentional teaching moments. Lastly the outcomes provide educators with key indicators of learning to assist in their planning, observations and daily practices.
The emphasis on play based learning is immersed within the principles, practices and outcomes of the Framework. Play is an integral part of the Framework, specifically designed for each child’s interest, keeping in mind the children’s sense of agency, individuality and ownership. At our centres further exploration and extension of a child’s interests requires the inclusion of our educators’ personal pedagogical practices which are aligned with the centres’ philosophy.
Our under three year old rooms
Our goal is to focus on building connections and meaningful relationships with each child and their families. At this age, what’s essential is that each child feels safe and secure, takes risks and are encouraged to develop at their own pace, being fully supported and guided by our educators.
Our three year old room
Children in our three year old room enjoy the benefits of educators who develop individualised play based learning programs with a focus on the child’s interests. We incorporate enrichment programs and children benefit from our high educator to child ratio.
Our 4 year old room
Children in our four year old room are developing self help skills, confidence, resilience and pre-literacy and numeracy skills through our educational programs which have been designed specifically with the school readiness program in mind.
Assessment and Rating
Buddies operates under the National Quality Framework and is assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards by the requirements of the National Law and National Regulations.
The National Regulations and the National Quality Standard are organised around seven quality areas. These areas cover best practice and the way in which high-quality education and care is to be delivered.
In our most recent Assessment and Ratings review at Jasper Rd. we received the highest standard possible in all 7 quality areas (exceeding).