Our Centre’s Standards

We operate under the National Quality Framework which includes:

  • A National Legislative Framework that consists of The Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations
  • A National Quality Standard which consists of seven Quality Areas: Educational program and practice, Children’s health and safety, Physical environment, Staffing arrangements, Relationships with children, Collaborative partnerships with families and communities, and Leadership and service management.
  • A national quality rating and assessment process
  • Our Child Care Program

    Children who attend our Preschool participate in a range of activities and experiences as part of the “Belonging, Being, and Becoming” program from the Early Years Learning Framework.
    The aim of the Early Years Learning Framework is to extend and enrich children’s learning through to the transition to school. It assists services to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.
    The staff are responsible for creating an atmosphere and environment which is responsive to the cultural, physical, emotional, intellectual, social and special needs of each individual child and to the group as a whole and reflects the philosophy and goals of the service.
    The program is play based, child centred and takes a ‘hands on’ approach, with educators acting as facilitators who encourage experiences which are stimulating, safe, nurturing and fun. The program will include indoor and outdoor learning experiences, quiet and active times, individual, small group and large group interests, activities to meet children’s special needs and will be flexible enough to allow for spontaneity.
    The program is developed as a result of family and child input as well as observations made by the educators during the time the children are at the preschool. The program is developed at the beginning of each term and updated regularly based on the children’s interests. You will find the Centre’s program displayed above the Sign in/out desk.
    We invite you to have input into program development especially in relation to cultural issues, music and storytelling. Any suggestions you have can be put into the Suggestions Box in the locker room area or discussed with your child’s educators.

    Early Year’s Learning Framework (EYLF)

    Boori Aboriginal Preschool is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) in 2009. It was developed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The aim of the Framework is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school. Fundamental to the Framework is the view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming.

    From The National Early Years Learning Framework, 2009.

    Belonging

    Experiencing Belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities. In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become.

    Being

    Childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world. Being recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. It is about the present and them knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life. The early childhood years are not solely preparation for the future but also about the present.
     
     
     

    Becoming

    Children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change during childhood. They are shaped by many different events and circumstances. Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. It emphasises learning to participate fully and actively in society.

    Further Reading

    Health & Children

    Health, nutrition and physical activity links for carers, parents and children.

    Child Development

    Developmental Domains for children.
     
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