To learn and develop, a child must be in a secure and happy environment. Our carefully designed child care curriculum is enhanced by the support of warm, caring and well-trained and experienced teachers who achieve our vision of igniting a passion in children to become lifelong learners.
The Early Years Learning Framework, or EYLF, recognises that children learn best through play. Our early childhood educators use this framework to create, adjust and plan programs that are responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities whilst also allowing them to self-direct, explore and develop individually.
EYLF centres on the idea that early childhood plays a pivotal role in children’s learning and development. This framework specifically emphasises play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language and social and emotional development. The overall focus is on Being, Belonging and Becoming.
Our Aim is to exceed the educational benefits of a Pre School, with the extended hours, extra care and growth offered at a Childcare centre.
Our curriculum aims at developing growth in children as follows;
0 – 2 y.o Encouraging Learning Through Play
Nurturing the youngest minds to discover and grow whilst exploring a safe, controlled environment.
Our dedicated 0-2 year old internal and external development spaces have been designed around the fun, growth and safety of our children, with resources both hand-made and purchased centred around being actively curious and expressive. These areas have been designed around enhancing their gross motor skills, thinking and imagination, sensory and early development, aiding them in an effectual and awarding initial learning experience.
2 – 3 y.o Play Based Learning
Offering young minds the opportunity of self-directed activity, hands on learning and collaborative play.
To supplement this EYLF milestone, our children are guided through meaningful interactions and learning activities helping them to explore and develop their knowledge and skills.
3 – 6 y.o Combined Directive Tuition & Play Based Learning
The professionally developed HazelGrove Pre k program, strategically introduces children to an age appropriate, directive tutoring opportunity in a school like environment, all while still encouraging their young minds to discover and learn through play, self-directed activity, hands on learning and collaborative play.
This prepares them for a seamless transition to the kindergarten curriculum, and shapes their mind to pursue further academic discovery in a range of traditional and modern settings. Please review our transition to school program page for more information.
The EYLF outcomes are the base of our curriculum and ensure that;
• 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.
Our practices govern how our principles are put into action with the children, their families and within our community. We achieve this by:
• Adopting holistic approaches
• Being responsive to children
• Planning and implementing learning through play
• Intentional teaching
• Creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on learning
• Valuing cultural and social contexts of children and their families
• Providing continuity in experiences and facilitating successful transitions
• Assessing and monitoring learning to ensure children are achieving learning outcomes
• Investing in building positive, open relationships with parents
• Providing opportunities for individuality and expression
Transition to School Program
At Hazelgrove Education, we have professionally accustomed our curriculum to include what one would normally be required to seek outside of pre-school or childcare.
When children are of Pre School age, they are introduced to a directive tutoring program, these classes are offered throughout the day at strategic times and lengths to ensure the young minds are able to retain as much information while keeping young minds fresh to learn through play. These “Pre K Tutoring classes” are held throughout the day within our preschool program