Our approach

Our approach to early childhood education and care centralizes the child as an active agent in their own learning, valuing the individual identity each child brings to our child care and early education centres. We recognise the significance of building meaningful relationships between families, carers and educators as fundamental in supporting the learning and development of all children
We uphold an image of the child as being a capable, curious, competent and creative learner who is eager to seek new knowledge through exploring their interests both independently and collaboratively.

The importance of the first five years

Throughout the first five years, children develop more rapidly than any other stage in their lives. Significant developmental milestones occur during this time as children progress from sitting to standing, cooing to conversations and from being largely dependent to independent.

Engaging with peers and educators in an early childhood education environment designed and resourced specifically for young children provides an optimal setting to develop skills, dispositions and a love for learning.
Educator and baby with a reflective ball at Great Beginnings child care
Educator and child rolling dough at Great Beginnings child care
Educator playing with children outdoors at Great Beginnings day care

Our team

We establish indoor and outdoor learning environments rich in meaningful social interactions, where children have a safe place to build lasting friendships with their peers and trusting relationships with educators, contributing to their overall sense of wellbeing. We value the connections between children, families and communities as a key contributor to early childhood education and care, recognising learning as a collaborative process.

Welcoming community participation strengthens connections with a range of local services, empowering children with a greater understanding of the history, services, skills, industries and environmental factors our local community holds.

Embracing the wider community allows children to learn about the rich diversity and multiculturalism that encompasses our area and the significance of the First Peoples of Australia in our past, present and future.

Educator carrying a child at Great Beginnings child care
Educator teaching a child to write at Great Beginnings day care
Smiling educator and child at Great Beginnings kindergarten

Our educators are trained to deliver purposeful teaching and learning experiences through the most effective approaches to practice in early childhood education, emerging from research-based evidence. We prioritise the ongoing professional learning of educators to ensure their own skills, knowledge and teaching methods are continually evolving, resulting in the highest quality early education and care for all.

Guided by the principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), our approach to early education and care enriches learning through an inclusive environment that offers children diversified play-based experiences.
Read more about the EYLF here

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

The national curriculum framework for early childhood, The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), establishes a view that characterizes children’s lives through belonging, being and becoming.
Belonging
Forming a sense of belonging occurs as babies are born into their family with their first and most influential teachers. Other significant relationships are then established as part of their extended family, friendship groups, early learning centre and wider community.
Being
Being represents the importance of valuing the joys, challenges and complexities of childhood in the present moment, rather than viewing the early years simply as preparation for the future.
Becoming
Becoming acknowledges the significant changes that occur in children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships in the early years as they work towards becoming an active participant in society.

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) places children’s learning at the heart and encompasses three interconnected elements of principles, practices and outcomes to guide pedagogy and curriculum decision making. The five learning outcomes acknowledge variations in learning styles, development and context as well as the complex, integrated nature of learning as children progress towards the outcomes in their own meaningful ways.

  • 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

With the guidance, support and care of our experienced team, our approach to early childhood education and care will provide children with an holistic experience abundant in diverse opportunities for meaningful play and learning.

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