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Early Learning

At Chatterbox we understand that children are successful, competent and capable learners who have a right to make choices and decisions to influence their world.

We support this right and ensure that ourcurriculum decision making contributes to outcomes that are in the best interest of the child (Article 3 of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child).

Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) –“Belonging, Being and Becoming”

As part of the best practice approach that you can expect at Chatterbox, our Educators develop programs in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The EYLF is Australia’s national early childhood curriculum for children from birth to five years and through the transition to school, and it assists our Educators in planning, implementing and evaluating quality early learning programs for the children in our care.

When programming for your child, our educator’s investigate the 5 Learning Outcomes within the EYLF:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  4. Children are confident and involved learners
  5. Children are effective communicators

For more information on the EYLF please go to http://www.mychild.gov.au/agenda/early-years-framework

To find out about the program at Chatterbox contact us.

 

Babies 0-2 year olds

At Chatterbox, your baby will be involved in many experiences to assist them to use their skills and develop new ones, while learning about the world around them.

At this stage it is very important for your child to have nurturing relationships with their educators so they feel safe and secure while away from the home environment. Our Educators use every  opportunity throughout the day to establish these bonds and build strong nurturing relationships with your child.

In the Nursery your child will be involved in one-to-one experience with the educators such as talking, looking and smiling, sharing books and play materials, singing songs, finger plays and peek-a-boo. There are also opportunities for your child to interact with peers in small group activities. We focus on sensory experiences with our babies in recognition of the valuable learning experience this offers. Your child will have opportunities to touch, feel, hear, taste and see a variety of materials to enhance their imagination and curiosity.

There are also many opportunities for your child to expand on their physical skills such as grasping, reaching, holding and exploring objects, as well as having adequate space to practice rolling, crawling, pulling up to stand and walking.

For further information on caring for your baby, contact our educators

 

 2-3 years olds

As your child moves from the Nursery into the older groups the emphasis is still on developing positive relationships to assist your child to build their self-esteem and confidence.

Your child is now gaining a deeper understanding of the world and is supported by the educators to exercise independence and self-help skills when they are ready. The educators use all routine times of washing hands, nappy changing/toileting, dressing and eating to interact with your child on a one to one level, guiding and responding to your child’s needs.

Your child is now beginning to develop an interest in others and often needs support and reassurance from educators to be able to interact and play with their peers positively. Your child will be supported by the educators to develop skills required for self-control, sensitivity and empathy.

Communication skills are valued and encouraged and your child will be given many opportunities throughout the day to develop language through the use of songs, rhymes, finger plays, sharing books and stories as well as conversations and discussions. Both planned and spontaneous experiences are offered where your child’s interests, needs and abilities are taken into account. The experiences provided to your child will foster curiosity, imagination and invite them to explore and investigate their surroundings.

To find out how we can help look after your toddler, contact us today.