The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
The Early Years Learning Framework has been incorporated in the National Quality Standard which ensures delivery of nationally consistent, quality child care and education programs.
This Framework is designed to drive continuous improvement and consistency in education and care and it sets a benchmark for the quality in:
- Educational programs
- Children’s health and safety
- Physical environment
- Staffing arrangements
- Relationships with children.
There are three concepts that come from the Early Years Learning Framework and that is Belonging, Being and Becoming.
- Belonging – acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities
- Being – recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives
- Becoming – reflects the process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow.
Play activities planned by our educators allow children to naturally develop and have the opportunity to guide their own learning. Activity outcomes and individual observations on your child are documented in your children’s files to assist in extending their skills and abilities.
Working in partnership with families, our educators use the learning outcomes to guide their planning for children’s learning. In order to engage children actively in learning, our educators identify the children’s strengths and interests, choose appropriate teaching strategies and design the learning environment.
Our routines allow time for individual play/learning, small group play/learning and large group play. We encourage children to be curious, to ask questions and learn from each other, their environment and the stimulus we provide them.