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Programme

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Staff at Balmain Care for Kids are committed to providing a high quality programme that caters for the needs, interests and abilities of all children. When programming, staff will look at each child in a variety of contexts:

At Balmain Care for Kids we use the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Curriculum. It is broken up into sections: Belonging, Becoming and Being. Children entering primary school are taught according to the Board of Studies Syllabus. By implementing the EYLF to our programmes the children will be familiar with the outcomes and will have developed skills in their learning before they begin formal schooling.

 

Staff will assess children’s wellbeing and developmental progress, in order to plan for each child and evaluate the programme to see if goals and objectives are being achieved. These observations allow staff to set individual goals, devise strategies to achieve these goals, keep track of each child’s progress, and plan appropriate experiences for further learning and development. In early childhood, play is considered a key way in which children learn. Therefore the programme and the environment are carefully arranged so that children have access to a range of resources that challenge them to develop new skills or practice recently acquired ones.

 

The aim of our programme is to develop each child¡¦s confidence in their own ability, and courage to take on new challenges. Our programmes will be displayed and discussed in our newsletter. If there is any way you would like to be involved in the children’s learning (guest speakers, donations of resources etc) please contact us. The programmes we run provide a wide range of individual and group experiences, which foster all areas of children’s development.

 

This includes:

The children are grouped initially according to their age. The way in which children respond to the teaching will determine if they need extra activities, more one-on-one time or extension activities. Each group is allocated an experienced staff member (teacher).

 

Work samples, photographs and children’s progress are recorded in each child’s portfolio. The portfolios are available for parents to view at any time, please ask a staff member to find your child’s portfolio. Their teacher regularly monitors children’s development. Parents are welcome to ask staff about their child’s development at any time.

 

Time will be allocated for rest, relaxation and quiet activities. If you would like your child to have a sleep during the day we will provide this. For those who do not require a sleep, there will be quiet activities available. All bed sheets etc will be provided and laundered by Balmain Care for Kids.

 

The daily routines vary significantly depending on the ages of the children in each group, the weather and seasons. The following outline has been created and designed by using the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Framework and National Quality Standards.

At Balmain Care for Kids we believe in allowing the children to be a part of the enriching programmes that we run. The following outline has been created and designed based on a combination of the Early Years Learning Framework and My Time, Our Place. These Frameworks utilise effectively to assist our staff in providing our students with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.

We have a strong belief in creating lifelong learners. Within this Framework we recognise that children’s lives are characterised by belonging, being and becoming. From before birth children are connected to family, community, culture and place. At Balmain Care for Kids we support this Framework and it is through our programmes and ethos of the centre that the children will excel as community members and successful individuals.

 

Literacy

* Language & Communication Development

 

Science & Technology

* Language & Communication development
* Cognitive Development

 

Numeracy

 

Social Skills

* Personal & Interpersonal Social development

 

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

* Physical Development

 

Human Society and Its Environment – HSIE

* Language & Communication Development
* Cognitive Development
* Personal & Interpersonal Social Development

 

Creative Arts

* Creative Development