Early Years Learning Framework

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” 
-Benjamin Franklin

At Leylands Learning Centre we have embraced the Early Years Learning Framework which we use to develop our curriculum. Our curriculum incorporates children’s experiences, events and activities throughout their day. We include and extend on children’s ideas, interests, family input and the intentional teaching by our Educators.

The curriculum is based on children in our care. Therefore it is tailored to the group of children that we have at any given time. This way we ensure that learning is both meaningful and successful.

Fundamental to our curriculum is to allow children to develop a sense of Being, Belonging and Becoming.

  1. Our Educators’ practices are shaped by the following underlying principles :
  2. Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships
  3. Partnerships
  4. High expectations and equity
  5. Respect for diversity
  6. Ongoing learning and respective practice

In implementing our curriculum, our practices embrace the following :

  • Holistic approaches
  • Responsiveness to children
  • Learning through play
  • Intentional teaching
  • Learning environments
  • Cultural competence
  • Continuity of learning and transitions
  • Assessment for learning

The Learning Outcomes that we work towards acknowledge the integrated and complex learning of children.

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

Learning is ongoing.  Each child develops to their own level and at their own pace.

We recognise that each child is unique and individual and comes from a unique and special family. Therefore learning takes into account each child’s development, strengths, abilities, past experiences, culture and background.  We take every child into account with the Outcomes in mind.