Our Curriculum

Our aim at Chilverleigh is to deliver a curriculum which encourages your child to be a confident learner with a strong sense of identity and connection to their world.

Our curriculum is based upon our Centre’s Philosophy, the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standard (2011) and National Regulations (2011). We encourage parents to participate in the development of our program.

Our program is divided into the following age based groupings:

Creche Room 2 – 0-18 months
Creche Room 1 – 18 months-2 years
Kindy Room – 2-3 years – Set Yearly Curriculum
Pre-School Room – 3-5 years – Set Yearly Curriculum

Our various programs are devised from children’s play, expressed interests and their individual/group needs at a particular age. We aim to provide a warm and caring environment as well as a strong emphasis on providing hands- on, open- ended learning which meets your child’s individual educational needs. We use ‘play’ as a tool for learning, and encourage children through play to experiment and explore at their own developmental rate.

The program is also designed to promote the development of life skills and competencies. Many of these skills are linked to learning outcomes and indicators within the EYLF and highlight the principles and practices within that document. The main 5 outcomes emphasized in the framework and our programming include:

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 well-being
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Supporting your child’s individual learning and development

Our educators support your child’s development through play by:
• Allowing your child time and space to play
• Providing resources and open-ended materials that allow your child opportunities to manipulate, explore, discover and practice
• Respecting and valuing your child’s sense of ownership, autonomy and control of their own learning and play
• Encouraging your child to build relationships with peers in a safe and positive learning environment
• Valuing play as a contributor to learning and extending your child’s thinking through play
• Reflecting on your child’s observations in order to plan and further extend your child’s development
• Listening to and respecting your child’s ideas, opinions, understandings and contributions to discussions.
• Providing a natural and safe environment for children to engage in holistic and hands- on play experiences
• Linking programming and planning to the EYLF learning outcomes and indicators
• Documenting your child’s learning and engaging in on- going assessment and evaluation of your child’s learning
• Involving children, families and community members in the program and allowing them to become the decision- makers in the environment.

Our program is aimed at achieving best practice through quality experiences and interactions provided by our excellent early childhood educators focussing on your child’s individual needs.