In Early Childhood Education the curriculum is not the focus, the children are. We believe that a meaningful, integrated, emergent curriculum using Early Years Learning Framework as the framework is the most beneficial to children’s learning across all developmental domains. A curriculum in which children are active participants and collaborators allows for a more individualistic and meaningful involvement by the children. We believe children are unique individuals who develop at their own rate, and thus by providing enriching, meaningful and realistic opportunities children will explore, create, discover, and imagine. Our programs reflect both planned and spontaneous experiences designed to support children’s development in all domains.
Through the implementation and application of the Early Years Learning Framework parents and families will see:
- All our staff use intentional teaching, (it’s deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful).
- All our staff engage in intentional teaching and recognise that learning occurs in social contexts.
- All our staff believe that all interactions and conversations are vitally important for learning.
- All our staff actively promote children’s learning through worthwhile and challenging experiences and interactions that foster high-level thinking skills (Early Years Learning Framework).
We see children as unique and capable individuals, who come to Liberty Preschool with their own interests, talents, skills, and ideas. We as professional staff are well trained and passionate. We value, respect and appreciate this uniqueness. We feel children have a right to be active participants in their own learning and must be empowered to express their views and ideas. A child’s opinion must be valued for its validity to their perspective and their autonomy and each child’s initiative needs to be respected. We as staff will protect and cherish the innocence of children and thus provide a safe and secure environment. As we unpack the Early Years Learning Framework we willwork alongside your child to actively promote each child’s learning through worthwhile and challenging experiences and interactions that foster high-level thinking skills.may need further development. We use a staff appraisal process which identifies the strengths and areas requiring further development to direct each staff members professional development pathway.
We recognise our staff as our Service’s most precious resource and we aim to provide them with a satisfying and safe working environment. Further we also appreciate the experience and skills of all staff. We appreciate their dedication as an integral element of the success of our Service.