LIFE LONG LEARNING
Our innovative approach to education and learning fosters children becoming independent learners in a well-supported and encouraging environment. This will ensure that your child will have the skills necessary to transition through their educational journey and be equipped for our ever changing fast paced world.
Our philosophy is built around engaging children in real life learning experiences based around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in a sustainable environment to foster lifelong learning and enrich children’s awareness of the environment. We feel it is vital to immerse children in activities to drive their future passion for exploration and learning in life.
Our creative natural play based learning approach and strong emphasis on incorporating innovative STEM based technologies will engage children in higher order thinking and encourage ongoing exploration through the design process. We offer a safe environment of high quality standards and incorporate the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) into our curriculum. Our curriculum is developed in a way that is non-sexist, shows no bias, offers multiculturalism and shows diversity as equal value. We offer full inclusion of all children and their families and provide honest open communication. We respect their rights and opinions and encourage them to become involved in the development and delivery of our unique educational program.
Our children will be encouraged to express themselves through creative and performing arts, a core aspect in their learning and development, nurturing imagination, exploration, developing problem-solving, creative thinking and motor skills.
At the Early Learning Hub we acknowledge the culture and history of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, especially the Dharawal and Gundungurra people, who are the traditional owners of the land in which our service is situated.
Our centre has four designated internal spaces for our children within a purpose built innovative hub that caters for our specific children’s learning needs. We will have a maximum of 66 children overall. Our natural outdoor play area is an open mixed-age space where all children are encouraged to interact and learn from each other.
1. discovery zone
Our discovery space supports children aged 0-2 years.
2. explorer HQ
Our explorer lab supports children aged 2-3 years.
3. maker space
Our maker space supports children aged 3-4 years.
4. tinker lab
Our tinker lab supports children aged 4-5 years.
natural outdoor environment.
Our natural outdoor learning environment promotes play based learning and measured risk taking within a mixed-age sustainable natural environment. Our children will have the opportunity to grow, care and cook their own produce from our vegetable crops and outdoor fire pit. Studies have shown children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables and show higher levels of knowledge about nutrition (Waliczek, & Zajicek, 2006). They are also more likely to continue healthy eating habits throughout their lives (Morris & Zidenberg-Cherr, 2002).
“Play is the highest form of research” - Albert Einstein
nutritious meals @ warhol café.
The Warhol Café is an onsite service that provides all nutritious meals whilst the children are in attendance. All food catered for is of high nutritional standard in accordance with Australian Dietary Guidelines, Get up and Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood, Menu Planning Guidelines for Long Care and Food Standards Australia.
All food catered for is cooked onsite by our qualified cook in our industrial kitchen. Our menus will be checked by Munch and Move prior to implementation to ensure all five core food groups are met. Our daily menus are on display for parents and children to view.
All children who are still taking milk as part of their daily intake must have their formula and/or breast milk provided by the parents.
We love to celebrate special occasions, when our children celebrate their birthdays we celebrate with them! The Warhol Café will provide the child, their friends and educators cupcakes to share after they sing happy birthday. Parents are welcome to share this special moment with their children.
Some of the lunch meals we will be providing are Roast Lamb and Pumpkin Wraps, Spaghetti Bolognese and Chicken Fried Rice. We cater to all allergies and intolerance and amend our meals to suit dietary requirements. Our four weekly rotating menus will be available to view at the Centre.