6 wks to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
Thank you very much for being Charlie’s “third parents”. We can’t thank you enough for all the hard work you do and it’s so appreciated. Charlie is a happy little bub and that is in part due to the learning and fun he has at daycare. You’re all amazing!
I want to say a huge thank you to all of Robbie's educators. Every member of staff is always so caring and friendly and always goes out of their way to show a personal approach and Robbie loves them very much. Robbie has thrived so much since starting Young Academics and every week I see his confidence growing and his learning exceeding. The patience, compassion and thought that goes into every activity is amazing.
Some of the activities at Young Academics include:
A holistic approach to each child’s learning underpins the play-based curriculum at Young Academics. This is guided by established practice advised in the National Early Years Learning Framework and the individual needs of each child.
Young Academics works to empower children with a sense of responsibility for their emotions, actions and growth. The curriculum is divided into seven learning areas that inspire improvement in core competencies, scholarship, creativity, foster discovery skills, broaden their understanding of the world, wellness and wellbeing.
The Young Academics rooms are divided up according to the ages of the children. Each area is designed to provide the best possible early learning experience for each child.
6 weeks – 24 months
The warm and nurturing approach by the educators provides infants with an all important sense of security. This environment provides the foundation for a fun day to learn, grow, discover and explore their world.
From tummy time, sensory play, reading to singing, each child’s needs are well supported based on their moods, personalities and stage of development.
2 years – 4 years
The Young Academics ‘Evolution’ program encourages discovery and curiosity through play-based learning. Whether spontaneous or intentional, children engage in critical thinking that provides opportunities for problem-solving in hands-on, practical and creative ways.
Games, music and group activities fill children’s days, where they can build social and language skills, along with a confidence in themselves.
4 years - 5 years
With a focus on getting ready for their transition to school, children learn important physical, cognitive and emotional skills that prepare them for their next exciting stage. Recognising how important this special time is in each child’s development, the Young Academics program works to help children gain confidence and find their sense of belonging.
Passionate educators work in partnership with families to guide each child’s education, develop goals and explain each child’s progress. The Young Academics program includes a Challenge Book of activities which is given to every child, which supports families wishing to extend their child's learning experiences at home.
Young Academics bring together a team of skilled and passionate educators committed to sparking each child’s curiosity and love of learning. With a family-orientated approach, the Young Academics team provides a warm and welcoming environment where children feel safe and supported. The knowledgeable and accredited educators are well-trained to notice opportunities for play-based learning which is shaped by each child’s needs and personalities.
Where activities are planned around daily routines and curriculum milestones, Young Academics’ educators enjoy guiding children through a curriculum that helps children make friends and learn from each other.
As a home away from home, the team welcomes parents to be involved in the development of their child’s program, through feedback and regular communication. Educators provide updates about each child’s day through the centre’s free parent app.
Children can enjoy nutritious and seasonal meals prepared daily by an in-house chef. Food is used as a way to teach the children about the benefits of healthy eating. The children are offered breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.
The varied and tasty meal program follows nutrition guidelines and offers the opportunity for children to familiarise themselves with new foods and find a confidence to taste and try.
The Young Academics program supports a connection between hygiene, physical activity and nutrition to improve children’s ability to concentrate and grow.
Care for children under school age, on premises especially built or adapted for early childhood education and care services. Private operators, local councils, community organisations, employers and non-profit organisations may run long day care centres.Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care Services provide short periods of care for children under school age. Families can access Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care on either a regular or casual basis a variety of reasons including, shift or part-time work, respite care, crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.Pre-school / Kindergarten / Prep
Pre-school is a planned educational program for children in the years before a child commences school. Children are usually aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Pre-school may take place in a range of settings including a purpose built building, in a community setting, a school, as part of a long day care centre or a mobile or visiting service.
In January 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect across Australia.
The purpose of the NQF is to improve and standardise the quality of child care through a range of measures including better staff to child ratios, higher staff qualifications and an assessment and rating system designed to promote continuous improvement.
Under the NQF child care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (NQS).
The NQS measures the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia. It will cover
most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.
Under these standards child care services will be assessed and rated against the seven quality areas, 18 standards and 58 elements that make up the NQS.