6 wks to 6 yrs
The 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, and to help them develop a love of learning.
A combination of indoor and outdoor activities are planned for the children. The routines arranged by the educators allow for individual learning, small group learning, and large group learning.
6 weeks – 2 years
Educators provide a home away from home where children feel safe and secure. The children’s wellbeing and development is the focus, with age appropriate activities. Children take part in tummy time, sensory play, reading and singing. An open door policy allows parents free access anytime for a feed, play or cuddle.
2 years – 3 years
Educators encourage the children to learn through play with a flexible routine. This will take the form of music, dance, games, and reading. Group play is designed to develop confidence and social skills. Books and language games are enjoyed, to develop communication, literacy and numeracy.
3 years – 5 years
Children lead the curriculum depending on their interests and preferences for play. Play is used to encourage development, through music, dance, games, reading, technology and lots of outdoor fun. A school readiness program will help children prepare for the next step in their education.
World of Learning prides itself on its highly qualified educators. There is very low staff turnover, which they see as a huge win for families and children. The continuity of care from having the same educators available each day helps to build and maintain their relationships with families.
Educators say their ultimate goal is to engage with children to help them to develop into strong, healthy, active kids who are confident learners. This passionate group of educators believe that the best way for children to learn and develop is through play.
The educators at World of Learning understand how valuable experiences are for the children, such as excursions and incursions. They often take the children on excursions to local parks, shops and other community spaces. Within the centre, weekly programs are offered at no additional charge and the children enjoy regular visits and shows from external visitors.
Technology plays a role in the children’s learning, with interactive whiteboards, and fun computer programs to help children learn. Parents can access photos and updates about their child’s day through the centre’s free app, Xplor Home.
All of the meals and snacks are provided for the children by the centre’s in-house chef, following the Australian Dietary guidelines for early childhood. The children are offered morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.
The centre supports active lifestyles, by incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into their educational programs. Children engage in cooking experiences, discussions on healthy eating, and role-play that supports healthy eating. Children are taught about the benefits of growing your own food by helping out with the centre’s own vegetable garden.
Educators encourage the children to eat together, to serve each other and learn about the rituals surrounding food. This will set them up for a lifetime of positive feelings around food.
The children enjoy meals such as pumpkin and chickpea curry with rice, honey soy chicken noodles, Moroccan lamb with rice and spaghetti bolognese. For their snacks, they are offered things like fruit platters to share, raisin toast, homemade muffins, rice cakes with veggie sticks and cheese, or veggie packed sandwiches.
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.