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What We Do

HOW WE PROGRAM

We program a weekly/fornightly curriculum that encompasses a range of learning activities to embrace the different learning styles of each child.

Our program includes music & movement, art & craft, cooking, construction, outdoor play, small & large group activities and so much more!

Educators are actively observing your child’s learning by listening, watching and talking to them and then reflecting and evaluating on the implemented program in order to extend and build on your child’s learning and development based on their interests.

Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. This program is the national early learning framework for children from birth to five years.  The Out of School Hours (OSH) curriculum is based on the My Time, Our Place Framework. This program is the national framework for school age care in Australia.

Further, the National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care supports the implementation of this national framework by ensuring that necessary environments, facilities, staffing arrangements, resources and management structures are in place.

We use an App for all of our programming purposes-KeptMe. Parents download the app and can access their child's indivdual e-portfolio at any time to keep track of the learning that we undergo each day, as well as daily routine information such as meals eaten, sleep times etc. Click here for more information on KeptMe

 

VALUE OF PLAY

At Merino Court Childcare in Thornlie, we strive to develop your child as a whole, encompassing all aspects of their personality and development. We strongly believe children learn best through hands-on exploring, discovering, manipulating, experimenting, creating and communicating in a stimulating environment and through PLAY they learn to understand the world around them.

Play-based learning is described in the Early Years Learning Framework as ‘a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they actively engage with people, objects and representations’. Play is a context for learning that:

  • Allows for the expression of personality and uniqueness
  • Enhances dispositions such as curiosity and creativity
  • Enables children to make connections between prior experiences and new learning
  • Assists children to develop relationships and concepts
  • Stimulates a sense of wellbeing

One of the greatest benefits of play-based learning is that it boosts the development of social competence within the child. Children are actively building relationships, learning to resolve conflict, negotiating and regulating their behaviour. As Merino Court Childcare Educators, we are here to support your child to become confident, powerful, valuable and active participants in their community and the world around them. We aim to build a passion and enjoyment for learning within your child.