At Little Learners Place Haynes we have designed our early learning centre around our little learners developmental needs; we have done this by creating smaller and more personal spaces. We have worked hard to integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces as one, by creating a free-flowing environment for all using large glass bifold doors that truly allow us to make one blended environment. We transition our children through the different places (age based rooms) when they are showing the readiness to move to the next environment in consultation with parents/guardians.
We like to let our children develop at their pace and ensure they are in the best environment that caters for their learning and wellbeing needs. Your input and wishes are always respected throughout your child’s journey at our Early Learning Centre and we encourage parents/guardians to regularly engage with us about their child’s development
Our Early Enrichment Program curriculum is a school readiness program where children acquire the skills to make a smooth and successful transition into the school environment.
Our program incorporates the Early Years Learning Framework along with the Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines as designed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
The Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines five learning & development areas and related content have been developed specifically for the Kindergarten year in Western Australia using the Early Years Learning Framework. Our programs aims to prepare children for their next learning journey at school by developing skills such as literacy and numeracy.
The curriculum is used by the educators to expand on our Little Learner’s interests with rich ideas and new opportunities. Actively engaging our Learners, arousing their curiosity, and responding to their capabilities will make them more likely to be motivated, curious and feel supported in the learning process. Our children will learn through play and be encouraged to explore their environment. The curriculum extends children’s knowledge, understanding and enjoyment. We have a focus on developing independence skills alongside our supportive educators that will ease our Little Learners transition to ‘big school’.
Our Little Movers program is led by our highly skilled and qualified Dance Instructor Miss Emily.
The Little Movers Program is designed to not only strengthen our Little Learners gross motor skills, balance and body awareness but incorporates essential skills like teamwork and caring for others.
Miss Emily, a classically trained dancer, integrates the concepts of emotions regulation, mindfulness and body relaxation through dance to help our Little Learners grow. Our Little Movers program is held each Monday morning in service. If you’re interested in getting your child involved in this program please contact us to find out more.
The Little Art Place is a space designed for our Little Learners to be immersed in art, create, get messy, explore with a range materials & tools as well as provide an opportunity for our Little Learners to express themselves through a range of art forms.
At a young age art plays many important roles. This space will be where children can experiment and create, squishing paint between their fingers, mixing colours and materials, drawing what they see and imagine in a safe and fun environment. The Little Art Place is a studio where our Little Learners can express themselves through music, yoga, relaxation and meditation; it truly is a place where children can be themselves and create all forms of beauty.
The Little Art Place allows for creativity teaching. Our Little Learners are taught to think creatively, join ideas and establishing problem solving skills. It encourages neural connections as they employ their senses. It gives opportunities for building on fine motor skills, gripping paint brushes, drawing patterns, mixing colours, cutting, controlling, gluing, kneading, rolling, tearing, all increasing dexterity and coordination. It provides an environment made for self-expression, mindfulness and body awareness.
This space is equipped to cater for all ages and will offer hours of creativity, expression, exploration and of course fun for our Little Learners.
The Little Lunch Place is led by our highly skilled and qualified culinary team. We believe that nurturing a child’s development begins with a strong focus on their physical wellbeing and at the heart of this is healthy eating.
The Little Lunch Place serves quality, nutritious, healthy and creative meals for our children. They are prepared fresh on site in our commercial kitchen daily with all dietary requirements or allergies being catered for. We have rotating menus and are always open to feedback and opportunities to add new and interesting meals to our menus that your Little Learners love.
We believe fundamental to the meals experience, is having access to authentic eating utensils which is why at Little Learners Place, children use real cutlery and crockery to help develop their independence and physical motor skills. The result of this is our children create healthy eating habits well beyond Little Learners Place.
Our favourite part about The Little Lunch Place is that it held an important role in the design of our centre and was designed as a key part of our learning experiences. We are passionate about believing children learn best from doing and we believe they respond positively to being involved in the cooking and preparation of their own meals. Little Learners Place was designed around our kitchen being an open space for the children to be involved. We have set up a large kitchen bench area attached to the kitchen where our Little Learners will regularly visit, assist and work with our culinary team to prepare meals, engage in baking and assist with routine mealtime jobs.
Come and check it out for yourself – It is something we are very proud of.