At Little Learners Place we are passionate and dedicated to the learning journey our little learners and educators go on each time they are in our place. Our curriculum is grounded in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), My Time Our Place Framework and inspired by the Reggio Emelia and Educaring approach (RIE).
Incorporating the EYLF with the Reggio Emilia and RIE approach allows us to offer a high quality and theoretically grounded early childhood approach.
At Little Learners Place we aim to provide a solid foundation for lifelong success
The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.
This framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for Early Childhood Education and Care and offers a vision where ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’.
The EYLF was developed with the fundamental view of children’s worlds being characterised by belonging, being and becoming. This thinking is embedded through our practices at Little Learners Place, whereby every child in our care can experience a genuine sense of belonging; they are provided with environments that allow time and space to be themselves and all our little learners are supported in who they are becoming.
My Time Our Place Framework
The Australian Government My Time, Our Place Framework has been designed to assist educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in life. In this way, the Framework will contribute to all children having the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for Australia.
My Time Our Place represents Australia’s first national framework for school age care to be used by school age care educators and aims to extend and enrich children’s wellbeing and development in school age care settings; namely in the Little Learners Place OSHC and Vacation Care settings.
This Framework is linked to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which focuses on children from birth to five years. It extends the principles, practices and outcomes to the contexts and age range of the children and young people who attend school age care settings. Further, the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care supports the implementation of this national framework.
Educators guided by the Framework will reinforce in their daily practice the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention). The Convention states that all children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities. The Convention also recognises children’s rights to be active participants in all matters affecting their lives and respects their family, cultural and other identities, and languages.
The Framework acknowledges the importance of play and leisure in children’s learning and development and that their learning is not limited to any particular time or place. Developing life skills and a sense of enjoyment are emphasised. The Framework recognises the importance of social and emotional development and communication in learning through play and leisure, and it forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all school age care settings engage in quality experiences for rich learning, personal development, and citizenship opportunities.