Engaging education and quality care for children aged 2 to 6 years
At Blinky Bill Preschool, our programs support the National Quality Framework provided by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). We also incorporate the Australian Government’s Early Year Learning Framework (EYLF), which recognises that early childhood is a critical period for children’s development and learning.
This enables children to feel confident in their environment and willing to try new things. Our team observe and respond to your child’s needs and provide a wide range of experiences and resources. These are regularly monitored and refreshed to keep children challenged, stimulated and safe.
Our programs also incorporate the EYLF concept of ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’, which guides us on the practices, principles and learning outcomes that assist us in making informed choices about children’s learning.
Belonging, Being and Becoming
The EYLF framework has a vision that all children should be able to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life through:
Belonging – Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, place, community and culture, which can help them lead a fulfilling life.
Being – Children often need to live in the here and now and just ‘be’. This allows them to play, have fun, explore, discover, experiment and try new things.
Becoming – Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, and learning and development will shape the type of adult they will become.
The framework also recognises that children learn through play, and our educators provide environments that are rich and varied. Our programs are responsive to children’s ideas, interests, abilities and strengths, and allow them to communicate, imagine, create and discover the world around them. This mirrors the important learning outcomes of the ACECQA: