Our Program

We aim to provide daily routines that are flexible and that meet the needs of individual children and to implement a balanced program that is both stimulating, interesting and exciting.

Our program will reflect the ethos of the School’s Community to ensure that we are continually meeting and improving the needs of the local and wider Community.

Our program in will be guided by the My Time Our Place framework which will focus on ensuring that the necessary environments, facilities, staffing arrangements, resources and management structures are in place. We aim to develop and implement a balanced program that is stimulating, interesting and exciting that allows children to play, explore and develop new skills that is appropriate to the development and individual needs of all of the children. Activities are organised in small and large groups, or children may choose quiet time by themselves (eg to read and do homework).

Our program will reinforce in their daily practice the principals set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. All children will have the right to relax and play, and to joint in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities.

The children will also have the right to be active participants in all matters affecting their lives and the program will respect all families cultural and other identities and language.

The program is designed to:

  • Promote the importance of play in the child’s life
  • Reflect the cultural and language diversity of the local and wider community.
  • Consider all developmental areas.
  • Consider the age range of children.
  • Consider individual and group interests, needs, skills, talents and abilities.
  • Be balanced providing a range of indoor/outdoor activities, quiet/active times and areas, structured/unstructured activities.
  • Provide a variety and choice of activities for the children.
  • Be stimulating, interesting and exciting, to allow for opportunities to explore and develop new skills.
  • Provide a variety of toys and equipment available to all children regardless of age or sex.
  • Foster children’s independence and self help skills.
  • Foster friendships and encourage co-operative and responsible behaviour among children.
  • Provide children with opportunities for self-expression and self-direction.
  • Provide an environment, which will foster the child’s self-esteem.
  • Help children develop self-discipline skills through positive example and direction.
  • Help children to appreciate and care for each other and their surroundings.
  • Make the children feel welcomed and valued in the centre.