A DAY AT LITTLE SPROUTS

We run a full educational program throughout our centre, where each child is individually programmed for base on the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards.

  • Language and literacy for communication and expression

  • Cognitive play for discovery, problem solving, critical thinking, and exploration

  • Developing a strong sense of wellbeing through learning nutrition, personal hygiene, emotions and social relationship

  • Music and movement

  • Individual and group experiences to encourage independence and social skills

  • Spontaneous activities

  • Dramatic play that supports their exploration in social roles

  • Creative play for exploring different art mediums to enhance imagination and creativity

 

 Our EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Comprehensive School Readiness program

  • Music Lesson

  • One on one Piano Lesson

  • Gymnastic Lesson

  • Language Lesson

  • Community incursions

  • Munch and Move

  • PALS – Positive social skills role play

  • Kids and Traffic

  • Colgate Bright Smiles

  • Kids Alive Do the Five - Government Supported Water Safety Curriculum

  • Preschool Pet, Gardening and recycling projects

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  • Educational programs tailored to each child

  • Extra curricular programs included in daily fees

  • Daily documentation linked to the Early Year Learning Framework.

  • Hard copy portfolios for each child – containing a range of observations, photographs, work samples and learning stories.

  • Regular information nights and parent meetings

  • Nutritious meals – morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea

  • Huggies Nappies and Pull-ups, Huggies Wipes

  • Quality baby wipes and sudocream

  • Cancer council 30+ Everyday sunscreen

The curriculum

Our curriculum supports a balance of intentional teaching, leaning though playing and spontaneous activities. As such our curriculum fosters many of the key elements of the Reggio Emilia Approach. We then combine this vision with the principles, practices and outcomes of the National Early Childhood Curriculum, the “Early Years Learning Framework” (EYLF).  Its implementation provides an opportunity for the children to achieve the five learning outcomes:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity

  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

  4. Children are confident and involved learners

  5. Children are effective communicators

Our Educators create a monthly program, which is based on individual and group observations, children's interests, parent's and educators' input. 

Our centre is unique in that we have a strong focus on Arts and Music. Music lessons thought the week are included in your fees, and carried out by a trained Educator.

 

THE National Quality Framework

Little Sprouts adheres to the National Quality Framework (NQF), which provides a national quality standard to ensure high quality and consistent early childhood education and care across Australia. The NQF assists parents in making informed decisions when choosing care for their child. Little Sprouts reflects on their service through our Quality Improvement Plan, displayed in the office. We invite parents to view and contribute to this document at any time.

“The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided Curriculum”

— Reggio Emilia