Our Curriculum

Early Steps Child Care Centre provides a play-based learning environment for children aged 8 weeks – school age.

The curriculum encompasses all the interactions, routines and experiences in their environment. Through close relationships, the voice of each child and their families can be listened to, information gathered, analysed and reflected upon, and changes strategically and thoughtfully planned, as collaboratively, a meaningful curriculum is developed for each child.
We recognise that families are central to a child’s learning therefore we will actively seek families input into our daily programme. We strive to build a positive relationship with the child and the families as we believe that shared learning is only possible in an environment where relationships are characterised by mutual respect, trust, effective communication, compassion and responsiveness.

Early Steps CCC uses the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) when planning its programs. Fundamental to the Framework is a view of children’s lives as characterized by Belonging, Being and Becoming. From before birth children are connected to family, community, culture and place. Their earliest development and learning takes place through these relationships, particularly within families who are the child’s first and most influential educators. As children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their identities and understandings of the world. Staff plan individual programs for every child, using information collected from jottings, art work, observations on play, conversations with children also information shared by families.

The following Learning Outcomes are skills, knowledge or dispositions that educators can actively promote in early childhood settings in collaboration with children and families.

Outcome 1
Children have a strong sense of identity

Outcome 2
Children are connected and contribute to their world

Outcome 3
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

Outcome 4
Children are confident and involved learners

Outcome 5
Children are effective communicators

Our programme is based on the recognition that all children should succeed in play. Central to this programme is the regular monitoring of children’s progress through observations of all children. This ensures that educators are able to match their experiences to the needs of each child.

WHAT PARENTS SAY

Early Steps was a huge part of our family for the last 8 years, and I was so sad to leave at the end of last year when our youngest started school. Wonderful, stable and long-term staff who went far above and beyond what we could have ever expected. The staff and management are very flexible and dedicated to every child who goes to Early Steps, we were very lucky to find such a great place for our kids’ early education. Highly recommended.

Caroline Brown

Not just one of the best but the best child care I know. The quality of the care is amazing and all the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. I would recommend this to any person looking for a great daycare

Kimberley Muculj

Early Steps Para Vista have helped nurture both my two children from when they started at 1 year old through to kindy age. My eldest has just left kindy and started school.  The care and educational skills they both have gained are integral building blocks to their life journey.  The learning techniques my eldest has learnt at kindy are the same as used in his primary school which has made for a smooth transition to the next level of his education. Can’t rate this Early Learning Centre high enough. Really reiterates the good decision we made as parents in the beginning to send our children there. Thanks to all of you.

David Phillips

I have three special needs children and all three have started as babies and grow up going to the center, my last child has just started school and we all sad to say good bye to the most supportive people ever. They helped myself and my three son’s throw so much amd was there every step of the boys diagnoses. Thank you Earlysteps for being caring, understanding and the best Educators ever. Xxx

Fiona McGaffin
All of my kids have gone here, the staff are really friendly and its such a bright and pleasant place to visit.
John Rehill

Couldn’t not rate any higher, great teachers/workers/staff. Could not fault the centre in any way. Highly recommend if your looking for a great quality child care centre

Linda Krouwel

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