Daily Routines

The ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ is an essential curriculum tool which guides our educators practice with the children.

 

Rainbow Room

(2 to 3.5 years)

 

Our educators observe each child’s interests and needs, thus enabling us to guide weekly programming. We then extend and engage the children further, developing their skills and knowledge in order to meet their individual needs.

Their daily routine involves:

  • Indoor Activities (Puzzles, table activities, construction, home corner, dress-ups, dancing, creative arts, cooking experiences, reading corner etc)
  • Group learning engagement mat time (Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, project or interest based, social and emotional development, learning dispositions, health/safety etc)
  • Outdoor Play: sandpit area, construction mats, reading mat, bicycles, cubby houses and a variety of outdoor playground equipment and toys. There is also the opportunity for the children to explore the natural environment through our sustainable vegetable gardens in the side yards. Each child can plant, water and nurture their own vegetables and harvest them for Miss Lynda to include in our meal time.
  • A variety of sensory experiences to engage children’s curiosity and inquiry.
  • Nappy change and toilet facilities
  • Music and movement time
  • Sleeping and rest time in individually allocated beds
  • 5 meals a day: breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon snack prepared by our special chef Miss Lynda

 

 

Troubadour Room

(3.5 to School Age)

 

Little Academy Childcare Strathfield

 

Our qualified and experienced educators closely observe and assess each child strengths, knowledge, interests, needs and abilities. Closely linking to this, our programs are planned to meet each child’s individual needs, extending on their current knowledge and further developing their social skills.

Their daily routine involves:

  • Projects: Child initiated interest based exploration, inquiry based investigation.
  • Group learning engagement mat time (News, classroom expectations for listening and learning, Alphabet phonics and intentional teaching – emergent curriculum, social and emotional development PALS – Playing and Learning to Socialise, health/safety etc)
  • Stories, songs, nursery rhymes
  • Music and movement time
  • Learning tables (Literacy, Numeracy, Fine Motor activities, Science investigation)
  • Indoor Activities (Developmental free play - puzzles, construction, home corner, dress-ups, creative arts, cooking experiences, reading corner etc)
  • Outdoor Play: sandpit area, construction mats, reading mat, games, bicycles, cubby houses and a variety of outdoor playground equipment and toys. There is also the opportunity for the children to explore the natural environment through our sustainable vegetable gardens in the side yards. Each child can plant, water and nurture their own vegetables and harvest them for Miss Lynda to include in our meal time.
  • Sleeping and rest time in individually allocated beds
  • Toilet facilities
  • 5 meals a day: breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon snack prepared by our special chef Miss Lynda