Our teaching curriculum

What you should know

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Curriculum

The curriculum and educational program of Little Diggers is based on: 

  • Our Philosophy;
  • The Early Years Learning Framework;
  • The National Quality Standards;
  • Current theories and research;
  • The interests, needs and development of the children;
  • Collaboration with families and the children’s voices.
  • Our grand friend’s program (where we interact with the elderly residents on weekly play sessions!)

There’s nothing typical about what we do from one day to the next – it could include a visit from the Kym the Reptile man with his plethora of snakes, frogs and other reptiles, a visit to the war museum to check out War Vets Village Anzac artefacts, or a visit to our grand friends for a play session! It could be bike week or a dress-up day, we could be baking our afternoon tea for the day, or we could be having a yoga lesson!

It’s the perfect balance of play, exercise, fun, learning, resting and eating well!

Early Years Framework (EYLF)

All of our educators practices and programs are guided by the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

Compliance and assessment

The licensee of a childcare service has a legal obligation to ensure that, at all times, the day-to-day operations of the service comply with relevant federal, state or territory and local government legislation.

We come under the governing bodies of Dept of Education and Communities and the National Quality Standard.

Our Service complies with the National Quality Framework (NQF) including the National Quality Standard (NQS), the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Regulations (Education and Care Services National Regulations).

Our Service is regulated by the new national body for early education and care – the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as well as the state licensing department in our State/Territory. To contact our Regulatory Authority, please refer to the contact details below:

Information and Enquiries
NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate
Department of Education and Communities
Locked Bag 5107
PARRAMATTA NSW 2124
www.det.nsw.edu.au
Tel: 1800619113
Email: ececd@det.nsw.edu.au

Reconciliation Action Plan
A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal commitment to reconciliation. It documents how early learning service will strengthen relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the school/service and with the community.

Our vision for reconciliation:

Reconciliation is a personal and shared learning journey for educators, children and families at Little Diggers. It is something for EVERYONE at our preschool to understand and be a part of. We aim to continue to foster a culture of respect, where we come together in harmony to celebrate the rich histories and cultural diversity and continuing contributions of the First Nations Peoples across the amazing place, we call Australia.

We truly believe in early education and in children having the power to create change for their own and future generations. We hope to instil knowledge about, and genuine engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures among our children and their families, so that they can carry on their learning in future.

We understand the need for continued learning and for starting important conversations about and actions towards reconciliation. It’s never too late to un-learn and re-learn together and, to shape positive international change.

Download our reconciliation action plan (RAP)

Philosophy

Our philosophy encompasses our knowledge and beliefs about early childhood education and highlights our values and practices in our daily interactions with children, families and the community.

We believe that our philosophy is a living, working document that continually evolves with our community. As new insights are gained and through reflective practice, we regularly review our philosophy with educators, children, families and management.

Download our philosophy

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Gallery

A picture tell a thousand words

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grand friends and butterflies
bee hives
anzac poppies
Little Diggers classroom
Testimonials

What our families say