Nestle In Goonellabah Early Learning Centre offers a stimulating, educational and creative program that ensures childrens’ interests and needs are nurtured and developed, through a wide range of carefully selected resources and well-maintained equipment. Staff continually endeavor to improve the learning environment by maintaining a high degree of organisation and teamwork among staff, as well as with the children and their families. We plan and provide learning opportunities supported by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), which ensures your child receives quality education programs in our Centre. The vision of the EYLF is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life. The EYLF describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.
Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’ – time to play, try new things and have fun.
Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.
The program, planned and evaluated with the involvement of all staff, is based on sound education and knowledge of child development, observations of children, current child rearing practices, and in consultation with children and families. Each child has a developmental journal where observations, objectives, and plans are documented. This journal is a working document and can be viewed by the parent at any time. It remains the property of the Centre whilst your child is enrolled at the Centre. The program is flexible to meet the needs of individual children and group needs. We work very hard at “bridging the gap” between home and our service. The Centre adheres to:
- Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010
- Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011
- National Quality Framework;
- National Quality Standards;
- Work Health and Safety Act 2010
- Centre Philosophy
- Centre Policies and Procedure; and
- Is guided by the Early Childhood Association Code of Ethics.