The EYLF is an early childhood curriculum framework, which will guide early
childhood educators in developing quality, early childhood education
programmes. The framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes to
support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years, as well as
their transition to school. This will help ensure consistency in the delivery of
learning programmes around Australia.
Parents can be confident that the framework supports early childhood educators
to focus their practice on delivering quality learning opportunities for young
The EYLF underpins universal access to early childhood education and has been
included in the National Quality Standard (NQS)to ensure delivery of nationally
consistent and quality early childhood programmes across the country.
We believe in Eco-Action and Sustainability
“Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. We endeavour to conduct our activities and
operations to reflect the best environmental practices, in order to control and
reduce our direct impact on the environment.
We are committed to:
Ensuring that the Centre is equipped with visible and convenient recycling centres, which are accessible by the Pelican community
Progressively reducing energy and water consumption and wastage.
Reducing the amount of non-recycled or non-reused waste produced.
Purchasing office paper, stationery and other products that are recycled, environmentally friendly, and recyclable, where possible.
Incorporating recycling and environmental issues in the curriculum, to create awareness, and stimulate the interest in all members of the community
We have a strong emphasis on the School Readiness Program
The School Readiness Program aims to develop the children’s developmental
skills in key learning areas, such as literacy, numeracy, creative arts and music
and self-help skills. These skills are deemed important and are critical in building
positive self-esteem, which will facilitate the child’s transition from a childcare
setting to the school environments.
Some key activities include name writing, numeracy games, reading, story
sequencing activities, board games, fine-motor activities, scissor skills, teamwork
and respect for rules and routines, to name a few.
The rigour of the School Readiness Program will typically intensify from the
second half of each year, so as to better prepare children for their Big Schools.
We are ELLA (Early Learning Languages Australia) approved
ELLA is digital language learning program for pre-schoolers. The objective is to expose children early in life to a world of cultural possibilities.
To make the learning of one of thirteen foreign languages fun and interactive, children will access learning using play-based apps called “The Polyglots” – easily accessible via our children’s tablet devices.
Through ELLA, we aim to develop the children’s social, thinking and digital skills, all of which support their literacy competencies and multi-cultural competence.