When choosing daycare or childcare centre in Perth, you want it to be a place that does more than just “babysit”—you want one that helps prepare your child for school. In that interest, the Commonwealth of Australia has come up with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), which has been given the title of “Being, Belonging and Becoming.
The Framework was created in 2009 and is designed to help facilitate 5 outcomes for early learners. Every Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area uses the framework to help your child be as ready as he or she can be when it is time to enter school.
Here are the 5 outcomes you can expect us to help your child attain.
A Strong Sense of Identity
“Belonging, Being and Becoming” isn’t just a cute title. All 3 of these processes are considered to be integral parts of developing a strong sense of identity. Children construct their identities based on what they learn about themselves from their parents, peers and community.
Everything a child experiences in the early learning years has a crucial role in developing identity. With that in mind, Cuddles Childcare Centres put your child in an environment where he or she will feel respected and significant. This helps develop a sense of belonging, especially as children develop positive relationships with their peers and teachers.
When children have a strong sense of identity, they feel secure, safe and supported; they develop confident and knowledgeable self-identities; they develop autonomy, resilience, sense of agency and interdependence; they also learn how to interact with others with respect, empathy and care.
Connection and Contribution
The second outcome is that children contribute to their world and feel connected with it. With group play and exercise provided by childcare centres Perth, they develop a sense that they belong to their peer group and they learn to understand the dynamics of community participation with reciprocal responsibilities and rights.
In addition, children learn to honour diversity, responding to it with respect. They also become aware of concepts such as right, wrong and fair, encouraging them to show more respect for their environment and become more responsible.
A Sense of Wellbeing
Wellbeing is a crucial component of belonging, being and becoming. If a child doesn’t possess wellbeing, it is difficult to feel or participate in the said 3 processes. Wellbeing is a general term that covers such areas as being in good physical health, having feelings of satisfaction, happiness and successful social functioning.
Wellbeing holds a strong influence on how children interact in social, educational and professional situations all through life. It is extremely important in their ability to learn and succeed in school and in life.
At Cuddles Childcare Centres, we want your children to become strong in both their emotional and social wellbeing. We also teach them to take more responsibility in taking care of their physical wellbeing and general health.
Confident and Involved Learners
When children are connected, it gives them the security to become involved and active participants when learning. They will develop healthy attitudes toward learning, such as creativity, confidence, cooperation, curiosity, imagination, persistence and commitment.
As they grow, they develop the skill to engage in processes such as enquiry, hypothesising, investigating, researching, experimentation and eventually problem-solving. They will be able to adapt and transfer what they have learned from one subject to another. They will also be able to use connecting with technologies, places, people and materials to resource their own learning.
Effective communication is one of the most crucial skills a child can have. It gives them the ability to interact non-verbally and verbally with others in most situations. They are able to read books and derive meaning from them; they can express ideas and derive meaning from all media; and they begin to understand how systems of patterns and symbols work.
Ultimately, children learn to use communication and information technologies to investigate ideas, amass information and support their thinking with tangible research.
Not Just “Child’s Play”
One of the great benefits of bringing your child to any of our Cuddles Childcare Centre locations in the Perth area is that we use play to help facilitate all of these outcomes. Children get to enjoy such activities as Messy Play, Jessie’s Art Time, Jolly Phonics, the Fairy Godmother story sessions, Friday Fun Day and Happy Feet Fitness among other activities.
Call Us Today
Call any of our Cuddles Childcare Centre locations in the Perth area for more information. Bertram: (08) 9419 1844, St James: (08) 9358 4673 and Carlisle: (08) 9472 4702. Find out how your child can develop the identity, confidence and learning skills to help them succeed in school and life.