The Learning Journey
At Nurture Early Education we are passionate about the learning journey the children and Educators embark on every day while they spend time in our environment. Our Curriculum is grounded in the Early Years Learning Framework and inspired by the Rose Way approach.
Curriculum focus areas
Making learning “visible”
Learning should be visible, so we document the learning and make it available for our children, our colleagues and our families so that everyone can see and contribute to the learning. Documentation takes many forms- art, conversations, photographs, learning stories and group observations. This allows us to showcase the children’s skills, dispositions and abilities. In taking an interest in this display of the children’s learning, we’re demonstrating how proud we are of them and their ‘being’ and ‘becoming’.
Reflection And Continuous Improvement
Our practices and documentation also allow us to ‘reflect’, which is a critical part of our professional practice as Early Childhood Educators. This is to ensure we are constantly reviewing what we do, how we do it, what we learned and what else we can learn. We then research and devise new opportunities for framework and extending learning opportunities for the children and our learning community. Leading to the reality that we are all ‘Learners’ here at Nurture Early Education.
Reggio Emelia approach
The Reggio Emilia Approach originated in the town of Reggio Emilia in Italy out of a movement towards progressive and cooperative early childhood education. At Nurture Early Education, our Curriculum is inspired by this approach and the way it values the voice of the child. We view children as being worthy of being listened to and feel that adults can actually learn from children as well as the other way around. Educators are encouraged to allow the children to guide their own curriculum based upon their own interests, and children are encouraged to develop their own curiosities and potential in order to understand the world around them and how they fit within it.
Resources for Infant Educarers or “RIE” was founded in 1978 by early childhood educator Magda Gerber, who advocated respect between a parent and child and said adults should allow their children to solve problems without interference. We take inspiration from this approach in our daily interaction and education at Nurture. The Pikler approach is based on a kind and respectful relationship between an adult and infant, through tender care moments, a naturally paced motor development, free movement and uninterrupted play.
Play based learning opportunities
We offer a play based learning environment. Play is a recognised, valued process for children’s learning, thinking, imagination, story making and communication. The play of young children includes many different types including: sensory, physical, creative, symbolic, role play, and games with rules. Our aim is to create spaces that:
• Provide an unhurried environment where children have time to explore and extend their investigations
• Encourage children to develop an understanding of their social worlds. They can learn to trust, form attachments, share, negotiate, take turns, take risks and resolve conflict.
• Are inviting with open-ended materials, to extend children’s interests and learning
• Allow for Educators to model and provide instruction when required
• Allow Educators to interact with and observe children – gaining insights into their interests, skills and knowledge.
Rose Way Programme
The team of Educators at Nurture Early Education utilise The ROSE Way framework to plan, document and capture meaningful learning discoveries.
We offer a Government Approved Kindergarten program, delivered by qualified early childhood teachers incorporating the Qld Kindergarten Guidelines.
What Our Families are Saying
My son loves going to Nurture, it is the highlight of his week. I love about the centre all the amazing staff know my sons name. The range of fun and engaging activities the educators organise and the freshly prepared meals the kids are served.
My daughter has recently started at this awesome centre. Once she gets out of the car the excitement starts. I put her down on the floor in her room to pack her belongings away and she’s off, straight outside to explore. She’s so happy, especially when she can pat the centres pets. The staff are always wonderful and helpful and go out of their way for her and myself.
This is the third daycare centre my son has been to, and we are absolutely in love! Could not recommend this place enough!