Tell me, I’ll forget.
Show me, I’ll remember.
Involve me, I’ll understand.
We are committed to providing an inspiring creative learning experience to every child in our Raby and Blair Athol Childcare centres. The program offered is influenced by inquiry-based learning practices, emergent curriculum and the outcomes, principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being and Becoming.
All these influences value the building of relationships with children, families, staff and the community. Our learning environments reflect the view that our children are capable and constructors of their own knowledge and the adults are facilitators and co-learners.
Children are free to choose the areas of interest in which to participate throughout the day and the educators and children engage in collaborative decision-making about the equipment which is used.
We provide our children with the opportunity to participate in group activities with either a small or large group. The program is emergent and flexible and recognises the individual needs and interests of the children. We encourage our children to initiate and continue their own projects and investigations that may last days or weeks based on their interests of the world in which they live.
Visitors and incursions are also planned throughout the year to extend the children’s learning beyond our gates.
The family is an important part of our learning environment. We encourage you and other family members to spend time at our Raby and Blair Athol Child care centre. You are always welcome to participate in the life of Pied Piper Kindergarten.