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Our Curriculum

The commitment we've made...

The Centre is committed to following the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

https://www.acecqa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2023-01/EYLF-2022-V2.0.pdf

Children's play provides opportunities for children to learn, as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. Social play assists our children in developing a sense of individual and social identity. In addition, they learn to communicate and express themselves. Our educators facilitate learning through play by allowing our children to have variety of spaces to play, access a range of meaningful resources and utilise opportunities for learning in supervised uninterrupted time to play. The supervised time allows the educators to assess and reflect on our children’s journey towards further development. Please visit the government website for more information www.acecqa.gov.au

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 What is Kindergarten?
 

Kindergarten is a pre-prep program that gives children a flying start to learning and life. It is offered at long day care centres – like other kindergarten centres across the country.  Kindergartens  help lay a strong foundation for a child’s future education. This is the link www.qld.gov.au/kindy
 


Why send my 4 year old child to Kindergarten?
 

 Kindergarten builds up a child’s confidence levels while providing play-based learning experiences that develop vital skills in their early years. Because the learning is play-based, children don’t return home pressured or stressed. Children at Hamilton House often don’t want to go home and can’t wait to come back the next day!
 


Who will teach my child at Kindergarten?
 

At Hamilton House we have a qualified teacher – who leads children through the  range of exciting and challenging activities . The teacher understands that she is building on the important role that parents play as their child’s first educator.


Why are the benefits of having a Kindergarten program at a Long Day Care Centre?
 

The obvious benefit to choosing a kindergarten program within a long day care centre is the care outside of regular kindergarten hours.  A typical kindergarten centre offers care during the hours of 9.00am till 3.00pm. A long day care centre can offer care before and after the kindergarten program hours. Hamilton House is available to suit the needs of working parents who need care for their children between the hours of 7 am till 6 pm.
 


What does the Kindergarten Program at Hamilton House look like?
 

Our kindergarten curriculum is based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines – these are set out by the Queensland Government and are based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Both of these guidelines and frameworks set out principles and practices that guide our educators to provide early childhood services for Queensland children.


The Kindergarten Learning Guidelines set out five learning areas – these being:
 

Identity
Connectedness
Well being
Active Learning
Communicating

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