Our Commitment to Learning
Our Curriculum is child-centred and educator-framed. Our knowledgeable educators are trained to develop exciting learning programmes that reflect and respond to your child’s needs. Our programmes are not planned months in advance, they emerge on a daily basis, building on your child’s interests. Using the Early Years Learning Framework we value and recognise your child’s ideas, interests and strengths, planning play experiences that allow your child the opportunity to guide their own learning.
“Play is the highest form of research”
— Albert Einstein
The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.
- Belonging is the foundation for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong through their relationships with their family, culture, community and place. We cherish our role as your extended family and part of your child’s community.
- Being recognises the importance of the here and now. Our curriculum reflects the value we place on childhood, a time to simply ‘be’ – to play, investigate and enjoy an unhurried time to pursue their own interests.
- Becoming is about the wonderful learning and development that young children experience. We recognise the knowledge, understanding, identity, skills and potential that your child brings with them to Starbright.
To maximise the learning opportunities for each child, our curriculum is designed to be fun! Our learning environments are carefully planned to inspire curiosity, a feeling of wanting to explore and to discover. Together with their peers, we celebrate your child’s efforts, their achievements, their struggles and their perseverance.
Our indoor and outdoor environments provide your child with a wide range of experiences that develop positive relationships and effective communications. The engaging learning spaces stimulate the senses, invite exploration and discovery and challenge children as active learners. We encourage the children to connect with nature inside and out.
“Enabling environments mobilise the energy, attention, curiosity and focus of children’’
— Howard Gardner
Young children use many different ways to demonstrate their understanding of the world and express their thoughts and creativity. We value and celebrate every child’s way of thinking, of discovering, of learning. Our daily curriculum recognises the importance of drawing and sculpting, dance and movement, painting and role-play, modelling and music in your child’s development.
“The hundred languages of children”
— Loris Malaguzzi, Founder of the Reggio Emilia Aproach
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