At Grand Kids 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.
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’.
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.
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: