1,000 days. It doesn’t sound like an awful lot, does it? But in fact, the first 1,000 days of your child’s life can have a very real influence on how they develop, grow and learn — not just now, but throughout their entire life.
At Pecks Road Early Learning & Kinder, we recognise the first 1,000 days as being a critical window of time where we can work hand-in-hand with parents, families and carers to set the stage for your child’s physical, emotional and intellectual development.
It is a time of enormous potential and a time of enormous vulnerability. A time when quality childcare really can make a difference!
At Pecks Road Early Learning & Kinder, we strive to make a positive difference to your child’s future by giving them the best possible start in life.
We believe in substance over aesthetics, a home-away-from-home environment. Our Centre is a warm, safe and caring place for children to develop, grow and learn through experience. We ensure every child receives the individual love and attention they deserve.
As a parent or family member, you are welcomed and encouraged to participate in your child’s learning and development. By empowering parents and other family members in the service, we seek to encourage shared decision making about your child’s experience. Importantly, children are invited and encouraged to be active participants in their education and their learning environment, growing to trust their own momentum and priorities, whilst at the same time being offered new and exciting opportunities to engage in the world.
With family input and ties to the local community, our educators strive to provide play-based experiences in an environment that continuously challenges and stimulates children to think, act and create – giving your child the best possible start in life.
Developed in partnership with families…
At Pecks Road Early Learning & Kinder we believe in providing an environment that is inclusive of individual children and family needs. We recognise that each child’s learning comes first from home and we strive to work together with families to support each child’s learning. We aim to develop strong avenues of communication to share information, provide feedback and develop goals for each child’s learning.
Our curriculum is based on each child’s existing knowledge, interests, needs, family input and intentional teaching strategies. Our routines are flexible and each transition smooth as we maximise these times for learning. Children are encouraged to develop independence by being active participants in their learning throughout all times of the day.
We recognise play as an important part of learning and challenge children to think and harvest their own learning through purposefully designed environments and positive interactions. We aim for children to have FUN while they learn, through music and movement, open ended play spaces, arts and crafts and developmentally appropriate play experiences. We empower children to make choices and provide opportunities for children to develop a strong sense of identity.
As educators we believe it is important to act and be professional at all times. We strive to work collaboratively as a team and develop an environment of strong communication. We strive to provide a quality practice where we continuously develop our skills and knowledge through professional development. We are guided by the current framework, national quality standard and the code of ethics.
Our environment is important to us and we want to share our knowledge and skills in our classrooms to support the children to develop appreciation and care for the world around them.
We aim to develop ongoing and meaningful relationships with our local community by getting out into the community and bringing the community in as often as we can.
We respect and pay tribute to the traditional owners of this land by paying respects at Centre events and exploring indigenous culture through our program.