6 weeks - 2 Years
Integral to the EYLF are the five principles that underpin practice to assist all children in making progress in relation to the Learning Outcomes:
Secure, Respectful and Reciprocal Relationships: Babies’ first attachments provide them with a secure base for exploration and learning. Through a widening network of secure relationships, children develop confidence and feel respected and valued.
Partnerships: Educators create a welcoming environment for the babies and families are respected and encouraged to collaborate with educators in order to ensure that experiences are meaningful to the individual child.
High Expectations and Equity: Early childhood educators challenge practices that contribute to inequities and make decisions that promote inclusion and participation of all children.
Respect For Diversity: Our educators recognise that diversity contributes to the richness of our society. In Australia it also includes promoting greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being. We welcome all babies and all families, and celebrate in our diversity.
Ongoing Learning and Reflective Practice: Early childhood educators examine what happens in their settings and reflect on what they might change. Our babies room has evolved over the years to become a home-away-from-home, yet we continue to reflect and make changes.
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