Preschool Program

Our Lifelong Learning School Readiness Curriculum emphasises enquiry-based projects and foundation academic skills to support children’s critical 21st-century school readiness development.

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School Readiness (3-5 yrs)

Our Preschool rooms have been designed to facilitate the learning required for your child to be a resilient and confident learner, prepared for the transition to Primary School. We know that all children are capable of realizing their full potential if they are in the right environment. That is why we use Project based learning, appropriate technology and enrichment programs to spark the best experiences. The Lifelong Learning: School Readiness Curriculum emphasizes enquiry-based projects and foundation academic skills to support children’s development of key 21st century school-readiness.

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What Children Learn

Our two-year school readiness program for children aged 3-5 focuses on foundation learning in numeracy & math, literacy & writing and STEM, as well as dramatic play, art, and physical activity. Our school readiness program also integrates technology in an age-appropriate way to support foundational learning and researching for our Inquiry-Based Projects program, where children explore topics in detail over time, e.g., mini-beasts or the Ocean etc.  

The school readiness program also includes some unique programs for children, primarily written just for our Affinity enrolled children, including our Big Thinkers STEM program, Aussie Wildlife Champions and in selected Centres, our Grandfriends intergenerational program and Positive Living Skills mental health & wellbeing program.  

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Where Children Learn

Our preschool/kindergarten classrooms and learning environments have been designed to support our curriculum programs and are structured to support children to explore the many possibilities that re available to them throughout the day. With both indoor and outdoor learning taking place, children can feel refreshed and comfortable as they develop their understanding of the world around them – and of their own potential. Our preschool/kindergarten rooms include Lifelong Learning Curriculum zones to encourage children to try new things every day. Interactive Learning hub, Numeracy & Math, Construction zone, Literacy & writing, Art Studio, Dramatic play, Book corner and STEM.

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How Children Learn

Children learn best when they believe that they can. Our teachers and educators focus on supporting children to explore the curriculum confidently and make daily choices to build independence. Through a rich combination of play-based learning and intentional teaching, our programs allow children to explore their interests and ideas, develop those all-important 21st-century thinking skills, and contribute to learning and discovery within their classroom of friends.  

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Our Educational Programs

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Nursery

Your child's lifelong learning journey starts here! Our nursery provides a warm, safe environment for your baby to learn and grow. Caring and gentle educators will develop nurturing relationships with your baby, so your child will develop trust and a sense of belonging.

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Toddler

Our centre provides a stimulating and fun environment to enhance your child’s learning in their early years. Learning starts long before school, with the first five years of a child’s life being crucial to laying the foundations for their ability to learn throughout their later years.

Moving up to the Big Room

Preschool

Preparing for primary school is one of the most important times in a child’s life. Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum School Readiness program stimulates young minds, builds confidence, resilience and positive self-image, and supports children’s transition to school.

Preschool/Kindergarten FAQ's

We deliver a School Readiness program that specialises in helping your child develop the skills and dispositions towards learning that we know they need to be successful in school. We focus on ensuring your children are socially, emotionally, and academically ready to move to ‘big’ school. Our program, developed using research findings, focuses on early education that supports 3-5-year-old children to explore:
• Foundational literacy and maths skills
• Learning to recognize and write their name
• Number recognition and early maths problems
• 21st Century thinking skills and communication skills
• Self-help skills and confidence in being independent
• Social confidence and emotional resilience

Why Choose Milestones?

Milestones Early Learning is a high-quality provider of childcare where every child experiences the joy of learning in a caring community.

We’re experts at knowing how kids develop and grow, and we nurture them through these vital and precious early stages of their lives. Through these important early years, children change so quickly - constantly absorbing new information and expanding their skill set. We gently encourage and guide them to explore their own potential.

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for children from birth to five. Our curriculum focuses on what children learn, how children learn and where children learn as; babies, toddlers and older 3-5-year-olds.

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Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for children from birth to five. Our curriculum focuses on what children learn, how children learn and where children learn as; babies, toddlers and older 3-5-year-olds. Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum draws on current research, evidence-informed practices and specific programs in each age group, such as The Circle of Security in our babies’ rooms, Abecedarian Language Priority for our Toddlers and Inquiry-Based Learning Projects for older children. We are also proud to offer children access to our unique programs to Affinity, including our Big Thinkers STEM, Aussie Wildlife Champions, Positive Living Skills and Grandfriends programs.

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Leading The Private Childcare Sector In Quality

Our centre practices, policies and procedures aligned with legislative expectations outlined in the National Quality Framework. This means that every effort is made to comply with the Education and Care Services National Law and Education and Care Services National Regulation, the approved learning frameworks and the National Quality Standards.

Throughout the year, our dedicated Quality Team work tirelessly alongside our Centre Managers to ensure our teams maintain Quality Standards across the Affinity Education Group in line with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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Inspiring children to reach their full potential.

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Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Developed by Affinity Education, our educators and Early Learning Teachers are trained in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum.

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Health and Wellbeing

Our Educational programs, incursions, excursions, events and daily activities are based on health and wellbeing themes.

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Sustainability Activities

Sustainable practices including gardening, care of centre pets, recycling stations, electricity concervation and more.

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Our Quality Commitment

We thrive on excellence – from the way we implement our curriculum through to our commitment to safe, high-quality services.

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