Educational programs and practice (QA1)
We incorporate the Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being & Becoming for our children in Baby Nest, Toddler Nest, Junior Nest and Pre-Kindy and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline for our children in Kindergarten. In addition, aspects of Nature Play and influences of play based learning theories are part of our daily routines and activities for all children.
Across our Junior Nest, Pre-Kindy and Kindergarten we implement regular outings and the children explore the campus of Caloundra City Private School. Here the children join in weekly visits to the Library (Pre-Kindy and Kindergarten), the Sports Hall and are immersed in exploration of the surrounding bushland, permaculture garden and the additional playgrounds and oval the school campus has to offer.
Highly qualified Teachers and Educators
Our early learning programs are overseen by our Educational Leader to ensure a well-rounded curriculum that allows all the children in Pelicans Nest Early Learning Centre to shine. Our Pre-Kindy and Kindergarten Room programs are taught by degree qualified Early Childhood Teachers.
Educators draw inspiration from theorists such as Maria Montessori, Friedrich Froebel, Lori Malaguzzi, Lev Vygotsky and Claire Warden when planning their programs and routines.
Our team is as diverse as the community of families and children we welcome into our service. In addition to formal qualifications, our Educators and Teachers also hold current First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis as well as Child Protection certificates.