Preschool & Early Learning Centre

Education at Mimosa Kids

Here at Mimosa Kids Preschool & Early learning Centre we value every child as an individual so we understand that everyone’s learning journey will be different. We aim to cater to the needs of each and every child that attends our service, collaborating with families and other health services to work towards the best outcome for your child whilst in our care.

National Quality Framework

Educators follow the nationally recognised curriculum, Belonging, Being & Becoming: Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The EYLF is in place to ensure educators are able to provide children with quality education and care that enriches learning for the individual. It focuses on three main areas, belonging, being and becoming which recognises the importance of a collaborative approach to children’s learning including the child, family and early childhood educators as well as health professionals in some cases. It describes five main outcomes for learning as below:

  • Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
  • Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Under each learning outcome there are more detailed examples of ways in which children can reach this milestone. Educators use this when planning and documenting children’s learning along with the parent goals and child information provided to record the children’s progress.

Fun fact: Under learning outcome 3, we explore Munch n Move regularly at our service!

Mimosa Kids is rated Meeting under the National Quality Framework governed by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). We follow strict rules and regulations to comply with the law and to ensure our service is at its best for you and your child. ACECQA has made Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs) mandatory and we are frequently updating them to improve the education and care of children at our service. We appreciate our families’ feedback so we can add your input into our plans. You can find our QIPs located outside the office window and you can comment on them near the Joey classroom entrance.

Play-based learning

Here at Mimosa Kids we believe that children learn best through play and in the EYLF it is described as “a context for learning through which children organize and make sense of their social worlds, as they actively engage with people, objects and representations”. During play children can use their real life experiences and re-enact them as well as test these roles or theories in a safe, nurturing environment. Children learn about mathematics, literacy, science, social skills, independence, self-help and more, exploring these using their senses and relationships with trusted educators. Play based learning allows children to try, persist, succeed and thrive all while having FUN!

As Jean Piaget shared, “Play is the work of childhood.”

Individualised learning

We understand that children develop and grow at different rates and to cater to this we ensure each child’s learning is individualised. Educators use developmental milestones, parent identified goals as well as information about the child and their developing interests to plan activities to deepen their understanding of the subject. On our curriculums, educators place the children’s initials beside the experience to indicate that it has been planned for that specific child. This ensures that whatever age group your child is in, they are receiving individualised learning from their educators.

Appsessment

At the beginning of this year we changed our online programming system and now use a website/app called Appsessment. When new families arrive they are asked to sign a permission slip stating that they are happy for their child’s information to be placed on Appsessment before being sent an invitation. Appsessment can be viewed online or via a downloaded app. Educators upload daily group documentation as well as uploading individual observations about your child. If you would like any more information about Appsessment, you can contact our Educational Leader, Bec on bec.reeves@mimosakids.com.au

Some useful links for more information:

AECEQA  – https://www.acecqa.gov.au/

EYLF document – http://files.acecqa.gov.au/files/National-Quality-Framework-Resources-Kit/belonging_being_and_becoming_the_early_years_learning_framework_for_australia.pdf

Appsessment website – https://www.appsessment.com/

Munch N Move – https://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/campaigns-programs/about-munch-move.aspx