Our Approach

Mission Australia Early Learning structure all educational programming around the National Early Years Learning Framework.

The 5 Learning Outcomes and goals of the National Early Years Learning Framework are explained below.

  • Belonging: is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place. 
  • Being: is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just “be” – time to play, try new things and have fun.
  • Becoming: is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.
  • Play is learning: Play is very important for children. Through play babies and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they come to communicate, discover, imagine and create. When children play they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. This is why play is one of the foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework. 
  • Relationships are key: It is known that children learn best when they have secure relationships with caring adults. When children from a very early age develop trusting relationships they feel more confident and able to explore and learn. In our services, we ensure children feel emotionally secure and that they learn through play to develop the skills and understandings they need to interact positively with others and gradually learn to take responsibility.

Educators at Mission Australia Early Learning will work with you in order to get to know your child well. They will create an educational program that builds on your child’s interest and abilities, and will keep you in touch with your child’s progress.

EYLF five learning goals:

  1. A strong sense of identity.
  2. Connections with the world.
  3. A strong sense of wellbeing.
  4. Confidence and involvement in their learning.
  5. Effective communication skills.

It is through the framework’s five learning goals our educators will assist your child to develop to the best of their ability.

By working together, parents and educators can enhance a child’s learning and wellbeing. As the most important person in your child’s life you can make a difference by talking regularly with your child’s educators and asking about their learning. Information you provide allows Mission Australia Early Learning educators to link your child’s experiences at home with the time they spend together in the early childhood setting.

Working with families, communities and society as a whole, we’re giving all children an opportunity to thrive, and in doing so we’re building stronger communities around Australia. Join us in EMBRACING OUR FUTURE.

 

What's Mission Australia Early Learning's unique approach?

Sitting alongside the Early Years Learning Framework, Mission Australia Early Learning have established a unique approach to caring for and educating your child - four key areas. Each, we believe, equally important to the health, happiness and successful development of every child:

The first is ‘education’. With a model that has been shaped by the knowledge of experienced Early Childhood professionals, Mission Australia Early Learning receives some of the highest rankings and recognition in Australia. We are perfectly placed to provide a learning environment that gives each child the best chance of a brighter future

Next is ‘community’. And as the word implies, it’s all about our focus on ensuring that our centres are genuinely integrated into their local area, meeting local needs and supporting local parents. Not to mention, fostering a stronger community spirit. After all, we share the belief that it ‘takes a village to raise a child’.

Of course, you can’t have a healthy mind without healthy body. So ‘nutrition’ is a fundamental aspect to our method. Food provided at all centres meet national nutritional guidelines and is appropriate to the age, culture, religion or medical needs of children enrolled. This is food that they will feel good about and, equally importantly, their parents will too.

Completing our unique approach is what we call ‘environment’. It’s based on our long-standing conviction that grass, trees and sunshine, rather than walls, make for the best learning experiences. In short, we always strive to nurture through our nature, as much as possible.

Every Mission Australia Early Learning centre features an outdoor area to immerse children in the magic of the natural world, as they learn, play, interact and develop.

Together, these four pillars inform every decision we make and every action we take in caring for children in communities across Australia.

We apply them consistently and in unison to form an approach aimed at enabling each and every child in our care, the best possible chance of achieving their full potential.

As an organisation that is more familiar than most with the concerns of mums, dads and wider communities, we appreciate that it’s never just one child that we’re caring for and nurturing… rather, with each new little one enrolled to one of our centres around Australia, we’re EMBRACING OUR FUTURE.