The Beachwood Curriculum

Embracing the magic of childhood

We value the joy and wonder of early childhood and strongly believe that learning should be fun and authentic to children’s interests and needs. That’s why we’re committed to creating a learning atmosphere where children can be children, and where they feel safe, loved and valued. Children are at the centre of everything we do. Their interests, ideas and wonderings help us to provide an environment for teaching and learning. And by offering them a safe place to grow, every child can flourish to the best version of themselves

Our curriculum is designed to build on the unique needs, interests, disposition and strengths of each child. Through active listening and communication and observing children closely, educators facilitate the children’s learning and exploration and can identify teachable learning moments. Our emergent curriculums foster hands on playful learning, that empower children to be the co-constructors of their own learning. When children’s natural curiosity is encouraged learning flows organically.

“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein

Belonging in the environment, being in the moment, becoming me​

Our curriculums, learning outcomes, practices and principals are all guided by the Early Years Learning Framework of Australia (EYLF), a learning framework for children from birth to five years. 

The aim of the EYLF is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school. Through the Framework’s five learning goals, our curriculums will support your child to gain:

Beach to Bush

The art of being with nature, inside, outside, and beyond

Being out in nature is important for the health and wellbeing of everyone, especially children. Being on nature’s terms and in ‘nature time’ sets the stage for curious minds to investigate and discover the world around them.

Beachwood incorporates regular excursions within our curriculum for all ages to benefit from our beautiful surroundings at both locations including the local beaches, wetlands, Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve, parks and surrounds.

The use of technology​

Let's go invent tomorrow

Digital technology can be a powerful educational device that will stimulate 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. By using technology, we can carefully and decisively integrate these devices within our children’s environment.

We use technology as an educational instrument for our children to seek information beyond their immediate environment, so we can encourage them to be great thinkers and leaners. By using technology within our curriculum, we offer children new ways to discover and research the world around them.

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