Curriculum

  •  Educational program
    The educational program that Aero Kids provides aims to ensure the continuity of education and care of all children attending the service in the absence of their family members and/or primary carers. We strive to ensure that all children feel comfortable and secure whilst being educated and cared for at our service. Our educational program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia and Emergent approaches.

    Our educational program follows the National Quality Framework which has been developed and fundamental to belonging, being and becoming from the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework). From before birth children are connected to family, community, culture and place, their earliest development and learning and most influential educators.

    As children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their own identities and understandings of the world.

    Our Service’s educational program includes the five Learning Outcomes which are created to capture the integrated and complex learning and the early childhood range.

    The outcomes are:
    Children have a strong sense of identity.
    Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
    Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
    Children are confident and involved learners.
    Children are effective communicators.

    We see ‘play' as children's work and respond to the children's individual and group interestsand needs by providing planned and spontaneous developmentally and culturally appropriate experiences, where educators are present to assist the children in their journeys of learning as well as scaffold and intentionally teaching children concepts, ideas and skills.

    We believe play is essential to young children's learning and development. We endeavour to meet the needs of children's natural curiosity by providing a range of opportunities for them to experiment, discover, and solve problems and to find out about themselves, other people and the world around them. Our environments are offered to the children in ways that allow them to make decisions and take ownership of their play as they experience the pleasure of learning. Our educational program promotes diversity for children and families from various social, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We provide open-­‐ended experiences that support growth and development and help children develop competencies and build solid foundations for later learning.

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Extra curricula

  • Aero Kids offer extra curricula experiences for families that wish for their child to participate (at an additional cost), the experiences can change over the terms or remain the same as the children build and expand upon their skills and learning. Extra curricula experiences that have been offered in the past to the children are soccer, dancing and physical movement and music classes.

  • Transition to school program

    At Aero kids we believe that preparing children for their journey into Primary School is essential to making the transition from early childhood to school as positive and familiar as can be, by offering within our program opportunities to:

     Introduce phonetic Awareness, which is the introduction to all language skills, learning about the sounds of our language. Children will be offered opportunities to learn new letters and their sounds each week and review them daily.
     Explore and learn about a variety of literacy experiences from information texts to stories.
     Share in a portfolio interview at the beginning and end of each year to discuss the s growth and learning.
     Engage in small group opportunities with an educator, for children to develop skills in counting, writing as well as incorporating experiences where children are encouraged to follow instructions and steps.
     Bring in a lunchbox and drink bottle in the last term of the year to assist children in becoming familiar with using glad wrap, zip lock bags and other types of storage packing for when they have to do it every day it is a process they are more familiar with.
     Explore experiences that are embedded into play as a part of the process in getting them ready for school.

  • Food & Nutrition

     Food preparation
    A full-time Cook who is qualified in “Following Basic Food and Safety Practices” and “Planning and Evaluating meals and menus to meet the recommended Dietary Guidelines” is employed by the Service to provide nutritious, balanced meals for the children for each meal served in the day. The menus are on a 4 weekly rotation for summer and winter. Meals provided are breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late supper which are all prepared on site with fruit and vegetables which are freshly selected by our Cook. We aim to provide food from various cultures and encourage children’s participation and engagement in adding ideas to our menu.

     Bottle feeding kitchenette
    The 0-2 year old room (Nursery) has a designated kitchenette where bottles are prepared, sterilised and stored throughout the day. Farex is also provided by the Service for infants that are making their transition to solid foods. A kettle, fridge, microwave and bottle warmer are all available in the kitchenette for use when needed.