Providing exceptional Early Learning opportunities for children
Why Parkhurst Early Learning
We make the early years count. We believe that children are our future, so understanding that the early years are the most influential period in a child’s life, we’ve set out to provide amazing opportunities to create lasting positive impact.
Creating a Love of Learning
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.
The EYLF was developed by the Australian and state governments with consultation from the early childhood sector, and offers a vision where ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’
The Early Years Learning Framework
The Early Years Learning Framework is an early childhood curriculum framework, which will guide early childhood educators in developing quality, early childhood education programmes.
The framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years, as well as their transition to school.
Further information about the Early Years Learning Framework is available on the Department of Education and Training website.
The Early Years Learning Framework has been developed collaboratively by the Australian and state and territory governments with substantial input from the child care and early learning sector and early childhood academics.
The framework included feedback from an extensive consultation process, including two national symposiums, national public consultation forums, focus groups, an online forum and case-study trials.
Parents can be confident that the framework supports early childhood educators to focus their practice on delivering quality learning opportunities for young children. The Early Years Learning Framework underpins universal access to early childhood education and has been included in the National Quality Standard to ensure delivery of nationally-consistent and quality early childhood program’s across the country.
The Early Years Learning Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning. The framework also recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.
In addition, the framework has a focus on successful transition to formal schooling.
Services are assessed on key criteria including:
- Educational program and practice
- Children’s health and safety
- Physical environment
- Staffing arrangements
- Relationships with children
- Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
- Leadership and service management
We make the early years count!