Heritage House Education
At Heritage House we offer an educational program based on children’s levels of development, needs and interests, which is implemented on a daily basis.
Our Curriculum for all age groups facilitates a range of individual and small group experiences as well as providing children with the opportunity to participate in indoor and outdoor activities, quiet and active pursuits, structured and self-initiated experiences.
As a quality education and care facility we implement the guidelines of the Early Years Learning Framework and include the three pillars of being, becoming and belonging into each child’s day and have designed our program with a focus on the 5 key learning outcomes:
1. Children have a strong sense of identity
2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
4. Children are confident and involved learners
5. Children are effective communicators.
At Heritage House we endeavour to promote confident learners, who love to learn and set the foundation for lifelong learning beyond the kindergarten year. Research indicates that children learn best when they are engaged in play-based, fun and hands-on activities.
Our preschool program is tailored to the needs of each child, ensuring they have a range of skills that make them ready to learn, such as;
- Social skills
- Language skills
- Executive function skills
- Emotional self-regulation skills
- Self-regulation in learning skills
- Numeracy and Literacy skills
- Early reading skills
We passionately believe that good nutrition plays a vital role in children's physical and mental development in early childhood. Each of our unique centres has an in-house cook that freshly prepares all meals, consisting of a nutritionally balanced menu of morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack served after 5pm.
All meals are prepared on site in our kitchens with fresh produce delivered regularly. Our menus are seasonal to provide children with a variety of nutritious foods to meet their needs, taking into account nutritional and energy requirements as well as cultural, allergies, weather and health needs.
Please feel free to visit our kitchen at any time and say Hi to our centre cook.
All Heritage House centres promote Active Children. We do so by offering a range of programs to ensure children can experience all different and unique types of activities. This may include:
- Munch and Move
- Music & Movement
- Physical education
- Gross motor development
Setting a Standard
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a benchmark for the quality of education and care services. A new national body jointly governed by the Australian, state and territory governments – the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) oversees the new system.
An integral part of the assessment and rating process is the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP.) This plan enables us to focus on constant improvement to assure our families that their children receive the highest level of care and education. We undertake the self-study in consultation with all our staff and families.