“If children feel safe, they
can take risks, ask questions,
make mistakes, learn to trust,
share their feelings, and grow.”
Purposeful Play Is Early Education
At Sage Infant Care, we take a holistic approach to learning, where every given moment will touch on the five learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), it is on These are as follows:
Outcome 1: Identity
Where we come to see ourselves as an individual, separate to those around us, with our own set of needs and desires.
Outcome 2: Connection to world
Where we are encouraged to view ourselves in the social context, connecting ourselves to, and finding our place in, the world around us.
Outcome 3: Wellbeing
Where we learn to recognise our needs and desires, finding ways to have them met, either through our own actions or calling on others to assist.
Outcome 4: Active and Involved learner
Where we learn to use our natural sense of curiosity and wonder, to explore and discover the world around us. Developing our positive dispositions for learning, such as perseverance and the ability to apply knowledge from one situation to our current situation, which are vital elements of the learning process, paving the way to life long learning. Children will apply simple and complex methods of problem solving, learning to be resilient and flexible in this ever changing landscape of learning.
Outcome 5: Effective Communicators
In this process we learn to effectively communicate with those around, using both verbal and non verbal methods, in an effort to convey our needs, desires and intentions.
At Sage we group experiences in a complementary fashion, to further enhance the learning of each moment and allow the children to explore a concept through multiple mediums. This is in an effort to solidify the learners understanding of the concept, while allowing for meaningful integration into the child's overall world view. For example, language and literature is supported through the use of books, to encourage the recognition of word patterns, puppets and role play props, to enable the children to explore real world concepts through individual and shared role playing, the use of baby sign language, to bridge the gap between mental comprehension and vocal ability, as well as musical instruments, to develop a positive sense of rhythm and timing, which supports children in understanding the lyrical flow of conversations heard around them.
All in a day here at Sage Infant Care
No two days are the same, with a dynamic program that is responsive to the needs and desires of the children in attendance. The children are encouraged to be the captains of their own learning, where their interests will be used as a platform for future planning and program development. Being holistically driven, the program provides opportunities to explore literacy, numeracy, creative expression, scientific exploration and sustainable practices. While the learning is not formalised, like that of Primary School, the children have access to resources that can both launch and extend a wide variety of learning concepts, arming the children with the skills and confidence to move forward, along the path of lifelong learning. The day you stop learning is the day you stop living.