We are committed to providing purpose-built early learning centres that deliver education in a sensory, play-based-learning environment. We are also committed to keeping abreast of the latest research in child development.
Childhood theorist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby believes ‘Children who feel loved and securely connected throughout their early years, develop the strongest foundation for self-esteem and self-acceptance throughout life.’ Bowlby (1907-1991)
Our focus on play-based learning does just that. Structured play is integral to a child’s development. (See Top 9 Developmental Areas below.)
Under the guidance of our early learning educators, your child will take part in a curriculum of exploration and play-based learning that has been developed to bring out each child’s natural abilities.
Our centres are spacious and inspiring places of learning. Every element in our centres has been carefully chosen and arranged to encourage children to explore, create and observe their surroundings. Engaging spaces are an important part of the educational framework, as is learning through drawing, creative play, stories, negotiation and music.
Incorporated in our rooms is the use of natural light, spaces for drama, dance and art and extensive playgrounds and outdoor space to explore. A focus on natural elements and closeness to nature helps develop children’s bravery and provides an avenue for them to find peace, calmness and connection. We partner with NaturePlay Queensland to incorporate these elements and build into our program excursions into nature such as Bush Kindy.
By understanding what best sets up children for Prep, our Early Learner Program is designed to give them an early advantage in life, ensuring they develop the skills, abilities and confidence to do well at school. You can read more about NCC’s Educational Philosophy here.