Our Long Day Care centres provide care and education for children from 6 weeks to school age and are approved kindergarten program providers under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme. In a caring and respectful environment children are supported to explore, discover and develop a positive sense of self.
The Council of Australian Governments has developed The Early Years Learning Framework in Australia (The Framework) to assist educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in life. It is a key component of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care and underpins universal access to early childhood education.
The Framework forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. The Framework has been designed for use by early childhood educators working in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators.
The Early Years Framework conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transitions to school. It communicates these expectations through the following five Learning Outcomes:
- 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.
The Framework provides broad direction for educators in early childhood settings to facilitate children’s learning. (Taken from Belonging, Being and Becoming -The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia).
We manage Long Day Care (LDC) services in the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane. All our LDC services are approved child care services and receive Child Care Benefit funding through the Australian Government Department of Education, and Department of Employment under the legal entity, The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane. Licensed LDC services comply with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and National Regulations 2011.