Butterflies Childcare & Early Learning Centre implements a play based, emergent curriculum using a strength based approach which responds to children’s interests, ideas and individual needs.
Our approach to early childhood learning & development is reflected in the Early Years Learning Framework’s vision to provide children with a sense of Belonging, recognise and celebrate their Being & support their Becoming. When documenting children’s learning and development, educators consider what they notice about what children are engaged in; they recognise what learning is occurring by reflecting on the National and Victorian Frameworks (NEYLF & VEYLDF) and they respond to children by adding resources, providing guidance as needed and considering further planning opportunities.
The centre provides education and care for children with a diverse range of needs and abilities. Educators will support your child’s specific needs, utilising additional training, resources and educators to implement an inclusive program. Educators will also support families to access funding if required.
Educators are responsive to the cultural and religious needs of all families. Significant and everyday experiences are incorporated into the program to reflect the diversity of each family.
Each child has their own individual account on an online learning platform called Storypark. Storypark is an easy-to-use private online service that helps teachers, parents and families work together to record, share and extend children’s learning.
Storypark allows educators and families to:
- Be part of your child’s day no matter where you are.
- Extend your child’s interests and learning.
- Record your child’s stories and keep them forever.
- Share and collaborate with wider family in a safe, private environment.
- Perfect for any parent or family situation, including working couples, separated parents and overseas relatives.
- Free to access.
Children are tagged in a daily summary post called “Today’s Learning Journey” which includes details about what the children were involved in, the activities they showed interest in and also finer details about what meals were served, sleep times and more.