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Curriculum

Early Years Academy’s Curriculum

Your child is an active learner from birth who builds knowledge and meaning through social interactions and experiences. Early childhood is a time of tremendous brain development – it literally changes shape and size in response to everything encountered in the first five years.

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The EYA curriculum follows the Early Years Learning Framework which enriches children’s learning and development through to the transition to school. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) as well as social and emotional development.

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Play-based Learning

Play is one of the most crucial elements in a child’s early development. There is so much to learn through play. Play-based learning is a critical element of our curriculum as it helps create a child’s sense of self and in their community.


Learning through play is how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them. Have you ever been offered a “mud cake” or “sand cookies” from children playing in a mud kitchen or sandpit? How about children who pretend they are mummies or daddies or a puppy or kitten? Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences.

Our Play Environments

An enriching indoor and outdoor environment is the centrepiece of each EYA centre. Our play spaces invite spontaneity, exploration, discovery and connection with nature. These include plants, trees, edible gardens, sand, rocks, mud, water and other elements from nature. Our qualified educators also create teachable moments that encourage independence and self-help.

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Our School Readiness Program

Retaining our focus on play-based learning, the program incorporates small groups, enriching projects and role modelling. It ensures that your preschool-aged child will have a very strong foundation to take on Kindergarten and beyond.

Our Nutritious Meals

Our qualified in-house cook delivers a seasonal, fresh home-cooked style menu every day, following the nutritional guidelines for children provided by the NSW Department of Health. The menu changes daily and we provide fresh fruit, vegetables and a serve of protein with each meal. Any allergies, intolerances or lifestyle preferences are catered for.

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