Explore & Develop Abbotsford – is proposed to be situated within a heritage listed federation house “Chatham House”. A purpose built educational play space surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, the ideal location to encourage children’s curiosity and exploration.
We intend to provide an Early Childhood Education and Care Service in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler and preschool programs by passionate and highly-qualified educators.
Architecturally designed and sympathetically adapted to the history of the property, children will have access to bright, nature-inspired spaces and experiences with plenty of room for growing and for inquisitive and energetic bodies to play, relax or quietly explore.
We look forward to updating you on the progress towards Development Approval.
Explore & Develop Abbotsford will encourage children to imagine, explore and learn all within a nurturing and family like environment. Our program will incorporate the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and allows for a wide range of experiences that are based on the interests of the group and the individual child. The EYLF places a specific emphasis on fun, play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy), social and emotional development, as well as physical development and co-ordination. This will be seen in our environments, both indoor and outdoor, and will form the foundation of everything we do.
Our educators will continuously observe the children to establish their interests, strengths and skills that require development. These observations will then be used as the basis of our weekly individualised programs for which we will encourage parents to provide their input and feedback.
Our educational approach will incorporate contemporary educational theorists as well as best practice research and professional learning. We will combine this knowledge to best reflect our beliefs with regards to children’s education and development, as well as what we strive to implement in our practices.