We welcome babies from six weeks of age to school age children and have tailored learning programs for every child. More importantly, through our quality care, we will also give all the love and comfort that your child needs when you can’t be there.

Nursery (6 weeks to 18 months)

Your child needs love when you aren’t around, and we are here to give them this. Be it a hug, to read them their favourite story or just to make sure that they have their favourite comforter. All our Educators are carefully chosen, not just for their qualifications, but because they have extensive experience in infant education and are also loving and nurturing people.

At Nido, our Nursery focuses on five key areas:

  • 1. Identity: Starts to understand self-awareness and can recognise themselves in a mirror
  • 2. Community: They understand that they are part of a community
  • 3. Regulating: Begin to learn to regulate their feelings
  • 4. Learning: Start to learn by trial and error
  • 5. Communication: They learn verbal and non-verbal ways to communicate their needs
Education Nursery
Education Toddler

Toddlers (18 months to 3 years)

As you watch your toddler become more independent, you also know that they still have so much to learn and will continue to need so much love and attention. In fact, 90% of your child’s brain development happens before they turn five and in toddlers, much of this learning happens from play.

At Nido, our Toddlers focus on five key areas:

  • 1. Identity: Start to gain autonomy
  • 2. Community: Become aware of social behaviour, empathy and their friendships
  • 3. Regulating: Continue to learn to co-regulate their emotions
  • 4. Learning: Increase their learning by trial and error, taking on more risks and starting to problem solve
  • 5. Communication: Start finding their verbal skills, learning how to interact and express themselves

Kindergarten (3 years to school)

At Nido, we focus on making sure your child is a well-rounded, social, happy person with a strong sense of self. You also want your child to be prepared for school from an educational point of view and we can do that.

At Nido, our Kindergarten focuses on five key areas:

  • 1. Identity: Have developed a stronger sense of self – where they come from culturally, geographically and an understanding of the impact they have on the world
  • 2. Community: Develop stronger peer groups – understanding of their rights and their participation in a community
  • 3. Regulating: Start to understand how to self-regulate and overcome emotions
  • 4. Learning: Eager to understand ‘why’?
  • 5. Communication: Continue to develop verbal skills and practise active listening
Education Kinder

Children with special rights

The right environment is crucial to a child’s physical and emotional wellbeing and if we get it right early on, we are setting the child up for success. If your child has been diagnosed with special rights, we will develop a plan, in conjunction with local agencies, to support your child’s inclusion in our Early School setting in the best way possible.

Before starting with us, we will discuss any special rights, including any cultural ones, to ensure every need is catered for. This approach not only helps your child, but also our Educators, so they can provide the best possible individual care.

Framework

Bringing our philosophy and National Quality frameworks to life

In addition to drawing our inspiration from the Reggio Emilia Approach, every Nido Early School follows the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard.

The Framework describes the principles and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

The Framework draws on conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development. 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.

Nido has not only adhered to this framework well ahead of the necessary timeframes, but we are constantly seeking ways to improve our programs to ensure we deliver a quality of education that exceeds the standards and sets a benchmark for the industry at every Nido Early School.

Education Philosophy

For more information on EYLF please visit the Department Of Education website.

Alternatively, to discuss how this curriculum is incorporated on a daily basis at Nido Early Schools, find your local Early School.

For more information on the National Quality Framework, please visit acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework