Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten

For children aged 3 years to 5 years

Our Preschool/Kindergarten program is for children aged 3 years to 5 years and is led by university degree-qualified Early Childhood Teachers.

  • Provides an innovative curriculum aligned with The Department of Education.
  • Includes both structured and unstructured play-based learning that considers the child’s individual interests and development.
  • Provides an ‘Individual Learning and Development Plan’ for every child with 6 monthly check-ins with families.
  • A learning focus from 9am to 3pm to prepare children for typical school.
  • Extended hours 7am – 6pm, with no additional cost, providing the flexibility of long hours for social development and play Is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) for childcare.
  • Includes Health and Social Development support in preparation for school, including complementary Vision Screening.
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Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework is the national curriculum for children in Australia from birth to age five. This article clarifies the meaning of the Early Years Learning Framework for your child at Little Scribblers Early Learning Centres.

The Early Years Learning Framework Benefits to children?

Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is a term used by Little Scribblers Early Learning Centres and other childcare providers, as well as in documentation regarding your child’s learning programme. The EYLF is a national curriculum framework designed to assist educators in providing young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and establish a foundation for future learning success.

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The Early Year’s Learning Framework & it’s Purpose

The EYLF is a key component of Australia’s National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care, which aims to promote the continuous development of education and care services across the country. The EYLF is intended to assure the quality and uniformity of early childhood education programmes in all early childhood settings. The Framework is based on incontrovertible international evidence that early childhood is a crucial time for the learning and development of young children.

The EYLF places special emphasis on play-based learning and acknowledges the significance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) as well as social and emotional development.

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What are the key elements of the Early Years Learning Framework?

According to the EYLF, infancy is a time of belonging, being, and becoming:


Belonging is the foundation of a satisfying existence. Children experience a sense of belonging due to their relationships with their family, community, culture, and environment.


Being entails existing in the present moment. Childhood is a unique period of life, and children require time to simply ‘be’ – to play, attempt new things, and enjoy themselves.


Becoming focuses on the learning and development of preschool children. Children begin to develop their sense of self at a young age, which influences the type of adult they will become.

Our ‘Beyond Curriculum’ integrated with the Early Years Learning Framework

The EYLF informs the principles, practices essential to the Beyond Curriculum and guides educators to extend and enrich children’s learning across five overall learning outcomes:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity.
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
  4. Children are confident and involved learners.
  5. Children are effective communicators.

Understanding how the EYLF and Beyond Curriculum support and nurture your child’s learning strengthens the partnership between home and campus, resulting in positive outcomes for children, families, and educators.

The educators at your child’s school are always delighted to answer any questions you may have about the EYLF and Beyond Curriculum.

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What does the 2023 updated version of the Early Years Learning Framework mean?

Early in 2023, an amended version of the EYLF was published following a process to revise the national frameworks. Reflecting on EYLF V2.0, we are confident that the new and revised components are aligned with and consistent with the Beyond Curriculum. Here, you can become acquainted with the newly approved learning frameworks.

Reserve a tour of your local Little Scribblers Early Learning Centres campus to learn about our distinctive approach to early education, social development, and health and wellness. We have limited availability for the year 2023.

Discover how Little Scribblers Early Learning Centres supports the development of your child.

‘Where Education, is Beyond Imagination’

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How is the Early Years Learning Framework applied at Little Scribblers Early Learning Centres?

The Beyond Curriculum is the distinctive educational framework and foundation for essential early years learning and development at Little Scribblers Early Learning Centres. Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) “Belonging, Being, and Becoming” is central to The Beyond Curriculum. The EYLF informs the underlying principles and practices of The Beyond Curriculum and assists educators in designing a curriculum that is responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths, and abilities.

Education in an Early Childhood Education Setting?

At Little Scribblers Early Learning Centres, a concentration on left brain logic and right brain creativity is at the core of our approach to early learning, and we consider the social development, health, and wellbeing of each child in our care.

We believe that children learn best through play, so structured and unstructured learning are incorporated into every experience. With our play-based approach to education, every day is filled with consistent learning opportunities that are also enjoyable. Here you can learn more about our distinctive approach to early education.

Vision Screening

Our two-year preschool and kindergarten school readiness programme encompasses each child’s health, social development, and total well-being. For this reason, we provide free School Readiness Vision Screenings for all children prior to the start of the school year.

The Importance of Vision Screening?

Children rarely complain of eye problems, which is often because they do not realise they cannot see well and therefore are unaware of the problem. Occasionally, a child may have exceptional vision in one eye while the other eye has poor vision. A vision exam will detect these conditions.

Vision problems in children that go undetected can cause school and daily life difficulties, so it is essential to have your child’s vision examined before they begin school. Typically, the sooner a vision problem is detected, the more effectively it can be treated.

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The Process of Vision Screening?

Our qualified Orthoptist will conduct a thorough vision and ocular examination on your child that goes beyond the standard preschool distance vision examination. This evaluation includes:

  • Visual acuity (single-eye examination of vision clarity)
  • Ocular movements and binocular vision (the degree to which the eyes move and function together)
  • Normal colour perception (colour perception aptitude)
  • pupils and ocular appearance are evaluated

There are no eye drops used during examinations, and they are tailored to the individual capabilities of each child. Children who have not yet begun or mastered letter reading are given specialised assessments.