Actively encouraging children to extend upon their life skills supports their increasing independence and develops their dispositions towards citizenship. By building relationships with others and engaging in collaborative learning experiences, children are afforded with vast opportunities to develop their interests and ideas through play. Equally as important, children have the chance to rest and recuperate as required to meet their individual needs.
Enriching your child’s learning
The My Time, Our Place Framework for School Age Care in Australia aims to extend and enrich children’s wellbeing and development in school-age care settings. Linked closely to the Early Years Learning Framework, My Time, Our Place extends upon the principles, practices and outcomes to ensure children are engaging in quality experiences for rich learning opportunities. A focus on leisure and enjoyment is prioritised so children establish positive, meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging.
My time, our place places school-aged children’s learning at the heart and encompasses three interconnected elements of principles, practices and outcomes to guide pedagogy and curriculum decision making. The five learning outcomes acknowledge variations in development and context as well as the complex, integrated nature of learning as children progress towards the outcomes in their own meaningful ways:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
School-aged children engage with increasingly complex ideas and these are transferable to other learning.
Children’s wellbeing, development and enrichment are achieved in different and equally meaningful ways through with engagement with their peers within an environment catering for school-aged children’s interests.
With the guidance, support and care of our experienced team, our approach to school-aged education and care will provide children with an holistic experience abundant in diverse opportunities for meaningful play and learning.
We are proud of our reviews
"Really love this place. As soon as my son sees the centre he gets very excited! The centre is very clean, the staff are super attentive and caring. They really make the children feel safe and welcomed and create a very warm environment.."
First Grammar Bankstown
"I highly recommend First Grammar Belmore for other parents. The educators are incredibly caring and attentive. They always communicate and highlight things that I need to be aware of. The premise is clean, and there are always different activities every day which stimulate the whole child’s developmental aspects."
First Grammar Belmore
"We could not be happier with the love and care given at First Grammar Castle Hill. They have welcomed our son with open arms and his social skills and speech has progressed enormously since he started in September. Highly recommend the centre!"
First Grammar Castle Hill
"First Grammar Fairfield is the best! My son has been attending the childcare since he was fifteen months, He has been in both of the baby and toddlers room. The staff are so caring, so attentive and always happy. Even though on the weekend, he wants to go to childcare than at home, he loves his teachers and his friends. Feels like home. "
First Grammar Fairfield
"The staff are all very experienced and really lovely. My daughter absolutely loves attending and is so happy to see the educators and her friends. She has dietary requirements which was a stress for me but has always been well managed here. I love the daily updates through an app so I can see what she's been up to, know what she's had for lunch etc. Highly recommend the centre!"
First Grammar Epping
"I sent my 2 little ones to First Grammar Green Point because we rented around the corner. We’ve since moved a few suburbs away and although it is now in a different direction, I continue to send my little ones there because the staff are genuine."
First Grammar Greenpoint