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3 Year Old

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Koala Group

In the Koala Group, our main aim is for children to feel safe, secure, and comfortable.

To acquire a sense of belonging and develop strong and confident self-identities. We accomplish this by nurturing caring, respectful, trusting relationships with
both children and families.

Children then feel safe and supported to share their interests, needs and strengths. The team responds by observing, planning, reflecting, and evaluating meaningful programs of interest to help scaffold the children’s learning in all areas of development

We aim for all
children to:

We aim for all children to:

  • Achieve a sense of belonging

  • To develop positive self -esteem and experience success

  • Explore and celebrate different perspectives, traditions, and practices across communities. This also includes gender, customs and rituals and diverse cultural identities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identities. 

  • Introduce and explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the land and how Traditional owners cared for the land and waterways.

  • Establish trusting relationships with other children and educators

    • To develop independence and initiative

    • To engage in open-ended discovery and problem solving

    • To develop communication skills

    • To resolve conflict appropriately

    • To learn about personal safety

    • To understand and acknowledge their emotions and express them appropriately

    • To be resilient

    • To have control over their bodies, both large motor skills and fine manipulative skills 

  • To have opportunities to develop a range of learning and thinking skills and processes, such as, problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, mathematical design, hypothesising, researching, and investigating.

  • Develop a growth mindset and learning dispositions such as: enthusiastic, curious, confident, cooperative, committed, imaginative and reflexive learners in their play environment

  • To explore different ways of communicating by being creative and expressive 

  • Communicate through arts

  • Oral, aural and nonoral language

  • Describe ideas in mathematical design

  • Creative, safe, and critical users of technology

  • Strengthening active listening of oral language for literacy and learning


To have fun!

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drawn torres strait islander flag
drawn australian flag
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187 Dendy St, Brighton East VIC 3187  |  (03) 9592 7622

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