The Guyra Preschool and Long Daycare centre is an established childcare service in the local community that provides high quality care to children aged from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We offer before and after school care, school holiday care (OSHC) as well as long day care and preschool services. OSHC services are based at 162 Bradley Street Guyra, with a license to cater up to 30, 6-12 year old children per day.
Developmental planning for children's individual needs
The Guyra Preschool and Long Day Care Centre programs a curriculum to meet the individual needs of all children reflecting their interests and developmental milestones. The basis of the program is child initiated learning which is scaffolded to extend the children’s engagement and learning. Each room is set up to support different needs, wants and desires, to build autonomy and encourage children to build their self help skills. Programming is completed one a daily basis to capture play, learning and interactions between children and educators, in day books, children’s portfolios, learning stories and wall displays. All documentation is evaluated to identify areas of strength and need and plan for ongoing learning opportunities. Intentional teaching is delivered with directed group times, art and creative experiences, school readiness programs, story time and much more. Portfolios and programs are available for all families to read and have input into. Developmental checklists are completed on all children at the start and end of the year to track their progress. Our curriculum has been derived from the Early Years Learning Frame Work and is linked to Learning outcomes, our centre philosophy, theorists and the National Quality Framework. These links demonstrate who children are engaging with their world around them and develop as individuals.
We pride ourselves on providing opportunities that are specific to our cultural context by engaging with local community groups and Indigenous People. We excursion frequently to local libraries, parks, events and places. Our environments are sustainable and imbed sustainability and real life practices into our daily learning, such as caring for our chickens, guinea pigs, fish and pets, tending to our vegetable gardens and using the home grown goods to cook with, gardening and using natural materials in play and art and teaching children to be efficient in their use of power, water etc.
We work in conjunction with families and meet the needs of children individually. We respect and value the cultural difference, back grounds and beliefs of all families and strive to embed the differences in our program. We are currently learning the Spanish language and integrate sign language into daily communication methods.
Published on 09 Jun 2017