We recognise that children begin their learning journey from the moment they are born and, in particular, the first eight years of a child’s life is fundamental in establishing core values, a sense of identity, and self-worth.
Our educational philosophies are under-pinned by the highly regarded Reggio Emilia approach to learning which supports enquiry and play-based learning opportunities in natural and responsive environments. Our learning programs are designed to be emergent in nature and, and through reflective practices, are guided by the children’s interests and needs.
The curriculum at Little Patch is complimented by our enrichment programs which facilitate important life skills and intentional teaching opportunities such as water safety, road safety, cultural events and celebrations, diversity, environmental awareness and sustainability, STEM, literacy, music, sport, languages, mindfulness, cooking, health and hygiene, community engagement and many more. Incursions and excursions are co-ordinated on a regular basis to support our in-house curriculum and further enhance learning outcomes.