At Eltham South Preschool, we embrace both the Victorian and National Early Years Learning Frameworks.
Early childhood is a time of Belonging, Being and Becoming.
- Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling
life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have
with their family, community, culture and place.
- Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a
special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’, time to play,
try new things and have fun.
- Becoming is about the learning and development that
young children experience. Children start to form their sense of
identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will
To grow, develop and learn, children need to experience play-based
learning that is engaging and builds success for life. Play is a means
for exploring, creating, discovering, imagining and communicating as
they begin to understand the world and community they are a part of.