It is set in glorious gardens with large leafy trees that provide natural shade and endless opportunities for adventure and fun. Their large rotunda also offers shelter from the changing seasons, so that children can continue to play outdoors all year round.
Outdoor play provides the foundation of learning. At Burnside Early Learning Centre they have sandpits, mud kitchens, an in-ground water pump, chickens, and sensory and herb/vegetable gardens that encourage children to investigate the environment around them.
Collaboration between children, families and educators sets the groundwork of learning. Their program supports many different cultural/religious beliefs, interests and stages of development from 6 weeks to 6 years.
During the year, children will have the opportunity to participate in excursions and additional activities like music, soccer, meeting baby farm animals, Chinese dancing dragons, fire brigade, local police and visits to the local library and parks. They believe in continually reflecting on our practices, procedures and programs to improve their service and offering.
Their centre and families support many community foundations, such as The Fred Hollows Foundation, Starlight Foundation, Red Nose Day, Indigenous Literacy Program and many more. They also take great pride in networking with local libraries, childcare centres and schools.
Their Childcare Philosophy
They believe that children should have many different experiences, so they can discover their individual learning paths. It’s also important that children learn respect for themselves and others by socialising with their peers and Educators.
Their core principle is to provide a safe and trusting environment full of structured and unstructured activities, along with age-appropriate resources that ignite and inspire a curiosity to learn.
At Burnside AELC, activities encompass social, emotional, cultural, physical and intellectual areas to ensure a child’s holistic development. They empower children with the knowledge and confidence they need to transition into school and the community.
Their qualified teachers and educators come from diverse backgrounds and assist children to become lifelong learners by providing programs that promote:
- A strong sense of identity
- Connection and contribution to their world
- A strong sense of wellbeing
- Confident and involved learners
- Effective communication
- Scaffolding learning opportunities
- A safe, caring and healthy environment
- Cultural awareness
Responsive and meaningful interactions build trusting relationships that engage and support each child to feel secure, confident and included.
Each child is supported to build and maintain sensitive and responsive relationships.
Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other.
Burnside Childcare Centre Adelaide is committed to providing quality early childhood education and care.