Curriculum

At Smart Start we provide a play based curriculum program that reflects the EYLF and is based on children’s needs and interests and abilities, where children have access to opportunities that maximize their learning and development through planned experiences, spontaneous play and intentional teaching. Our team of educators promote children’s learning through meaningful, inviting and challenging experiences in our indoor /outdoor programs. Our team of educators are qualified Early Childhood professionals who have a great passion for nurturing, engaging children in learning and furthering their development in the areas relating to the Early Years Learning Framework. Each room runs an indoor /outdoor program where children are empowered to make choices in regards to their play, giving them a sense of autonomy and agency. We encourage families to come dressed for the possibilities of the many seasons in one day that Melbourne has to offer us as we endeavor to utilize our indoor /outdoor program on a daily basis. Play is a major focus in the planning of children’s development and learning as play allows children to participate in exciting, engaging and meaningful experiences through fun and stimulating play.

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Rowers

Ages 6 weeks to 14 months

Our Rowers room offers 8 places for children aged 6 weeks to 14 months. Our team of experienced and qualified educators work in partnerships with...

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Ripples

Ages 15 months to 24 months

Our Ripples room offers 8 places for children aged 15months 24 months. Our team of experienced and qualified educators work in partnerships with...

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Streams

Ages 2 years to 2.5 years

Our Streams room offers 12 places for children aged 2 years to 2.5years. Our qualified team of educators work collaboratively with children and...

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Oars

Ages 2 years to 2.5 years

Our Oars room offers 16 places for children aged 2 years to 2.5years. Our qualified team of educators work in partnership with children and...

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Trails

Age 2.5 years to 3 years

The nurturing staff are attuned to the children's individual interests and consistently plan and implement play experiences to foster their...

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Rivers (pre kinder):

ages 3 years

Our Rivers room is a 3 year old Pre Kinder Program ran by our qualified early childhood teacher. Our educators build collaborative partnerships...

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Pre-School

Aged over 3 years

Our Government Funded Pre-School Program is run by our qualified Early Childhood Teacher for up to 30 children each day. Our team of experienced...

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