Education, Curriculum & Learning

We will be following the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) as per our Education, Curriculum and Learning Policy. All Educators at our Service are trained and experienced in all areas of education and care. Due to our high standard and commitment of our Educators, we are able to provide developmental and educational curricula for each group of children where children feel a sense of belonging, Being, and becoming. We will use the relationships children have with their families and communities to build the curriculum, working in partnership with parents to ensure each child’s knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of our programs.

Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. When children play with other children they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings. Play provides a supportive environment where children can ask questions, solve problems and engage in critical thinking. Play can expand children’s thinking and enhance their desire to know and to learn. In these ways play can promote positive dispositions towards learning. Children’s immersion in their play illustrates how play enables them to simply enjoy being.

Three boys learning through play outside through rolling items through tubes


Yenda Preschool is a Sun Smart member, to be a Sun Smart member our policy has to meet the Sun Smart requirements and guidelines. Sunscreen must be applied before entering the outdoor environment. Parents need to apply sunscreen to their children before coming or on arrival to preschool during terms one and four during the summer timetable. Staff will apply sunscreen to children during terms two and three during the winter timetable. As per our policy, children do not require sunscreen when the UV factor is below three. During outdoor play children will need to wear a broad-brimmed hat or legionnaires hat. Shirts, dresses and tops must have sleeves, singlet or tank tops are inappropriate.

A small boy learns through play at Yenda Preschool playing with blocks

Munch & Move

Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to five years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time (e.g. watching TV or DVDs, playing on computers and small hand-held games devices). Yenda Preschool educators are frequently updating their knowledge and skills which enables them to implement a fun, play-based approach to supporting healthy eating and physical activity habits in young children. The Munch & Move program fits within the new National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Our Class Rooms

Our service has two class rooms consisting of twenty children in each room, our classrooms are named after native Australian animals ‘Echidnas’ and ‘Goannas’. The minimum legal educator to child ratio for three to five years in New South Wales is one educator to ten children. However we believe having a third educator in each room provides a higher quality of education and care.


We provide an environment where the children feel comfortable and secure at all times, and all our rooms have daily routines that reflect this. Our routines are designed to maximise each child’s opportunities to learn and develop. Throughout the day the children will experience a number of different activities which are part of the educational and developmental curriculum operated by all of our Educators. These will be based on the interests, skills and knowledge of the children and include aspects of their culture, family and community. Each room will display their routine which parents may read, and educators will be happy to answer any questions. There are summer and winter routines which are adapted to the weather conditions.

Our Policies

View our list of policies that we have outlined for a variety of topics, please contact the service if you would like a copy of any of them.