The importance of the first five yearsThroughout the first five years, children develop more rapidly than any other stage in their lives. Significant developmental milestones occur during this time as children progress from sitting to standing, cooing to conversations and from being largely dependent to independent.
Engaging with peers and educators in an early childhood education environment designed and resourced specifically for young children provides an optimal setting to develop skills, dispositions and a love for learning.
Our teamWe establish indoor and outdoor learning environments rich in meaningful social interactions, where children have a safe place to build lasting friendships with their peers and trusting relationships with educators, contributing to their overall sense of wellbeing.
We value the connections between children, families and communities as a key contributor to early childhood education and care, recognising learning as a collaborative process.
Welcoming community participation strengthens connections with a range of local services, empowering children with a greater understanding of the history, services, skills, industries and environmental factors our local community holds.
Embracing the wider community allows children to learn about the rich diversity and multiculturalism that encompasses our area and the significance of the First Peoples of Australia in our past, present and future.
Our educators are trained to deliver purposeful teaching and learning experiences through the most effective approaches to practice in early childhood education, emerging from research-based evidence. We prioritise the ongoing professional learning of educators to ensure their own skills, knowledge and teaching methods are continually evolving, resulting in the highest quality early education and care for all.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) places children’s learning at the heart and encompasses three interconnected elements of principles, practices and outcomes to guide pedagogy and curriculum decision making. The five learning outcomes acknowledge variations in learning styles, development and context as well as the complex, integrated nature of learning as children progress towards the outcomes in their own meaningful ways.
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
With the guidance, support and care of our experienced team, our approach to early childhood education and care will provide children with an holistic experience abundant in diverse opportunities for meaningful play and learning.
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“Having been unsure when we changed our daughter to Greenwood our reservations were quickly non existent. Still to date the best Centre I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Since moving out of area 18mths ago my daughter still misses the staff and friends she made. I’m so grateful she will forever have such fond memories of Greenwood Katoomba.”
“Our son has been at greenwood for 5 months and absolutely loves it!! He wakes up wanting to go to daycare. The Centre facilities are fantastic, the director is lovely and the onsite chef caters to my sons anaphylactic allergy so we don’t need to stress. We love the activities - yoga and French. My son has bonded well with the carers and we feel like it’s a very friendly and caring atmosphere. We would highly recommend it!!!!”
Greenwood Frenchs Forest
“I have 2 Children at Greenwood Lane Cove. the eldest has been going for around 2 years. Center is always clean and tidy. Daily updates show the children are always learning and doing new things. Our children are well looked after and would highly recommend the center.”
Greenwood Lane Cove
“Greenwood is the first centre I toured, and I am really happy with the clean environment, great facilities and nice educators. The room is always nicely layout everyday. My daughter attends 3 days a week and she's looked after well. I would highly and strongly recommend the Greenwood!”
Greenwood Burwood East
“I have had my sons enrolled here for the past 2 years and I have never had anything but complete confidence that they are well looked after and cared for.”
Greenwood North Ryde