Olsen Avenue Community Children’s Centre has developed a new child-initiated program, based on the Early Years Learning Framework with Emilio Reggio approach where the staff offer’s a holistic approach to children’s development by supporting the child’s interests and family input.


This is achieved by offering an extension on what a child takes an interest in on that day and extending on what information the family write up and the interest level of the children from that input.


Photographs are taken to show evidence of the interest and a story is written and discussed with the whole group. This is an ongoing process and one where as much information is crammed into the time available as possible.


We try to keep things simple as time is always a factor when busy parents want information about their child’s day but can’t stay long enough to read a whole essay on the day’s events.


These stories are kept in each individual child’s folder and can be accessed at any time by parents. Parents have access to all policies at the centre. Copies can be made on request of any information you would like to take home.

The children love to help manage the gardens and are always happy to keep plants watered

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