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Benefits of outdoor play in winter

Being outdoors comes with many benefits and opportunities for exploration and learning. But what about heading outside during these colder months?

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Children playing in sandpit at Branxton early education centre
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Autumn Vacation Care wrap up

Autumn Vacation Care was a blast with our services providing our young learners with an array of heart-pumping and educational fun. Keep on reading to discover some of the highlights from our learners.

Year in Review

2023 has continued to be an operationally challenging environment for the early childhood sector. Though challenges were met, St Nicholas has taken the opportunity to deliver several key initiatives designed to improve our services for the communities we serve.

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The Floorbook Approach

The Floorbooks Approach is designed to create a balance between intentional teaching and child autonomy. Floorbooks allow educators to consult deeply with children during the planning and documentation process.

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Who is Loris Malaguzzi?

At St Nicholas, our educators utilise a child-centred, play-based and Reggio Emilia-influenced approach to our program, the latter of which was founded by Loris Malaguzzi, an early childhood educator and philosopher.