What makes us special?
At Elles Belles Early Learning we are reimagining education to empower children to thrive in and build the world of the future. Our world is changing faster than ever before, and our children will live vastly different lives than the ones we know today. For our children to thrive and for human civilization to flourish in this new era, Elles Belles Early Learning recognises the importance for the need to reimagine education. At Elles Belles Early Learning we acknowledge that every child is a whole human being, we cultivate a balance of character strengths and inquisitive minds, we are driven by this and therefore aspire to ensure that our children from 0 – 6 years leave our service equip with all the necessary foundation, for their future.
The Elles Belles Early Learning Curriculum is built upon 4 essential pillars these are:
- The Whole (Holistic) Child: Children are naturally curious being and ones who are filled with wonder. At EllesBelles Early Learning we believe by fostering children’s individualism we are equipping children vital toolkits which work towards increasing their confidence and the way they build and sustain long term relationships with others.
- The Natural Environment: Creating activities and organic play spaces for all children to independently or collaboratively explore and wonder. We believe children begin to show appreciation and concern for natural environments when they have a greater awareness of living things.
- The Scaffolding Elles Belles Early Learning Educators: We believe our highly experienced educators play an imperative role as scaffolders. This means we want our children to think for themselves, share ideas and learn with guidance rather than force.
- Identity Psychology (Real World & Purpose): Enabling all children countless opportunities to develop their knowledge of the world they live in whilst, fostering their learning and understanding of cultural and social contents within their families and local communities. We believe in providing children with rich social environments that have a positive impact on their learning.
The Elles Belles Early Learning Way
Alongside with our unique curriculum, we have also ensured that we develop a very tailored approach with regard to how we record and collect our data from our children’s learning and development. We believe in the importance of critical reflection and ask ourselves “How does learning happen”? and “What can we do to make it better”?
At Elles Belles Early Learning we value the information which we retrieve from our families. We recognise that the essential role a child’s family plays in their world, especially as they are the first and most powerful influence on children’s learning, development, health and well – being. We acknowledge that our families bring diverse social, cultural, and linguistic perspectives, therefore we aspire for our families to feel a sense of belonging and are valuable contributors to their children’s learning in a meaningful way. This is how the Elles Belle programming model came to life and with this model, our educators utilise these four essential areas into their weekly programs to ensure we invest in ‘the whole’ child.
What is the Phoenix Cups Framework?
The Phoenix Cups framework is a philosophy in which our educators share ideas, language, and understandings around human behaviour.
Concept of the Phoenix Cups Framework:
- Facilitating solution focused conversations about behavioural challenges
- Provides a common language for educators and families to easily communicate ideas and strategies with a focus on meeting needs rather than managing behaviours
- Facilitates reflection, critical thinking and change around supporting children’s behavioural and social learning in education and care
- Leads educators and teams to new ways of thinking about children’s behaviour
What are the Phoenix Cups?
The Safety Cup
Physiological Safety, Emotional Safety, Health, Wellness, Predictability and Trust.
The Connection Cup
Belonging, Love, Acceptance, and Inclusion.
The Freedom Cup
Freedom To, Freedom From, Agency, Creativity, Liberty and Choice.
The Mastery Cup
Achievement, Competence, Efficacy, Control and Empowerment.
The Fun Cup
Play, Humour, Pleasure, Learning and Stimulation.
Music and Movement Classes:
Kirsty-Lee our Bachelor Qualified Teacher is excited to be given the opportunity to run a music and movement program at Elles Belles Early Learning. Kirsty has a strong interest in the performing art, has been dancing since the age of two and has competed in ballet and calisthenics for several years. Kirsty is a qualified recreational calisthenics/dance coach who is working towards gaining her level one coaching certificate. Kirsty believes that physical activity and movement is essential to foster children’s self-efficacy and agency as well as enhancing their growth and development. Creative movement through dancing enables children to develop a conscious awareness of their body positioning as it promotes a range of motion, flexibility, strength and coordination. Kirsty’s aim is to support the enhancement of each child’s physical development and wellbeing throughout this music and movement program.
At Elles Belles Early Learning one of our teachers has introduced Auslan (sign language) which is a visual form of communication that uses hand, arm and body movements to convey meaning. It is used by the deaf community in Australia. The children will be learning greetings, family and colours in sign. Not only does sign language enable your child to communicate at a younger age but also gives them skills to be able to communicate with the hearing impaired.
We have an incredible Educator on premise who teaches piano within Elles Belles Early Learning. The children love this extracurricular activity and learn concepts such as high, low, soft, loud, fast and slow whilst experimenting with the keys and learning songs to sing and play.
Konnichiwa Elles Belles Early Learning families, Yuma who is from Toyota-City in Japan will be visiting the classrooms to hold Japanese classes for the children. “It is my pleasure to introduce the culture in which I have been raised and hold very dear to my heart.”
Our cooking classes are hands on teaching children about measuring, stirring, pouring and assists in developing early science and mathematical concepts. To promote health and nutrition our organic fruit and vegetable garden is used in conjunction with these experiences, teaching children the cycle of life. The best part is the sense of achievement when they get to eat their delicious creation.