First Steps Learning Academy is a privately owned family run business that strives for excellence in early childhood care and education in a safe, inclusive, welcoming, fun and nurturing environment.
Our families are instrumental in making First Steps Learning Academy a success and a company we are proud of.
Early childhood is a significant period in a child’s life when the greatest physical, social and emotional growth occurs. It is a time when children engage in experiences that can influence their lifelong attitudes to learning and social interactions.
At First Steps Learning Academy we believe strongly in collaboration and forming lasting partnerships with our parent community. This collaboration provides us with invaluable information relating to individual needs as well as cultural backgrounds and heritage.
Working together we feel that the possibilities for positive learning and care experiences are endless and we invite your family to join us on the first steps of your child’s educational journey.
Our Education and care philosophy is simple
First Steps Learning Academy aims to create a caring, playful and harmonious environment that fosters a strong sense of being and belonging whilst encouraging each child to be all that they can become. We strive to provide our children with stimulating and engaging curriculum that harnesses each child’s unique interests, abilities and skills whilst working to create a learning framework that promotes cultural inclusion, sustainable practise and a healthy
and active lifestyle. In doing so, we enable our bright enquiring minds to grow and develop and take their first steps toward their future educational journey.
First Steps Learning Academy aims to create a vibrant, caring, playful and harmonious environment that fosters a strong sense of being and belonging whilst encouraging each child to be all that they can become. We strive to provide our children with stimulating and engaging curriculum that harnesses each child’s unique interests, abilities and skills whilst working to create a learning framework that promotes cultural inclusion, sustainable practise and a healthy and active lifestyle. In doing so, we enable our bright enquiring minds to grow and develop in readiness for their future educational journey.
Provide a safe and caring environment for our children to be, learn, develop, grow and thrive.
Boost children’s sense of becoming by growing understanding, knowledge, skills, relationships and identities.
Be responsive to feedback from families when providing both education and care to your child.
Help our children to explore different sensory outdoor environments.
Engage our children in stimulating learning experiences when delivering nationally recognised curriculum.
Help children develop a strong sense of belonging by building and maintaining relationships with others.
Have, at all times, an open-door policy for our parents.
Strongly encourage our children to participate in an active and healthy lifestyle.
Creating modern curriculum by integrating technology into learning.
Inspire children to respect thamselves, others and their environment while creating a culturally inclusive and harmonious learning atmosphere.
Use multiple methods of communcation when keeping in touch with parents.
Promote a healthy lifestyle by providing healthy and nutritious snacks.
Focus on developing and implementing a relevant and engaging school readiness program.
Learn through play!
Integrate the use of environmentally sustainable practises as part of children’s learning.
Provide a clean hygienic physical environment for our children.
First Steps Learning Academy partners with Kids Gourmet Food (KGF) Australia to provide your children with healthy, wholesome and nutritional meals and snacks that they will love.
KGF believe that “the early years in a child’s life are instrumental in developing positive, long-term eating habits. Exposing young children to a healthy, diverse diet not only gives them the best start in life, it helps secure their future health, development and wellbeing as they grow up.”
KGF use high-quality, fresh ingredients to ensure that children are exposed to many different flavours and textures and learn to love all kinds of food from a young age. Parents will have peace of mind knowing that all food intolerances are catered for and all meals are nut and egg free. Our menu allows also us the flexibility to provide vegetarian and culturally inclusion meals.
The 6 week rotational menu contains food from the 5 Food groups recommended by the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
First Steps Learning Academy utilises the online network of Storypark to create, capture and share information about your child’s experience at school.
Storypark provides parents deeper insights into their child’s unique interests, needs and abilities and allows parents to be actively engaged in their child’s learning outcomes.
At a Centre level, Storypark provides increased communication between Educators and families and allows families to actively involve grandparents or distant family in their child’s learning.