BEAMS Riverton Early Learning Curriculum

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Learning through Nature

BEAMS Early Learning vision is to infuse nature into all aspects of children’s play and learning experiences which is interwoven across the cornerstones of our curriculum. As E.B. White said, “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder”. Emergent curriculum is at the core of our program where our nurturing and experienced educators focus on being responsive to children’s interest and their sense of wonder. They scaffold children’s play experiences in order to make learning relevant to their natural curiosity of the world they live in.

BEAMS Early Learning embraces an indoor/outdoor program where children are offered the opportunity and freedom to move around their learning environment throughout the day, whether within the indoor classroom or outdoor environment as we believe learning can take place anywhere. This freedom of choice gives children a sense of agency as it promotes independent inquiry and exploration.

The learning environment (indoor and outdoor) had been carefully designed to promote seamless indoor/outdoor program with the child’s needs and developmental stages at the forefront. The learning environment encourages children to play and learn at their own space and own pace which support intentional teaching and play-based learning.

We capitalise on our beautiful local flora and fauna and our Naturescape outdoor environment to foster an appreciation and respect towards the environment and using it as part of our programs. Nature is also integrated into our indoor play spaces as educators intentionally bring the outdoor, indoor. Some of our daily rituals that is incorporated within our programs include nature-based tea party, progressive meals, outdoor sleeping arrangement and yarning circles.

At BEAMS Early Learning, we believe play is meaningful work because play is learning! From paint, mud, playdough, food dye, sand, water…. Children’s play is messy. We also believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. Hence, do dress your child appropriately to accommodate to messy play and the changing weather.

BEAMS Early Learning curriculum is guided by the Australian Government’s national framework, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). It is also a key component of the National Quality Framework (NQF) which is designed to ensure education and care services across Australia are committed to continuous improvement.

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At BEAMS Early Learning, we endeavour to build secure attachment and connection with all infants and their families by engaging with meaningful interactions. Our focus through this age is to establish consistent routines, support infants’ wellbeing and establishing strong parent communication to ensure smooth transitions and consistent care. Our educators are qualified, experienced, nurturing and skilled in caring infants from birth to 2 years old. The rhythm of the day is planned around your individual child’s routines to further develop and maximise their learning opportunities. Our educators are passionate in creating intentional learning experiences and provide opportunities for infants to freely explore the natural world. As these little ones observe the natural world around them, learning emerges as they begin by testing it with their tiny fingers, watching it change, listening to its sounds and feeling its different textures.

A snippet of our nursery room indoor/outdoor program:

  • Tummy time and physical activity
  • Sensory and messy play
  • Creative arts such as music and movement, rhymes, painting, storytelling
  • Plenty of outdoor exploration with sensory path, crawling logs, sand pit, balancing beams
  • Weekly music and dance session by internal and external specialist
As infant transition into toddlerhood, they are more active and curious about their world. Toddlers are experts at investigating the natural world around them through their five senses. Our nature-based indoor/outdoor classroom are ideal environments for toddlers to engage in spontaneous play experiences as educators continue to facilitate children to explore through a range of experiences, textures, sounds and feelings. As children direct their own play experiences, our passionate educators scaffold children’s learning by providing developmentally appropriate materials, experiences and opportunities for them to wonder, investigate and discover.

A snippet of our toddler room indoor/outdoor program:

  • Creative arts such as music and movement, rhymes, painting, storytelling, small world play, dramatic play
  • Opportunities to build social relationships through turn taking, sharing and small group play
  • Learning self-help skills
  • Enrichment program by internal and external specialist such as music and dance and Mandarin language session
  • Outdoor exploration as they run and climb, bug hunting, building forts, sand and mud play
BEAMS Early Learning is dedicated in providing a quality and holistic Preschool Program for children aged 3 – 5 years old. We are commited to help children develop confidence, independence and nurture a love for learning through our nature play based inquiry which will assist children in transitioning smoothly into their next educational step of formal schooling.

Our Preschool Program is led by our qualified Early Childhood Teacher who is passionate in supporting children’s learning, development, wellbeing and creativity to reach school readiness. Our emergent curriculum inspires children to explore through nature as the teacher influences learning in a fun and meaningful manner where children’s interests and voices guide the direction of teaching and learning. As children are engaged in meaningful unstructured play, the teacher will work alongside with the children to unravel the discovery.

BEAMS Preschool Program embraces the indoor/outdoor program as children initiate their engagement and exploration in various learning experiences, whether indoor or outdoor that has been intentionally set up to guide learning and teaching. Our purpose designed indoor/outdoor environment focuses learning with nature – where children observe the changing of weather and seasons, discovering the living things in the environment, using nature in creative arts, catching rain water and discussing quantities and numbers… the learning is endless! Yarning circle is also integrated in children’s daily rituals several times a day depending how the day unfolds, it is a time where children sit in a circle to discuss a focus question, read stories, participate in show and tell – it is a time where children gather to share ideas and thoughts.

We also offer developmentally appropriate enrichment sessions as part of our Preschool Program run by our internal and external educators and specialist such as music and dance and Mandarin language sessions. Our teachers and educators use various teaching pedagogy in order to maximise children’s potential and achieve learning outcomes based on the EYLF framework and WA Kindergarten Curriculum.