How the Reggio Emilia Approach was formed

The Reggio Emilia approach was developed in the municipality of Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy after World War II. It is based on the pedagogical practices and beliefs of Loris Malaguzzi who believed that your child will help set the curriculum.
The basis of the Reggio Emilia approach is to co-construct the curriculum with the children and their families to stimulate a free and open-sourced style of learning. The approach encourages both children and teachers to brainstorm and discuss topics of interest.
Children are encouraged to develop skills in problem solving, hypothesising, critical reflection and collaboration. They will be asked to document their ideas, build on their knowledge and what they already know in a variety of ways.

100 Different Languages

Malaguzzi also believed that, for a child, language is never limited to just speech and that children know roughly about 100 different languages and, due to their infinite imaginations, have an extraordinary number of ways they can express themselves. This can be through different ways of learning, expressing themselves and understanding a concept.
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Family Connection

A further extension to driving nurturing and collaborative relationships, the relationship between a child and their family is of paramount importance. This important layer is significant in determining their enthusiasm towards learning. We work hand-in-hand with all family members, to foster a strong community spirit. Ultimately, our centres should feel like a home outside of home.

The ‘Third Educator’

Look around you. You’ll find a lesson in everything you see. We refer to the environments surrounding the children as the ‘third educator’.

If our child care centre environment is fun-filled and dynamic, your child’s mind will be stimulated. We encourage them to use their imaginations to learn, create and socialise. Colours, lights, designs, natural and man-made resources all make up the daily lessons in our centres.

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Educators That Care

We handpick only passionate and driven individuals who strive towards developing the bright minds of tomorrow. We’ll work hand-in-hand with you to develop suitable goals for your child Together, the child and our educators carry out research, explore their world and nurture collaborative relationships.

A Typical Day

Children generally feel more secure and learn better when there is a predictable routine to the day. Each room of our child care centre following a routine – however it may vary throughout the year due to unforeseen weather, special events or the children’s engagement in a project.

Each room follows the general child care routine:

  1. Arrival – Individual choice and programmed experiences
  2. Bathroom / nappy change routine
  3. Morning tea/ breakfast – cereal & fruit
  4. Small group time
  5. Outdoor play
  6. Indoor programmed experiences and project work
  7. Bathroom / nappy change routine
  8. Group time – Story, songs, project discussions
  9. Lunch time

10. Rest time
11. Bathroom / nappy change routine
12. Quiet experiences
13. Afternoon tea
14. Group time – music
15. Outdoor play
16. Bathroom / nappy change routine
17. Indoor Experiences – individual choice and programmed
18. Departure

What We Provide

Babies/Toddlers

We provide all nappies and wipes within our child care centre, however you will need to provide their own bottles and formula.

 

Meals and Drinks

All food in our child care centre is provided and is prepared daily by a qualified chef. Our gourmet menu is designed to provide a variety of different foods throughout the week and meets all food groups and daily requirements of the children while in child care.
Our Gourmet menu caters for children with allergies and specific cultural beliefs. All meats are certified Halal and no pork products are served. Vegetarian options are also available.
We offer a nut and egg free program in our child care centre and we do not allow food to be brought in from home.

Reggio Connect

Every week, educators will write highlights of your child’s learning and interests throughout the week on their Kinderloop page. This will be tagged as Reggio Connect. We would encourage you to read this and add comments as this will better help their learning development.

Reggio Daily Reflections

A daily journal that outlines their activities will be emailed to you or uploaded onto your child’s Kinderloop page. This will outline your child’s interests, projects and educational programs, and will include photos of your child participating in a wide range of learning experiences.

Reggio Review

Our weekly newsletter will keep you up-to-date with what’s happening within the Centre. It includes information around children’s health and safety, policy reviews and all upcoming events. During the first three weeks of care, you will receive daily calls about your child’s care and transition.

Reggio Review Newsletter

This will be emailed to you weekly to keep you up to date with what’s happening in the child care centre, parenting tips, upcoming events and opportunities for parent participation at all our other centres.

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Communication Book

Educators complete a weekly communication book for each child outlining the week’s highlights and projects they have experienced in our child care centre. Feel free to write a comment back so educators can include your input into your child’s individual program and the overall child care centre experience.