Educators aim to work collaboratively with families and the wider community to create positive learning environments and guide experiences for each child.
Ripples provides an innovative curriculum which is guided by the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework, which we recognise as best practice, embodying the central idea of “being, belonging and becoming”.
Our curriculum is accessed through the online interactive portal where families can view our programs, reflective journals, photos and educational observations/learning stories. Our web-based program can be accessed on various devices (Laptops, Desktops and Smart Phones)any time, anywhere.
The curriculum reflects the values, knowledge and skills of the children, families and educators at Ripples.
Our Educators provide a tailored curriculum by identifying each child’s strengths and interests through observing and engaging with children daily. Building relationships is an integral part of how our curriculum is built.
Young children flourish when adults collaborate with families and other educators and discuss openly how to best meet each child’s needs.
Ongoing critical reflection and information exchange between educators and families ensure there is a child focused approach and the needs of each individual child are met.
We believe that collaboration and communication underpin any effective curriculum.
Educators plan experiences, both intentionally and spontaneously and design the environment to scaffold every child’s skills, knowledge and understanding of the world.
Children have the opportunity to explore materials, experiences, relationships, and ideas through a variety of open-ended mediums.
They are encouraged to ask questions, investigate, gather information, hypothesise, and to form tentative conclusions.
Educators model thinking and problem solving and challenge children’s existing ideas about how things work.
By critically reflecting, evaluating and documenting learning, educators are able to plan for the future.
"My son Eli has been attending Ripples for the past year and I have watched him flourish into a happy, social and confident toddler. My once shy 2 year old son has a new lease on life and I'm grateful to the wonderful staff at Ripples for helping bring this out in him. It's a safe and loving envronment "
"We can highly recommend the services & professionalism at Ripples. The entire team strive daily to create special 'wow moments' for each & every child. This is very evident from the moment you step into each room. Our son, like all the children, are treated with care, attention & are supported through the brilliant learning curriculum that the teachers practice."
Greg & Emma
"My daughter has life threatening allergies. The staff at Ripples took the severity of her condition seriously and were extremely diligent to ensure that my daughter was never exposed to her allergens either via what she ate or what she touched. She was never excluded from activities or special events as they were organised with her allergies in mind. It was a refreshing experience to have a dedicated team provide the same level of care that we provide at home ."