Jacobs Early Learning Centre

Provide high quality care in a play based educational environment.

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About Us

Our Philosophy:

At Jacobs Early Learning Centre, we aim to create an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment where children are encouraged to explore, create, question and develop their own highly individual personalities. We provide a relaxed environment, but one in which respect for ourselves, our peers, adults and equipment is promoted. We assist your child to become independent, self-disciplined and to develop strong and positive self-esteem and confidence.

JELC Outdoor Play AreaAll this is offered to your child in a bright and cheerful setting which provides many opportunities to play and explore the outdoors as well as a wonderful range of experiences and resources to promote inspiration and creativity indoors.

At Jacobs Early Learning Centre, we believe in social equity, cooperation, shared responsibility, self-discipline, mutual respect and respect for the social and cultural values of your family. We use our knowledge of Early Childhood Development and current theories and teaching styles to provide a stimulating that encourages curiosity, exploration and learning.

Each child is individual and unique. Our program acknowledges this by maintaining a flexible and balanced approach to allow for every developmental stage in your child’s life.

Our Educators:

Our educators at Jacobs Early Leaning Centre are from diverse cultural backgrounds. They are encouraged to create opportunities  for intentional teaching, create physical and social environments that have a positive impact on the children’s learning.

“The best part of being an educator at Jacobs E.L.C is it’s homely vibe, being in a warm and welcoming environment surrounded by people  that are a second family and each morning being greeted by the children that are always so happy and full of excitement, ready to start their day with you is always so fulfilling. If I had to choose  the worst part, it is definitely when children move on to further learning as we get attached from having built unique relationships with each and every child, always sad to see them go, but happy to have had the opportunity to be apart of their early learning experiences. ” – Lara (Educator at J.E.L.C  since 2014)

Explore our Centre:

Jacobs Early Learning Centre’s is a long Day-Care for children 0-5years. Our rooms are named after our children’s favourite Australian Animals. The Joey, Wombat, Platypus and Koala room. Our programs reflect on The Early Years Learning Framework  Australia (EYLF)- ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’ and it’s Learning Outcomes while focusing strongly on meeting each child’s individual learning and play needs.

Below are just some of the many experiences and activities offered  and enjoyed though our programs at Jacobs Early Learning Centre.

Exploring Natural Materials and learning about insects in our outdoor insect corner while growing apprisiation and respect for the enviroment. This experience connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world Ball/ physical play Focuses on learning colours, shapes and physical development such as fine and gross motor skills and hand eye coordination. This experience connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeingGetting creative on our Black board drawing wall allows young children to express their artistic side and work on their growing fine motor skills. This activity connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners.Building block for young children promotes development of fine motor skills and ability to identifying colours and shapes. This activity connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identityLearning to play HopScotch, promotes development of gross motor skills such as Coordination and balancing while also focusing on furthering children's numeracy knowlage. This experience connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.

 

Developing our gross motor skills on our Outdoor dome climbing frame. This experinces connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.Numbers Play Experience focuses on Counting peices, identifying numbers, knowlage of numerical order, while also working on children fine motor skill development. This activity connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners.For Harmony Day Children contributed in making their own unique people for, "everyone belongs" helping children to further understand equality, respect and diversity. this experience connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world.Children having quite reading time in our Milk bottle igloo. For further infomation about JELC enviromentally sustainable projects, visit our 'EVENTS' page. EYLF Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators.At Jacobs ELC we like to focus strongly on sustainability and 'Being Green' we encourage children to explore the enviroment and do their part in helping to grow their own fruit and veg which is also used in our home made foods. This experience connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world.Making our rainbow dream Catcher Allows children to develop their fine motor skills and socialise as they work as a team twisting, tying and beading around an old hoola hoop. This activity promotes sustainable practices and connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity. Colour Matching Play promotes development of problem solving skills, to further recognise words and symbols and social behaviours such as teamwork. This activity connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners.Puzzle block play promotes problem solving skills that help children to identify colours and shapes while encouragong social skills and behaviours. This activity connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.Our Valentines Day Art board, focuses on learning shapes. (Heart) while promotong creativity, imagination and further developing fine motor skills. These activities connect to the EYLF Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners.Participating in cooking experiences helps widen childrens understanding of different cultures, stimulates their senses, "what does it feel, taste and smell like?" while encouraging children to take on further resposibility such as making this Potato and Pumpkin Pizza for their afternoon tea. this activity connects to the EYLF Learning Outcomes: 2 children are connected and contribute to their world and 3 Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.Children participate in sustainable experinces such as digging soil and planting herbs and vegetables. this promotes respect for the enviroment and connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world. Focusing on story telling - the book ELMER children participated in different colour activities centred around building confidence and individualism,while promoting creative thinking and fine motor development. These activities connect to EYLF Learning Outcomes, 1 children have a strong sense of identity and 5: Children are effective communicators. We love getting messy and enjoying our sensory play such as this slime experience, as it encorages children experiment with different sensations and work on fine motor skill development as they manipulate and construct using slime. This experince connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome: 4 Children are confident and involved learners.Learning to handball and develop further gross motor and hand eye coordination skills in our DIY football target. This experience connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.Exploring natural materials in our outdoor digging pit encourages children to explore and increase their understanding of land, and plants. This experience connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world.Story Telling - Elmer Rainbow Spaghetti play, this experience involves children learning about their senses and boost their creativity and imaginative thinking. (sustainability practices in place to re-used Spagetti as pet food and compost to reduce wastage.) This activity connects to multiple EYLF Learning Outcomes: 2 Children are connected and contribute to their world. 4 Children are confident and involved learners.Rainbow Parachute group time helps children to socialise in a large group and work on their team work skills, coordination and gross motor development. While also connecting to the EYLF Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.Learning about the five little ducks (song) though water play! stimilating our senses. This experience promotes confidence, curiosity, imagination and communication skills while also connecting to the EYLF Learning Outcome: 4 Children are confident and involved learners.Just Some of our mnay songs used during song/music and movemets play, Being involved in sininging connects to the EYLF Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators. While engaging children in play using words, sounds and geasures and promoting confidence and coordination.To celebrate the start of spring children have been participating in making various artworks centred around the season. Children have made their own interpritation of flowers and baby chicks using differnt coloured shapes. while also connecting to the EYLF Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners.