Community Engagement

One of the core elements of the EYLF and NQF is a ‘sense of community’.

  • Engagement with the community contributes to children’s sense of belonging, and builds on their interests and understanding of the world around them.
  • Participation in the community helps to teach children how society works and how they can become active citizens of their world.
  • Our Community Program creates opportunities for:
  • Children to build meaningful connections with the local community by going on weekly community walks around the local area; excursions to local schools, libraries, and small businesses; and attending community events.
  • Educators to collaborate with community members such as local schools, allied health professionals, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people/ organisations, and those from diverse cultural backgrounds to deliver an authentic program that supports children’s learning, development and wellbeing.
  • Children to explore and show an appreciation for the natural environment, and encourage them to be more environmentally responsible.
  • Members of the local and wider community to visit our service and teach a wide range of topics that are fun, engaging, meaningful and relevant.
  • Families to assist in the planning and implementation of learning experiences such as grandparents hosting a story time for the children.