Educational Program

At Puddleducks we follow an educational program that caters for each child's individual needs by incorporating their interests, experiences, culture and community to ensure that the program is relevant and meaningful to each child's life. This allows children to create a positive disposition towards learning.

Research shows that children learn through play, by interacting with others and their environment. We have taken great care to design an environment which is welcoming and provides children with varied opportunities for choice; fostering their sense of agency and independence.

A child's family plays a central role in their learning and development we encourage families to share their cultures and talents and interests to become part of the learning programs.


The children are encouraged to participate in both planned and spontaneous experiences including:

Individual and whole group experiences
Dramatic play
Music and movement
Problem based learning experiences such as puzzles, games and manipultaives
Exploring the creative arts
Language and literacy
Physical development activities and experiences
Science based activities that involve observing, hypothesising and discovery
Developing social skills such as cooperation, empathy and respect for others
Long term projects


All children have their learning journeys documented in personalised portfolios.

At Puddleducks Early Learning Centre we follow the principles, practices and outcomes of the National Early Childhood Curriculum, The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) supporting all children to reach the five learning outcomes of the Curriculum Framework:

Children have a strong sense of identity

Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

Children are confident and involved learners

Children are effective communicators.