Our Education Principles

School Readiness

At Whiz Kidz we recognise the importance of giving your child the skills to be ready for Primary School.

“It takes a village to raise a child.
 ~ African proverb

Starting school can be overwhelming for children and families. At Whiz Kidz, we recognise this step as an important part of our families' lives. We aim to work in partnership with our families to prepare your child for school.

We want children to be confident, involved, participating learners ready with the skills both socially, emotionally and cognitively to cope at school.

Our curriculum has a strong focus on learning through play and getting children engaged in all their fundamental learning areas through Project investigations.

The Early Years Learning Framework

The backbone of our Preschool program Is the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

  • Australia’s first national Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood educators.
  • Our aim is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school.
  • The Council of Australian Governments developed this to assist educators to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.
  • EYLF will contribute to realising the Council of Australian Government's vision that “all children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation".

Skills we recognise and work towards within the Curriculum

  • Ask to go to the toilet independently.
  • Does up their buttons.
  • Distinguish between morning tea and lunch.
  • Use a tissue.
  • Recognise their own first and surname.
  • Recognise landmarks on their way to and from school.
  • Hold a pencil.
  • Lines up.
  • Puts rubbish in the bin.
  • Claps to the beat of the music.
  • Sings or says nursery rhymes.
  • Asks questions.
  • Stacks blocks.
  • Manipulate scissors.
  • Sit with legs crossed.
  • State their address.
  • Finish a task once they have started it.
  • Hold a book correctly.
  • Turn pages in a story.
  • Basic counting out loud skills.
  • Recognise numbers.
  • Take turns.
  • Identify different sounds.
  • Express worries verbally.
  • Retell events.
  • Listen without interrupting.
  • Recognise colours.
  • Leave parents willingly.
  • Cope with noise.
  • Co-operate with adults and children.
  • Take a partners hand.
  • Understands one adult has to be shared.
  • Understands they will be away from family all day.
  • Express feelings without kicking or punching.
  • Uses swings and slippery dips.
  • Throw and catch a ball.
  • Cope with the speed and play of older children.
  • Cope with jobs and responsibilities at home.