Our Program

At Kelly's Place we believe that the early years of life are a unique time, which should to be celebrated and supported. As educators, our goal is to equip children with a sense of identity, values, respect for diversity and the communication skills to be active learners and confident individuals.

Our program is based around the following core beliefs and information:

Relationships - Kelly's Place educators strive to build reciprocal relationships with each child, their family and the community. We see each child as unique and having their own voice, ideas, beliefs and quirks.

Home-like environment - We aim to reflect a home-like environment and provides time for mixed aged/family grouping and age-staged specific play.

Parents - We value parents as the first teacher and the most important person in the child's life. Parents’ voices become an integral part of the educators planning and learning process.

Wider community - Kelly's Place prides itself on investing in relationships within the community. Our unique location within the hub of Crows Nest allows us a wealth of diverse resources to enrich and support children's learning. 

Excursions - We use excursions to support our program and the current interests within KPCC. Adventures include North Sydney Stanton Library, Crows Nest shops, Chatswood Concourse theatre performances, Taronga Zoo and many more.

Play-based learning - we views and supports play as the major source of learning in all areas of children's development. Our educators value the need for play to occur in an environment that is flexible and unhurried so as to provide the best opportunities for learning, exploring and re-visiting areas of interest.

Observation documentation information - Primary educators observe children as both individuals and as part of a larger group. We use these observations as the basis for learning experiences and project work.  We build on children's individual passions and guide children with similar interests in collaborative project work.

Our educators provide a summary of each child's time at KPCC in the form of a documentation book. These books contain developmental information and specific interests and needs of your child here at KPCC. These books are always available for parents to view and are handed out regularly, allowing families to share these valuable sources of information.

The National Quality Framework - The National Quality Framework is a government initiative, which aims to raise quality and drive continuous improvement and consistency in education and care services. For further information click the link below 

http://files.acecqa.gov.au/files/Information%20sheets/2-ACECQA%20Information%20Sheet%20-%20Overview.pdf

The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework. The NQS consists of seven quality areas, each containing standards and elements, that children's education and care services are assessed and rated against.

The seven quality areas covered by the National Quality Standard are:

  1. 1. Educational Program and Practice
  2. 2. Children's Health and Safety
  3. 3. Physical Environment
  4. 4. Staffing Arrangements
  5. 5. Relationships with Children
  6. 6. Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
  7. 7. Leadership and Service Management
  • http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Quality-Areas

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  • The National Regulations – The Education and Care Services National Regulations

  • The Education and Care Services National Regulations support the legislation and provide details on a range of operational requirements for education and care services, such as Kelly’s Place. More information can be found at -

  • http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-regulations

  • The Early Years Learning Framework is a national curriculum framework. The Framework is an important tool to help professionals and parents achieve the best learning and developmental outcomes for children. It has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children’s learning providing the most stimulus for brain development.

  • The framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years.

  • The Framework focuses on your child’s learning. The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.

  • * Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life.

  • * Being is about living here and now.

* Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience.


  • Through the Framework’s five learning goals educators will assist your child to develop:

  • • a strong sense of their identity
  • • connections with their world
  • • a strong sense of wellbeing
  • • confidence and involvement in their learning; and
  • • effective communication skills