ABOUT US

At Count 123 Early School, we strive to transform the way you see education one child, one family at a time. We want to see all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.

Count 123 Early School is committed to managing the provision of quality education and care services provided within a nurturing home-based environment. We are committed to championing the rights of children in relation to Child Safe Standards and safeguarding practices. We strive to support our families to experience the best possible early childhood service. We believe that all children should have access to quality education.

Vision for Children’s Learning

Fundamental to the Framework is a view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming. From before birth children are connected to family, community, culture and place. Their earliest development and learning takes place through these relationships, particularly within families, who are children’s first and most influential educators. As children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their own identities and understandings of the world.

Belonging

Experiencing belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighborhood, and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities. In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become.

Being

Childhood is a time to be, seek and make meaning of the world. Being recognizes the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. It is about the present and them knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life. The early childhood years are not solely about preparation for the future but also about the present.

Becoming

Children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills, and relationships change during childhood. They are shaped by many different events and circumstances. Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. It emphasizes learning to participate fully and actively in society.