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The Reggio Emilia approach explained

Our potential stretches as far as our imaginations – but only if we are given the confidence to take it there.

Potential, combined with our unique abilities that we develop from an early age, form the very makeup of who we are and who we will become. The Reggio Emilia approach pays close attention to the relationships that children share with their environment, such as family, peers and teachers.

Your child will help set the curriculum

It’s only natural that children who are regarded in a warm and positive light will always succeed at a higher level than those who are judged in a limited or negative way.

The Reggio Emilia approach in our Parramatta child care centres is to co-construct the curriculum with the children and their families to stimulate a free and open-sourced style of learning.

The approach encourages both children and teachers to brainstorm and discuss topics of interest. Children are encouraged to develop skills in problem solving, hypothesising, critical reflection and collaboration. They will be asked to document their ideas, knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways.

It’s all about family

The relationships between a child and their family is of paramount importance in determining a their enthusiasm towards learning. This is why we work hand-in-hand with all family members, to foster a strong community spirit. Ultimately, we want our Parramatta child care centre to feel like a home outside of home.

Child Care Educators that care

For our child care centres we handpick only passionate and driven individuals who strive towards developing the bright minds of tomorrow. We’ll work hand-in-hand with you to develop suitable goals for your child. All staff undergo monthly training programs, as well as Mentoring & Professional Development courses so that their skills are always to the highest possible standard.

The ‘third educator’

Look around you. You’ll find a lesson in everything you see. We refer to the environments in our Parramatta child care centre, surrounding the children as the ‘third educator’.

If our child care centre environment is fun, your child’s mind will be stimulated. We encourage them to use their imaginations to learn, create and socialise. Colours, lights, designs, natural and man-made resources all make up the daily lesson in our Parramatta child care centres. .

Daily communication

Continuous communication is a must in the care and education of your child.

At Reggio Emilia, educators communicate daily with parents and provide individualised, written feedback every week through our Reggio Connect Family Communication Books.

Reggio Reflections is a daily journal that outlines the daily program, projects and activities, including photos of your children participating in a wide range of learning experiences that is emailed to you each day.

Our Reggio Review newsletter is emailed weekly to keep you up to date with what’s happening in the child care centre, parenting tips, upcoming events and opportunities for parent participation at all our Parramatta child care centres.

Parents will receive daily calls about their child’s care and transition during the first few weeks of care in our Parramatta child care centres.

Educators complete a weekly communication book for each child outlining the week’s highlights and projects they have experienced in our child care centre. Feel free to write a comment back so educators can include your input into your child’s individual program and the overall child care centre experience.

A daily journal is recorded for each room in our child care centre and these are emailed to parents in the afternoon so you can keep up to date about the events and projects in the room and our child care centre. We also host a weekly newsletter.