Rooms for All Ages

Donvale Early Learning Centre offers a unique program across six different rooms, to allow your child to gradually progress and develop their learning as appropriate. All our curriculum is guided by The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards.Belonging, Being and Becoming - EYLF

    • Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong through the relationships they have within their family, peers, and community.
    • Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life where children just need to ‘be’—time to play, try new things and have fun.
    • Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.


This framework draws on conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognizes the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.


The EYLF  conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning and it communicates these through the following five Learning Outcomes:

      • Children have a strong sense of identity
      • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
      • Children have a strong sense of wellbeingChildren are confident and involved learner
      • Children are effective communicators

Encouraging Physical Development


Physical Development is promoted by providing challenging activities, games, music and movement sessions. Children practice skills such as balance, flexibility, skipping, crawling, eye-hand co-ordination, rolling, walking, and much more.

Encouraging Social and Emotional Development


Educators play a pivotal part in develop children’s social and emotional development. Educators role model acceptable behaviour, and promote the children's self-esteem by respecting their choices and acknowledging their efforts. Children are encouraged to share and cooperate with each other.

Encouraging Creativity, Language and Literacy Development


A range of art and craft activities allows creative expression. Singing, chanting, rhymes and stories are used to support language development. A child's home language is encouraged and supported. External agencies can be used to assist children with English as a second language.

Nursery Rooms
Toddler Rooms
Kindergarten Rooms