Early childhood is a significant period of our life during which the greatest brain development and growth occurs. It is a time when experiences influence attitudes, dispositions and learning. At Little Zak’s Academy our aim is to provide excellence in early childhood care and education in a safe, welcoming, adopting and nurturing environment.
Little Zak’s Academy is privately owned and family run, with a strong commitment to participative, consultative and collaborative management. For more than 25 years, our philosophy has been developed in consultation with staff and families, and we welcome visits, ideas and suggestions.
Guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) principles of ‘Being, Belonging and Becoming’ and the National Quality Framework (NQF), we have developed an ever-evolving environment which allows for intentional teaching and spontaneous learning. This enables each child to develop lifelong skills of inter-relating, resilience, empowerment, social competence and independence.
Partnerships with families are vital to our program, providing us with invaluable information relating to individual needs as well as cultural backgrounds and heritage. Carers strive to build relationships with families based on co-operation and a mutual respect for the reciprocal roles that each play in the lives of the child.