Developmental Milestones

So much goes in to our daily Childcare activities

Our Atlantis Childcare Services spend a lot of time creating and curating curriculum-based lesson plans, encompassing the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) in accordance with the National Quality Standards set for the Early Childhood Education and Care industry.

The National Quality Standards guide and govern our overarching practices and cover seven different quality areas:

  • Quality Area 1: Educational Program and Practice
  • Quality Area 2: Children’s Health and Safety
  • Quality Area 3: Physical Environment
  • Quality Area 4: Staffing Arrangements
  • Quality Area 5: Relationships with Children
  • Quality Area 6: Collaborative Partnership with Families
  • Quality Area 7: Governance and Leadership

The EYLF is the approved framework we use that guides and governs all learning practices within our services. This is to ensure that each child in our care develops to their full potential and is progressing towards achieving developmental milestones. Each activity planned and undertaken in a typical day at Atlantis Childcare includes a range of Learning Outcomes, as set by the EYLF.

If you are unfamiliar with the developmental milestones applicable to the first 5 years, deemed to be the most crucial in regards to development and future learning, we have linked to them for you below.

You should keep in mind, all children develop at different times and in their own way. As the EYLF points out, learning is not linear and often children will achieve things in their own way, when they are ready to do so. This document is merely a guide and is designed to simply assist you in identifying areas that may need more focus. There are a range of activities you can do with your child at home to help them develop.

We will be sharing some great videos here soon to help you with ideas on what activities to do, and what Learning Outcomes and Developmental Milestones these activities assist, so come on back regularly to see what’s new.

Should you have any serious concerns, please contact your Child Health Professional or speak to one of our highly qualified Early Childhood Educators.