Our unique approach to learning
At the YMCA NT we design robust learning curriculums & activities that aim to meet the holistic learning needs of every child in our outside school care. Each curriculum is underpinned by our OSHC mission – to inspire a love of learning in children. The core pillars outlined are adapted to meet the unique needs of children in our care and are tailored to each individual school community. We pride ourselves in creating diverse experiences that are inclusive, fun and healthy.
Promoting fun, diverse, group sports and outdoor games that encourage healthy and active longterm habits.
Equipping children and families with tools to build positive relationships with themselves and others.
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Providing children with fun, play based activities that promotes learning through play.
Encouraging healthy social connections that teach children to form healthy social habits with others.
Inspiring an enduring love of learning in every child
Encouraging children to explore and better connect with their inner self.
Immersing children in multi-cultural experiences. Respecting and learning about First Nations' cultures.
Sharing local environmental knowledge and encouraging a care and respect for our local environment. Encouraging sustainable mindsets.
Providing tailored psychology practises to meet individual mental health needs.
Our programs celebrate the heritage of our multicultural communities, including local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Programs and activities are inclusive and designed to reflect the multicultural and multilingual nature of our community.
Our OSHC educators work collaboratively with children, families and your local community to incorporate cultural activities and celebrations of communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and celebrate our own Australian culture.
Our OSHC teams prepare culturally safe environments and respectful learning spaces, with a purposeful focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives within children’s programs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives within our programs help shape a deeper understanding of our history and culture in terms of what has been before us, and it supports the identity and culture in indigenous children and their families further enhancing the knowledge of all Australians.
Our educators are trained in active supervision and the different developmental stages of children who attend the YMCA NT OSHC. Challenging behaviour is managed in a socially appropriate manner. Educators help children to make good choices when trying to resolve disagreements with other children and they manage this in a socially respectful manner.
Using proactive strategies to minimise the need for behavioural management
Consistency & compassion
Providing consistency & compassion to all children in our care
Having regard at all times for the respect, dignity and individual uniqueness of each child.
Understanding the unique needs of the school community.
Our OSHC staff are trained in active supervision
Quality assurance with all our policies and standards
We take pride in meeting NQF standards through the implementation of our policies across child safety, behavioural management, food preparation, hygiene and inclusion support.