It can be challenging for our young ones who will undergo monumental change socially, emotionally, and developmentally as they learn to navigate the next stage of their life.
Edge Early Learning are committed to delivering an exceptional early learning experience that aim to help children discover their potential and leave them prepared to start primary school with an already instilled love of learning.
With more 17 locations in South Australia, Edge provides quality education and care for children aged from 6-weeks to preschool age by instilling a love for learning through play-based experiences.
Some of the ways Edge prepares children for ‘big’ school is through their four pillars: education, wellbeing, relationships, and sustainability.
“Our South Australian centres are infused with our philosophy, bespoke learning surrounds and teaching methods to ensure that our children have access to safe and inspiring environments, create meaning about the world around us, experience new understandings, and develop a love of learning,” Edge Early Learning CEO Annie Bryce said.
“Our main focus at Edge is to provide quality education and care, in order to prepare children for the next stage of their life which is commencing primary school.
We want to ensure children are confident and excited about starting school as best as we possibly can.
Edge’s inquiry-based philosophy and play-based learning curriculum is embedded in their South Australia centres, where children are provided access to modern resources, equipment, and books.
Implementing daily sustainability practices inside and outside of the classroom is another way Edge prepares children for years to come.
Practising sustainability in a child’s early years empowers them to construct knowledge, explore values and develop an appreciation of the environment and its relationship to their world.
With the backing of a passionate team of experienced educators, Edge Early Learning’s educational programs support and enhance learning milestones and journeys across all areas of development through its four pillars, education, wellbeing, relationships, and sustainability.
Being sustainable is front of mind for Edge, who have implemented daily practices inside and outside the classroom to be more sustainable and are passionate about teaching children the importance of sustainability and taking care of the environment.
Each Edge centre is moving towards solar power, uses environmentally friendly cleaning products, biodegradable bamboo nappies and wipes, and recycling stations; with most South Australian locations also having vegetable gardens and centre pets such as rabbits and chickens.
Some of the ways Edge implements sustainability practices is by having recycling stations within each classroom so children can learn and practice how to recycle different types of waste. Outdoors, children are taught about the natural environment by learning about native flora and fauna and are involved in tending to the vegetable garden and animals.
“As a company, we believe we can play our part in developing a more sustainable future. The majority of our centres across the three states are switching to solar power, all of our cleaning products are environmentally friendly, and our nappies and wipes are made from biodegradable bamboo, which has added benefits for sensitive skin,” Annie said.
“We take a lot of pride in educating children on sustainably. Practising sustainability in a child’s early years empowers them to construct knowledge, explore values and develop an appreciation of the environment and its relationship to their world.”
Edge also partners with local primary schools within the area so their Kindergarten children can have a tour and explore their soon-to-be new surroundings. On some occasions, high school students will visit the centres and share insight with the children about what life at school is life.
Edge is currently taking enrolments for 2023 across all its centres.
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