The Rise Difference

At Rise Early Learning our Educators deliver high-quality early childhood programs to support each child’s own learning journey.

Our programs offer a holistic approach to learning encompassing age-appropriate and tailored, learning-methodologies which cater to each child’s unique individuality and learning development.

Our Approach

the foundation of the Rise difference

Our Infant & Toddler Educators follow the renowned RIE Educaring Approach developed by Magda Gerber. This approach to early childhood programs and care for children is based around the respect for the child. Our educators are unhurried in their approach to time and slow their pace to match the individual rhythms and competencies of each child recognising and respecting the cues and gestures of pre-verbal children as their primary form of communication.  This then sets up beautiful foundations for our Kindergarten & Preschool aged children for the journey into school.

Get to know more about our focus areas that make Rise Early Learning so unique in our approach to early education and school-readiness.

Nature Play

There is overwhelming evidence that a child’s total wellbeing benefits immensely from natural and outdoor play.  Nature play is when children are provided with the opportunity to engage in unstructured play activities in outdoor settings where natural elements feature, such as logs, rocks and water, as opposed to conventional manufactured play equipment.  It is when children create their own play using natural features that are available to & around them.

Our Nature Play Programs provide opportunities where children are encouraged to think for themselves, create, imagine, navigate challenges, problem solve, develop intrinsic motivation, communication skills and build resilience and independence. Direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults.

Life Skills

A large part of our day-today learning in the classroom focuses on the practical life skills.  Practical life experiences is purposeful activity, develops motor control and coordination, and develops independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility. The exercises in practical life cover two main areas of development: care of self and independence and care of the environment.

These skills can then be applied in all aspects of the child’s life as they grow and progress into school and their community.

Cultural Connection

We are extremely blessed to live in a rich and culturally diverse country and a global world that is more and more within our technical reach despite recent major disruptions such as COVID19.

We believe that learning about the differences that surround us by venturing out into our communities or inviting them into our services is a pathway to strong communication skills based on understanding and respect of others which in turn is the foundation of identity, self-worth and respect.

Mind and Body

Our minds and bodies are in constant communication. The child’s mind-body connection is powerful and directly linked to their overall wellness. As Early Childhood professionals we focus on educating and caring for the whole developing child.

Freedom of movement and providing children the opportunity to move and develop at their own pace supports the physical, social, emotional & cognitive development of children.  This holistic approach in turn supports children to identify & co-regulate big emotions in a safe, supportive & nurturing environment.