The Young Academics Curriculum

The Young Academics Curriculum is underpinned by play-based learning. Play-based learning is how children under the age of five learn while having fun at the same time, and this program promotes a combination of outcomes and skills that will set your child up for a successful transition to their new school setting.

With an equal focus on fostering physical, cognitive, and emotional development, children are guided by our expert educators to give them an understanding of the skills required for life, through play-based experiences.

Our Programs

At Young Academics, we pride ourselves on our signature approach to early learning education programs that meet the needs of every child, with the support of our well-resourced environments and sector-leading educators.

Our programs are strongly aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework. The principles that underpin the United Nations on the Rights of the Child guide and inform our practices.

Evolution Program

We recognise the importance of the first three years of a child’s life and as such, ensure individuals approach their growth and development. The Young Academics Evolution Program is designed to support children from birth to three years to reach their developmental milestones and build the necessary skills to support their future learning.

Transition to School Program

At Young Academics, we understand the importance of the formative preschool years in preparing children for school, and our program will help them prepare emotionally, cognitively, and physically for this significant transition.

As your child prepares to start ‘big school’, our Transition to School Program recognises the importance of formative preschool years in terms of building their emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

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First Day at School
Music & Movement

Our Music and Movement Workshop is a play-based learning program which supports children’s holistic development. These 20–30-minute weekly classes for all age groups are the perfect way for children to experience fun and engaging music and movement lessons with our expert educators and teachers.


Children attending Young Academics centres will soon benefit from weekly science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) workshops with dedicated educators employed to deliver the program from Term Four. Assistant Centre Manager Zoe Cleary and Early Childhood Teacher Aimee Mathai will travel between Young Academics’ 25-centre-strong network of early learning centres to run the S.T.E.A.M workshops, tailoring the activities and content for specific age groups, such as the nursery children and pre-school cohort – at no additional cost to families. Programmed activities will include science experiments, coding, construction, painting, and geometry.

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Nutrition Program

At Young Academics, we are focused on the holistic growth and development of each child, with healthy and nutrition a top priority for us.

Each of our centres features an inclusive menu of five delicious and nutritious daily meals prepared by our in-house cooks. All meals present an opportunity for our children to learn about the importance of a well-balanced diet, guiding them towards lifelong eating habits.

With convenient locations across Sydney for children from six weeks to six years, Young Academics Early Learning Centres offer resource-rich learning environments designed to encourage a love of lifelong learning.