This is a transcript for StartingBlocks.gov.au’s ‘What does quality early learning mean to parents?’ video available here.
Quality early learning means different things to different parents, carers and families. In this video, parents discuss the importance of quality early learning to them and their children. They talk us through their child’s experiences, the meaningful relationships with educators, and the positive impact on their child’s learning and development. This video may help inform your decision about your child’s early years and the unique opportunities provided by quality early learning.
00:00 – 00:02
Audio: [Soothing music]
Visual description: Little boy in a red jumper interacting with his mother at an early learning service.
00:02 – 00:05
Audio: [Soothing music]
Visual description: Message appears on a blue background asking: ‘What does quality early learning mean to parents?’
00:06 - 00:12
Audio: To me and my family it means that my kids are loved just like they are in our home.
Visual description: [Series of shots] A mother with short, dark hair and wearing a red scarf is talking to the camera at an early learning service. A female educator is sitting on the floor reading and playing blocks with three young children at an early learning service.
00:13 – 00:17
Audio: Every time when we leave them, we are happy. We know they’re in the best hands they can be.
Visual description: [Series of shots] A mother wearing a hat is speaking to the camera as the father stands beside her. A blonde female educator is sitting outside in the play area reading to five children in an early learning service. A young boy is sitting on a female educator’s lap learning how to play a mini guitar.
00:18 – 00:30
Audio: Just to see my little one evolve and be the best that they can be. That’s really what I look for and, combined with that, great teachers and just a loving and supportive environment.
Visual description: [Series of shots] A blonde-haired mother is standing in the outdoor playground of an early learning service on a sunny day. Children from a family day care service are playing in a shaded outdoor play area and a girl is hugging her friend. Two young girls are sitting with a female educator on the grass.
00:31 – 00:34
Visual description: Message appears on a blue background: ‘Quality early learning welcomes and supports children and families’
00:35 – 00:44
Audio: One day I walked in and they had set up ropes across the whole yard for him to climb and just to get those skills and energy out that he wanted to do, and I thought that was really awesome.
Visual description: [Series of shots] Another mother is discussing her child playing at an early learning service. Three boys are playing with soft play equipment in the outdoor area of a service. Children are playing on wooden logs outside as a male educator plays a guitar. A different group of children are working together to stack a number of rectangular wooden bricks.
00:45 – 00:51
Audio: Every day they come home with another story to tell us and we love the drive home to hear about their day. [Mother laughs] “Yes.”
Visual description: [Series of shots] A husband and wife are standing in the grassy playground of an early learning service, as the father speaks to the camera about their child. The mother smiles, laughs and nods in agreement as he speaks.
00:52 – 01:01
Audio: And their face is bright and they're happy and they've got drawings and colouring-in to show you. I mean that's just evident that they're in the exact right place.
Visual description: [Series of shots] A mother is standing in the outdoor playground of an early learning service on a sunny day. A young girl wearing a hat is smiling as she looks up at a tree while a female educator stands beside her. Close-up of a little girl’s hands drawing on a pink sheet of paper using coloured pen. The blonde mother continues her discussion about quality early learning.
01:02 – 01:05
Visual description: Message appears on a blue background: ‘That’s quality early learning!’
01:06 – 01:14
Audio: You know, your child will just grow in leaps and bounds.
Visual: [Series of shots] The same blonde-haired mother from the previous scene continues her discussion. Message appears on a blue background: ‘For more info visit StartingBlocks.gov.au’. The StartingBlocks.gov.au logo appears on screen.