MindChamps Early Learning & Preschool was created from the belief that every child is born with the potential to be a champion. After decades of research into early learning pedagogy, neuroscience and child psychology, and drawing upon the engagement techniques of theatre, MindChamps has crafted a new approach to early learning that is designed to equip the children of today with the foundations for future success.
Founded in Sydney in 1998, we took our research to Singapore – possibly the most competitive and demanding educational and learning environment in the world – to measure our new approach against the traditional models. Armed with strong conviction and the backing of some of the world’s leading educators, scientists and literacy experts, MindChamps is now recognised as Singapore’s leading provider of premium preschool care.
Return to Australia
In 2017 we returned to the Australian childcare sector with 9 centres and now hold 21 early learning services across NSW. Using our break-through philosophy, we are bringing the new generation of childcare back to where it began. MindChamps is dedicated to helping each and every Aussie child realise their true potential.
The foundations for individual success are built in infancy and every child has unique potential. Our role, as teachers and carers, is to help them to be the best they can be. Through our continuously-evolving S.M.I.L.E.S™ curriculum, MindChamps is constantly investing in ways to effectively unlock the inner creativity and problem-solving capabilities of children by nurturing growth through Crafted Play. Our carefully designed curriculum is based on internationally validated research and aligns with the Australia EYLF Framework.
The MindChamps model for early learning is based on our philosophy of the ‘3 Minds’ – a practical, developmental model comprising three distinct qualities:
- The Champion Mind– Celebrating the individual’s uniqueness, going beyond conventional wisdom and overcoming adversity to achieve success.
- The Learning Mind– Strategies for Learning How to Learn that actively assist any learner to understand, store, recall and synthesise information and concepts.
- The Creative Mind– Connecting multiple perspectives and integrating them to solve problems and generate new, creative ideas.
Complementing the 3-Mind education model is MindChamps’ overarching philosophy of ‘100% Respect, Zero Fear’ – a way of approaching the world that leads our ‘young Champs’ to have full confidence in themselves, while considering the rights and opinions of others.