Our Philosophy

Within in every child, every family and in every culture the experience of childhood is a unique journey. We commit ourselves to this adventure by responding to the children’s needs and creating an environment which promotes a sense of Belonging, Being and Becoming and facilitating a program that focuses on the 5 Learning Outcomes.

  1. Identity – Children have a strong sense of identity.
  2. Community – Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  3. Wellbeing – Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
  4. Learning – Children are confident and involved learners.
  5. Communication – Children are effective communicators.

We believe that exploration awakens the children’s learning, interests and imagination, creating sense of self-worth to move through life and its challenges.
Our service practices underpin the guiding principles of the National Quality Framework.

These principles are:

    • The rights and best interests of the child are paramount.
    • Children are successful, competent and capable learners.
    • Equity, inclusion and diversity underpin the framework.
    • Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are valued.
    • The role of parents and families is respected and supported.
    • Best practice is expected in the provision of education and care services.

We aim to do this by providing:

    • An environment that is embracing of differences within children and families and complementary of each child’s home environment.
    • An environment, in which we resist stereotypes, reflect diversity, confront discrimination and bias, advocate acceptance and honour difference.
    • An environment where all children are equal and are supported within their surroundings.
    • A play based educational program throughout the service that will enable the children to become successful learners. We will provide open-ended experiences which will allow the children to be in control of their own creative expressions and therefore allowing the children interests to guide the program.
    • Learning and educational experiences which challenge and promote independence and recognise the needs of individuals and the group as a whole.
    • A program that is flexible, challenging and responsive to the changing needs of the children and their families.
    • A program that is balanced with fine and gross motor experiences, solitary, small and large group play and opportunities to explore, test, question and reason.
    • An environment that fosters the development of every childs’ self-esteem and pride in their cultural heritage.
    • Positive guidance techniques such as anticipation, redirection, positive feedback and encouragement.
    • Multiculturalism as an awareness not a process, showing respect and support of all cultures. Our program will incorporate expressions from varied cultures on a regular basis.
    • Ongoing communication with parents and families as part of planning and developing the services.
    • Support to all families.
    • A program that seeks to demonstrate and encourage in children a respect for our environment through the careful use of materials, the minimisation of waste and strategies to raise environmental awareness and sustainability.
    • An environment that highlights our responsibility for a sustainable future and promote children’s understanding about their responsibility to care for the environment.
    • Opportunities for Nutrition to form part of our curriculum. The children to be exposed to many and varied nutritionally balanced meals. We understand that a balanced diet contributes to the child’s wellbeing. Our meals are carefully planned according to the National Dietary Requirements.
    • Constant training and encouragement to staff that enables them to develop their personal and professional skills further.
    • Acknowledging, respecting, valuing and actively utilizing individual team member’s skills.

The early years are an integral part of a child’s life that goes past so quickly so it’s important to remember to stop and
‘Enjoy the Moment’