We Believe

RESPECT

  • Are warm and trusting to promote children’s wellbeing, self-esteem and a sense of security
  • Respect children’s choices and decision making
  • Foster positive relationships with families
  • Respect the dignity and rights of each child
  • Make children feel confident, secure and supported to explore the environment
  • Show children we care about them and are interested in what they do, think and feel
  • Treat children equitably and promote inclusive practice to ensure participation of all children

 

  • Is guided by family context, culture, children’s abilities and needs
  • Focuses on play and children’s ideas that create, deliver and reflect programs that are unique to our context and engage our community
  • Liberates children to initiate and lead their own learning allowing independence in choice and access to resources
  • Is carefully planned and reflected upon to deliver programs that respond to children’s interests and support their learning and development
  • Is informed by the EYLF and Centre Philosophy to promote each child’s agency, learning and development

 

  • Promote high levels of collaboration and communication
  • Recognise and engage individual skills and strengths of staff
  • Foster positive relationships and respect for each other
  • Promote consistency and continuity of care for children and families
  • Have a positive impact on children through consistent practice, ethical conduct and supportive working relationships

 

  • Promote trust, open communication and mutually supportive relationships
  • Value the role of families and respect their beliefs regarding children’s education and care
  • Involve families in curriculum and service decision making
  • Create partnerships with the wider community and other professionals to support families and children

 

  • Are welcoming, safe and well maintained.
  • Are inclusive, open-ended with accessible indoor and outdoor environments that are stimulating and cater to all children’s interests and abilities.
  • Offer children the opportunity to contribute and organise the environment in ways that are meaningful and promote unique play and learning.
  • Provide choice of materials, resources and play spaces that encourage children to understand and connect with the natural environment
  • Promote environmental responsibility and ensure that environmental sustainability is embedded into daily practices

 

  • Respects each child’s right to feel safe and comfortable
  • Promotes children’s wellbeing and build their confidence
  • Helps children learn about healthy lifestyles and become more responsible for their health, safety and wellbeing as they develop greater independence
  • Provides an inclusive environment where all children are protected from harm , injury or infection

 

  • Is guided by the service philosophy, policies, procedures and quality standards
  • Encourages respect and cooperation in a happy and positive environment
  • Facilitates collaboration and involvement from families, children, staff and community in service decision making\
  • Is committed to learning, reflective practice and ongoing quality improvement
  • Maintains effective systems, communication and governance arrangements to manage the service
  • Establishes shared values and clear direction