- Childhood is a time of wonder and magic, when children find themselves in environments that are beautiful, soothing, full of imagination and discovery, they feel intrigued, respected, and eager to spend their days living and learning in this place.
- Each child is capable and competent to develop to their full potential in an environment that promotes high expectations for every child.
- Early childhood development and life experiences contribute strongly to children’s wellbeing during early years and later in life, a strong sense of wellbeing is fundamentally connected to children’s learning and development.
- Children should be given the time and space to just be, they deserve to have a rich and joyful childhood, and immerse themselves in the present, so children feel safe, happy and appreciated for who they are and valued as a member of our centre community.
- Children shouldn’t be isolated based on their ages, by adopting the model of mixed-age grouping, we give children opportunities to be part of a diverse group in which they can build confidence and learn from others who are older or younger than themselves.
- Each child as an individual with their own needs, interests, strengths, personalities, cultural and family background, including those with additional needs, we embrace the diversity of Australian society by promoting respect and tolerance for difference.
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
- To provide the best education and care possible, we first aim to build positive relationships between parents, educators and children. We recognise that parents are children’s first and most influential teachers, we encourage their input whilst also providing feedback and support if needed.
- Children are naturally motivated to play, we value play as an opportunity to build on and stimulate a child’s natural sense of enquiry and discovery through hands-on exploration of the world around them, purposeful play based learning supports children to learn new skills, develop creativity and imagination, and foster positive learning attitude.
- Learning outcomes are focused on social emotional learning as well as to persevere, invent, collaborate and problem solve.
- Children can learn to respect the environment and develop an understanding of sustainable practices.