Philosophy

Be safe, be friendly, be respectful
Relationships with children
  • Provide a warm, safe, caring and inclusive environment for children which:

  • Recognises children’s unique individuality as active and competent learners

  • stimulates, challenges and encourages “being, belonging and becoming” 

  • provokes a life-long love of learning;

  • facilitates their co-operation and active involvement; and fosters their independence and self-confidence as well as builds their resilience.

  • Is filled with fun, happiness and laughter.

  • Is a play-based learning environment guided by the Early Years Learning Framework.

  • Provide children with freedom of choice and offer a wide variety of opportunities, materials and interactions, to create and facilitate a developmentally appropriate educational program where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace and build on their interests.

  • Encourages children to share thoughts and ideas with each other and adults; co-operate with others; explore, experiment and create within their environment; problem solve; and learn from others whilst developing their skills and gaining independence.

Team reflections

  • Provide a routine that is reliable but responsive to the children’s needs, interest and development.

  • Work as a team supporting each other with open communication, motivation and acquiring new skills through professional development, reflection and research.

  • Interact with children respectfully to help develop children’s self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience and independence.

  • Use ongoing reflection on children’s learning and development, both as individuals and in groups regularly as part of our program.

  • Plan, implement and respond to children’s ideas and learning through play and use intentional teaching to scaffold and extend each child’s learning.

  • Provide learning environments that are flexible and open ended, plan learning environments with appropriate levels of challenge, where children are encouraged to explore experiment and take appropriate risks in their learning.

  • Use each child’s current knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests as the foundation of the program and make this available to families.

  • Support every child to participate in the program where each child’s agency is promoted, enabling them to make choices and decisions that influence events in their world.

Community Relationships
  •  Connect children and families with each other

  • Connect children and families with local child and family support services

  • Be actively involved in our community via excursions and experiences

  •  Use the wider community as a teaching tool by incorporating events into our Preschool program.

  • Acknowledge the traditional owners, the Wiradjuri people and aim to incorporate aspects of their Indigenous culture respectfully into our programs.

  • Actively promote our service in the community and advocate for Early Childhood Education.