Our Philosophy

We believe:

  • All children have the right to the best start in life.
  • Children are unique individuals who have rights, abilities and a voice.
  • Families are first and foremost the child’s first teachers and in working collaboratively with families in the best interests of the child.
  • Individuals are to be valued and respected for who they are and are encouraged to foster their own identity.
  • That humans are inherently social beings who thrive in a positive and supportive social environment.
  • In creating an environment that is child focused and child directed where children are confident and involved learners.
  • Children learn through play and this play is supported by professional educators.
  • Children are also our teachers and that we develop a reciprocal learning relationship with the children.
  • Planning needs to be responsive and adaptive to the changing needs of the children, their families and the wider community.
  • In forming strong relationships to allow documentation to be a true reflection of the whole child
  • In creating a high quality educational environment that allows children to “Be, Belong and Become”.
  • In embracing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, The Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and the National Quality Framework and embedding these in our daily operations.
  • In encouraging children, families and educators to be independent learners within a supportive environment.
  • In supporting sibling and family relationships within the centre.
  • In continually working towards quality improvement across all aspects of the centre through continually reflecting on our practices and questioning why we do what we do.
  • In educators working together as a team and valuing educators as individuals who bring a wealth of valuable experience, knowledge and skills to the team.
  • In fostering the development of educators through ongoing professional development.
  • In nurturing a love of and appreciation for the natural world and working towards a sustainable future through our day to day practices.
  • In creating an environment that fosters a love for learning, setting children up to be successful life long learners.