Home Our Centres Nepean Centre Our Philosophy Our Philosophy We believe that children understand and bring individual experiences about life and learning that we should honour and respect. We acknowledge the child as a strong, competent and intellectual individual. We view children as inquiring, curious and wondering individuals. We see children as competent in the sense that they are open to the world, able to understand, know and learn from their individual experiences. We believe children to be competent and ready to learn from the first moment of life. We believe that children are competent in constructing their own identity and their own theories about life and their learning. We perceive children as strongly motivated because they must “know” in order to live.