Home Our Centres Blacktown Centre Our Philosophy 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.