Our Philosophy

Underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, our philosophy is to include all children in our Early Learning Centre and make a positive contribution to their future success by delivering high quality education and care.

We acknowledge that contemporary research has made an explicit connection between the quality of relationships in children’s early years and their future positive cognitive and social development.

We recognise the importance of quality early childhood education, care practices and settings.  We acknowledge the importance of providing children with stimulating play experiences and learning environments which will positively enable them to develop to their full potential.

We plan stimulating indoor and outdoor environments based on play, and children’s strengths and  interests.

We support all aspects of children’s learning and promote exploration, intrigue and discovery.  We provide opportunities for sustained and collaborative learning.

We work in partnerships with children, families and the community to develop and plan learning programs that support a child’s sense of belonging, being and becoming.

We encourage families to give their individual contributions and personal experiences.  Good practice in early childhood education and care incorporates these contributions and experiences in developing inclusive care practices, play environments and cultural competencies.

We are responsive to children’s needs and initiate positive engagement with their families to develop trust and respect to strengthen collaborative relationships.

We recognise the importance in working in partnership with families and that this enhances outcomes for their children.