We believe that the early childhood years form an important foundation for the development of skills needed for life.
We will provide an educational program that contributes to learning outcomes based on the Early Years Learning Framework; the child will have a strong sense of identity, the child will be connected with and contribute to his or her world, the child will have a strong sense of well being, the child will be a confident and involved learner and the child will be an effective communicator.
We believe in play based learning, in play children develop important dispositions to learning. “When children play with other children they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understanding. Play provides a supportive environment where children can ask questions, solve problems and engage in critical thinking.”
We aim to provide a learning program which promotes healthy eating and physical activity (Munch and Move), dramatic play, building & construction, manipulative and fine motor play skills, problem solving skills, cognitive thinking, language, enquiry, sensory play, science, math’s, nature, creative expression, discussion, music and movement and School readiness. Our teaching decisions will incorporate children’s choices, emerging interests, individual needs, offer challenge and build skills and knowledge
We believe that each child’s positive self-image and development is enhanced in an environment where Educator’s build warm and trusting relationships with each child. To build relationships with children, Educators focus on interactions which are authentic, responsive, positive and respectful. We model fairness, equity, acceptance and empathy with respect for culture, rights, community and the individual.
We will ensure the provision of a safe, secure and hygienic environment for all children, Educator’s, staff, families and visitors.
We support the inclusion of children with additional needs. Each child is viewed as a capable learner. Educators will use visual aids and sign language to aid communication with children. We will facilitate access to inclusion support services to ensure children achieve their full potential.
We believe children thrive in an environment where families and educators have respectful relationships and work together in partnership to support each child’s involvement and success in learning. Therefore, we believe that it is important to develop a partnership with families which supports friendly and regular communication and encourages families to participate in our educational program in a variety of ways.
We believe that our Educator’s and families are lifelong learners, therefore we will support, guide and educate our families by sharing our continued knowledge of early childhood development. For families we will also facilitate access to support services available in the wider community.
Every year with the input of Families and Educator’s we plan an organic Calendar of Events which promotes children’s learning, family and community involvement, diversity, cultural celebrations and an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander way of knowing and being.
Educator’s and Staff will present our environment beautifully, be welcoming, communicate openly, honestly and professionally, be responsible, be fair, be giving, be well presented, participate in shared decision making, reflect on their practices both individually and as a team, create opportunities to have fun and place the needs of children first.
We are committed to continuous improvement to ensure we meet the National Standard as set out in the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations 2011. Staff, families and the broader Community will participate in a review of our Quality Improvement Plan on an annual basis.
Last Update: July 2017