Our Philosophy

In relation to
Children
We believe
  • That all children have the right to feel safe, secure & supported (Learning Outcome 1.1) “Children feel like they belong because of the relationship they have with their family, community, culture and place” – Early Years Learning Framework
     

  • In scaffolding individual children's learning through play using intentional teaching and inclusive spontaneous experiences.
     

  • All children have the right to” not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, age, economic status, family structure, lifestyle, ethnicity, language, culture or national origin” ECA – Code of Ethics 1:10

In relation to
Parents/Families/Carers
We believe
  •  Families are the primary influence in children's lives and also have strong belief and values regarding their education and care of their children (National Quality Standard Area 6 – adapted from page 147)
     

  • In encouraging family involvement, working together with parents to enhance a child's learning and wellbeing (Adapted from Being, belonging, becoming – information book for families)
     

  • In maintaining positive and open communication with parents and families using a variety of mediums and technologies including verbal communication, monthly newsletters, emails and Curious Kids Facebook.

In relation to Program/Environment
We believe
  • Children have the “right to the kind of education that develops ones personality and abilities and encourages a respect for peoples rights and values and the environment” United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child Article 29)
     

  • That families and children’s input into our program is imperative to enable educators to co-construct each child's individual interest.
     

  • Providing natural learning environments that “foster an appreciation of the natural environment, developing environmental awareness and provide a platform for ongoing environmental education (Page 16 Early Years Learning Framework)