Relationships – Respect – Community
We endeavour to enrich a child’s sense of wellbeing by fostering feelings of trust, security, happiness, confidence, empathy and respect, underpinned by strong nurturing relationships.
We place a very high value on strong and evolving connections with families and the broader community, and we value our families contribution to the centre and work in partnership to ensure the highest quality care for all children.
We endeavour to provide a wide range of experiences that reflect the cultural diversity of our centre and Australia. We aim to be inclusive of all children and families to enable equitable and fair participation. Each child is respected as an individual to reach their personal potential.
We believe in play based learning where children’s voices are heard and their role in decision making ensures their rights are respected and upheld. Children learn through play most effectively through an unhurried environment with meaningful and authentic experiences. We view children as capable, competent learners with a sense of agency and autonomy.
Our indoor/outdoor environment invites fun and is warm, welcoming and calm. Children learn about nature through our large natural environment that invokes a sense of awe and wonder, space and freedom. Sustainability is embedded in our practices, encouraging children to be environmentally aware through caring for the land and living things.
We endeavour to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land (the Gadigal and Bidigal) and all indigenous Australians and to help children become aware of their special status in relation to the land and the nation.
We believe in employing highly qualified educators and supporting them through tailored professional development to meet their individual goals and needs leading to high quality outcomes in teaching and learning for the benefit of our children.
Good governance and frameworks support our decision making by being responsive and implementing structures that support quality outcomes for all aspects of the Learning Centre.