Our Values :

Learning: That is reflective, ongoing, engaging and meaningful.

Inclusion: The acceptance of individual differences and purposeful actions to ensure that all people reach their potential and are celebrated.

Respect: Authentic relationships that are founded on kindness, understanding and empathy.

Community: A sense of belonging and being part of something bigger.  Forming connections and contributing to the world around us.

Our Philosophy :

Learning:

  • Each child is valued as a unique individual with a right to self-expression.
  • We view children as successful capable and competent learners who have the ability to take an active role in their own learning and development.
  • We provide a play based curriculum that promotes children’s participation and enjoyment. We believe this pathway engages children in meaningful learning.
  • We view the environment as having significant importance in children’s learning and development.
  • Educators are deliberate, purposeful, thoughtful and reflective in their approach to teaching and programming.
  • We provide children with experiences and opportunities so they have the best chance to be developmentally on track for the future.
  • We embrace the Early Years Learning Framework and Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework as the basis for our program planning. The Australia’s Code of Ethics, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the National Quality Standards guide our practice.

Relationships:

  • We aim to build and maintain strong relationships with each child ensuring they feel nurtured, safe and secure.
  • We strive to develop and nurture authentic respectful partnerships with all families.
  • We support and encourage children’s development of self-awareness, emotional regulation and connections to others.
  • Educators embrace learning from each other’s expertise, passion and knowledge.

Community:

  • We provide an inclusive environment where all children gain a sense of belonging.
  • We encourage and value family and community participation.
  • We promote learning about sustainable practices and making choices that care for our environment now and in the future.
  • We see ourselves as learners, who reflect critically on our roles, and strive to improve in the best interests of the children.
  • We are committed to embracing, understanding and embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
  • We honour, treasure and embrace our culturally diverse community.