Every child is an individual with individual needs, abilities, interests and backgrounds. The primary objective of a childcare centre is to meet the needs of the individual child and provide experiences that will foster their overall development – the physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, aesthetic and social self. We do this through the implementation of the following key points:
It is important to provide children with a wide range of developmental experiences that promote active involvement with material and peers. Children should have freedom of choice and decision making in both their learning and play. As educators we practise active listening and scaffolding of children’s ideas.
Children respond positively to a caring, predictable, positive, comfortable and cooperative environment where they can explore, problem solve, create and work at their own pace. This, in turn, will promote their curiosity, their imagination and confidence so that they feel a sense of satisfaction and positive self-image.
Communication between the educator and the family is essential in maintaining fluidity between the home and the centre. Families are made to feel welcome, comfortable and free to ask questions. They will be encouraged to participate and have input into the curriculum.
The uniqueness of each child will be acknowledged. We will respect and value their individual needs and abilities, their home, religious and cultural beliefs, by creating an inclusion and open environment.
We encourage our families and community members to be active contributors and participants to our curriculum and our Centre. We not only welcome family and community feedback, but we seek it out so our Centre can continually improve. Our educators are committed to a culture of community involvement, understanding and embracing differing beliefs, and respecting community values and attitudes.
Our co-educators are there to guide, mentor and support one another. We are committed to creating a fun loving and happy environment where we are all successful in our own pursuits. The Management team will know each staff member as an individual and guide them to reach their fullest potential.
Review Date: January 2015