Mission Statement: Our Mission is simple, “Working together to create a brighter tomorrow”.
Aim: The Approved Provider, Centre Directors, Nominated Supervisors and Educators of our Centre’s believe that the early years of a child’s life are their most influential. During this stage children develop vital skills and abilities that will help them throughout the later years of their life.
By engaging and actively taking part in children’s learning and development this allows children to develop a strong sense of wellbeing.
Our aim is to work closely with families to form a partnership, where Educators/Staff can develop learning programs that are responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths, abilities, and recognise that children learn through play.
Fundamental to the EYLF is the view that children’s lives and childhood is a time of Belonging, Being and Becoming.
At our Centre’s we see children as capable and competent individuals,
In Relation to Children We Believe
- Children learn through play.
- All children have a right to a high quality of care.
- Children deserve opportunities to become involved in centre life alongside their families and peers. - All children have rights that we must always acknowledge and respect.
- Children deserve a well-balanced diet for their growth for their strong sense of wellbeing and developmental needs.
- Children have the right to appreciate their cultural background and religious beliefs.
- Children deserve to have qualified educators at our centre to ensure a high quality curriculum in their environment.
- Children have the right to be heard and have a strong sense of identity.
- Children have a right to have rich, educational, resourceful, safe, trusting and stimulating opportunities for decision making and choice by being effective communicators.
- Children should get opportunities to develop their music, language, visual arts, social and emotional, fine motor skills, gross motor skills by being a confident and capable learners.
- Children deserve opportunities to investigate, explore the world around them.
- Children deserve a curriculum that is capturing their initial interests and development.
- Children deserve to be open to a non-rushed routine, they deserve time to finish tasks at a suitable pace and should have opportunities to re-visit tasks.
- Children should get the opportunity to engage and be known to the local community, where children with and contribute to their world.
- All Children have a right to be treated fair and equitably.
In Relation To Families
- We believe to build trust with families.
- We believe families are to be heard.
- We believe all families are welcome to share their cultures and religions.
- We strive to support families individualized needs.
- We believe in the importance of networking and sound communication.
- We believe families deserve our time and support.
- We believe families should be treated fairly and equitably.
- We believe families deserve to participate within our curriculum framework (EYLF)
- We believe families deserve to have space within our service that gives them a sense of belonging
- We believe families deserve to feel their child is safe whilst at care.
In Relation to Educators
- We believe that educators should be heard.
- We believe environments act as a third teacher.
- We believe all educators acknowledge our centre philosophy.
- We believe that professional development for our educators is essential to keep in with current practices of early childhood, team unity, motivation, and quality of care given for all.
- We believe all our educators have individualised attributes to contribute to our team at our centre.
- We believe all our educators to be reliable, punctual, respectful, and passionate towards the field of early childhood.
- We believe the relationships we have with children are to be purely authentic.
- We believe educators to explore all opportunities for learning and growth within the classroom by allowing children to be capable and competent learners.
- We believe as early childhood professionals we should aim to be an advocate for children and the specialty of this industry.
In Relation to the Community
- We believe the community is seen as a teacher to all.
- We believe the community is an active tool/resource for children to learn, investigate and explore the environments. - We believe that we can educate the community about the importance of early childhood and the capabilities and competencies that children have in society.
- We believe that our community is an asset to our centre and the education of young children in our care where children will contribute their ideas to the world.
Our Centres will achieve these goals through EYLF OUTCOMES.
Outcome 1 - Children Have a Strong Sense of Identity
• Children to feel safe, secure, and supported
• Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
• Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities
• Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect
Outcome 2 - Children are connected with and Contribute to their World
• Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
• Children respond to diversity with respect.
• Children become aware of fairness.
• Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.
Outcome 3 - Children Have a Strong Sense of Wellbeing
• Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
• Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.
Outcome 4 - Children are Confident and Involved Learners
• Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, Commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
• Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, Hypothesising, researching and investigating
• Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
• Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.
Outcome 5 - Children are Effective Communicators
• Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
• Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts
• Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
• Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work
• Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.