Exceeding in all 7 National Quality Standard Areas

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

  1. Children are valued and respected as individuals with their own unique patterns of growth and development.
  2. A program which is based on play is fundamental in early childhood learning. Play is the medium by which children make sense of the world in which they live.
  3. An Emergent curriculum in a flexible environment which responds to the children’s interests, imagination and creativity and collaborates with the child. It consists of spontaneous moments, planning with the child, intentional teaching, reflection, questioning, implementing and evaluating.
  4. Independence and assertiveness are encouraged whilst being respectful and considerate to the needs of others. Qualities of respect, trust, honesty, integrity, compassion, courage and resilience are fostered. Children develop a sense of tolerance and understanding through open communication, cooperation, collaboration and negotiation.
  5. Family and community involvement at the Centre is welcomed and encouraged.
  6. We embrace and respect the social and cultural diversity of all our families. Respectful and thoughtful relationships with families and the community ensure all are treated with equity, dignity, justice and inclusion. 
  7. Parents are the child’s first teachers. Collaboration with families and community enhances our program and sees us all – children, parents, teachers and community as co-participants, developing self-esteem and a sense of belonging in the Centre.
  8. Children are active learners; and in a stimulating environment, develop their thinking skills and expand their knowledge base. Children are encouraged to be motivated and self-assured, so they will have the confidence to move onto the next stage of their education, enhancing their experience.
  9. Literacy and numeracy are embedded in the curriculum, environment and resources.
  10. Documentation in which the thinking of both children and adults is made visible, and which captures the children’s ‘languages’ of expression, is used to inform and reflect upon the program.
  11. The Centre promotes sustainable environmental practices.
  12. Nutritious food and physical activity are promoted, encouraged and practiced and lay the foundations for a healthy lifestyle.
  13. We are committed to the protection of the children and their safety and well-being.
  14. Play in the natural environment and Nature Play pedagogy is an integral part of children’s learning.
  15. We are committed to building knowledge, understanding and respect for the rich and diverse histories, cultures and achievements of Australia’s First Nations peoples.