We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of this country and respect their connection to the land, water and community in which we operate. We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs both past and present. We respectfully teach about Mother earth from the Indigenous perspective to gift children the skills to prepare to give back to society through sustaining a healthy climate and atmosphere throughout the generations, this is done through learning across different environments and instilling a sense of wonder.
Every child brings with them competent skills and diverse socio-cultural beliefs and systems which is the foundation of their own upbringing. All educators engage with holistic approaches to teaching and learning: we pay attention to children's physical, personal, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as well as cognitive aspects of learning. While we may plan or assess with a focus on an outcome or component of learning, we see children’s learning as integrated and interconnected.
We recognize that families are the foundation and first teachers in children's growth and development. Educators will develop positive, authentic and reciprocal relationships with families through our relationships based on mutual trust and a high level of open communication. We will make decisions together with the families to ensure that children are learning through their strengths and interests. We will help to guide and support families in their role, while also learning from families to achieve the best outcomes for children.
Our team upholds the rights of children and believe that children are thriving, competent and capable learners. Our educators nurture each child's interests to expand their knowledge in all areas of development and growth. We provide a balance between child-led, child-initiated, and educator supported learning experiences and strive to be authentic educators actively engaging with children to build security and attachment through flexible routines and play experiences.
We provide stimulating programs that are focussed on play-based learning and high-quality care. Programs are designed to be enriching, age-appropriate, inclusive and draw from the current interests of each child. The curriculum that we deliver embraces the National Quality Framework: The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), National Quality Standards (NQS) and we are also inspired by the Claire Warden Floor Book approach. We are capable professionals who work collaboratively to provide high-quality care and education. We use critical reflection and seek professional development regularly, to extend our knowledge and experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. We support on-going reflection on pedagogical learning and teaching as we value collaborative learning and community participation.
We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere that is warm, safe and supportive as well as fun, lively and energetic. Our environments are welcoming, safe and secure, clean and designed to facilitate play and learning. We believe that each child's learning is individual to their interests, cultural background and own abilities and that our play environments are designed and utilised to provide learning experiences to meet children's individual needs in our care. We will provide resources to extend enquiry and to aid and scaffold learning.