Philosophy and Mission Principles
We acknowledge that our philosophy is guided by the vision and Principles of The Early Years Learning Framework, and the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNICEF, 1989). It is a living document that changes over time.
Our Mission Statement “Children Leading the Way”.
As educators we listen, guide, extend and share the individual learning journey of each child. We nurture each child’s approach to learning to maximise their education.
How Children Learn
We believe “Play is the highest form of research” (Albert Einstein) Play is the heart of our philosophy. Children’s interests and emerging ideas are the foundation of our fun, holistic, play-based learning and its assessment.
We understand children and families all look and feel different, each is unique and each deserves the right to belong and experience a sense of belonging to our preschool community.
We seek the best practice and engage in regular continuous improvement and training our staff.
Together we strive to save the world for tomorrow. We foster the children’s love and respect of our natural world to ensure a sustainable future.
We support transitions and learning to assist’s children’s ability to accept challenges and develop school readiness skills that equip them for life.
Working in Parntership with Families
Our preschool is always warm, inviting and nurturing. Family, relationships and communication matter to us.
Role of Environment
We value the role of the environment as the third teacher and believe it should provide endless possibilities for children’s learning. We provide interesting and natural spaces for socialisation, exploration, investigation, curiosity, loose parts , messy play and learning about health and safety.
Our View of the Child
We see all children as capable, confident and hold high expectations for their learning and achievement. Thus we provide opportunities for risky play and challenge within our program.
Strong Culture of Community
Families and community are respected and encouraged to work in partnership with our preschool. We appreciate and embrace our local Gumbaynggirr culture and the unique role it plays in our community.