In relation to Children we believe:

  Supporting children’s unique identity, self-esteem, independence, agency and initiative. We will value children’s differences and rights; endeavouring to cater for all children’s individual needs, building warm trusting relationships. We will model and teach appropriate behaviour and consult with parents/guardians if needed. Building warm, and trusting relationships with each child. Only using electronic devices used as a supplement to program experiences  

In relation to Partnerships with Families we believe:

 Building partnerships with families; recognising the expertise and cultural values, engaging and encouraging parents to participate in, and help to develop, our centre and share in decision making about their child’s learning and well-being. Supporting and providing information to cater for families, their needs and interests

In relation to Partnerships with Communities we believe:

 Reflecting and incorporating our local community in the daily life of our centre and having resources and information readily on hand to support our families. Facilitating connections between our children, their families and our local community. 

In relation to Educational Programs and Practices we believe:

 Listening to children’s voices and observing their interests in order to develop high quality educational programs that support their development holistically; physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, creatively and morally. Educators will participate in an active process of reflection. We will stimulate and challenge children by providing planned and unplanned environments and experiences, based on all children’s needs, interests, knowledge and skills. 

In relation to Children’s Health & Safety we believe:

 Working to provide a safe and nurturing environment which priorities the care of each child. Assessing the service for safety aspects daily and throughout each day. Collaborating and creating a menu based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines which also reflects the cultures of the centre and age appropriateness of the children. 

In relation to Educators we believe:

 By engaging in meetings and promoting open communication amongst professionals; providing opportunities for educators to develop their professional knowledge. We will engage in respectful relationships with one another and share our skills generously. 

In relation to the Physical Environment we believe:

 By modelling care and respect for the environment and creating opportunities for children to engage in the natural world. Educators will collaborate with one another to create warm and welcoming environments 

In Relation to Governance and Leadership we believe:

 Working alongside ACECQA and the NSW and Australian government to ensure regulations are implemented and abided by. Continuously self-assessing and finding strengths and weaknesses within the service to improve quality care and education for all children and families.  

 We acknowledge the guidance of the EYLF(Early Years Learning Framework) and the NQF(National Quality Framework) in developing this philosophy as well as the contributions of our professionals and families.