Philosophy

I believe each child is a unique and special individual who needs affection, laughter and encouragement and who brings enjoyment to their family, community and world.

I believe each child is a competent learner and choose to nurture every child's personal journey of change and growth. I believe the child's early play environment is central to lifelong learning and I offer opportunities which stimulate and engage their attention. I believe in the importance of supporting children to explore, experiment, discover and be creative as this allows them to solve problems and express ideas. I believe this leads to the development of relationships, positive self-esteem and life skills at home, in care and education, and in the community.

I believe in protecting the rights of children, advocating for them and challenging bias. I promote working together peacefully and encourage understanding and social justice.

I recognise the importance of family partnerships and believe our service will be enriched through their valuable contributions. I accept each child and family in relation to their values, culture, beliefs and abilities.

I nourish relationships with our community. I welcome community involvement recognising it as an evolving resource benefiting the child, family and community.

I believe in a positive and proactive approach to our environment and encourage educators and children to discover respect for the land, nature and animals. I continue our journey towards a sustainable future for the wellbeing of all in the community.