Our Childcare Philosophy
Our philosophy is simple….. EVERY CHILD MATTERS !!
How do we carry out this philosophy?
Extension of our family, partnerships: We are run by a family and value the role of the family in a child’s life and recognise the support that parents and staff can provide to each other as active partners in the care and education of their child. We encourage families to play an active part in their child’s care and discuss with them ways in which they can become involved in the Centre that are meaningful to them and that benefit the children. We welcome and support feedback from families, in ways to continually improve and critically reflect on practices and processes within the service.
Nurturing and educating children: Our educators, management and incursion staff plays an important role in developing trusting, secure and loving relationships by providing a warm and safe environment that fosters the child’s self-confidence as well as develops social skills.
A Home away from Home: We create spaces that are warm, welcoming and supportive, that allow the child to feel safe and secure in their learning environment.
Learning through enquiry and discovery: We acknowledge the importance of play as a medium for many aspects of development and learning; valuing positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviour.
Respect for individuality: We are a very multi-cultural service Where we support and encourage each child irrespective of her or his gender, race, religion, ethnic or social background; and know that they learn in their own way and at their own pace.
Highest Talent: We understand the value of attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent available – staff who are consummate professionals driven to be and do their best knowing the development of their knowledge and skills play an important role in the lives of the children they care for. This value leads potential staff to regard the Centre as an employer of choice.
Sustainability: We recognise the need for the practical application of sustainability principals in regards to the built environment and environs. We are working towards responsible use of energy and water, management of waste and respect for the natural environment. A respect for the environment influences the communications we have with children and the activities and resources we use.
Community: We believe in and nurture strong links with the wider local community, supporting local businesses and initiatives. Working closely with schools, maternal health and the local council to ensure all aspects of the family are supported and recognised.
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