Our Early Learning Philosophy
We value respectful relationships with children, families and our colleagues and that is an essential element of all our Children’s Services programs. We work in a culture where educators and other staff collaborate, listen and value difference to support warm, safe relationships and to develop positive and nurturing environments for children.
We believe the best learning occurs when experiences are meaningful, real and engaging. So we place importance on the day-to-day experiences of being together, playing, interacting and doing, as well as the inevitable spontaneous and unexpected events that often occur and can create the most fun! We believe that our team has the vital role of facilitators of learning. We create environments to cater flexibly for individual little learner. We provide opportunities for new experiences, we set the scene for encouraging play, we help our learners understand their physical and social environment and we document the child’s progress. Our work is underpinned by the principles outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place: Framework for School Age Care.
We believe that the environment plays a significant role in supporting learning and development. Our teams aim to create a space where children can take ownership of their own learning and create possibilities to express themselves creatively and a place that gives the children a sense of belonging.
Our values and our commitment to Catholic Social Teaching guide the philosophy for all of our Children’s Services and include:
- Social justice.