Are warm and trusting to promote children’s wellbeing, self-esteem and a sense of security
Respect children’s choices and decision making
Foster positive relationships with families
Respect the dignity and rights of each child
Make children feel confident, secure and supported to explore the environment
Show children we care about them and are interested in what they do, think and feel
Treat children equitably and promote inclusive practice to ensure participation of all children
Is guided by family context, culture, children’s abilities and needs
Focuses on play and children’s ideas that create, deliver and reflect programs that are unique to our context and engage our community
Liberates children to initiate and lead their own learning allowing independence in choice and access to resources
Is carefully planned and reflected upon to deliver programs that respond to children’s interests and support their learning and development
Is informed by the EYLF and Centre Philosophy to promote each child’s agency, learning and development
Values the benefits of learning and interactions that occur in the natural environment
Promote high levels of collaboration and communication
Recognise and engage individual skills and strengths of staff
Foster positive relationships and respect for each other
Promote consistency and continuity of care for children and families
Have a positive impact on children through consistent practice, ethical conduct and supportive working relationships
Promote trust, open communication and mutually supportive relationships
Value the role of families and respect their beliefs regarding children’s education and care
Involve families in curriculum and service decision making
Create partnerships with the wider community and other professionals to support families and children
Respectfully embed the culture and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into everyday practice
Are welcoming, safe and well maintained.
Are inclusive, open-ended with accessible indoor and outdoor environments that are stimulating and cater to all children’s interests and abilities.
Offer children the opportunity to contribute and organise the environment in ways that are meaningful and promote unique play and learning.
Provide choice of materials, resources and play spaces that encourage children to understand and connect with the natural environment
Promote environmental responsibility and ensure that environmental sustainability is embedded into daily practices
Respects each child’s right to feel safe and comfortable
Promotes children’s wellbeing and build their confidence
Helps children learn about healthy lifestyles and become more responsible for their health, safety and wellbeing as they develop greater independence
Provides an inclusive environment where all children’s safety and wellbeing are paramount.
Embeds child safe standards to promote cultural safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
Is guided by the service philosophy, policies, procedures and quality standards
Encourages respect and cooperation in a happy and positive environment
Facilitates collaboration and involvement from families, children, staff and community in service decision making
Is committed to learning, reflective practice and ongoing quality improvement
Maintains effective systems, communication and governance arrangements to manage the service
Establishes shared values and clear direction