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We see children as unique and capable individuals, who come to our service with their own interests, talents, skills, and ideas. We as educators are well trained and passionate. We value, respect and appreciate this uniqueness. We feel children have a right to be active participants in their own learning and must be empowered o express their views and ideas. A child's opinion is valued for its validity to their perspective and their autonomy and initiative needs to be respected. We as educators will protect and cherish the innocence of children and thus provide and safe and secure environment. As we unpack the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) we will work alongside your child to actively facilitate childrens learning through stimulating and chanllenging experiences and interactions that foster high-level thinking skills.
We acknowledge that family is the most important and influential aspect in the lives of young children and the significnce of their relationships cannot be underestimated. We aim to ensure we involve parents and families into all aspects of the program's development and implementation. We strive to develop positive, mutually respectful relationships with each family member, as we work in partnersip to achieve the best possible outcomes for all. We believe that woking in partnerships with families is central to ensuring continuity and progression in a child's learning, development and future success.
In Early Childhood Education the curriculum is not the focus, the children are. We feel that a meaningful, integrated, emergent curriculum using EYLF as the Framework is the most beneficial to children's learning across all developmental domains. A curriculum in which children are active participants and collaborators allows for a more individualistic and meaningful involvement by the children. We believe children are unique individuals who develop at their own rate, and thus by providin enrichin, meaningful and realistic opportunities children will explore, create, discover and imagine. Our programs reflect planned and sponaneous experiences designed to support children's development in all domains. Through the EYLF, the program will see Educators use intentional teaching, (it's delibate, purposeful and thoughtful). Educators who engage in intentional teaching recognise that learning occurs in social contexts and that interactions and conversations are vitally important for learning. They actively promote childrens learning through worthwhile and challenging experiences and interactions that foster high-level thinking skills (ELYF).
For the Educaors in any early childhood settin, team work and effective communication are essential requirements for positive outcomes across all aspects of the Services' functioning, for 'together everyone achieves more'. Educators are responsive to all childrens strengths, abilities and interests. We will value and build on childrens strengths, skills and knowledge to ensure their motivation and engagement in learning (EYLF). We aim to create an environment of trust and respect, where we work towards achieving a shared goal. Ongoing education and training is a critical aspect of staff's professional developmen. It is through accurate evaluation and assessment, which occurs when we critically reflect on our actions, that we are able to identify areas which may be considered a skill and those which may need further development. We recognise Educators/Staff as our Service's most precious resource and aim to provide them with a satisfying and safe working environment. Further we also appreciate the experience and skills of all Educators/Staff. We appreciate their dedication as an integral element of the success of our Service.
We strive to be seen as a service of Excellence within our community. Our Service values community involvement in all aspects of our program. Our Service strives to effectively utilise community resources, to enhance the growth and developmen of individual children, families and Educators/Staff.
Children inherit connection to the natural world and, as Educators/Staff, we understand that children often develop their ideas and understandings of the world around them from the information presented to them by the significant adults in their lives. As we are one of these significant adults we have a responsibility to present a positive approach to the environment. We also embrace diversity within our Service and the sider community, so that children view this diversity with a sense of appreciation and wonder rather than misunderstanding and fear. Through respect, acknowledgement, appreciation and acceptance of diveristy within our Community, our Service will embrace, celebrate and share traditions and cultures throughout our program. Learning environmens are welcoming spaces when they reflect and enrich the lives and identities o children and families participating in the setting and respond to their interests and needs. Our Service will cater for different capacities and learning sytles and invite children and families to contribute ideas, interests and questions (EYLF).