We aim to provide a warm, safe, and supportive learning environment for children and families. We support relationships based on respect, kindness, fairness and consideration of others.
A key value of the Preschool is encouraging the children to be respectful and thoughtful of others. We treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. We encourage children to be kind, thoughtful, inclusive, helpful, show respect to others, to participate, to try their best, to be honest and to keep their word. We support children to be open and empathetic and provide assistance to others. We encourage children to be resilient and develop the skills to meet challenges.
Our open-plan Preschool allows for a wide choice in friendships and experiences within our learning centres. We encourage children in their developing independence, and interdependence with others. We believe children have the right to be valued and respected, and in turn have the responsibility of valuing others.
Children are supported to learn to regulate their behaviour, through sound pedagogical practices of brain development, and behaviour regulation. Our guidelines within the Preschool are based on being thoughtful and fair to others, and taking care of nature and the environment. The Preschool has sustainable environmental practices embedded throughout the program.
The Preschool values the role of families in sharing information about their child, and enriching the Preschool’s program, through their contributions to the program and to policy decisions. We believe it is important to nurture the unique and individual abilities and interests of each child, and acknowledge the values and beliefs held by families, educators and the community. We welcome children of all abilities and cultures. We promote the unique Australian values we share and encourage understanding of our cultures with others. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are valued, and reflected within our program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the Preschool is situated.
As a smaller Preschool we are able to develop strong relationships with all our families and support in parenting role. In partnership with families, we believe in encouraging attitudes and a broad range of skills that support children with school, and for life.
Our hope is that each child experiences a sense of joy, belonging, are strong in their being through their connection with our Preschool community and confident in becoming lifelong learners and positive community and global citizens.