Philosophy

  • Our philosophy is inspired by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), which describes childhood as a time of Belonging, Being, Becoming.

    We would like to include your family’s views about what you feel is important in providing quality care for your child.  Please see the back of the handbook to view our Centre Philosophy.

    Early childhood is a period when a child’s brain development and growth occurs rapidly, when early experiences influence attitudes and learning.  Childhood makes up a solid foundation for all learning and development later in life.

    Early childhood is a time for play, fun, discovery, adventure, imagination and therefore we believe that learning is most beneficial through play and benefits from a collaborative approach to teaching that follows the child’s interest.  We believe that play-based learning enables the child to develop a sense of Belonging, Being and Becoming through relationships and social interactions, which will in turn help them to achieve key learning outcomes.  We encourage the achievement of the learning outcomes, teaching to respect others, nature and the environment.

    Children’s learning should be inviting, welcoming, nurturing and provide opportunities to discover, imagine, explore, experiment and interact.

    Curriculum development should involve collaboration and co-construction with children, families and communities as relationships help support the development of confidence, independence, trust, security, acceptance and ability to fit in as a responsible group member.