On behalf of this service, I would like to welcome you to our very special centre.
For many children, it would be their first time away from family and friends, so it's important that they feel comfortable and secure in their new environment right from the start. It is therefore, very important for you as parents and us as educators; to work together sharing information about your child and the centre is as smooth as possible.
Every endeavor will be made to achieve the highest quality care for your child.
We care for children from 2 years to 6 years of age. We are open from 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday, the centre is closed for one week over Christmas holiday period.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information on the centre.
We believe that every child is a unique person, with their own interests, learning style, growth timetable and culture. Our centre recognises the importance of early childhood development and the importance of learning through play as it is incorporated into the children's unique, valuable and delightful stage of life within our service.
Therefore, we commit ourselves to each and every child in our care, for we feel responsible for the future education and guidance of children through their progressive stages of early childhood development.
When given the time, space and opportunity to interact in a meaningful environment a child constructs new ideas and link them to existing knowledge.
We aim to provide a warm, happy, safe, caring, loving, healthy and stimulating environment. We believe play is a vital part of childhood and growing up. Children learn through play to develop social, physical and emotional skills.
To provide children with this learning environment a play space should incorporate areas for quiet, natural, creative, active and stimulating play. This will allow children to learn whilst. using their imagination. By inviting a child to use their initiative and explore possibilities we are providing them with the best opportunities to learn into learning centers.
Our curriculum will reflect an anti-bias approach, and will include non sexist, cross-cultural and special needs programs. We respect and reflect the values and beliefs of children, families, staff and the wider community through planning & evaluating children's experiences. We encourage families to be involved in the centres program & policy development. Information on children's development is gathered in a variety of ways and
is influenced by various factors such as relationships, family backgrounds, lifestyles, interests, language, culture and community in which is respected & valued into the program.
We aim to meet the needs of the children, parents, staff and community. We see this need as follows:-
Need of the children:-
An inclusive program, able to cater for children from culturally diverse backgrounds and inclusion of children with special needs, offering experiences to promote the children's development in all areas.
Staff who speak in home languages as well as English to foster both languages and comfort the children in their own languages. Children will feel safe., secure and accepted and will be given the opportunity to construct knowledge through repeated experiences 'involving people and materials.
NEEDS OF THE PARENTS
Trained staff to provide education programs and promote children's development and to prepare children for school.
Bilingual staff to translate information=explain policies etc. We believe, our policies and procedures reflect the diverse community needs . and we support families through the high quality care provided to their children.
Easily accessible information about the centre and their child,- both on written and verbal forms.
Open door to be able to voice needs/strengths, visit the centre at anytime and be involved in the children day to day experiences.
NEEDS OF THE STAFF
An emotionally physically safe workplace
Respect as Professionals
Ongoing training and develop long and short term personal and professional goals
The staff have current understanding of early childhood development and our aim is to focus on the process of children's work not the end result.
NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY
High quality care, extended, affordable childcare offering 'educationally sound experiences for children.
Staff that is able to provide contact details/links for other related services within the community. While our philosophy is the foundation of everything we do, the following goals describe what we need to do in order to support our philosophy in everyday practice.
The learning environment will be unhurried, developing each child's intellect while resisting the inclination to resist. academic pressures.
EMOTION AND CRITICAL THINKING
Children will develop and expand their ability to make decisions and solve problems.
They will develop and expand their ability to express, represent, and understand thoughts, feelings and experiences of self and others,
Children will be evaluated as they engage in concrete, meaningful tasks that parallel the curriculum. Children will have individual learning portfolio's that keeps track of the children's progress and interests.
The content of the curriculum will be relevant, engaging and meaningful to children and developed by both the teacher, families, community and the child.
NATIONAL CHILD CARE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL
The staff understands and identify that children seek out others to share experiences and discuss their point of view.
Children are influenced by the view and knowledge of others.
Staff initiates and maintains respectful communication with each child & family.
Staff communicate effectively to promote respect and professional teamwork. Staff encourages each child to make choices and participate in play.
Curriculum objectives will respect each child's individuality, and be realistic and attainable according to each child's intellectual, emotional and physical abilities.
Our Centre implements a responsive, emergent negotiated curriculum and assessment system that focuses on the development of the whole child. We are inspired by the NSW Curriculum framework & Reggio Emilia approach and it's use of collaboration among teacher, Parents and children on documentation analysis, interpretation, direction and play.
60A The Avenue
GRANVILLE NSW 2142
Ph: 02 9637 2828
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