The Aims of the Centre

The Centre will aim to promote positive relationships with:-

  • Children and other children
  • Professionals and children
  • Children and their families
  • Professionals and parents and families
  • Professionals
  • Families and other families
  • Management, parents and professionals
  • Professionals and colleagues in other services and related disciplines
  • The centre and relevant community agencies and organisations
  • Children and the broader community

The relationships will support the children to:-

  • Feel a sense of belonging
  • See themselves as valued, unique and powerful human beings
  • Engage in relationships of caring and respect
  • Appreciate the effects of communication, collaboration and working together as a means of generating new ideas, making progress, being creative and innovative and solving problems.

These relationships will be life enhancing for every child.

The staff will: 

  • Be committed to the ongoing implementation of the National Quality agenda, National quality framework and the National Quality standards.
  • Be committed to equity and believe in all children’s capabilities to succeed, regardless of diverse circumstances and abilities.
  • Create a welcoming environment where all children and families are respected and actively encouraged to collaborate with educators about curriculum decisions in order to ensure that learning experiences are meaningful.

Educators will:

  • Embrace the Early Years Learning Framework for the opportunities it offers to children and their families.
  • Recognise that diversity contributes to the richness of our society and provides a valid evidence base about ways of knowing, including promoting a greater understanding of

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being.

  • Respect and work with each child’s unique qualities and abilities.
  • Be responsive to all children’s strengths, abilities and interests by valuing and building on children’s strengths, skills and knowledge to ensure their motivation and engagement in learning.
  • Promote children’s learning through worthwhile and challenging experiences and interactions that foster high level thinking skills.

Reference:
Belonging, Being and Becoming. The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. DEEWR, 2009.
Guide to the national Quality Standard 2011.