Staff and families will develop a positive rapport, based on open communication.
Families need to feel welcome and have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the Preschool.
Children should have the opportunity to develop at their individual pace, in order to reach their full potential.
Children need to feel valued and respected and to experience success in order to develop a positive self-concept
Children need to feel safe and secure and have the opportunity to develop independence and to make their own choices.
The environment needs to be a safe and happy place that is welcoming and aesthetically pleasing and well-organised with materials that are accessible for children to make individual choices and provide opportunities for challenge and risk taking.
The environment needs to reflect each family's cultural background and is sensitive to the diversity that exists with each family.
Staff will engage in deep and meaningful conversations with children in order to assist with developing the whole child, building on current children's current knowledge and participate in intentional teaching.
Staff should be given the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills to ensure that a high quality program is maintained.
Staff will establish a partnership with families to ensure that children's best interests are catered for within the program.
The early years learning framework is the foundation of our program.
Our program needs to meet individual children's needs and at the same time provide challenging experiences for children to reach their full potential.
Our program needs to be a reflection of children's backgrounds and interests, providing opportunities for exploration and scaffolding of children's learning.
Children learn and develop through active exploration (hands on concrete experiences) of their own environment. They learn by doing.