At Little Peoples Early Learning Centre's our qualified, experienced, caring educators with the support of the Teaching & Learning Development Team aim to extend and enrich children's learning the precepts of which are summarised within our philosophy and below.
- Provide the highest level of care and education for children in a warm, nurturing and safe environment.
- Build genuine relationships and partnerships with families to ensure maximum learning opportunities for children and to assist children with becoming successful learners.
- Ensure our practices are inclusive of all cultures, religion, abilities, gender and family structure maintaining confidentiality at all times.
- Educators will extend on their current knowledge and understanding of the National Quality Standards and The Early Years Learning Framework.
- Plan and implement a program that is stimulating and supportive of all areas of development including physical, social, emotional, cognitive, creative and moral growth and is reflective of the Early Years Learning Framework.
- For children to develop a sense of wellbeing and a sense of identity that allows them to become effective communicators and to contribute to their world becoming confident and involved learners.
- For learning experiences to be responsive to children's current interests, strengths and needs and allowing them to achieve learning outcomes at a pace that is appropriate to their current stage of development.
- Provide a physical learning environment that is responsive to the needs of children and their families.
- Provide opportunities for children to engage in decision making, investigation of ideas, complex concepts and thinking, reasoning and hypothesising.
- Ecourage families to feel valued and welcome to participate in our program.
- To provide a healthy environment through teaching and practising good hygiene routines, actively promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging regular physical activity and providing a variety of nutritious meals.
- My Time, Our Place-Framework for School Age Care in Australia delivered by our caring educators will provide opportunities for children in 'Outside School Hours Care' (OSHC) to engage in leisure and play-based experiences which are responsive to their individual needs and interests.
- The management team value and support educators in their professional development by providing a variety of training methods to develop new skills and attend in-service training opportunities.
- Educators and management ensure all practices are reflective of the centre philosophy.