Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Our service strives to be a quality, value for money care provider, which meets the requirements of the community and the standards, regulations  and recommendations outlined by the National Quality Framework (NQF) for  Quality Care. In providing a quality service we are guided by the following philosophy:

In regard to families at the service, we believe and acknowledge that:

  • Families are the paramount influence in a child’s life.
  • The service should provide effective communication between management, staff, children and families.
  • The values, traditions and beliefs of each family should be acknowledged and respected.

In regard to the children at the service, we believe and acknowledge that:

  • Each child is an individual with unique needs, strengths and interests. We understand that when children are developmentally ready, they will achieve milestones in their learning and development. Therefore, it is important to cater for the needs of each child.
  • Children should be valued for their individual personality and abilities.
  • Positive self esteem and high self worth assist a child to have lifelong emotional intelligence that gives them the ability to cope with life’s challenges.
  • Children have the right to a safe, secure and stimulating environment.
  • Children have the right to be treated as capable and competent and should be provided with the opportunities to develop and practice new skills.
  • Play is the learning process that enables children to learn through concrete “hands on” experiences such as doing, experimenting, predicting, achieving and making mistakes.
  • Children in our care have many differing social and cultural backgrounds and we respect the experiences these bring from the home environment.
  • Each child has the right to equality and respect. Respecting the needs, feelings and property of others is a mutual practice, which assists in the development of compassion in others regardless of age.
  • Routine times are an integral part of a child’s learning experience and takes into account their home and cultural backgrounds.
  • Children learn through responsive and reciprocal relationships and that relationships are important to a child’s health, well being and development.

In regard to our staff, we believe and acknowledge that:

  • Staff should be provided with ongoing opportunity for professional development.
  • Staff are provided with opportunities to be involved in the preparation of the services program.
  • Staff are valued as individuals and their unique skills and abilities acknowledged and utilised.