The early childhood educators and families of the centre have worked together to develop a philosophy that underpins all decisions made with regards to the care of the children. As a resource for information within this philosophy, we have used Early Childhood Australia’s Code of Ethics, the UN convention on the rights of the child and The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.
Knowledgeable educators & staff
Our professional team of educators hold relevant early year’s qualifications. We are dedicated and have a passion for working with young children. Educators are supported and encouraged with ongoing professional development.
We provide nutritious meals for all children and actively promote healthy eating within our daily program. Our menu is based on the “Healthy together program” and offers 70% of the daily nutritional requirements for children.
We encourage the children’s sense of agency by welcoming and responding thoughtfully and respectfully to children’s questions and ideas and, where possible, incorporating their ideas and suggestions when we plan and implement experiences.
We appreciate children’s uniqueness and believe in building their self-esteem by fostering each child’s individuality.
Our educators build trusting relationships with the children and families in our centre by initiating warm and reciprocal interactions, consistent care and providing a safe and stimulating environment.
We take a holistic approach to teaching and learning by paying attention to children’s physical, personal, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as well as cognitive aspects of learning.
Our practices are guided by the code of ethics and the UN convention on the rights of the child. We strive to show kindness, not discriminate, respect differences and to communicate respectfully with children, families and staff members.
Our service has an ‘Open door” policy, in which families are welcome to visit the service at any time.
Awareness of the world
Our daily practices in the centre involve helping children develop awareness on their impact on the environment and finding ways to minimise it. Our program strive to incorporate children’s learning towards sustainable living
Diversity and cultural competence
Our programs are developed to support children to develop an awareness of and respect for diverse values and beliefs.
Knaith Road is a community based, not for profit service that provides care and education.
Families are valued as partners in the care of their children. This is why we believe in the collaboration with families when making decisions for their children and taking on their valuable contributions.
Our curriculum is based around this philosophy and the needs of the children and families attending our service. We offer a play based curriculum and believe that children learn from exploration and self-discovery as well as teacher initiated experiences.