Enriching Childhood by:
Appreciating children for who they are;
Enhancing the environment to enable discoveries and learning; and
Informing, inspiring and challenging children to think and live in new ways.
We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet; the Nganduwal people of the Bundjalung nation.
The rights and best interests of the child are paramount
This is why we uphold the United Nations Rights of the Child and ECA Code of Ethics.
We believe in the importance of relationships and connections
- These need to be genuine, trusting, respectful, honest and caring.
We respect families as a child’s first educator
- We strive to develop partnerships with families to facilitate continuity of care, where both parties can learn from one another.
We embrace diversity
- We believe that all children, families and educators bring unique skills, abilities, interests, ideas, cultures and life experiences to our centre. Providing inclusive practices promotes equity and a strong sense of belonging.
Everyone has the right to be heard
Children, families, educators and management.
We value community
We continue to look for ways to make connections with our local and wider community.
We are responsible for our environment
We recognise and value natural resources and seek to embed sustainable practices within the centre.
Our rural environment is a big part of our centre, and the welcoming feel it creates, a connection to the natural environment that we aim to nurture.
An environment that is safe, calm and nurturing allows children, families and educators a space that is inviting, engaging and fun.
We believe in learning through play
Play is a very important part of childhood. It allows children to experiment with the world around them and the emotional world inside them. Children need time to just to “Be”.
We believe in ongoing improvement.
By continually reviewing and critically reflecting on our practices, in conjunction with professional development and consultation with families, we are able to strive for best practice.