2020 SESSION TIMES
Nominated Supervisor: Karen
Educational Leader: Karen
Educational Team: Karen, Libby, Jacqui, Erin, Mel, Sally, Lucy, Vicki, Georgina & Michelle
Our educators have provided some answers to some ‘frequently asked questions’ to assist you in developing a better understanding of the kindergarten.
Our Philosophy is based on our belief that early childhood is a very special time in a child’s life. We strive to provide a warm, secure inclusive environment where children are able to develop independence, resilience and high self-esteem and their skills, abilities and culture are respected. We value and encourage contributions to our program from parents, staff, children and the community. Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers. By working together in partnership we can achieve the best outcomes for each child and their family.
We are a community kindergarten with a strong focus on the use of both natural and open-ended materials. We value outdoor play for the influence it has on children’s overall skill development, wellbeing and their connection to nature. We are committed to spending time in the natural outdoor environment beyond the kindergarten because we know the positive impact it has on children now and throughout their lives.
Our programs are based on the Early Years Framework Belonging, Being and Becoming, which caters to all aspects of children’s development. We recognise that the Practice Principles are key to achieving the best outcomes for each child. Programs are planned according to the needs and interests of the children and ongoing planning, evaluation and reflection are a continuous cycle. We seek to empower children through the use of their thoughts and ideas in the program and we incorporate their voice in all documentation.
We are early childhood professionals who endeavour to improve our practice and knowledge through ongoing reflection of our day to day program and professional development programs. This is reflected in our philosophy that both educators and children are lifelong learners.