Our Centre Philosophy

 

Peakhurst Early Learning Centre sits in the midst of a diverse neighbourhood where families value education and community relationships. We strive to provide quality education and care for young children and accommodate the needs of families in our community.

 

CHILD

We believe that every child has the right to quality education and will be respected regardless of gender, race, culture, religion or ability.

We value children as lifelong learners that contribute to their own learning.

We aim to provide a safe and responsive learning environment where children can engage in experiences and build solid relationships with educators and peers. Through a secure, supportive and predictable environment (playspaces) all children will develop positive self- identities.

We believe in the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) principles and practices of ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’ which is embedded in our daily program.

We believe that children are naturally motivated to learn through play.

 

FAMILY

We believe that parents are their child’s first teacher and we value and welcome the contribution of families to the education and care of their child. We strive to achieve a working partnership with all families which is based on mutual trust, respect, honesty and open communication.

 

EDUCATOR

As educators we value and promote the autonomy and agency of all children in our care. The educators are flexible, predictable and emotionally available to all children.

Through reflective practice and ongoing professional development, we continually strive to offer children a variety of authentic learning experiences both intentional and spontaneous, in a fun and exciting learning environment.

Our practices advocate the Early Childhood Code of Ethics and the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child.

 

COMMUNITY

We aim to foster supportive relationships between families as well as connecting families to other organisations, services and schools in our local community. We aim to work together with children, families and the community to promote, learn and develop sustainable resources and practices. We are also committed to learning and sharing our knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the local community.