philosophy

We aim to provide a warm, safe, secure and nuturing environment. We strive to build trusting relationships with all children, to enhance each child’s sense of belonging and well being, which in turn supports each child’s holistic development. We will ensure each child feels love, security and a sense of belonging, and will scaffold the development of each child as an individual who can grow their separate identity and qualities while still contributing within a large group of peers.

We believe each child is a unique individual with their own needs, interests, abilities and backgrounds. The centre will work alongside families to provide a stimulating and educational curriculum and quality care. We value partnerships with families and strive to create a welcoming environment for children, parents and the wider community. We also believe that when there is a collaborative respectful partnership between all parties then everyone benefits. We value parent feedback and suggestions with sharing of ideas, skills and family input forms.

We believe all children are active learners, creating and building knowledge, learning, self image, confidence and independence through their daily experiences and by nurturing in each child a positive approach to themselves, sense of responsibility, self discipline and self esteem. We believe the curriculum should be co-constructed and supported by educators from children’s emerging ideas and family input.

Through play experiences and activities the centre will promote the development of Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills, Cognitive Stimulation, Language, Social and Emotional and Creative Development. At 123 Grow we offer a flexible routine to cater for children needs and interests allowing time for exploring, discovery and imaginary play.

Children will have the opportunity to grow and learn at their own pace and develop a respect for others in a tolerant, anti-bias and non sexist environment. We recogise children as “active citizens” from diverse backgrounds and beliefs. We value the wider community such as family support agencies, ACCESS, Multi Link, Yugambeh Tribe and other early childhood organisations.

We believe the Early Learning Years Framework focuses not only on how children develop, yet it focuses on partnerships with educators, children an families. At 123 Grow we believe children are competent, capalable learners. Their interests, strengths and needs are integrated into a curriculum towards the principles, practices and learning outcomes of the Early Learning Years Framework.

As Educators we value one another’s contributions and reflect upon ourselves and practices and value the need for ongoing professional development. As professionals we are guided by the Early Childhood Code of Ethics (2006), National Quality Framework and all Early Education and Care Legislation.

We believe our philosophy guides the curriculum, our Educators, Management, Policies and Procedures of our Service.