Children experience an environment where:

    • Their health is promoted
    • Their emotional well-being is nurtured
    • They are kept safe from harm
    • They develop non-verbal communication skills for a range of purposes
    • They develop verbal communication skills for a rang of purposes
    • They experience the stories and symbols of their own and other cultures
    • They discover and develop different ways to be creative and expressive
    • There are equitable opportunities for learning, irrespective of gender, ability, age, ethnicity or background
    • They are affirmed as individuals
    • They are encouraged to learn with and alongside others
    • Their play is valued as meaningful learning and the importance of spontaneous play is recognized
    • They gain confidence in and control of their bodies
    • They learn strategies for active exploration, thinking and reasoning
    • They develop working theories for making sense of the natural, social, physical and material worlds
    • Connecting links with the family and the wider world are affirmed and extended
    • Children and their families experience an environment where they know that they have a place and they feel comfortable with the routines, customs and regular events