Philosophy Statement

 

“Kaurna miyurnte, Kaurna yarta, nqadlu tampinthi”

We recognise the Kaurna people and their land

At Warradale Community Children’s Centre we acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional owners and protectors of this land.  We recognise their long and rich connection with this land and understand it is as important today as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow. We commit to ensuring that this culture is woven through our program in ways that increase our understanding as we work together towards reconciliation.  As a Centre we acknowledge that Australia is made up of diverse cultures and therefore strive to build an environment that is inclusive and respectful of all.

Warradale Community Children’s Centre builds strong connections with people, place and the environment.  It is our desire that all our community feel connected and empowered to participate within the Centre through the relationships they form with us and between each other, and that everyone has a sense of belonging within our Centre.

Our teaching and learning programs are based on “Belonging, Being and Becoming” as outlined in the Early Years National Framework and the National Quality Standards.  Learning occurs throughout the day from arrival to departure because we understand that there is potential for learning in every space, routine and experience. We value our ongoing learning and have a responsibility to make learning visible through many forms of documentation.

We believe that our position is to nurture and guide children to be confident, curious learners with the ability to problem solve within a self-esteem enhancing environment and play based program.

We will work in respectful partnership with our families, recognising that they are the children’s first educators.

Our Philosophy Statement is the building block to our practice and vision for all who belong within our community.  It has been developed by our whole community including the children of the service, and guides our policies and programming, assisting in the development of a holistic approach to where we belong, empowering our being and enriching who we are.

 

This philosophy will always be changing as new insights are gained and practices are evaluated.

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