Our Philosophy

What do we believe in?

Our Philosophy is developed collaboratively with educators, children, families, management and community determining a set of values and beliefs in regard to early childhood education.

Our service philosophy is a living document that reflects the knowledge, beliefs and values of our educators, children, families and the wider community. The Centre Vision is the overarching statement that supports and shapes our service.

We acknowledge that the rights of the child are to be upheld in our daily practice, routines, experiences and events. This includes evaluating daily practice, the timing of routines, the development of programs and the organisation of staff.

We acknowledge that children are competent and capable learners, and come to us with knowledge, skills and unique ways of being.

Our learning environments reflect a holistic approach to learning and provide endless opportunities and possibilities that support children’s wellbeing and learning.

Our environment is designed to empower and support children to actively engage in co-constructing their journey. ​

Our Philosophy

At St Simon Peter Early Learning Centre we believe in building a welcoming, nurturing and secure environment for both children and their families. Educators provide opportunities that develop children’s interests, curiosity and strengths through a child focused environment.

Our Curriculum follows the principles and practices of the EYLF where educators encourage children to learn through play, facilitating their own learning with support through scaffolding and intentional teaching.

We focus on engaging children in a stimulating and warm environment and strive to provide natural and open ended resources.

As a team we embrace and respect all children and their families’ cultural and individual beliefs and diversity.

As educators we use reflective practice for continually improving and enhancing outcomes for children.