At Bambi Children’s Centre we believe that the first five years of life are paramount and the most influential to extending and enriching children’s development and education. Based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) “All children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and the nation”. 

Our Beliefs:

  • We recognise that children’s voices are the most important part of our program.
  • We aim for both children and families to establish trust in the quality of care by our educators.
  • We recognise the importance of families being the primary influence in their child's life, and therefore strive to continually develop and maintain collaborative and open partnerships with all families. When educators establish respectful and caring relationships with children and families, they are able to work together to make curriculum and learning experiences relevant to children in their local context.
  • We aim to provide for the changing needs of the local community, and to ensure the cultural diversity of our community is recognised, valued, respected, as well as actively encourage community participation within our centre.

Our commitments:

  • We treat children with respect and build upon their qualities and attributes to increase their self-esteem and desire to learn.
  • To incorporate into our curriculum an anti-bias focus that allows for children to learn about various cultures, traditions and values that are respected in our society and community today.
  • That each child has the right to be involved in on going learning, safety, education and to develop interests that will construct their own identities and establish a secure sense of ‘belonging, being and becoming’
  • To provide our educators with ongoing professional development and training that will allow each educator to extend and enrich on their current knowledge and practices.
  • To create and provide a home away from home in a boutique service.
  • To openly allow for the expression of personality and uniqueness for all families, educators and stakeholders in all facets of our service.
  • To provide a caring, safe, secure and welcoming environment that fosters open exploration and positive interactions between educators and children.
  • To provide a  service that has a strong commitment to sustainable development incorporating many practices in our environment like providing natural environments and resources for educators and children to develop environmental awareness and a platform for ongoing environmental education. 
  • To educate and encourage healthy and nutritious eating habits for children and families.
  • Our program has a foundation of learning through play, both indoor and outdoor, where children are encouraged to make choices and extend their learning to wonder, explore, predict, problem solve, negotiate, reflect and research, at experiences that reflect their interests.

References:

Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E., Docket, S. & Farmer, S. (2008). Programming and planning in the early childhood settings. (4th ed). Victoria: Thomson

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. (2009). Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.

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