The guiding principle in our services is that ‘the best interests of the child is paramount’. How do we make that happen? We begin by making the children the center of our approach by building everything we do on our centre’s philosophy:
To include every child in our Little Stars family and make a positive contribution to their future success by delivering the highest quality of education and care. We acknowledge that contemporary research has made explicit the connection between the quality of relationships in children’s early years and their future positive cognitive and social development.
We recognise the importance of quality early childhood education, care practices and settings, acknowledging this as a priority in providing children with stimulating play experiences and learning environments which will positively enable all children to develop towards their full potential.
We plan stimulating indoor and outdoor activities based on play, children’s strengths and interests that support all aspects of children’s learning which encourage exploration, intrigue and discovery; as this promotes opportunities for sustained and collaborative learning.
We work in partnership with children, families, and the community to develop and plan a curriculum that supports a child’s sense of belonging, being and becoming.
Families are encouraged to provide their individual contributions and personal experiences as we recognise that good practices in early childhood education and care can be used to incorporate such experiences towards the development of inclusive care practices, play environments and the building of cultural competence.
We are very responsive to children’s needs and initiate positive contact with their families to develop trust and respect towards strengthening collaborative relationships.
We recognise the importance of working in partnership with families, and that this enhances better outcomes for their children.