At Tasmanian Childcare Centres we believe in providing a sense of belonging through the creation of a safe, warm, caring and inviting environment that fosters secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships between children, families and educators. We believe that it is these secure, trusting relationships that help children to build confidence and feel respected and valued.
We believe in providing indoor and outdoor learning environments that are welcoming, challenging, vibrant and flexible while catering for the different learning capacities and styles of the children. We believe the environments should reflect the children’s needs and interests and invite open-ended interactions, spontaneity, challenges, exploration and discovery. We believe the environment should provide the children with enjoyment at any given time and they should be given the opportunity to use their imagination at that point of time and moment, promoting a sense of being.
We believe in providing an increased awareness of the responsibilities and the implementation of practices through education which adopts and encompasses both sustainability and environmental goals. We believe this will contribute to positive outcomes for the future well-being of children, families and all stakeholders.
At our service, we recognise and respect that families are children’s first and the most influential teachers. We value their knowledge, insight and perspectives and encourage them to contribute to and be a part of our curriculum decision making. We believe that children thrive when families and educators work together in partnership to support children’s learning and to form a sense of identity that with help shape the adults that they will become.
Our educators believe in respecting and honouring each family’s values, beliefs, histories, cultures, languages, traditions, child-rearing practices and lifestyle choices. We will take pride in our heritage by acknowledging our Traditional Land Owners in our curriculum, and integrating cultural awareness into art and learning experiences. We will endeavour to form positive partnerships and networks with indigenous people in our local community to guide us in nurturing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legacy.
We believe in equality and equity for all children which will enhance all children’s capacities to succeed, regardless of diverse circumstances and abilities and we promote inclusion and participation of all children at our service.
We believe that by following our philosophy we are helping to guide children into becoming confident, creative, environmentally responsible and active members of future society, contributing to a brighter future for all Australians.
We have a professional team of Educators who continually seek ways to build their professional knowledge and work together within the wider child care and educational industries to develop a learning community. Our Educators are all involved in an on-going cycle of critical reflection of philosophy, ethics and practice. This allows us to examine what is happening in our service and reflect on what we are doing well and what we might change to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, families and educators.
We will ensure the governance of the Centre embraces the appropriate decision making people from the Service Provider, Nominated Supervisor, Educators and all stakeholders including families so that the stewardship for overall compliance of the centres’ philosophy and duty of care is undertaken in a professional manner.