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(02) 6495 7700


1-3 Monaro Street, PAMBULA NSW 2549

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Our Philosophy

Shorebreakers Kindergarten Statement of Philosophy

In relation to children we:

  • Support children to become confident and involved learners,
  • Respect and value children's voices by listening to their thoughts, ideas and decisions,
  • Embrace our relationships with children to support them to develop a sense of belonging to the other children and educators within the centre,
  • Develop and promote each child's sense of agency by providing them with the opportunity and freedom to make choices throughout the day,
  • Provide and document an inclusive program that offers a range of open-ended, intentional and spontaneous learning experiences that support a variety of ages, abilities and learning styles,
  • Celebrate the uniqueness of each child, by recognising and acting upon their interests, strengths and abilities.

In relation to families we:

  • Welcome, encourage and advocate family involvement within the centre and their child's development via communication, events and learning programs.
  • Recognise the significance of families as coming first in a child's life, and foster these relationships on the basis of respect, trust and honesty,
  • Utilise these partnerships with families to gain input regarding children's cultures, routines, development and learning outcomes to provide high quality education and care,
  • Offer a comprehensive orientation process that welcomes children and their families to our centre and allows them to take the time to establish relationships with key educators and develop a familiarity to the service.

In relation to educators/colleagues we:

  • Believe open and honest communication is essential to a collaborative and productive team,
  • Respectfully listen to others' ideas, thoughts, suggestions and feelings,
  • Share constructive feedback and open our minds to trialling new things as a part of the change process and for growth,
  • Value diversity within our team and encourage individuals to share their passions, interests, strengths and ideas,
  • Place significance on professional development for growth of ourselves as individuals, as well as the centre as a whole, and believe this is necessary for staying up to date on changes and developments within the sector.

In relation to our community we:

  • Value the role and significance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have within our community and reflect this within our environments, programs and routines,
  • Advocate for and value the contribution and input of our local community members, services and businesses within our educational program via events, teaching experiences and conversations,
  • Role-model respect for our environment, via service routines, policies and sustainable practices.