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Mundarda Philosophy

Mundarda Child Care Philosophy

Parents Handbook

Mission statement
“Caring is our profession”

Philosophy

The educators of Mundarda Child Care Centre will:

  •  Value each child as a unique individual.
  • We support each child through their journey of “Being, Belonging and Becoming”
  • Allow each child the opportunity to develop a sense of agency as an individual and in groups.
  • Assist children to feel a sense of belonging within their family unit
  • Help children feel safe, secure and supported within realistic guidelines and room limits.
  • Provide children the freedom to choose appropriate learning experiences.
  • Provide children with the opportunity to express, learn, explore, extend and revisit experiences that enables them to become confident learners
  • Scaffold each child’s learning through challenging play-based experiences
  • Welcome and accept all children, families, members of staff and communities into the Early Childhood setting and use inclusive practices to ensure each person’s wellbeing is supported.
  • Embrace all children, families and the community regardless of age, gender, culture, background or ability.
  • Develop reciprocal relationships with each child and family member to encourage continuity form home to care.
  • Develop partnership with families and the community to encourage their involvement within the childcare setting to share their experiences, talents and be involved with the children.
  • Explore the community and have active involvement of the communities through incursions and excursions through planned and spontaneous events within Mundarda curriculums.
  • Educators will be professional and dedicated implementing their pedagogies through daily implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Each staff member’s pedagogy is reflected in the Early Years Learning Framework. We will implement according the the Learning Outcomes and regulations set out in relation to the National Quality Framework provide an early childhood setting that implements best practices.
  • Through each curriculum we will encourage family input and communication through the use of family input sheets. Staff will build trusting relationships with the families.
  • Provide an early childhood setting that is safe, hygienic, and friendly and stimulating that is inspired by the Reggio-Emilia practices.
  • Provide a variety of nutritious, healthy and tasty meals and snacks from different parts of the world.
  • Educate the children about the environment and encourage experiences that support sustainable practices and educate the children about being sustainable and caring for the environment.
  • Provide a childcare setting that is Sun smart, Water Wise and allergy aware.
  • Follow by the Start Right Eat Right guidelines set out by Child Australia and Nutrition Australia

Short Term Goals

  • For staff to feel they have made a difference
  • For children to be happy with the transition from home to daycare
  • To actively encourage parent participation in the daily events and management of the centre
  • For children to end the day on a positive note
  • For staff and children to have fun!

Long Term Goals

  • To ensure children and staff will feel safe in a nurturing, secure environment
  • To recognize and respect diverse family values
  • To actively promote the developmental, social, emotional and intellectual needs of children within the centre
  • To educate and role model a respect for the environment both immediate and global

 

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