Our Philosophy

We believe that every child is a unique and special gift from God and we aim to support each child to have a sense of belonging, know their Identity and become confident and engaged learners. Our Service acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of Australia and actively gives recognition and respect to the Elders of this land; past, present and future.

 

Educational Programs

Caboolture Christian Children’s Centre has a philosophy of childcare based upon sound Christian beliefs from the bible which are embedded in our programs, relationships and practices. Our programs will be play based and focus on the holistic development of each child, supporting them in their individual strengths and abilities.

 

We will provide a high-quality educational curriculum which reflects the Early Years Learning Framework; QLD Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and the My Time Our Place where appropriate.

This Service will share Christian beliefs in a non-bias way while instilling an awareness of God’s love for all individuals and introducing the values of God’s word.

 

Health and Wellbeing

We will promote and maintain the health and safety of children at all times. This includes but not limited to promoting and providing physical activity, minimising risks, managing illness and injury, ensuring effective hygiene, and providing adequate sleep, rest and nutritional requirements. We will ensure that each child feels safe and secure by fostering children’s physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, building resilience and self-belief.

 

Environment

We will facilitate physical environments which promote indoor and outdoor play and leisure activities that are flexible and meaningful to children’s interest and development.  This play space will encourage children to appreciate and care for living and non-living environments, by exploration, investigation, problem solving and promoting sustainable practices.

 

Educators

Educators will work collaboratively towards a common goal of providing consistent, high quality education and care to children and their families. Educators and colleagues will build supportive relationships which are underpinned by the ECA code of ethics and the service philosophy. Educators will critically reflect on their own pedagogical practices, challenge and support Co Educators all the while building on their own professional inquiries.  

 

Children

Educators will interact positively with children and build relationships which respect and value the rights of every child. Through inclusive and equitable practices Educators will model, support and nurture interactions; encouraging children to have meaningful relationships with others.

 

Families and Community

Educators will ensure families feel welcome and are encouraged to actively participate in the development of their child’s individual learning. This will be achieved by effective collaboration with families so that educators are aware of each child interests, strengths, abilities and their cultural backgrounds.  We view early education and care as a partnership with families recognising them as the children’s most influential teachers.  

Our service will build relationships and engage the with local community, including the indigenous community to build links with appropriate agencies; supporting families and children’s wellbeing.

 

Management

We are committed to continuous improvement through effective leadership, management and administrative systems, reflective practice and the development of policies and procedures that align with the current Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations.