To ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of children attending our education and care service
For our service in early childhood to be of significance in the broader community and with children, parents and the community commit to working collaboratively as communities of learners that exist in the interest of children’s wellbeing and learning ensuring we achieve the best possible developmental outcomes for each and every child attending our education and care service setting the path for success now and for future generations.
For the educator and professional working in our service: to consider the decision, judgments and choices made by the educator and professionals, are the major contributors to children’s experiences and wellbeing and promote awareness with parents and the community; to promote and support respectful life-enhancing relationships; practice in ways that acknowledge child as capable and resourceful, developing a strong sense of identity; to strive for meaning and connections, with their world and the world around them; and to honour diversity
For the curriculum / educational program be based at a minimum on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which is the national approved learning framework. The educational program must be at a minimum: delivered in accordance with that framework; based on the developmental needs, interest and experiences of each child; and takes into account the individuality of each child
The education program should contribute to the following outcomes:
- children have a strong sense of identity
- children are connected with and contribute to his or her world
- children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- children are confident and involved learners
- children are effective communicators
Furthermore the curriculum is to be implemented in ways that there is intent in the provisions made by educators and professionals to support children’s learning and wellbeing which includes every part of the day in the life of the centre and our community as a learning experience.
For our framework at a minimum be based on the National Quality Framework (NQF) and furthermore to both provide definition and support uniqueness. In addition strengthening relationships with families and the community; understanding and valuing of the role of early childhood care and education; an increasing awareness of young children as capable and contributing learners; and the role of the physical environment. This would require being open to multiple ways of understanding the child as a learner which does not fall under one single framework, perspective or approach.
Promote continuous improvement in the provision and pursuit of excellent education and care service