Grosvenor Hall Early Learning Centre is committed to providing a high quality early childhood educational and caring environment. It aims to reflect the needs of children, their families and all involved with the Centre. Our Centre philosophy advocates our belief in quality early childhood education with particular consideration given to the following areas:
1 To provide a warm, caring and secure setting in which children face new challenges with confidence and enthusiasm.
2 To provide a consistent, yet stimulating context, full of sensory, visual and aural discoveries to aid child development.
3 To provide a non-competitive setting.
4 To provide an environment which encourages child initiated learning.
5 To facilitate and enhance children’s own intrinsic desire to learn.
6 To encourage learning through the many avenues of play.
7 To encourage children’s awareness of hygiene and safety.
8 To include current technologies as a means of developing skills and promoting learning.
Enhancing Growth and Development
9 To develop in children a positive self-esteem and self-image to support then throughout their lives.
10 To guide and support in order to enhance individual growth and development.
11 To promote communication and social interaction skills.
12 To develop your child’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development.
13 To recognize that both structured and child initiated play is central to children’s growth and development.
14 To protect and enhance children’s health, hygiene and safety.
15 To understand and respect diverse backgrounds and cultures.
16 To use children’s present knowledge, skills and experiences as building block for future growth, development and learning.
17 To support children with additional needs to be included in all aspects of our Centre to enhance individual development and wellbeing.
Designing and Managing Programs
18 To provide individualized, age appropriate programs based on developmental needs.
19 To provide opportunities for adults and children to integrate as part of a flexible curriculum.
20 To provide a dynamic program that challenges and stimulates children and reflects the changing and future needs of all.
21 To build positive family and Centre relationships.
22 To provide a family orientated service which supports the parental role and responsive to parents’ needs and values.
23 To recognise the importance of parents need to feel that their child is safe and well cared for.
24 To promote early childhood education with families and the community.
25 To encourage ongoing professional development.
26 To practice equity and ethical practices in relation to early education.
27 To build and maintain a well-informed team who are aware of early childhood educational issues and research.
28 To advocate early childhood education and the role and importance it has in our community.
29 To professionally evaluate and reflect on our provision of quality care and education.
30 To provide a safe, healthy and hygienic environment for all children and staff.
Early Childhood Education
31 To recognise the vital role staff-play in their working with and caring for young children.
32 To encourage team work to foster a positive and caring environment.
33 To support early childhood expertise and knowledge of benefit the children and families at our Centre.
Early Childhood Staff
34 To develop a culture that maintains staff with a high dedication to early childhood education, children and families.
35 Our Centre elects to employ qualified early childhood staff as required who are devoted professionals.
Children are our future!
Grosvenor Hall Early Learning Centre acknowledges that learning, growth and development is a continuous and dynamic process that evolves through a variety of contexts and settings. Our Centre acknowledges the place for the National Quality Framework throughout Australia Early Childhood Centre’s. Quality Early Childhood Care and Education will nurture our children who will in turn bring credit to our society. We see this as a privileged role and pride ourselves in the trust you give us. Our aim is to give every child a happy, stimulating atmosphere. We encourage the children to participate in all experiences to be in line with The National Early Learning Years Framework, ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’. This is a key document for educators to help develop quality early childhood settings. It describes principles, practice and learning outcomes that are essential to support and enhance children’s learning from birth to 5 years of age, and also help support transition to school. This broken down is simply;
1. Children have a strong sense of identity.
2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
3. Children have a strong sense of well-being.
4. Children are confident and involved learners.
5. Children are effective communicators.