We care deeply about Children and their well-being; understanding that they are a precious gift from God.
We understand the huge responsibility entrusted to us as Educators and Carers of young children and will do all we possibly can to provide an environment that is rich in relationships, rich in conversations and sensitive to each child’s individual strengths and needs.
In relation to children we believe:
- Children have the right to learn in an environment that is safe, secure, stimulating and free from bias.
- Children should be accepted, respected and valued. Their voices should be heard.
- Children should have the opportunity to learn about their creator and how much He loves them.
- Learning can happen anywhere at any time
- In the value of thoughtful sustained conversation
- In deeply professional planning, documenting, analysing and responding to children’s learning.
In relation to staff we believe:
- Staff should know and trust in Jesus Christ.
- Staff should be valued for their gifts and expertise.
- Staff should cooperate as a team to achieve their goals and be supportive of one another.
- Staff should communicate effectively with each other to create an environment that is friendly and pleasant for all to work within
In relation to families and Community we believe:
- Families are the primary educators of their children and therefore have the most knowledge of their child.
- Families should feel accepted, respected and valued for their suggestions.
- Families should feel welcome and involvement should be encouraged.
- In responsibility for the natural environment and awareness of sustainability.
- In acknowledgment of our Indigenous heritage and that of the wider community-locally, nationally and globally.
Statement of Aims:
Our aim is to develop the total personality of each child by providing an educational experience of lasting value…
- Intellectually – by exploring and using first hand experiences which help build an enthusiasm for learning.
- Physically – by offering experiences which will develop coordination and motor skills.
- Socially by providing activities and group experiences focusing on children learning the skills needed to cooperate with others.
- Emotionally – by encouraging a safe and secure environment that focuses on children learning independence and confidence in themselves.
- Spiritually – by inclusion of God’s Word interspersed in the daily program through Bible stories and songs.
To achieve this we will remain current with contemporary research and investigation of innovative teaching approaches and ensure our staff has a thorough understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and reflective practice. At Narnia we have high expectations for the children, educators and service providers.
This policy links to the following NQS:
National Quality Standards: 6.2.1, 6.1.2, 6.3.4, 7.2.1
At Narnia we believe that God loves, cares for, and is interested in the lives of all children, that the Holy Bible is God’s inerrant Word and that Jesus Christ died and rose again for the salvation of all.
Our philosophy can only truly be understood when read in conjunction with our program which reflects the lives and personalities of our children, staff and families and by being immersed in the day to day interactions, relationships and activities of our Narnia community.