Philosophy - Cheeriokids Heidelberg Early Learning Centre

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Our Service participates in and values the National Quality Framework (NQF), including the National Quality Standards (NQS), the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Laws and Regulations.

We will always strive to achieve and maintain a high quality of care for the children entrusted to us.

We believe it is essential to provide educational and developmentally appropriate programs delivered with the highest quality of care to each child that attends.

We value the role of play in the children’s development. Through play children learn about the world around them, they experience various feelings. Play also supports children’s inventiveness, creativeness and individuality. We also encourage the use of open ended experiences and for the children to learn about environmental issues. We value the use of natural resources.

We encourage positive behaviour in our children by taking into account their developmental stages and abilities.  We use strategies such as re-direction and reminding of limits to guide children to behave appropriately.

We will provide a learning environment that is safe, secure and stimulating.

We believe in the importance of encouraging each child to discover, explore and develop at their own pace. We feel it is important to allow the time and patience for skills such as sharing, taking turns and learning about each other to develop.

We believe it is important that children are provided with quality care regardless of age, special needs, gender, cultural and religious backgrounds. We promote positive acceptance of cultural diversity of our families, children staff and the community.

We believe the communication between parents and carers plays an important role in the well being of the child’s growth, learning and development. We value families’ input for our policies, philosophy, programs, menu and we encourage parents to share special skills and attend our meetings.

We understand that respecting others and caring for others is a process which develops as children grow. Therefore we believe it is important for children to express their emotions freely, laugh, cry, show frustration or be sad as they learn about each other.

We truly believe that each child has the right to be treated with the respect and dignity that they each deserve.
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