Philosophies

  • We believe that the family grouping environment provides the most appropriate setting to foster all areas of a child’s early development.
  • To foster the development of each child’s self-esteem and pride.
  • The promotion of a child’s independence, interdependence, creativity, confidence and self-esteem is best conducted through their active involvement in a balanced indoor and outdoor education program.
  • To encourage children to express themselves, communicate, listen to others and make decisions and accept the consequences.
  • To foster a feeling of security by providing a safe and happy environment.
  • We agree that the early years are the most significant for a child’s development and that children best learn through play.
  • It is essential for staff to respond to, encourage and support the needs of individual children, regardless of race, gender or ability.
  • We believe that quality development and education at Shaw Street Children’s Centre is best achieved through a team approach, whereby all staff work together to achieve common goals and objectives.
  • We are guided by the principles identified in (insert legislation)
  • We believe that children learn best when they are interested in what they are doing, having fun and can experiment and observe others in a safe and secure environment.
  • To foster the cognitive, physical, emotional, social, cultural and language development of each child. Shaw Street Children’s Centre aims to assist children to become independent, confident and inquisitive learners, by considering the needs of an individual child and as a member of a group.
  • To provide an environment where children feel respected and are encouraged to respect others, to help form positive relationships with their peers and adults.
  • To encourage children to become active, enthusiastic and creative explorers of their environment.
  • To provide a service that is flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the children, their families and the community.
  • To develop and maintain opportunities for the professional and personal development of the staff.
  • Children are encouraged through play to be cooperative, considerate, self-motivated and have unbiased attitudes.
  • To encourage children with special needs to feel positive about their own appearance, physical abilities and skills.
  • Each family unit is unique and we aim to support each family with their own cultural values and beliefs.
  • To encourage parents to participate in the centre’s programme according to their own needs, interests and opportunities.
  • To involve the Centre in the community by taking an interest in other groups and inviting others to share in our program