Centre Philosophy

The Waratah All Year Care Centre promotes and believes in all of our children as successful learners.

Children are supported to understand themselves in a positive way, experience a sense of belonging that nurtures the development of their self esteem.

We believe that through play, children explore, experiment, enjoy and discover their physical, social, emotional and intellectual world around them.

All staff will interact in a positive manner with all children, families and staff within the centre, ensuring positive relationships are nurtured and formed, valuing each individual and the unique contribution they make to our centre.

We create a welcoming environment where all children, families and staff are respected and actively encouraged to communicate with each other about the program and the centre.

We will continually role model inclusion to children and families. We will access support through PSCWA and other support agencies, providing the staff with ongoing training and support.

All staff are encouraged to continue developing their own professional knowledge and skills, working in partnership with families, children, communities and other services and agencies, staff are continually striving to find equitable and effective ways to ensure that all children have opportunities to experience a sense of personal worth and achieve outcomes.

All staff endeavor to understand the histories, cultures, traditions, child rearing practices and lifestyle choices of families so we can better support the children in our care. We value children’s differences.

All staff support reflective practices, the intention is to gather information and gain understanding that support, inform and enrich the decisions made about children’s well being and development. Our reflective practices will include a daily critical reflection diary for all educators, monthly and weekly goals set by educators themselves and critical reflection conversations held both formally at team meetings and informally.

All staff will extend and develop children’s learning outcomes through learning experiences based upon the Outside School Hours Care Framework ‘My Time Our Place’. We will program and create experiences with consideration to theorists including Vygotsky, Maslow and Piaget.

We will always adhere to the United Nations convention on the rights of the child with special mention to article 31 “children have the right to relax, play and to join in a wide range of leisure activities”



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Waratah All Year Care

Service Philosophy

Waratah All Year Care – Glencoe Primary OSHC