Philosophy and Vision

College Community Child Care Centre operates on Noongar country. We acknowledge the Noongar people as the traditional custodians of the Wardandi region and pay our respects to Noongar Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

We are a community based long day care centre which is committed to providing high quality care and we recognise the importance of working in partnership with families to support the uniqueness of each individual child.

We recognise the value of educators/staff who conduct themselves in a professional & responsible manner and that enjoy working with children striving to give 100% responsiveness to all children’s strengths, abilities and interests.

Our educators believe in holistic approaches to teaching and learning and the connectedness of the mind, body and spirit as the children of the centre go about their day learning through play and intentional teaching activities.

The educators provide a safe and healthy environment that supports and nurtures warm trusting relationships promotes dignity and provides learning opportunities in relation to Child Protection.

The centre strives to provide welcoming spaces which reflects and enriches the lives, identities, needs and interests of all children and that supports and promotes a sustainable future through its teachings.

Our inclusive practices respect, honour and celebrate the Cultural Diversity within the centre and wider community and supports children with additional needs and their families.

These environments will also make sure that CHILDREN:

  • Have a strong sense of identity.

  • Are connected with and contribute to their world.

  • Have a strong sense of wellbeing.

  • Are confident and involved learners.

  • Are affective communicators.

Days that are filled with fun, activities and quiet times designed to meet each child’s individual needs and interest which also support continuity of learning and foster’s positive transitions between all aspects of the children’s lives.

An assessment of the children’s learning will be maintained by the gathering of evidence about what the children know, can do and understand. This is an ongoing cycle that includes planning, documenting and evaluating the children’s learning.

The centre will strive to maintain the principles of the EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK, These of which are

  • Secure, respectful, and reciprocal relationships

  • Partnerships

  • High expectations and equity

  • Respect for diversity

  • On going learning and reflective practice

And underpin the above practices which are focused on assisting children to gain the most out of their learning.

The centre strives to maintain Best Practice within the 7 National Quality Standards and it’s, 6 guiding Principles.

Revised November 2016.