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                 "A home of early learning, where imaginations are fuelled and identities nurtured"

                  

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is our name! At Natural Play Children’s Centre we believe in nurturing and protecting our most precious gifts – our children and our planet.

 

We believe… 

Children deserve to be surrounded by beauty, softness and comfort, as well as order and attention to safety. 

Childhood is a time of wonder and magic, where dreams and imaginations are fuelled and identities are explored. 

Children bring with them a powerful drive to learn and learn best when they are offered interesting materials, ample time and opportunity to investigate, transform and invent. 

Children bring with them to the program their own funds of knowledge which need to be taken seriously and explored fully. 

Children have active bodies and a desire for adventure and they have the right to show adults how powerful and competent they are. 

Children experience a wide range of feelings. They deserve to express these feelings and to be respected. 

Families are children’s first and most influential teachers and collaboration is a vital component of their learning. 

 

We will… 

Treat all children with respect, fairness, encouragement and compassion and will encourage children to uphold these values in their interactions with others. 

Provide an environment that is inclusive of all children and which allows for full participation regardless of age or abilities. 

Advocate for and uphold the rights of each child in line with the Code of Ethics and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Engage children meaningfully in experiences that extend upon their interests, promote their desire for learning and spark their curiosity. 

Seek family insights about each child's characteristics, wellbeing and learning experiences throughout the year. 

Create physical environments that reflect and promote a love and respect for the natural world and integrate sustainable practices into all areas of the curriculum.