Preamble… We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians, the Turrbal and Yuggera People, whose shared ancestral lands we have built our CHCCD community on; where we work and play each day.
Carina Heights Child Care and Development is committed to excellence in the provision of care and education to children during their early years. Our aim is to provide a high quality, professional, personalised, friendly and welcoming service in a modern centre, designed specifically to enhance children’s learning and development.
Our service reflects community values and supports equitable partnerships, ensuring the centre is managed effectively through collaboration and consultation. Our educators are passionate, dedicated and caring people that have a genuine love of caring for children and embrace a holistic approach to pedagogy.
Our beliefs and intentions…
Children deserve trust, respect, security, love, attention, care and access to a committed, stable, discovery oriented learning environment where each individual feels they belong.
Each child is unique, and deserves their individuality to be recognised, respected and catered for through inclusive programs and holistic learning opportunities; taking into account that children learn differently, moving through the various stages of development at different rates and some may need additional support to do so.
We recognise that children learn through play therefore we strive to present a fun, nurturing and engaging environment which encourages children to grow holistically and form a lifelong love of learning.
We value an atmosphere that promotes children’s self-confidence enabling them to take risks and become successful, capable, competent, independent learners in a safe, secure and supportive environment, assisted through responsible adult interactions.
We respect children’s rights to make decisions and choices about their environments, interactions and emotions; and promote an environment that fosters these choices and decisions to develop a strong sense of identity and autonomy in children.
We promote the importance of childhood and acknowledge the child’s right to be in the present and make meaning of their world, offering information and guidance where necessary.
We aim to encourage awareness in children of becoming socially responsible and respectful of the natural and constructed environment around them.
We hope to establish supportive partnerships with parents, families and the community to reflect current child rearing practices; culturally enrich our learning environments and educational programs; inspire collaboration and achieve the best outcomes for each child.
We acknowledge that families associated with our centre will often comprise of different cultures and structures and envisage being able to learn from each other, promoting a sense of fairness, co-operation and respect for diversity.
We will embrace the relevant frameworks that guide our practice and utilise them to implement meaningful educational programs that provide challenging yet achievable learning experiences, develop creativity, foster curiosity and encourage active exploration of our environment.
We intend to work together as a team to promote a professional environment; respectful of each other’s views; and continue to grow together through professional development and critical reflection.