Josie’s Bright Beginnings recognises the uniqueness of each child and the importance of play in the lives of children. Josie’s Bright Beginnings staff, working in partnership with families, are committed to providing quality care within an educational environment that embraces diversity.
Beliefs and Values
We have a commitment to provide quality service which fosters an attitude of mutual respect, open relationships and support between staff, children, families and Josie’s Bright Beginnings management.
Our educators will provide a calm, nurturing, friendly and positive atmosphere at all times.
We are committed to our environment, where children play an active role and contribute to a sustainable future.
Children and families will be encouraged to participate in the service according to their needs, interests and opportunities with acknowledgement and respect for their unique abilities, interests, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds.
We will provide an environment which supports meaningful learning and inclusion of children with additional needs.
Safe & Healthy Environment
We ensure the provision of a safe, secure, hygienic and positive environment for children, families and staff, thus promoting trust, familiarity and exploration of learning.
We will provide an educational program based on ‘Belonging, Being & Becoming: The Early Years Framework’.
Children will be treated as individuals and supported to learn through play, interact with others and to be involved in decision making processes.
Programs will be meaningful and take into account the different abilities, interests and strengths of children, thus improving educational and developmental outcomes.
We will work in partnership with families, recognising and respecting their individual parenting practices and beliefs.
We commit to a professional workplace where staff value and respect one another together with each person’s contribution to building and maintaining a cohesive team.
We aim to develop and maintain strong links within the local community by acknowledging and incorporating available resources.
Early Years Learning Framework
Our programming supports the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The Framework recognises that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development. EYLF embodies the idea of ‘belonging, being and becoming’:
Experiencing belonging – knowing where and withwhom you belong – is integral to human existence.Children belong fi rst to a family, a cultural group, aneighbourhood and a wider community. Belongingacknowledges children’s interdependence with othersand the basis of relationships in defi ning identities. Inearly childhood, and throughout life, relationships arecrucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central tobeing and becoming in that it shapes who children areand who they can become.
Childhood is a time to be, to seek and makemeaning of the world.Being recognises the signifi cance of the here andnow in children’s lives. It is about the present andthem knowing themselves, building and maintainingrelationships with others, engaging with life’s joys andcomplexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life.The early childhood years are not solely preparationfor the future but also about the present.
Children’s identities, knowledge, understandings,capacities, skills and relationships change duringchildhood. They are shaped by many different eventsand circumstances. Becoming refl ects this process ofrapid and signifi cant change that occurs in the earlyyears as young children learn and grow. It emphasiseslearning to participate fully and actively in society.
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