Quality childcare does more than just prepare children to become eager school students – it builds resilience, vital social skills, and independence. Choosing the right early learning service gives children a social and emotional head-start with resilience, autonomy and problem-solving skills essential for them to thrive as future students.
Our childcare centre is part of the national group, Foundation Early Learning, and our philosophy of care is based on the guiding principles of Emmi Pikler and the Circle of Security.
Emmi Pikler was a renowned paediatrician who believed children progress at different ages and stages and need patient caregivers who support their self-paced development.
We follow this philosophy and offer babies and young children uninterrupted time for play, plenty of physical freedom, a calm and relaxed environment, cooperative relationships, and our full attention in the caregiving moments like nappy changing and feeding.
We are also trained in Circle of Security, a relationship-based program designed to enhance attachment security between children aged three and up and their parents or caregivers.
Decades of university-based research has confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.
Supporting a developing child is a collaboration. We encourage parents to actively participate in the education and care of their children at our centre. Parents are welcome to share special occasions with their child, spend time participating in the room, read a book to the class, play an instrument, share a creative skill or just join in; we value families’ input and feedback and encourage regular check-ins with centre educators.