At Kookaburra Early Learning we respect and implement the ‘Core Values’ of our families, children and educators in our philosophy, policies and procedures.
As a team we strive to create a warm, trusting, happy and welcoming environment where staff are friendly, approachable and are supportive of one another. We encourage ongoing communication through our open door policy and strive to develop long lasting friendships with families and the greater community. We encourage them to share their culture, traditions and home experiences with the Centre.
We pay our respect to the elders past and present of the Bundjalung people and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people.
We aim to lay a strong foundation for future success in learning by providing a safe and stimulating learning environment where adventure, play and fun in everyday life promotes curiosity and inquiry while children learn and grow at their own pace to meet their individual needs. This is to ensure they are involved and confident learners.
Kookaburra Early Learning employs educators that are passionate about caring and educating young children and we recognise the importance of unique learning. Our educators are guided by the national the Early Years Learning Framework, their own personal philosophies, Centre philosophy and Centre pedagogy when developing their educational programs. We are committed to providing ongoing professional development training for all our educators.
We believe in the ‘Convention on the Rights of a the Child’ and that children have the right to be protected. Our Child Protection policy ensures that our educators are aware of their roles and responsibilities to respond to every child at risk of abuse or neglect.
We place a high priority on the environment and have introduced a range of sustainable practices throughout our Centre to awaken and encourage in each child the lifelong values and behaviors to live sustainably.
We believe in promoting healthy lifestyles by encouraging physical activities and offering children well balanced, nutritious meals and snacks based on the Munch and Move framework.
We are committed to achieving the seven quality areas of the National Quality Framework (NQF) by continuously working toward improving the quality of our service and the standard of care we provide, through constant evaluation of our practices and by ongoing professional development training for our educators. These improvements reflect in our Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).
‘Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood’ - Fred Rogers.