In relation to the educational program and practice
Little Adventures Early Learning believes in implementing a curriculum that is based on the principles, practices and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework, with a strong emphasis on play based learning. We believe that children learn best when their knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests, are at the centre of the curriculum being guided by educators who are there to facilitate and support their learning.
In relation to children’s health and safety
Little Adventures Early Learning believes in providing a safe and secure environment for all children that promotes and supports individual children’s health care needs. The routines implemented at the service are designed to promote children’s independence, resilience and wellbeing. We believe in fostering healthy eating and nutrition and acknowledge the importance of children’s participation in physically active play.
In relation to the physical environment
Little Adventures Early Learning believes in providing an environment that encourages children to explore, discover and investigate through the provision of natural materials and experiences. We believe in providing an environment that is inclusive, stimulating, challenging and encourages and promotes safe risk taking. We believe in supporting children’s awareness of environmental responsibility through the implementation of sustainable practices.
In relation to staffing arrangements
Little Adventures Early Learning believes in providing children with access to qualified, experienced and dedicated educators who are committed to providing quality education and care programs. We believe in providing educators with ongoing professional development so that children can be further supported within the program by professionals who are up to date with current pedagogy. We promote a safe, respectful and ethical environment where educators are encouraged to support, challenge, collaborate and learn from each other.
In relation to relationships with children
Little Adventures Early Learning acknowledges the importance of developing and maintaining secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships between staff and children and between children and their peers. We believe in providing an environment that promotes a sense of belonging where all children are acknowledged as individuals and their dignity and rights are maintained at all times.
In relation to collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Little Adventures Early Learning believes that each child, their family, and their culture are diverse and this is respected and valued throughout the curriculum. Families are partners in the care and education that is provided for children and their expertise is recognised through shared decision making. We believe in building and maintaining collaborative relationships with the local and wider community to support children’s learning and wellbeing.
In relation to leadership and service management
Little Adventures Early Learning believes in providing a positive work environment that promotes professionalism and advocacy for the education and care industry. We believe that the implementation of dynamic administration systems, policies and procedures contributes to the effective management of the service. We believe that continuous quality improvement and reflective practices are integral in driving the strategic direction of the service and ensuring positive outcomes for children and families.