Snowy Mountains Care and Early Learning Centre Philosophy

We believe that the early years are the foundation of a person's life. We believe it is our responsibility as professional early childhood educators to provide a social, emotional and physical environment that supports children's wellness and wellbeing.

We support and respect all families in their child rearing role through the development of positive relationships and respectful communication. We value the privilege or nurturing, building attachments and guiding children.

We recognise the community is diverse; we aim to develop respect and acceptance of all cultures. Our curriculum is influenced by social and cultural contexts. Equity, inclusion and diversity underpin the framework. Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are valued.

We believe children have a right to be heard. They have the right to contribute to decisions that affect them and the right to participation.

The program is guided by the National Quality Framework - Belonging, Being and Becoming, Regulations, policies, current research, parent and children's input. The program reflects the children's interests, fostering natural curiosity, valuing play based and child directed learning. Transitions are valued in our educational practice.

We support and encourage all staff to continue their professional development.

Our program reflects individuality by respecting and acknowledging different types of learning styles, development of confidence and self-esteem.

We view learning as a lifelong, holistic experience and embrace the introduction of new technology.

We value the participation and involvment in our local community.


Mission Statement

To provide high quality early childhood education and care based on the individual needs of the child.