Philosophy

philosiphy

Background

A written statement of philosophy outlines the principles under which the service operates. This philosophy reflects the principles, National Law and the Framework for School Age Care. It underpins the decisions, policies and daily practices of the approved provider, nominated supervisor, educators and staff members and assists in planning, implementing and evaluating quality experiences for children. It reflects a shared understanding of the role of the service with children, families and the community and agreed values and principles of the school/site, approved provider, advisory committee, educators, children and families.

Policy statement

Our Lady of Hope Greenwith Campus Outside School Hours Care policies, procedures and practices are guided by our philosophy. Our philosophy is a shared vision by all stakeholders and will be reviewed annually.

Acknowledgement

We recognise that the Kaurna people are the landowners and original custodians of the Adelaide Plains.

Vision

To collaborate with families and provide opportunities for children to develop through engaging, differentiated and open ended learning experiences.

Mission

Together we grow through meaningful interactions.

Organisational values

  • Respect
  • Confidentiality
  • Collaboration and professionalism
  • Ongoing learning and reflective practices
  • Open Communication
  • Inclusive and reflective practices

PHILOSOPHY

We believe that children should:
  • Feel safe, supported and respected
  • Be acknowledged for their unique identity
  • Have their developmental cultural, spiritual and personal interests recognised and developed
  • Feel that their sense of well-being is nurtured
  • Build and maintain positive relationships
This is achieved by the provision of an appropriate environment that is:
  • Fun
  • Nurturing
  • Child-oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Facilitative of life-long learning through play-based experiences
Educators will:
  • Be positive role models
  • Provide an atmosphere that is welcoming and friendly
  • Provide structured and unstructured learning
  • Provide an aesthetically pleasing and supportive physical environment
  • Encourage all stakeholders input in the decision making process
  • Build and maintain secure, respectful and confidential relationships with families and the local community