Our Centre

About Perry Street Childcare Centre

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Philosophy

At Perry Street we believe that healthy development of the whole child requires a strong sense of Being, Belonging and Becoming. We do this by:

 

  • Drawing from multiple theories of learning and development to meet the needs of all children.  We use the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework to guide policy, practice and curriculum.

  • Providing a learning environment that is rich in natural resources. We believe that nature is a powerful teacher and weave notions of sustainability and connectedness to the natural world into our program.

  • Encouraging relationships between the educators and children. Through these relationships children will feel confidence to explore and learn.

  • Developing partnerships between families and educators. We recognise this is critical in the overall education and development of each child

  • Recognising and embracing the diversity within our community. We acknowledge that diversity reaches beyond culture to include different ways of learning and pathways of developing.

  • Providing a learning environment and program that recognises and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring, living cultures.

  •  Treating our educators as professionals who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in early childhood education

We Are Committed to Child Safe Environments

We are committed to the rights of all children to feel safe and be safe at all times. We achieve this by:

  • Promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children

  • Promoting the cultural safety of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

  • Promoting the safety of children with a disability

  • Developing and maintaining a culture in which children feel valued, respected and cared for

  • Fostering opportunities for each child to participate, express their views and to learn and develop

  • Always acting in the best interests of each child with zero tolerance of child abuse

  • Taking all reasonable steps for each child’s safety and well-being at all times

  • Actively managing the risks of abuse or harm to each child, including fulfilling our duty of care and legal obligations to protect children and prevent any reasonable, foreseeable risk of injury or harm

  • Continuously improving the way our service prevents child abuse, and encouraging reporting and improved responses to allegations of abuse
     

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