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Philosophy

Children

  • To provide a nurturing, sensitive and educational environment which welcomes children from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • To plan a program in conjunction with families and specialist educators to meet the individual needs of each child.
  • To encourage socially responsible behaviour towards others and to develop positive feelings of self worth.
  • To have predictable routines for the day and to offer consistent care within a flexible framework.
  • To provide a safe, hygienic and secure environment.

Family and Community

  • To value the uniqueness of all members of the Yarm Gwanga community – children, families and staff.
  • To provide a welcoming atmosphere where families will feel encouraged to participate in the life of the centre and feel a sense of belonging.
  • To develop mutual respect and support, and encourage active communication and involvement in the program.
  • To actively participate in all relevant aspects of community life.
  • To provide awareness and information on current Early Childhood issues, standards and practices.

Long Term Aims for Children at Yarm Gwanga

  • To provide a healthy, stimulating, safe and nurturing environment.
  • To provide a high quality program which is based on current educational theory and practise and acknowledges that each child has their own learning style, special talents, interests and needs.
  • To provide a wide rage of experiences which represent the diversity of Australian culture and are based on anti biased curriculum.
  • To provide a variety of experiences that allow for spontaneous as well as planned activities to assist children’s development.
  • To offer an integrated creative arts program which is linked to the whole program and which includes a diversity of cultural and ethnic experiences.
  • To work with parents in partnership so as to promote in the children healthy self esteem which we believe is vital for positive physical, intellectual and social growth.
  • To offer a nutritious diet that offers a variety of foods which are culturally appropriate, includes special dietary considerations and is well balanced.
  • To provide a pleasant and social environment in which the children develop an interest and enjoyment in meal times.
  • To maintain high standards of personal and Centre hygiene.

Vacation care

Vacation care

Vacation Care provides a recreational program for primary school aged children during…

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Centre Hours

Centre Hours

Hours of operation The Centre operates from 8.00am to 5.45pm, Monday to…

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Daily Program

Daily Program

Developmental planning for children’s individual needs Parents are advised at the time…

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Health

Health

Immunisations To receive Child Care Benefit parents must provide proof of their…

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