Our philosophy

Commitment to Children’s Learning

We believe that the early years of a child’s life are the most influential and that providing a supportive and secure child-safe culture and learning environment is the key to a happy, healthy, confident, and thriving child. The foundation of our philosophy is shaped by theorists such as Vygotsky, Bowlby, Piaget and Reggio Emilia. Our educators draw upon the work of these theorists to inform and guide their practices as they strive to achieve the best outcomes for children. Educators support children’s agency by empowering children to be confident and involved learners. This is achieved by using the children’s voices, interests,
development, and community involvement to intentionally implement our educational program. The Early Years Learning Framework guides the implementation of our educational program. We encourage children to be environmentally responsible and teach them the importance of sustainable practices. We use natural and recycled materials in our intentional learning experiences and use the outdoor setting, including excursions as an important learning environment.

Professional Partnerships with Families and Children

Our educators provide a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive child-safe environment. We aim to achieve a sense of belonging for the children and their families by recognising and celebrating their culture, and facilitating a connection with their home, and community. We acknowledge that these are the relationships children, and their families value the most. We believe in fostering meaningful relationships with children and implementing aspects of the ‘Circle of Security’ program to establish trusting relationships and supportsecure transitions. Equally, we strive to nurture supportive relationships between children and their peers by encouraging them to celebrate one another’s achievements. We aspire to provide more cross-room collaboration with the children to allow opportunities to support, grow and learn from each other

Professional Development and On-going Learning

Our highly skilled educators take pride in their profession, engaging in individualised professional development. Ongoing reflection is integral to our practice as it fosters continuous learning and growth among our educators. We believe that a supportive and respectful team reflects continuity and longevity at the service.

Our commitment to Reconciliation

We recognise and value the cultures, histories, and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are committed to working towards national reconciliation by embedding Aboriginal and Torres StraitIslander perspectives in all curriculum areas, as reflected in our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Review due: March 2025


Get in touch

If you’d like to learn more about Dee Why Kindergarten, or want to enrol your child, please contact us, or call us on(02) 9972 9720.

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