At Balgowlah Preschool our philosophy is based on the belief that parents and staff can work together to provide the best foundation for the growth and well being of each child.
With the knowledge that the families we work with come from many cultures and walks of life we provide for the needs of not only the child but also the needs of the family within our child care centre.
Our priority is to compliment the family structure wherever possible. As children come to us with unique patterns of living, learning and loving, we as Early Childhood Educators value and protect these differences while maintaining a co-operative group consciousness and spirit.
We are sensitive to the individual needs, habits, routines and levels of development of each child. These are accommodated for to the best of our ability in a comfortable and non - competitive environment Children are free to express their ideas and thoughts and feel comfortable to ask questions, make decisions, solve problems, talk and show their emotions freely. .We implement inclusive practises in the centre to support the involvement of children with additional needs in the program.
With the awareness that children spend as much as 8 hours a day in our child care centre we provide a setting in which:
Available space, Age and Developmental capabilities are used as criteria in allocating placements for children. Within each section there are specific tasks and goals established for the children by staff and parents. We believe these can be achieved by fostering the following: