About Berrigan Children's Centre
The Berrigan Children’s Centre is a long day care centre that provides care and education for children ages 0-5 years as well as after school care and vacation care for children aged 5-12 years.
About Berrigan Children’s Centre
Statement of Philosophy
Nurturing and Inspiring Individuals through Inclusive Learning
At the Berrigan Children’s Centre we believe that every child is an individual who brings their own unique talents, capabilities and aspirations. These qualities are inspired and guided to enable the individual child to flourish in their development. The Berrigan Children’s Centre is committed to implementing the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) by supporting the children’s growth through an inclusive learning environment.
The core values that are embodied throughout our curriculum are the 5 principles of:
· Respectful relationships
· Partnerships with Families
· High Expectations and equality
· Respect for diversity
· Reflective practice
Belonging, being and becoming are the fundamental ideals exemplified into our curriculum allowing children to flourish within our service. Children have a natural sense of curiosity and by providing them with a respectful healthy and stimulating environment they will become inspired and thrive as they learn through play.
The National Quality Standards (NQS) are another element of our beliefs ensuring that the best quality service is provided to all families. We value our small community, families, children and staff, and understand that the relationships that are developed within these groups strengthen the delivery of interest based activities.
Our staff works collaboratively sharing knowledge and expertise. We work with parents and encourage families to become active participants in the development of the curriculum provided at the Berrigan Children’s Centre. We are committed to staff engaging in ongoing education and professional development ensuring that the children have access to highly qualified and motivated educators.
We strive for diversity and ensure that we provide a harmonious environment that promotes respect, fairness and equality for the children, their families and staff. We also ensure that we are conscious of our carbon footprint and actively look for ways to reduce our effect on the environment. We strive for excellence in all areas of the NQS.