Philosophy

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.
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Mission Statement

“Every child sparkle’s” At Daystars Early Learning, we believe that children sparkle like STARS as they light up their families, our service and the community. Childhood is a unique time; it is the time where foundations begin to be laid for future knowledge. We encourage children to reach their goals, become effective learners, build on their skills through positive interactions, value, and guide children to endure this driving force that is needed for children to grow up understanding dispositions to be caring people and be able to contribute to their world and strengthen successful relationships.

Vision

Work with parents and families

We acknowledge the pivotal role that families play in their children’s lives. We aim to enrich and establish secure, respectful, and reciprocal relationships. We believe that quality relationships between educators and parents, assist the service to provide both group and individual experiences that are essential to optimise children’s overall development and learning, thus help them to acquire positive attitudes, values and dispositions. Working alongside families we develop our curriculum and maintain high quality of care.

We believe that working in partnerships with families is central to ensuring continuity and progression in a child’s learning, development, and future success.

Work with children

We view children as unique individuals with the ability to construct knowledge about themselves, others, and the world around them. Children develop and learn at their own pace through active play, exploration, and discovery.

Daystar Educators are well trained and passionate. We believe that children have a right to be active participants in their own learning and must be empowered to express their views and ideas. A child’s opinion is valued for its validity to their perspective and their autonomy and initiative needs to be respected. As dedicated Educators we ensure continuity and progression in the children’s learning for future success.

Educators scaffold individual and group learning, challenge children’s abilities through branching, reflection and analysis. Our program is designed and based on children, family and community input. Our program gives children the flexibility to incorporate to use of both indoor and outdoor environments. Educators reflect on achievable outcomes, reflective practices and provide choices to ensure the program actively promote children’s learning fostering intentional teaching, planned and spontaneous experiences designed to meet developmental domains. Daystars believe that by providing an environment that is enriched with meaningful, realistic opportunities to explore, create, imagine and discover children become active participants and collaborators.

Work with the community

We strive to maintain positive relationships within our community, our open-doors policy is an invitation to build on strong community communication and involvement. We welcome feedback to develop and grow and meet family needs. We understand the importance of fostering these partnerships and incorporate this into a program to guide and support children and families’ expectations and reassurance.

Educators and the environment

We provide a friendly, nurturing and welcoming environment for children and parents, and respect and involve those from diverse cultural backgrounds. Staff and Educators value children’s cultural and religious backgrounds, believing that all children should be treated equally regardless of gender, culture, religion, and ability. Educators are responsive to all children’s strengths, abilities, and interests. We will value and build on children’s strengths, skills, and knowledge to ensure their motivation and engagement in learning (EYLF). We aim to create an environment of trust and respect, where we work towards achieving a shared goal. Ongoing professional development within the industry is a critical aspect of staff to keep up to date with relevant changes and update and reflect on our current practices and our actions.

Further we also appreciate the experience and skills of all Educators/Staff and their dedication for our successful service.

Daystars Early Learning – Philosophy

We value the natural environment and its creatures and are committed to sustainable practices. Our aim is to be a community role model in sustainability by caring for the environment, reducing, reusing, recycling and being ‘green’. Children connect to the world around them natural, as the Educators and staff at Daystar, assist and role-model the ‘right attitude’ to develop their ideas and understanding of their surroundings. Daystar’s endeavor and welcome to share and celebrate multicultural traditions throughout our program, feedback and reflection of our learning environments. The Educators and Staff create welcoming spaces to reflect our visions responding to the children’s, families and community interests and cater to specific needs. Daystars will strive to meet and cater for family requests, abilities and learning styles and invite families to contribute to our learning program and the learning Framework.

Review

The policy will be reviewed annually by:

    • ➢Management
    • ➢Employees
    • ➢Families
    ➢Interested Parties
 
Last reviewed: 12/05/2021

Educators

We consider our educators a most valuable resource, and that their culture and life experiences enrich our Service. They strictly adhere to the Early Childhood Code of Ethics and to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. They are role models in all of their interactions with children, parents and other educators. Our childcare workers' voices, personal philosophies and ideas are respected and duly considered. They are encouraged to pursue their professional goals, and to engage in critical reflection and self-development.

Our Aim

To provide quality care and comfort in a safe friendly environment. To offer an early learning program through the intervention of planned play activities that allow children to grow and enable them to reach their full potential. To protect and encourage children and focus on positive behaviour. To help develop children’s confidence and a program where children can value themselves and others through play. To provide opportunities for creative and imaginative play where children explore their own identity and help build their self esteem

Regulatory Authorities

Our Service complies with the National Quality Framework (NQF) including the National Quality Standard (NQS), the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Regulations (Education and Care Services National Regulations). Our Service is regulated by the new national body for early education and care – the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as well as the state licensing department in our State/Territory. To contact our Regulatory Authority, please refer to the contact details below – New South Wales NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Nominated Supervisorate www.det.nsw.edu.au 02 9716 2100, cslicensing@dhs.nsw.gov.au, Locked Bag 4028, ASHFIELD NSW 2131