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.
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.
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.
The policy will be reviewed annually by: