Our Service will deliver high quality educational programs that reflect the Early Years Learning Framework. We believe it is vital to align with national standards for curriculum design and work within the guidelines provided. NewDay Kids is also underpinned by a commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and respect each child’s right to play and leisure opportunities.
Health and Wellbeing
Our Service will promote and maintain the health and safety of all children at all times. This includes but is not limited to promoting physical activity, minimising risks, managing illness and injury, ensuring effective hygiene, and meeting adequate sleep, rest and nutritional requirements.
Our Service will facilitate physical environments, which promote indoor and outdoor play and leisure activities that are flexible and meaningful to children’s interest and development. This play space will encourage children to appreciate and care for living and non-living environments, by exploration, investigation and problem solving. Our learning environment encourages participation at all levels and stages of every child’s development as they master new skills whilst being supported.
Educators will work together towards the common goal of providing high quality education and care to children and their families. Educators will uphold supportive and encouraging relationships with each other while challenging individual practices through establishing a culture of reflective practice. They will also provide a compassionate and encouraging Christian environment where integrity and teamwork are valued.
Educators support, model and facilitate relationships where children can engage in meaningful interactions with others. Educators will respond positively and respectfully to children and will demonstrate inclusive equitable relationships and practices. Educators will support children to regulate their own behaviour and respond and communicate effectively to resolve conflicts ensuring all children feel secure and included.
Families and Communities
Educators will ensure families feel welcome at all times and are encouraged to actively participate in the development of their child’s individual learning outcomes. This will be achieved by effective collaboration with the family so that educators are aware of each child’s interests, strengths, abilities and their cultural backgrounds. The service will build relationships and engage with local community agencies that are relevant to the families, children and educators. We view early education and care as a partnership with families recognising them as the children’s most influential teachers. Our service will build relationships and engage with the local community, including the indigenous community, to build links with appropriate agencies; supporting families and children’s wellbeing.
We acknowledge God’s love for the traditional custodians of this land, where we now learn, play and grow. We honour the Dharawal nation and the Wodi Wodi people for their care of this land for countless generations. We are firmly committed to providing a sustainable future for all by partnering with present and future generations in caring for this beautiful place.
Our Service is committed to continuous improvement through effective leadership, management and administrative systems, reflective practice and the development of policies and procedures that align with the current Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations.