Fairholme Kindy - Our Philosophy
At Fairholme Kindy our focus is to provide strong foundations for young children to build upon during the lifelong learning process. The fundamental focus for all our decision making is the well-being of the children under our care.
That all children have a right to play and we value this as an essential part of our program.
Children are unique individuals with their own interests, learning styles, rate of development, life experiences and cultural heritage
All children are seen as successful, competent and capable learners who are all valued and active contributors to the program
Partnerships between family and Fairholme Kindy are respected, encouraged and essential for the optimal benefit of the children.
Children require a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment where they are valued, respected and feel they belong
That the Kindy year is a crucial and important time in the child’s life that will lay strong foundations for later academic, social, emotional and physical development
Children are active learners and communicators who learn and develop through creative free‐play, social interactions, planned experiences, and spontaneous teachable moments
That both the indoor and outdoor environments presented to the children should engage the senses, stimulate curiosity, encourage active exploration and offer the opportunity to engage with nature. Where possible, resources, materials and play spaces will be natural or made from natural materials.
Children enjoy a sense of belonging to a community and that they will benefit from experiences extended beyond the Kindy room:
The importance of acknowledging, respecting and gaining knowledge about the diversity of our families and the wider community, their histories, culture, languages and traditions.
That children should develop an awareness and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and their strong connection to place, language and community. We wish to pay our respects to the Giabal and Jarowair people whose cultures and customs continue to nurture this land on which we meet today and we pay our respect to Elders – past, present and emerging.
Children can take an active role in in becoming environmentally aware and responsible. At Kindy they can participate in recycling, reusing materials, minimising waste and playing an active role towards a sustainable future.
That it is important to seek ways we can improve our service as a whole and as individual educators to better serve the needs of our children and families.
That collegial partnerships are valued and we foster a collaborative approach where all staff are respected, valued as individuals and as a part of the team.