Philosophy

20200615_073146CHILDREN HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF IDENTITY
We provide a happy, safe and nurturing environment where children can openly communicate and confidently be themselves, freely expressing their thoughts, ideas and emotions. Children are given opportunities to explore their own identity through role play, and celebrating their achievements.

CHILDREN ARE CONNECTED WITH AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR WORLD
We assist children to make connections with the community, recognising and respecting diversity. We encourage the inclusiveness of others by listening to their views and respecting their input. We build upon mutual relationships, where children can develop meaningful friendships.
We implement sustainable practices caring for both natural and constructed environments gathering an understanding of people, animals, plants and the land.

CHILDREN HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF WELL BEING
We encourage children to co-operate, turn take and share with others to develop their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.
Children are supported to develop their emotional capacities,through self-regulation and building resilience through daily interactions and conversations with one another and their educators. We promote nutritional eating and positive hygiene practices as a basis for a healthy lifestyle.

CHILDREN ARE CONFIDENT AND INVOLVED LEARNERS
Children learn through play based experiences,intentional teaching and stimulating environments. We facilitate children to build their confidence using imagination and expressing creativity through play. We acknowledge children’s capacity to investigate, experiment and problem solve through exploration.

CHILDREN ARE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS
We support children to have a VOICE by sharing verbal and non-verbal interactions with others. We expose children to a variety of media and resources in preparation for further educational learning. By supporting their growth, children will begin to build the foundations necessary for future life and will leave Jumping Jacks Community Preschool as involved and active members of society.

Our philosophy is seen as a living document, continually evolving in the light of new research, the ideas of staff and their ongoing training, personal development,
the knowledge of our community, as well as the input and feedback of our diverse families.

Policy Reviewed and Updated: February 2020