WE BELIEVE

  • Children should be valued as individuals.
  • Children need to feel safe, supported and happy.
  • Playing and talking are the ways in which young children learn about themselves and the world around them.
  • All learning should be meaningful and fun.
  • Children learn through hands-on experiences.
  • Children learn through taking risks, making mistakes and celebrating success.
  • What children CAN DO rather than what children cannot do are the starting points in their learning.
  • Learning should cater to the needs and interests of individuals.
  • The process of learning is more important than the end product.
  • Children develop their social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual skills at differing rates.
  • All aspects of a child's development are equally important and interwoven.
  • Children need time and space to produce work of quality and depth.
  • Children need to develop a sense of responsibility for their own learning.
  • Children who are encouraged to think for themselves are more likely to act independently.
  • Parents are the first educators of children and have a vital part to play in the establishment of their child's learning environment.