Children's learning and interest enhance the environment through the resources.
Our professionalism is always on show.
We play our roles as educators in our community.
We take pride in our appearance.
Our behaviour is always reflecting our role as an educator.
Our families are our most important asset.
We have three clients; the families, the children and the government.
We deliver care and education beyond their expectations.
We are friendly and we try to anticipate their every need.
We create the safest service.
We do our safety checklist with meaning daily.
We ensure all family members contribute to our safe centre.
We fix, repair and remove things that are not safe immediately.
We implement EYLF and My Time Our Place
We sit, interact and play with children.
We build and follow upon children's leads to met EYLF.
We interact with families to build the EYLF program.
Our documentation is always completed on time.
We will do our EYLF programming with the children.
We will work out innovative ways to incorporate the children helping with our documentation. This also enhances children’s pre reading and writing skills.
We will work out innovative ways to incorporate families helping with our documentation.
We are always ready to teach.
We see every moment of the day as a learning opportunity.
We describe objects, ideas and experiences in great detail. Remember children learn when we take the time.
“Don’t know” is not in our vocabulary and we see it as an opportunity to learn with the children.
Educators share their EYLF experiences with other educators as part of our professional development.
We enjoy and celebrate EYLF sharing.
We are enthusiastic participants in our in-services and training sessions.
Children are kept clean.
We acknowledge that there is a difference between messy play experiences and experiences that are unhygienic.
Young children enjoy and need “messy” play with paint, clay, sand, water and mud.
Children's bodies, noses, faces, hands and bottoms will be kept clean.
We are vigilant to ensure children are checked, cleaned and made comfortable before leaving the service.
Cleanliness of our room environment is a part of our success.
All areas are clean.
The tops of our shelves are beautiful with lovely displays made by children.
Floors are swept and mopped.
Signing in of children.
All children are signed in.
Time sheets are accurate and completed daily.
Educators are responsible for all parents’ information to be updated and passed on to the office immediately.
All educators’ paper work must be accurate and up to date according to our Service regulations and policies.
All educators sign in and out in an accurate manner.
All changes to personal information are given to the Nominated Supervisor immediately.
All First Aid qualifications are kept up to date.
What we do all day counts in growing our service.
We recognise that new families come from word of mouth.
We recognise that new families come from observing our conduct in the outside community.
We treat all people in the community as a potential lead to a new family.
We Measure our ability to perform against the regulations, NQS and the schemes policies and procedures.
We know our policies and regulations by regularly referring to our regulation notes.
We don't assume the Nominated Supervisor will take responsibility for knowing the Regulations and NQS
We as educators take responsibility for knowing all NQS, Regs and First Aid and Qualifications updates.
If our First Aid, Blue Cards, CPR lapse we cannot continue to work.
Valuing new educators
It is up to each of us to warmly welcome new families, educators and children to our service.
It is important that each of us helps new team members to understand NQS, Regs, EYLF, Policies and Procedures.
We will do all we can to help new educators understand and value our culture.
All of us are knowledgeable about our Service and community
We always know what training and in-services are happening and we will attend to get the most out of our profession.
We read our bulletin and keep up-to-date with all correspondence with the coordination unit.
We can direct families to local support units and agencies with the guidance of the Nominated Supervisor.
We can support educators with further training and resources.
We are proactive in meeting the expectations of our families and community.
We understand how to meet the services’ commitment to children and families.
We regularly ask families for feedback and take on suggestions.
We inform the Nominated Supervisor of any families’ concerns and suggestions.
The Coordination unit takes on and acts on feedback from educators.
We Handle All Damages And Loss To Children's Property Promptly.
We inform parents promptly
We inform parents about our expectations and regarding children's health, hygiene and wellbeing.
We promptly inform both parents and coordination unit when a child's health or hygiene needs are not met.
We report and document immediately when a child is injured and follow through the correct procedures.
We report and document child protection concerns immediately to the Nominated Supervisor.
We inform parents NO CHILD will be admitted with obvious signs of any highly contagious infection or illness.
We Are “The Very Best Educators …. Guaranteed”
We consistently identify and build upon each child's strengths, skills, knowledge and understanding.
We document each child's development towards and through the EYLF learning outcomes.
We purposefully present toys, equipment materials in a stimulating way to children that builds skills, knowledge and understanding.
We Are “The Very Best Nominated Supervisor …. Guaranteed”
We support our educators.
We listen to our educators.
We challenge our educators to progress further with educational concepts.
We resource our educators to enable them to be the best educators they can be.
We empower our educators in all aspects role to be successful.
We respond to all customer complaints promptly and sincerely.
Each of us “owns” the complaint until it is resolved to the family’s and educator’s satisfaction.
We are always positive about our work, our Service, our families and our educators
We are courteous and polite to our educators.
We are courteous and polite to our Nominated Supervisor.
We are courteous and polite to our families.
We always represent Our Service
We are ambassadors of Our Service, both in and outside of the workplace.
We speak positively of Our Service and encourage “Only the Best” of our friends and family to join our team.
We share our concerns about Our Service with our Nominated Supervisor.
We maintain confidentially at all times.
We engage our families.
We welcome, greet and acknowledge ALL Family members with warmth and genuine curiosity in the child's interest and wellbeing.
We share positive information daily about the care and education of children.
We take an interest in how the family is enjoying their care arrangements with us.
We orientate our families to our Service practices and procedures
We build trust and relationships with the child that are warm, caring and supportive and extend this to families.
We consistently remind families about our Service policies and procedures.
We treat all of our service employees and educators as customers.
Why? Because they are our clients!
Treating others with respect creates a positive work environment.
Others mirror our reactions and reflect them back to us.
We are respectful of each family’s values and culture.
We acknowledge the community and its context.
We consider each family’s perspective and encourage families to share knowledge of their child.
We assist each family to develop a sense of belonging to the Service.
We do a risk assessment of all environments children will be in.
We assess risk for excursions.
We assess risk for our rooms and when our home environment changes.
We notify the Nominated Supervisors immediately of hazards, injuries, equipment failures or assistance we may need.
We practice safe work habits.
We maintain all of our equipment and room in good repair.
We keep all our equipment and room looking and operating like new.
We are proud of our room.
“Good Enough Never Is”
We keep our standards and look for innovative ways to improve.
We embrace change, seeing new ideas as additional building blocks for our success.
We learn from our mistakes and move on to better ways.
We are proud of our team.
Proud but not prideful, we accept criticisms and positive comments humbly.
We celebrate success and do our work.
When we hear good things about Our Service and educators we share the feedback with all.
We inform the Nominated Supervisor when we observe and are concerned about children's development in regards to:
Behaviour and learning
Physical concerns such as speech, hearing, sight, balance, sitting and crawling, feet and walking and toileting.
Children with a background other than English including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are given extra attention to learn English through literacy and language to avoid future learning difficulties
We learn about our local community in authentic real ways that represent the everyday way they live.
We access local knowledge and community by talking, discussing and learning from our Elders, Preschools and Education Unit Facilities, to build upon our children's learning.