We are committed to high quality education and care in the early years of a child’s life. We develop programs using innovative and inspirational approaches to children’s play and learning. Our commitment to continuous improvement and reflective practice sees a service that is dynamic and highly responsive to children’s needs and the diversity of our setting.
Rationale: Underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, our philosophy is to include all children in our Early Learning Centre and make a positive contribution to their future success by delivering high quality education and care. We acknowledge that contemporary research has made explicit the connection between the quality of relationships in children’s early years and their future positive cognitive and social development.
At Farrar we are Family We welcome you into our caring community of families, children and educators, where we provide a safe and nurturing environment for everyone. We believe families are the first and most influential teachers in a child’s life. Together we will develop strong and supportive relationships built on honesty, trust and respect where everyone feels a sense of Belonging.
At Farrar we put children first Early childhood is a wonderful time of self-discovery in a child’s life, and we respect the rights of children to participate in their own learning at their own pace. Good physical health and feelings of happiness maximise children’s learning potential and we work closely with families to develop a strong sense of wellbeing in children. From birth children communicate their needs and desires to others in many ways, we take time to listen, to respond and to help them express. We give children time to grow and develop in their own unique and special way to enjoy everyday experiences and to just enjoy Being.
At Farrar learning is fun We see everyday as an opportunity to play and learn alongside children to help them see their full potential and become active members of the community. Our beautiful natural indoor and outdoor environments provide children with many opportunities to explore, experiment and create. Children’s interests and their discoveries inspire our programs. We work closely with families to understand individual needs and set goals for learning and development. We aim to foster positive attitudes in children for learning, such as enthusiasm, curiosity, persistence, confidence, optimism, cooperation and the ability to reflect. When children are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences at Farrar ELC they are Becoming more capable, competent and confident learners.
Our Commitment We are committed to high quality education and care in the early years of a child’s life. We develop programs using innovative and inspirational approaches to children’s play and learning. Our commitment to continuous improvement and reflective practice sees a service that is dynamic and highly responsive to children’s needs and the diversity of our setting.