At Smarties, we believe that caring for children is all about empowering them with the skills required to discover and explore their abilities in order to reach their full potential.
To achieve this, we need to address the needs of the children and their families as well as the community. This is made possible by the presence of a professional and dynamic relationship among the staff.
To attain all these, we shall: Create an early childhood environment that is nurturing, stimulating, free from bias and fulfils the needs of the children and their families as well as the community.
Maintain a safe and healthy environment for the children and their families as well as the staff and visitors of the centre in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.
Promote and develop a progressive “team” attitude among staff to ensure that planned and implemented programs are abreast with current practices.
Provide a happy and relaxed learning environment where staff listen to children and respond to them meaningfully.
Provide, develop and maintain professional care and service where children and their families’ cultural beliefs, attitudes and uniqueness are valued and respected.
Cater to and recognise children with additional needs by utilising the relevant support services in the community.
Implement programs that reflect the children’s interests by offering a wide range of interesting and developmentally appropriate experiences which will assist them to be successful learners.
Foster and develop independence and self-worth by being supportive of the choices and decisions each child makes.
Offer children opportunities that will expose them to varied ways of doing things so that they may learn from the diversity which may exist in the centre.
Guide and manage each child’s behaviour positively and appropriately.
Provide and encourage families with the opportunity to actively participate at all levels in their children’s care and education.
Use of the Early Years Learning Framework as basis for the program implemented for the children in the centre.
Operate in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Education and as stated in the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011. Actively participate and abide by the National Quality Standard as set down by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).