At Little Beginnings Learning Centres, we believe that ‘play experiences’ in early childhood build the framework for all future achievement. The early childhood years are the most intense learning phase of a child’s life. At Little Beginnings Learning Centres we strive to maximise the opportunities we give our children in these crucial years to ensure positive lifelong outcomes.
Our team is committed to providing your child with an educational and caring environment that allows them to explore their individual capabilities in numerous open ended play opportunities. We also know that your child needs a supportive environment that responds to their need for praise. We employ educators who are trained and experienced in early childhood development to understand the need for positive praise for effort, not outcome, is crucial to laying the foundations for future learning.
To really understand where your child ‘belongs’ in their world we need to partner with you and truly tap into your knowledge as the child’s first educator. To do this we need to build trusting relationships with your family. We provide our educators ongoing professional development to provide you with the best team and to ensure that we retain our educators, so that the relationships they build with your child are long lasting.
Little Beginnings Learning Centres promote the value of childhood at a time when children as capable learners and co-constructors continue their life journey. This is inclusive of respecting and embracing diversity and encouraging open collaboration and belonging for all participants.
At Little Beginnings Learning Centres, we believe that early childhood is a unique stage of life. We are committed to the care and individual interests of each child. We believe that we enable this by providing a safe, fun and friendly environment where children can foster and maintain friendships with each other and staff. Early childhood is a time for children to discover who they are and how they fit into the world. Essential to this is the freedom to explore, to be a child and to be protected.
Little Beginnings Learning Centres aim to provide children with opportunities to thrive and wholly participate in learning through guidance, relationships and resources, maximising every child’s potential. This will be achieved through an inclusive and respectful framework and open learning environments.
Little Beginnings Learning Centres aim for excellence in delivering early childhood education and the framework for this ongoing improvement is outlined in the Centre’s Quality Improvement Plan.
Our passionate and dedicated Educators and support staff work collaboratively and positively to ensure a well developed educational program for the children attending our service. Educators create a curriculum program that allows for long uninterrupted stretches of play, as well as facilitating opportunities of intentional teaching.
At Little Beginnings we see children as competent beings, providing them with ample opportunities to make decisions about matters that affect them. We aim to promote play as the most effective tool for learning in the early years. We value every child as unique and acknowledge that this uniqueness comes with individual learning styles
Families are central to everything we do at Little Beginnings. Establishing meaningful, reciprocal relationships with families, positively impacts children and the curriculum. These positive relationships mean that families are valued and respected within our service.
Our environment is welcoming and homely, giving the children the opportunity to connect with the natural and physical environment. The environment supports children’s health and safety, encouraging children to take responsibility for their own wellbeing. We recognise the natural, created and technological environment as third teacher and connect these to create stimulating and inviting learning opportunities for children.
Our centre reflects the diverse cultures and communities of our families. We respect and embed indigenous perspectives in our daily learning and programs. We strive to deliver inclusive practises allowing all children equal opportunities to succeed.
As professionals in early childhood, we use critical reflection to continually seek ways to build upon our knowledge. We gain insights that inform and enrich decision making about our curriculum to enhance children’s learning. We encourage feedback and regularly review our policies and procedures in response to events and experiences to improve our centre.
Our children, educators and families build and engage in relationships with the wider community. These relationships provide opportunities for incursions, excursions and mutual learning experiences within the community
As advocates for the environment, we are continually seeking ways to introduce sustainable practices within our service. We engage with children daily to promote sustainable practice, show respect for the environment and become socially aware.
Our Parent Handbook is an essential document for all parents of children attending Little Beginnings Warners Bay. It contains everything you need to know about daily life at the preschool, from information about starting preschool to the Child Care Rebate, and everything in between.