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Philosophy

At St. George's we make a commitment to providing a child safe environment. We believe our learning environment is child centred, play based,and inclusive of all families.

At St. George's we make a commitment to providing a child safe environment. We believe our learning environment is child centred, play based,
and inclusive of all families.

We demonstrate our philosophy by: 

Welcoming all children and families to St. George's on an equal basis and making access and
participation in our program a positive experience for all. 

Listening carefully to children and developing relationships with adults who are important in
children's lives.

Celebrating and respecting Australia's Indigenous communities, cultural diversity and the use of
home languages.

Ensuring that the Early Years Learning Framework's principles, practices and learning outcomes
are our cornerstone.

Developing links with local schools and community.

Embedding literacy and numeracy in our everyday practice.  

Presenting the children with a wide range of authentic resources that build on their interests and
encourage them to make choices, problem solve and develop independence.

Building confidence and encouraging positive interactions and collaborative learning. 

Providing children with large blocks of time to allow them to fully engage in meaningful
experiences.

Creating beautiful spaces where precious and interesting resources are used to provoke thinking
and encourage curiosity.

Developing children's small and large muscles and engaging in active play. 

Being highly focused on the children within our care. 

Committing to ongoing learning and reflective practice.

Fostering children's engagement with nature and natural materials indoors and outdoors
every day. 

Encouraging children and families to be part of the process of sustainability through
participating in gardening, worm farming, recycling and reducing their use of lunch wrap.        

Raising awareness about Fair Trade with the children and their families and in purchasing Fair
Trade resources whenever possible.  

Seeing the preschool's management committee as a productive body that provides guidance and
supports educators and staff in the provision of quality, affordable early childhood education.