At Bright Horizons Australia Childcare, we believe that the first five years of a child’s life are a time of amazing learning and growth. The role of our centre is to work alongside families – taking the time to learn what makes your child special, understanding your child’s cultural background, and listening to what you want from the early education and care experience.
As family members, you play the central role in your child’s learning journey. Your involvement in our centre activities and in the development of our programs is always encouraged.
As a centre, we recognise that you are entrusting us with the care and education of your child. Every child is special, and we thank you for allowing us the privilege of investing into their lives during their early years.
In relation to children, we:
- Create a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere, where children can feel secure and are happy.
- Show genuine love and concern for the children in our care.
- Cater for the needs of each child. We promote the healthy development of physical, emotional, intellectual and social skills in every child.
- Facilitate their involvement in small group, whole group and individual learning experiences throughout the day. Planned and spontaneous experiences are based on the needs and interests of individual children and the group.
- Provide opportunities to explore language, music and movement, science and the arts – all of which help children to make sense of their world.
- Encourage children to value and respect each other’s differences while promoting the development of a positive sense of self.
- Create a learning environment that encourages children to interact, take on roles and to develop relationships with peers and teachers through play.
- Provide each child with the time they need for meals, rest and relaxation.
In relation to the program, we:
- Capture and integrate the complex learning development of all children by ensuring:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
In relation to families and the broader community, we:
- Respect the rights and opinions of parents and the community. Parent participation and the involvement of the local community is encouraged.
- Respect the cultures, languages, traditions, child rearing practices, values and beliefs of individual families and communities.
In relation to the centre environment, we:
- Provide a safe and well supervised learning environment.
- Take an active role in caring for the environment and promote sustainable practices that develop a sense of respect and care for the environment within the centre environment and beyond.