Kids Kingdom is committed to provide a strong, family-centred environment with its core values of leadership, integrity, respect, innovation and teamwork. Our vision is to create a place where children, families and educators work in complete unison to advance children’s sense of being, becoming and belonging, creating confident and connected learners.
We create this space through fostering positive learning environments and relationships with children, with educators consistently at the children’s level; promoting learning discussions and positive interactions. We believe that each child is an individual and will learn in their own way, at their own pace. We consider a strong part of our role as educators is to develop and build on children’s strengths, interests and skills. We achieve this by planning experiences both for groups and individual children, then use critical reflection to extend upon each learning area, consistently aiming for meaningful learning. We believe in the importance of play, that children should be able to be engross themselves in uninterrupted play experiences, developing their imaginations, creativity, language and social skills.
We believe in including children’s voices, ideas and interests in our curriculum planning and endeavour to extend on this to encourage children to feel connected and in control of their own learning. Our program also includes cultural learning and our team has a passion for including all children’s backgrounds, languages, traditions and celebrations into our curriculum, promoting acceptance and embracing diversity in our daily practice. Our team strives to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which our service stands and to promote learning of Indigenous Australian history and traditions.
We encourage families to share their ideas and contribute their goals and beliefs into our program, with each educator committed to acknowledging and including family’s voices in their child’s learning. We strive to develop positive; respectful partnerships with all families with an emphasis on active communication.
We encourage our educators to engage in mentoring, supporting and working together in creating a positive learning and working environment. Our educators engage in critical reflection of their own practices and beliefs, striving for continuous improvement. We respect and value the experience of each member of our team and aspire to have each educator feel equal, appreciated and connected to their role here within our centre. Our educators are consistently encouraged to engage in ongoing training to ensure a strong understanding of their ethical, legal and professional responsibilities.
We aim to ensure all children have access to outdoor areas where possible, fostering active play as well as connection to the natural world. We believe in children exploring. We believe in fostering a strong connection between children and the local community. To achieve this, our educators and children share ideas for exploring the local area, engaging in regular excursions in which children are able to openly explore.
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