Kindarama Philosophy

 At Kindarama we believe that childhood is the most influential time in a child’s life as is it when they form not only their own identity but core values, beliefs and opinions about society and the world around them. To foster all children’s developing understanding of their identity and world we strive to provide the highest quality care and education through our four key values: Wellbeing, Children’s Voices, Relationships and Intentional Teaching.

Children - We see children as unique and capable individuals, who come to our service with their own voices, interests, skills, and ideas. We value, respect and appreciate this uniqueness, understanding that all children learn differently and at different times.  We believe children have a right to be active participants in their own learning and should be encouraged and empowered to express their own voices during their learning. We strive to develop safe, supportive and secure relationships with each child so to develop their sense of belonging, sense of being and a place they can become who they want to be for their future.

Family - We acknowledge that family is the most important and influential aspect in the lives of young children and the significance of their relationships cannot be underestimated. We aim to ensure we involve parents and families into all aspects of the programs development and implementation through including their voices.  We strive to develop positive, mutually respectful relationships with each family member, as we work in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for all children in our care.  We believe that working in partnerships with families is central to ensuring continuity and progression in a child’s learning, development and future success. 

Educators – Kindarama strives to employ educators who are highly qualified, passionate about education and care of children and who are motivated to constantly be reflecting and improving their pedagogical practices. Our Educators are advocates for the children in our service through being responsive to all children’s strengths, abilities and interests and needs across all developmental domains and overall wellbeing.
The educators aim to create an environment of trust and respect, where we work collaboratively towards achieving our shared aims and goals.  Ongoing education and professional development is a critical aspect of all educator’s pedagogical practice at Kindarama. We ensure this occurs by regularly critically reflecting on our teaching as to identify areas which may be considered a skill and those which may need further development and refining.
 We recognise educators as our service’s most precious resource, appreciating their dedication as an integral element of the success of Kindarama.
For the educators in any early childhood setting, team work and effective communication are essential requirements for positive outcomes across all aspects of the services’ functioning, for ‘together everyone achieves more”. 

Program – At Kindarama we believe that a meaningful, flexible program focused on play based experiences incorporating intentional teaching strategies is the most beneficial to children’s learning and development across all domains.
We have our own exclusive program that we provide to children across all ages and stages to foster their development and meet key milestones. This program is based on all children’s voices, skills and needs and works towards children becoming confident and involved learners.
Our 4-5 years School Readiness Curriculum is based on our exclusive intentional teaching program that has been designed by highly qualified educators in conjunction with early childhood specialists and brain development specialists. It provides opportunities for all children to develop the needed skills across all learning domains before transitioning to formal schooling.
This program runs collaboratively with our exclusive Wellbeing Curriculum tailored to develop and challenge children’s physical wellbeing.

Community - We strive to be a service of excellence within our community through continually building our strong network and links.  We value community involvement in all aspects of our programs, where local resources are utilised effectively, to enhance the growth and development of all children.  We aim to develop the children’s sense of belonging to the local community and develop their understanding that they too are active participants of the community.

Environment – We believe that a positive, safe and supportive learning environment is key to children’s development across all learning domains. Children benefit from meaningful and well-planned environments that incorporate appropriate resources and high quality educational experiences to meet the wellbeing needs of each individual child.