About Us

We are committed to providing quality education for the children in our care

We are committed to providing quality education for the children in our care and to ensure that the children will find their time with us both enjoyable and educational.

We commit to acknowledge each child’s unique and respect and responsive to their choices and decisions.

 

Our Philosophy

Natural Beginnings Childcare would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and pay respect to the Elders, past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.

We support the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, their parents and communities. Through the development of quality relationships between the children and their parents to ensure uniqueness of each child is appreciated and valued. Through doing this we believe that this assists in protecting the rights of the children, advocating for them and challenging bias.

We want all children, families, community members and staff to be able to participate freely in all programs throughout the service. We are committed to building and supporting meaningful relationships within the community; we see ourselves as a vital member of the Gordonvale and surrounding communities. We achieve this through supporting the community through attending community events, holding fund raisers and collections for community groups in need.

At Natural Beginnings we encourage the children to be in charge of their educational journey, we are here to assist and aid in their journey promoting a sense of agency, developing confident learners. We achieve this though observing each individual child and scaffolding on their interests and needs, discussing goals with their parents and with the individual child.

We strive to create the environment as the 3rd teacher to complement seamless routines that provide opportunities for the children. This provides opportunities to make choices and have their voices heard. Our environment and educators encourage risky play; this type of play encourages opportunities for testing limits exploring boundaries building resilience and learning about injury risk.

At Natural Beginnings we aim to develop a culture of professionalism where we respect and value each other’s ideas and insights and their emerging pedagogy. In our development of pedagogy, we seek to embrace alternate educational theories and we expect a commitment from our team of lifelong learning. We achieve this though continued professional developments and reflective professional conversations both verbally and on our online forum.