Mission Statement

“A BRIGHT START TO A BRIGHT FUTURE”

Giving all children the best possible start to life by providing high quality education and care for families in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

At Goldfields Child Care Centre, we embrace the diversity that each family brings and endeavour to provide a warm, secure nurturing environment in which the rights and the best interests of the child are paramount. We are a not -for profit organisation and have a dedicated parent committee who are involved at a management level to ensure the service is meeting family needs.  Through strong leadership, professional management, committed Educators and support from families, we create a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration, building positive and respectful relationships with one another.

We believe Early childhood is where the foundations are laid for future learning and wellbeing, we support children’s involvement in their learning by providing age-appropriate child centred  educational programs guided by the Early Year Learning Framework-Belonging, Being & Becoming and the National Quality Framework to meet all learning outcomes.

Educators contribute to children’s knowledge through various means, including play-based learning, using intentional teaching, observations and parent input in a holistic manner supporting individual’s needs, interests and abilities. Our vast array of activities supports children to develop at their own pace through exploration and discovery of their own environment, and the people around them.

We foster relationships with our children, families, educators and the community by acknowledging the world in which we live. We support children to be global citizens by imbedding social interactions through excursions and incursionsthat empower all children with the knowledge of how their actions can impact on the community and environment.

We celebrate diversity through our centre events to develop children’s cultural competence and support inclusion by respecting and accommodating the individual needs of each child. In relation to our centre community we acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional owners of this country, and their connection to land community.

Our outdoor environments encourage educators and children to discover respect for the land, nature and animals. We value the resources we use and look at ways to interact with our environment in a way that models to the children practices that are friendly to the environment and minimise our impact.

We are aware of areas of improvement and continue our journey of an ongoing cycle of self-assessment to recognise, contribute and change for continuous quality improvement that provides Goldfields Children and Families a Bright Future.

Goals

The Goldfields Child Care Centre aims to provide high quality childcare in a secure and caring environment by:

  1. Providing a non-threatening, stimulating, learning environment which takes into consideration the child’s individual strengths, needs and interests.
  2. Ensuring a high standard of hygiene and safety at all times and maintaining suitable grounds, buildings and equipment supported by Workplace Health and Safety guidelines.
  3. To respect the diverse abilities, additional needs, social and cultural backgrounds of all children and their families by accommodating the individual needs of each child.
  4. Ensuring that the individual strengths, needs and interests of the child are considered to be the first priority of the program.
  5. Creating an environment where individual educators and team potential can be developed for the benefit of the children and parents/guardians.
  6. To support and guide parents/guardians on positive behaviour techniques.
  7. Ensuring that mealtimes are pleasant occasions and that food and drink are nutritious, culturally appropriate and healthy eating habits are promoted.
  8. To ensure all aspects of centre management information, policies and procedures are available to families and educators.
  9. Provide and facilitate regular professional development opportunities for educators.
  10. To uphold all Education and Care National Law, Regulations and National Quality Standards administered by the Regulatory Authority.

Strategies

  1. By reading policies and procedures that are ever changing.
  2. Sending educators to in-service training courses.
  3. Staff meetings and committee meetings.
  4. Parents/Guardian communications.
  5. Reviews of all employees.
  6. Collaborate with professional support groups for inclusion