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. We encourage children to express their views through the vast array of activities that are provided showing respect for all children to develop at their own pace through exploration and discovery of their own environment, and the people around them.
With our caring and friendly approach, 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 incursions that 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, their connection to land and community.
In relation to our centre community, we promote local aboriginal artists and can be seen wearing our “Love, Play, Learn” Aboriginal design that represents the native flora and natural fauna found in Kalgoorlie. This provides our Educators an opportunity to engage in conversations with our children and families about local Aboriginal culture.
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’s 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.
The Goldfields Child Care Centre aims to provide high quality childcare in a secure and caring environment by: