Our Philosophy

 

Children: At Pied Piper Kindergarten, we believe children are the foundation of our service. Educators advocate for each child’s sense of being, belonging and becoming. Every child that attends Pied Piper Kindergarten is accepted and valued as a unique individual. Educators strive to provide holistic support of each child’s exclusive requirements and interests in a nurturing, familial environment. We believe that children are confident, competent and resourceful learners. It is through being active participants in their own learning that we believe that children scaffold and extend on their own development.

Families: At Pied Piper we embrace families, we provide an open-door policy and value the meaningful links between home and kindy life. Educators strongly believe that family input is a vital part of our curriculum. Educators are transparent in their communication and respectfully support families through the wonderful and memorable milestones of their children. It is through collaboration that educators promote and respect families’ rights and opinions.

Program: Through a play-based curriculum educators provide diverse opportunities to engage children in meaningful play. Learning experiences are planned and implemented based on family input, child interests and developmental needs. At Pied Piper, we believe it is through connecting with the people and the world around them that children extend and scaffold their learning. It is through play-based learning that educators support and nurture development through the early childhood years. The program is documented daily and made available through a secure online portal that families have 24-hour access too. Our educational program supports the Early Years Framework and is guided by the National Quality Standards.  School Readiness is embedded into our daily program and is seen through our daily practices throughout the service.

Environment: At Pied Piper, we endeavour to provide a safe, well supervised environment for children to play, learn and develop. With state of the art outdoor play environment, our children enjoy being challenged while exploring and discovering new and exciting things. It through exploration

that we enrich children’s awareness of the environment and build on their sense of connection to the natural world around us.The physical environment is well maintained, clean and for ever changing to meet the needs of the children that attend our service. Our classrooms are welcoming and nurturing, we endeavour to build a home away from home. Sustainable practices are embedded into our environment, whether it be watering the garden, exploring waste or recycling, our children are exposed to sustainable practices and the importance of them daily. This is reflected in our daily programs.

Educators:Our staff are highly qualified at Pied Piper. Whether it be a degree in early childhood to undergoing training in certificate 3, all educators participate in ongoing professional development.  Our management and senior staff strive to inspire, motivate and role model up and coming educators. Educators endeavour to work as a team as they collaborate and critically reflect to ensure the best possible practices are being met.

Educators at Pied Piper, advocate for the rights of the children in their care. It is through role modelling and ongoing support that educators set standards for the children in the service. It is through having high equity that educators support the development of children.

Community:Staff at Pied Piper vow to be more proactive in their local community and work in collaboration with local charities and businesses to support worthy causes. We look to build a stronger community presence while working in collaboration and cooperation with the members of the outer community.

Pied Piper aims to work in collaboration of local community services in order to meet the individual needs of the children and families that attend our service. Pied Piper supports the local schools and regularly invites students to participate in volunteer work as our young adults begin to gain insight through work experience.  We invite businesses, local community members and leaders to be involved in our service as we support each other in building a strong community.                                                                                       Updated March 2018

Mission Statement

Pied Piper Kindergarten exists to provide a safe, high quality learning environment for the children within our community. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early years education experience which promotes the uniqueness of the children within our service through our partnerships with our families and community.

Our Vision

At Pied Piper Kindergarten we aim to honour and value each child, their strengths, interests and opinions. We believe that all children have the right to an education that lays a foundation for the rest of their lives, maximises their ability, and respects their family, culture, language and identity. Our vision is to provide a place of learning with which the children deeply connect, allowing them to develop a lifelong relationship with Pied Piper Kindergarten.