Our Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY…

Cherrybrook Community Pre-school Inc gives children the best start in life through:

Positive relationships between children, their families and educators.

Educators, children and families working together in a partnership to support children’s learning.

Play-based learning that engages children in interesting and meaningful experiences. Play-based learning fosters individual development, interest, skills and knowledge, while instilling a lifelong love of learning, enabling a smooth transition to school. These experiences include the physical, social, personal, cognitive, creative, numeracy, literacy and spiritual aspects of learning.

A program that offers support and opportunities for children to discover, create, construct, imagine, question, problem solve, engage in critical thinking, and promote positive ways to relate to others in a caring, fair and respectful manner. This promotes a child’s sense of belonging, being and becoming within our pre-school community, while developing interests, constructing their own identities and understandings of the world as they participate in everyday life.
Our learning environment is one that is happy, safe, secure, welcoming and respectful. It also reflects and enriches the lives, cultures and identities of the children, families and educators within our community.
Definitions:
Belonging:- knowing where and with whom they belong,
Being:- the significance of the present,
Becoming:- the process of change with learning and growing (pg 7, EYLF).
Based on the principles of Cherrybrook Community Pre-school Inc and our interpretation of Belonging, Being & Becoming, the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (2009) Australian Government Department of Education, Employment  and Workplace Relations for the Council of Australian Governments.