Philosophy

At Mirambeena, our philosophy reflects the partnerships between families and staff in providing care and learning opportunities for the children of our Centre.

  • We aim to cultivate and nurture children’s innate sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them. Through their play, we encourage children to ask why, to investigate, problem solve, reflect, make friends, negotiate and most of all, celebrate their uniquely special individuality.
  • We draw upon aspects of life at home to cater for varying needs, cultural backgrounds and family structures. Staff communicate with each other, parents and children to be able to work together as a team to provide the appropriate resources to meet the special needs of all children.
  • We provide an environment, which is safe, supportive and caring; where the children form secure attachments with care givers. This facilitates the development of positive self esteem, where children learn to value their own and each others’ strengths and weaknesses. With this confidence, the children are able to participate fully in the outdoor and indoor program, which aims to promote each child’s development to their full potential.
  • As Mirambeena is a community based Centre, we encourage parents to play a large part in the management and decision making in order to meet the needs of the community, which we serve. We welcome the participation of parents and other community members in our program and various activities. We like to draw on their knowledge, skills and interests to extend the children’s awareness of the world around them.
  • We show respect for our environment both natural and manmade. We respect our own and others’ individuality. In doing so, we value our own strengths and lesser strengths.