Our Mission Statement
To provide the highest quality early childhood education and care service for young children in our community that instils a lifelong love of learning.
Our Service Philosophy
At Cessnock Kids Preschool & Early Learning Centre we aim to create a warm, welcoming, family orientated and inclusive environment for all children, families, team members and the community as a whole.
In relation to Children
Children’s holistic development and self-worth will be fostered in a safe, positive, nurturing, stimulating and interactive learning environment. Children will be provided with meaningful experiences and be presented with opportunities, Eexplore their interests, expand their knowledge. While developing new skills through planned, spontaneous and child-initiated experiences. Educators aim to build strong respectful and reciprocal relationships with all children, acknowledging the importance of children’s sense of belonging.
In relation to Families
Here at Cessnock Kids we acknowledge the importance that families are, and always will be their child’s first teacher and primary influence over their child. We aim to form respectful partnerships with families built on mutual trust and respect while embracing each family’s values, beliefs and cultural backgrounds. We aim to work collaboratively with families and strive to be supportive to their needs while being informative in providing relevant updated information associated within all areas of the early childhood sector.
In relation to Colleagues and Profession
We aim to model quality practices while valuing each other’s strengths and experienced while building an abundance of professional knowledge and multiple perspectives. We will engage in reflective practices both critically and professionally as a whole and individually, also providing a mentoring initiative regardless of one’s experience, qualification and professional competence. All stakeholders will continually be encouraged to be actively engaging in ongoing review and modification to our service delivery.
In relation to Community
We form respectful partnerships within our local community while collaborating with community agencies and services to develop a lasting and supportive network. We will work in unison with the community to form a better understanding of different cultural beliefs and aim to embed these in our teaching practices. Children’s connectedness and different ways of belonging with people, country and communities helps them to learn