Gathay Nyiirun (Let us Come Together)
Our service complies with the National Quality Standards, the Early Years Learning Framework and the services policies and procedures.
Hastings Preschool & Long Day Centre aspires to the values of Reggio Emilia where each child’s intellectual, social, emotional, and moral potentials are carefully cultivated and guided. Educators support adventure, child led interests and conscious risk-taking to enhance continuous learning and development.
We acknowledge the impact of our global footprint and work towards making changes in practices that support a more sustainable future.
Our service strives to create an environment where educators, children and families feel valued and respected, and relationships are nurtured. We embrace the rights of the child in an environment where strengths are encouraged, where the voice of each child is heard, and each child is supported in reaching their potential.
Our curriculum supports a safe and unhurried environment where children flourish holistically, and inclusive practices extends to working towards equity and fairness. Our staff respect and embrace diversity and consult with families and community to embed their culture into our learning practices. Aboriginal culture is highly regarded where ongoing education and consultation guide us in implementing our partnership agreement and families are involved in the centre as a community.
We believe through ongoing learning and reflective practice we can continuously improve on all aspects of caring for and educating children and believe wholeheartedly that successful learning must be age appropriate, enjoyable, and collaborative.
Gathay nyiirun ginyaang (Let us go happy together)