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Our Service Philosophy

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Acknowledgment of Country

We begin by paying our utmost respect to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which Crystal Green Family Day Care operates. We honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples wisdom, culture, rich contributions, and enduring connection to Country. We recognise that these lands have been cared for and cherished by these communities for generations, and we are privileged to share in this heritage. We extend our respects to the diverse Indigenous peoples of Australia and recognise their ongoing role in caring for this land.

 

Our Vision

We embrace a vision where the excellence of high-quality care flourishes within the warmth of a home-based setting. Our aspiration is to cultivate an environment that mirrors a family-like atmosphere, fostering the growth of every child. Our dedication is grounded in the creation of a nurturing space where children flourish. Guided by educators who possess deep knowledge, refined skills, and vast experience, we ensure that each child's unique needs are met with sensitivity and understanding.

 

Our philosophy encompasses our commitment to providing high-quality childcare that caters to the holistic development and well-being of each child. The NQF's principles guide our actions and decisions and supported in harmony with the National Quality Standards and principles of the Approved Learning Frameworks.

 

Child Safety and Well-being Commitment

Crystal Green Family Day care is a Child Safe Organisation that aligns with the 10 Child Safe Standards set by the New South Wales government.

 

At Crystal Green Family Day Care, we hold an unwavering commitment to creating a safe and nurturing haven for children. Our commitment to child safety encompasses a multi-faceted approach. We uphold stringent safety protocols, ensuring that every aspect of educator’s day care space, from equipment to play areas, is thoroughly vetted and maintained to high standards. But beyond the physical, we also foster emotional safety, creating an atmosphere of trust where children can freely express themselves, share their thoughts, and engage with their peers and educators without fear.

 

Our commitment to child safety and well-being is an ongoing journey. It's a pledge we renew every day, as we strive to create an environment where children are empowered to flourish emotionally, socially, and intellectually. We continuously educate ourselves on best practices, remaining vigilant to evolving safety concerns.

 

We understand the immense trust that families place in us, and we take this responsibility with the utmost seriousness. We promise that every child who walks through our doors will find themselves in a space where their safety is paramount, where their growth is nurtured, and where their well-being is treasured above all else.

 

Acknowledging and Honouring Indigenous Heritage

We steadfastly uphold our duty to respect and acknowledge the rich heritage, culture, and wisdom of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. With profound humility, we recognise that our service rests upon their ancestral lands, and we are entrusted with the preservation of this legacy. In genuine dedication, we partake in the journey of learning, delving into the intricacies of their cultural customs, practices, and narratives.

 

Respecting and Embracing Diversity

Our philosophy revolves around embracing and celebrating diversity as the heartbeat of our approach. Every child arrives with a mosaic of experiences and cultural histories, and we wholeheartedly celebrate these differences. Our dedication to fostering an intercultural space that ensures an inclusive space where each child and family's contributions are treasured and honoured.

 

Cultivating Identity and Belonging

Within our family day care environment, children form a strong sense of identity, belonging, and active engagement in society. Empowerment is the foundation as we nurture capable, competent learners in a loving, responsive atmosphere of joy.

 

Child Centred and Holistic Development

Every child is a unique individual with their own strengths, interests, and developmental trajectory. We believe in nurturing the holistic development of each child. Our approach is centred around understanding and responding to each child’s diverse needs and fostering their physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and creative dimensions.

 

We recognise that children are active participants in their learning journey, and our educators are committed to provide opportunities for children to lead, explore, and engage in meaningful experiences. It is about creating a balanced and comprehensive learning environment that supports every aspect of a child's growth.

 

Empowering through Play Based Learning

Children registered with Crystal Green Family Day Care learn the art of communication and the power of respectful interactions. We foster confident learners through play-based experiences, encouraging exploration, interaction, critical thinking, curiosity, inquiry, and observation.

 

Building Authentic Relationships

Our guiding principles centre on building authentic relationships with children, families, educators, and staff. Trust, care, belonging, and acceptance form the cornerstone of these connections, laying a resilient foundation for learning and growth.

 

Nurturing Our Natural World

We hold deep reverence for the land and environment that sustain us all. Our belief in the intrinsic value of the natural world informs our interactions. We nurture children's connection to the outdoors through daily explorations and inquisitive experiences, fostering a profound sense of responsibility for our planet.

 

Families and the Community as Essential Partners

Open communication, collaboration, and partnerships with families and the broader community enrich every child's learning journey.

We recognise that families play a pivotal role as the primary most influential educator in a child’s life. Our dedication to their partnership is unwavering. We actively collaborate with families to ensure continuity of care and a shared understanding of each child's needs and progress. Open communication and mutual respect are fundamental to our partnership with families.

 

Our commitment to community partnerships is not merely a statement, it's a driving force that propels us to continuously seek out opportunities for growth and enrichment. We actively seek input from families and community partners, valuing their contributions and incorporating their expertise into our practices. This synergy amplifies the impact of our efforts and ensures that each child benefits from a comprehensive and diverse educational experience.

 

Continuous Improvement

Crystal Green Family Day Care is dedicated to continuous improvement. We value ongoing professional development and the growth it nurtures. Our educators are committed to ongoing professional growth and learning. We stay informed about the latest research and best practices in early childhood education, continuously refining our approaches to provide the best possible care and education.

 

Inspiring Futures

Our vision is to be a beacon of inspiration, where children and families feel cherished, valued, and supported in their individual pathways of development and discovery. We aim to create compassionate, empathetic, culturally conscious individuals who embrace diversity, equality, and fairness.

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