Our Philosophy

Search Light Early Learning Centre values each child as a unique individual.

We believe in respecting and fostering each child’s personality, family, culture, development and needs to the best of our ability.

We acknowledge the original custodians of this land.  We understand and value that people come from a variety of backgrounds that may have different languages, traditions, worldviews, values and beliefs.  We appreciate and celebrate each child’s background, family history, cultural practices and personal story.

We believe each child is born with an inquisitive mind ready to learn about and engage in the world in which they live.

We believe that through the development of self-worth and positive learning experiences this exquisiteness and readiness to learn continues to thrive in to adulthood.

We believe in a play-based curriculum. We believe that when children are learning through play, they are also developing knowledge about themselves and others. We believe the development of social knowledge and skills supports children to navigate their world more successfully.

We believe that when children develop insight about themselves, they can better see how they are valuable contributors to this world.

We believe in the importance of supporting children to construct, explore, create and take risks as this allows them to solve problems and express ideas.

We believe that through exploration, critical thinking and problem-solving children develop autonomy and resilience.

We value the voices of children. We believe in protecting the rights of children, advocating for them and challenging bias.

We promote working together peacefully and encourage understanding and social justice.

We acknowledge the original custodians of this land.

We understand and value that people come from a variety of backgrounds that may have different languages, traditions, worldviews, values and beliefs.  We appreciate and celebrate each child’s background, family history, cultural practices and personal story.

We endeavour to work in collaboration with each child’s family and surrounding community to build a strong supportive village for each child.

We believe in a positive and proactive approach to our environment and encourage educators and children to discover respect for the land, nature and animals.  We continue our journey towards a sustainable future for the wellbeing of all in the community.