What we believe

The early years in a child’s life are the foundational years; they are born resourceful and ready to learn.

We think it’s probably pretty important for you to know what we do and what we believe in, given that you are trying to make a huge decision about who best to look after your child.

In respect to the children we believe:

  • That the early years in a child’s life are the foundational years; they are born resourceful and ready to learn.
  • That children are valuable members of our community and need to be treated equally.
  • That all children should have access to high quality child care.
  • That they are all individuals who develop and learn at their own pace.
  • That they learn through hands on experiences and play. Children need time to “be children” and experience fun.
  • In developing the whole child through the 5 areas of development.
  • In respecting their cultural diversity.
  • In fostering their learning across a spectrum of play areas.
  • Facilitating their interest and developing their understanding of the world.
  • In affirming the positive behaviours of each child.
  • In creating a flexible, healthy, safe and secure environment.

In respect to families we believe:

  • That the role we play is unique, and very important to every family.That family members are the most important people in a child’s life.
  • That all families are different, with varying needs and expectations.
  • In communication that is mutual and effective.
  • In respecting, acknowledging and embracing their diversity through programs and resources.
  • In developing positive partnerships to assist children in reaching their full potential.
  • In following the requests and wishes of parents to the best of our ability.
  • In offering parents professional advice and support.
  • In utilising their talents in the delivery of our educational program.
  • In inviting families to be a part of the whole Centre community and to support the activities of the Centre.
  • In building on each child’s strengths and interests.

In respect to our program we believe:

  • That the early years are the starting blocks in the developmental process and brain development.
  • In providing a program that caters for the individual needs, facilitates self-esteem, independence, co-operating, sharing, creative learning and an awareness of our diverse community.
  • In providing a quality program that is reflective of the developmental and curriculum areas.
  • In providing stimulating and challenging experiences through open-ended activities.

In respect to our team we believe:

  • That the right people are our single most important resource as a business, and our greatest asset.That happy staff create a happy and productive Centre.
  • That staff are individuals and come to the Centre with varying ideas and experiences that add value to the total environment.
  • That all staff need to be treated equally and with respect.
  • That staff development is vital in keeping up with current trends.
  • That staff need to be a part of policy development and decision making so that they can develop a sense of ownership within the centre
  • In cooperation and teamwork.
  • In maintaining professionalism and confidentiality at all times.
  • In sharing our knowledge and experience with others.
  • In understanding and integrating the ECA Code of Ethics into our professional practices.

In respect to FIT KIDZ management we believe:

  • In reflecting the aims of the FIT KIDZ LEARNING CENTRES mission statement within the Centre, particularly in outreach to others.
  • In creating an exciting and stimulating program for our children from birth to 6 years.
  • In engaging our community and utilising community resources to facilitate our learning and to enhance the education program at the Centre.
  • In educating the community about the importance and value of early childhood education, and being advocates for our profession.