At Balance we believe that every child and every adult should have the opportunity to become the very best they can be regardless of how they started life and where their journey will take them. We value diversity and the richness that each individual brings to our service and we respect, celebrate and embraces these differences.
Underpinning our practices and decision making is a genuine respect for all participants and their contributions. We view children as competent contributors to their world and encourage and support them to be active participants. Kindness is at the heart of everything we do.
We value the knowledge, passion and skills of our families, educators and others in our wider community and invite them to contribute to our service. We see members of each family as a child’s most influential teachers and are proud to partner with them on each child’s learning journey. We aim to be active in our community and ensure that we share with our children the elements that make our town unique and special.
We believe children learn through play. It provides opportunities for children to explore, discover, create, image and build relationships. Through this play-based approach and responsive practices, children are able to experience a world of security and inspiration, a place to dream, to be, to belong and to become. We want all children to experience a sense of ‘home’ when at our service.
We believe in supporting children, families and educators to find balance, to have time to relax and reflect, time to explore, opportunities to work together and contribute to our service.
We aim to support children to make choices that contribute to their own and others health, safety and wellbeing. We recognise the important role we play in supporting children in becoming responsible citizens and making choices which benefit the wider community. Together we believe we can create a love of nature and an understanding of the importance of environmental sustainability.
At Balance we believe that communication is the key to successful relationships and we encourage all participants to express their ideas and needs respectfully.
We value our educators and recognise them as the key to delivering outstanding education and care. We are committed to on-going learning and development and investing in our future leaders.