At Busy Bees Childcare Centre and Kindergarten our aim is to function as an extension of family and to provide exceptional care for children through a personalised service that builds from a safe, warm, loving and stimulating environment. This is also based on respect- respect for children, their families and carers, our community and for our educators. This respect is conveyed through every decision and action taken in regards to the running of our centre.
We recognise that each child is unique, regardless of their cultural background, gender, beliefs, attitudes and ability. All children will be treated equally and that they will grow and develop at their own pace whilst being supported and influenced by all educators involved in their care. Individual children’s efforts and skills are encouraged, recognised and appreciated and this is reflected through the centre programs.
We understand children are active participants in their own learning and that the best learning outcomes for children are more achievable if a collaborative relationship is developed between children, families, educators and the community. We do this by enhancing children’s self-esteem through interactions, developmentally appropriate experiences and relationships between children and educators that are forged from mutual trust and respect. We equip children with life skills that will enable them to experience fulfilling and rewarding participation in later life through providing opportunities to work together co-operatively and to explore human relationships.
We believe in the importance of embedding an Indigenous perspective within our everyday practice. This is done through our programming and commitment to sharing our rich and diverse history with all that come to our centre. We acknowledge the uniqueness of each family and recognise the significance of their culture and we aim to provide opportunities for all families to share their individual culture needs and beliefs within our program.
We recognise the importance of encouraging children to make environmentally conscious decisions from an early age. We promote sustainable practices and teach the children, through quality hands on activities, the importance of caring for our environment now without compromising it for future generations.
We strongly believe in partnerships with family and the community and we actively participate in weekly excursions to community events and seek support from our community to participate in events and experiences at Busy Bees. We invite and encourage our families and the greater community to participate in programs and contribute to decision making. Information regarding current practices within the service and the community is regularly made available to all families. Ideas and strategies are shared and feedback sought to effect continuous improvement within the service.
At Busy Bees we strive to provide an early education service that is based upon the guiding principles of the National Quality Framework, which encompasses the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline. We believe in designing an environment that children feel safe and secure in, which provides them with the opportunity to develop themselves in their own unique way through discovery and exploration. We believe that programs should reflect on the needs and interests of the children and we encourage children to engage in many different forms of learning through play, exploration, self-expression, critical thinking and problem solving.
Busy Bees Child Care Centre values and actively encourages a collaborative approach to professional development. Through in service training, liaising with registered training authorities, networking with local community support services and schools, educators will continue to develop and expand their knowledge.