Our Philosophy

Mona Vale Kindy acknowledges that we are on unceded Garigal Country of the Garigal peoples, past, present and emerging.

We celebrate the diverse community in which we live and embed the cultural histories, heritages and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our program and daily experiences.

We respect and understand our collective responsibility to embrace and promote reconciliation through continued learning, strengthening our connections to local Elders and embedding First Nations’ perspectives.

Our focus is to facilitate a culturally safe, inclusive and diverse environment for every child and family.

We believe the Early Childhood years lay the foundation for all that is yet to come in life. ith this in mind, we offer a holistic approach to high-quality education centered not just on children’s learning, but one that prioritises safety, health and wellbeing. This is fostered in an environment that is stimulating and challenging and in a supportive atmosphere in which each individual child can grow, learn and feel a sense of belonging.

We are committed to maintaining a child safe culture and upholding the rights of each child through responsive relationships, engaging experiences and a safe, healthy environment. We acknowledge children’s voices and support them to be active participants and decision makers in matters that affect them.

We see play as being the ‘heartbeat’ of our program and believe that creativity is the freest form of self-expression. We provide our children with the opportunity to be actively involved in meaningful, authentic experiences where learning happens in context and in which children develop a plethora of skills in exploration, self-discovery, social interaction and problem solving. We believe imagining, trying new ways of doing things and experimenting assist with the development of critical thinking and foster creative problem solving.

Supporting children to be environmentally responsible and active participants in making decisions is firmly embedded in our practice.

Our dedicated staff, our most valuable asset, are qualified professionals who value the importance of maintaining an optimum level of care, safety and education for children through critical reflection and educational best practices.

We value the opportunity to work in partnership with families and continually strive to develop and maintain strong relationships with parents, our most important resource. We invite family participation into all aspects of our program, policies and events to assist us to meet the changing needs of our kindy community and value feedback and ideas in our continual strive for improvement.

We believe each child is an individual, whose needs, interests and family values will be respected and developed. Through the “Early Year’s Learning Framework’, we value and respect each child’s individuality, diverse perspectives and aim to develop within each child their sense of self, of community and their desire to learn.

By immersing our children in a curriculum based around their strengths, abilities and interests and one that is planned to develop each child as an individual, we aspire to enable children to be confident, competent and capable learners who are well equipped to handle both themselves and their world around them.