Call Us: +61 03 6426 3048   /   stpatccc@catholic.tas.edu.au   /  55 Bradshaw Street, Latrobe. Tas. 7307 Australia

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Our Vision Statement

Latrobe Early Learning was established by the Archdiocese of Hobart to provide outstanding child care for families within the community.

 

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest quality learning environment possible utilizing professional trained staff who reflect our commitment to nurturing and realising the potential within each child.

 

Our Philosophy

The Educators at Latrobe Early Learning will offer play based learning environments. The children will be supported in their learning with the focus being their strengths, abilities and interests. The Educators will aim to provide a homelike, playful environment. Throughout the day Educators will offer continuous indoor and outdoor areas for choice of play. As Educators we believe nature is one of our greatest teachers and the children will be encouraged to explore natural elements. Children will be encouraged to learn about and engage in sustainable living practices.

Educators will value the relationships they develop with their children, families and community. Families will be encouraged to be actively involved in the Service; contributing ideas and take an interest in their child’s development and achievements. Educators; children and families will work together to establish routines that allow flexibility.  All staff will aim to respect and understand each family’s culture and beliefs. The Service has commitment to recognising and respecting the diversity of all families. Values, cultures and lifestyles are treated equitably.

Educators will intentionally encourage the children to learn the skills of emotional intelligence; resilience (coping skills when things go wrong); impulse control; awareness and control of emotions; empathy; self awareness; optimism, self-direction and motivation. They will incorporate the Protective Behaviours, a personal safety program, into the curriculum:

We all have the right to feel safe all of the time.

Nothing is so awful that we can’t talk about it with someone.

The Service has commitment to ongoing learning and reflective practice. Our staff are our most valuable resource. We are committed to providing a fulfilling and professional environment that encourages initiative, feedback and the delivery of excellence in child care.

   

Core Values

 

     Relationship

  • To be sensitive to each other’s individual needs and develop trusting relationships.

  • Communicate with each other in respectful and honest ways.

  • Sharing individual skills and mentoring each other.

  • Create a supportive, non-judgemental environment for families, children and staff.

 

    Respect

  • Individual needs of children will be valued.

  • Values and beliefs of each person in the Service will be respected.

  • All children, families and staff are to demonstrate respect for equipment and resources.

 

     Flexibility

This is demonstrated through:

  • Curriculum Planning and Routines.

  • Expectations of others.

  • Established relationships with others.

 

     Creativity

  • Foster creativity and imagination through providing a range of materials that encourage experimentation and questioning.

 

     Continuous Improvement and Reflective Practice

  • Educators to continually reflect and improve on their interactions and practices with children.

 

     Diversity and Equity

  • Demonstrated through the curriculum and routines.

  • Create supportive, non-judgemental relationships with families.

 

Having fun!!!

 

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