The children in the care of Spunky Monkeys will be provided with experiences that nurture their physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, communication skills and general knowledge. Our children’s development of independence, decision making, problem solving and social skills through play are all paramount to our daily interactions, experiences and events.
Staff continually promote a fun, friendly, caring and welcoming environment for our children to foster positive self-esteem, self-worth and belonging. Children will be encouraged and coached in ways to discuss problems and to cope with frustrations as they continue to develop on who they are becoming. Staff encourage children to respect the rights of others and welcome differences with respect.
We recognise that every day is an opportunity to learn something new through play, learning from others, discovery, exploration and adventures. Staff encourage two-way communication between families and staff as parent input is one of our most valuable resources to support the education and development of the children in our care. We aim to be flexible and responsive to suggestions.
We recognise the child as being part of a family unit with its own unique culture, experiences and needs. We value the support and input provided by families. We draw on information, celebrations and knowledge from the local and wider community to explore and develop.
Spunky Monkeys Early Learning Centre understands the importance of exploring and educating children about the environment around us, both built and natural. Through this, our indoor and outdoor spaces are utilised to explore sustainable practices and provide children with the opportunity to engage in quality experiences in both built and natural environments.
Our centre works within the guidelines of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Framework (NQF). We consider both these aspects in our everyday interactions and programs. We work alongside the Australian Childcare Code of Ethics and the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, and implement this in our everyday activities.
Spunky Monkeys philosophy was written in conjunction from feedback from staff, families and management. Please feel free to contact/talk to staff if you have any issued or would like anything added. We would also like to thank our families for their input.
Revisions: February 2008, February 2009, July 2009, July 2010, March 2011, March 2012, March 2013 May 2014