Through your child we see our future and our future will be determined by your child belonging, being and becoming

Our Philosophy

At Gummibears Childcare Centre we are committed to reinforcing the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of your child.

The Convention states that all children have the right to an education that lays a foundation for the rest of their lives, maximises their ability, and respects their family, cultural and other identities and languages. The Convention also recognises children’s right to play and be active participants in all matters affecting their lives.

Our Educators are committed to the Early Years Learning Frame Work ensuring the principles of Belonging, Being and Becoming are embedded in our programming and daily practise. We gather  inspiration from  the Reggio Emilia Approach an internationally recognised program due to the value it places on the education and care of all children.

At Gummibears we promote Holistic learning which is based on child development and early years’ pedagogy. In providing holistic learning educators recognise that children are learning from conception and develop in their own time and at their own pace. We understand that all children are strong, competent and unique. We know that children are creative and independent thinkers, great problem solvers and communicators who learn and grow through play.

We promote reflective planning which allows the opportunity for both intentional teaching and spontaneous play ensuring that children are successful, competent and capable learners who have a clear understanding and connection to their sense of self, the community and the world around them. Gummibears Childcare Centre provides learning opportunities that build upon each child’s strengths while challenging them to explore their potential. Children are encouraged to ask questions as they build an understanding of the world, and their place in it, while learning to live and play happily and purposefully with others.

We act as an extension of home and provide an environment where children feel loved, accepted and secure, as well as being a place where children are encouraged to achieve their best socially, emotionally and academically. We have a moral and social obligation to the children, their families and the greater community to provide the children with a core foundation that will support them throughout life to become active members of the community. Gummibears Childcare Centre fosters strong centre – school partnerships, creating a smooth and caring transition from your home to the centre and when your child commences school. Parent participation is encouraged, and educators work in partnership with parents in optimising the learning of each child. We are committed to developing strong links between your home our centre and school. At all times our goals are to develop partnerships based on mutual understandings, mutual respect and continual dialogue promoting shared learning and collaboration.