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About Us

Philosophy

Alice Springs Fam­i­ly Day Care acknowl­edges that we walk on the lands of the Arrernte peo­ple and rec­og­nize our part with­in the close-knit, unique and diverse com­mu­ni­ty of Alice Springs. We val­ue the cul­tur­al diver­si­ty of our desert town and under­stand the sig­nif­i­cance of our shared expe­ri­ences with­in the his­to­ry of Cen­tral Australia.

We believe that each fam­i­ly, Edu­ca­tor and staff mem­ber brings a wealth of knowl­edge and life expe­ri­ence to the work of Fam­i­ly Day Care and wel­come and sup­port this diver­si­ty as the build­ing blocks of our community.

We view fam­i­lies as their child’s first teacher and respect indi­vid­ual prac­tices and diverse per­spec­tives. We val­ue the voice of chil­dren, fam­i­lies, edu­ca­tors and staff and act to pro­mote strong col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships based on mutu­al respect, sup­port and com­mu­ni­ca­tion in order to gain the best out­comes for the child.

We believe that chil­dren are strong, inde­pen­dent, capa­ble indi­vid­u­als with a right to high-qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion and care. We val­ue each child’s voice and abil­i­ties, sup­port­ing their eager­ness to learn and grow. We hold high expec­ta­tions for children’s learn­ing and sup­port them through the process.

Alice Springs Fam­i­ly Day Care demon­strates learn­ing through play with­in small, respon­sive and nur­tur­ing envi­ron­ments. We pro­vide flex­i­ble, wel­com­ing envi­ron­ments that pro­mote and respect children’s choic­es. We believe in pro­vid­ing chal­lenges in order to enhance learn­ing and devel­op­ment whilst rec­og­niz­ing and sup­port­ing indi­vid­u­al­i­ties. We believe in strong spir­i­tu­al well being for children

We believe we play a key part in strength­en­ing the lives of chil­dren and help them become hap­py, con­fi­dent peo­ple with a love of life­long learn­ing as well as pos­sess­ing valu­able life skills. Through our work, we aim for chil­dren to have a strong sense of health and well being.

Alice Springs Fam­i­ly Day Care will be unit­ed as a com­mu­ni­ty of cul­tur­al­ly diverse learn­ers, chil­dren, fam­i­lies and pro­fes­sion­als, who pro­vide high­est qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion and care in Alice Springs and advo­cate for qual­i­ty ear­ly child­hood education.