About Us

About Grace St
  • Where children grow to love learning.

    Our vision is to develop happy, confident, active and resilient lifelong learners.

    Our image of children values each child as the unique individual that they are. We cherish their creativity, innocence and we truly believe that children are capable, resourceful and valued members of the community.

  • Our Philosophy

  • Our image of children values each child as the unique individual that they are. We cherish their creativity, innocence and we truly believe that children are capable, resourceful and valued members of the community. They are not future citizens, they are citizens now and their opinions, thoughts, ideas and experiences should be appreciated and respected.

    Our ongoing approach to teaching and learning is based on play and inquiry. We believe that play is essential to children’s learning and that children learn most effectively within an unhurried environment with meaningful, authentic experiences. Our programs are based on the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework, which is evident throughout our documentation. We believe that the role of adults within the centre is to be education facilitators who support, guide and encourage children’s learning at each child’s own developmental pace. We believe that the early years is the most critical time for learning and development and that young children should be supported.

    In our centre time is not set by the clock, but by the child’s needs and interests. Children are given sufficient time to express, learn, explore, extend and revisit a given project.

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  • Our educational and school readiness programs are built on the basis of preparing children developmentally, but more importantly, socially and emotionally so that they can start their formal schooling years with confidence and ease. We are committed to implementing the National Quality Framework, National Regulations and the National Quality Standards to ensure our Centre strives for quality at all times. We believe in acknowledging the original custodians of this land, and their language and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community. We believe in representing and

    celebrating each family’s culture and their traditions in a meaningful way throughout the year at our service.

    We believe that a family is their first teacher and that working in collaborative partnerships with families enables us to meet the best interests of each individual child. We believe in keeping families constantly informed using modern technology such as smart phones, email and SMS, actively encouraging family participation into our programs.

    The educator in our centre is the researcher, the data gatherer, the learner, and the strategic contributor to the child’s capacity to learn. The responsibility is on the community of the educators to provide the contexts for learning.

    Within our centre, great attention is given to the look and feel of the rooms. Environment is considered the “third teacher. Teachers carefully organize space for small and large group projects and small intimate spaces for one, two or three children. Documentation of children’s work, plants, and collections that children have made from former outings are displayed both at the eye-level of the child and adult. Common space available to all children in the school includes dramatic play areas. We believe a welcoming environment encourages a child to engage in activity and discovery. The Reggio Emilia inspired approach integrates nature into the curriculum so that the child learns to appreciate the physical and structural environment.

  • Our team consists of some of the most qualified teachers in Early Childhood