Our values

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Belonging

Our vision

We endeavour to care for and educate young children towards being community-minded, environmentally aware and respectful members of society.

Our mission

We are a not-for-profit, community-based childcare centre and kindergarten. We are run by a parent cooperative and a team of exceptional educators. We are committed to nurturing our children through best-practice early learning to become engaged, active and environmentally aware members of the community.

Goals (2015 – 2017)

Education and care

Over the next two years, we aim to:

  • acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional landowners, the Boonwurrung people, past and present
  • embed sustainable practices in the children’s everyday learning
  • re-develop the outdoor yard
  • build connections to the wider community
  • continuously engage in reflective practice and build on the children’s curriculum through the VEYLDF and the EYLF.

Staff development

We are committed to:

  • promoting, maintaining and supporting staff wellbeing
  • providing ongoing mentoring and professional development
  • providing a minimum of two PD training opportunities for each staff member per year
  • providing opportunities for staff to support students to further their development.

Community

We resolve to:

  • enhance the WCCC community by welcoming and encouraging families’ participation in a wide variety of experiences
  • further strengthen our working relationships with universities by hosting student groups for tours and observation sessions, placements and guest speaking
  • provide opportunities for students to work at WCCC
  • visit and connect with the local parks
  • form a relationship with the local aged-care facilities
  • be actively involved in a range of community projects and activities
  • conduct drives for large community projects in our local community.

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