About Us

"Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible".

'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll

Philosophy

We Are Family

We see a sense of BELONGING as the foundation in knowing who and where we belong We believe strongly in working in partnership with our families We acknowledge our families and appreciate the strong relationships we have which support constructive feedback, input and meeting individual needs We approach one another with respect and support each person’s knowledge, strengths, and culture We ensure our environment reflects us, our beliefs, and our community

We Are Nurturers

We acknowledge, value, and respect the Biripi Country on which we learn and explore We see all things as connected and the importance of nurturing our environment and taking care of our land We foster strong relationships, supporting one another through openness, honesty, time, and encouragement We promote health, safety and wellbeing, and our duty of care to protect children is paramount in our practices and reflected within our policies and procedures

We are Learners

We believe in a world of wonder and fun We see a sense of BECOMING as significant in promoting children’s growth and development   We are a community of confident and creative individuals who actively engage in learning from one another to be successful learners We believe in the power of children’s interests as a tool for learning and the importance of providing opportunities and resources to extend upon these interests We foster a passion for learning through-  play, exploration, interests, literacy, numeracy, stimulating environments and supported routines We allow children to be capable and resourceful contributors to the program by encouraging exploration, co-operation, experimentation, creation, interaction, and investigation, to discover and express themselves We value ongoing professional development, reflective practice, and quality improvement to support our ongoing cycle of learning and review

We are Connected

We are active citizens connected to our local community and environment We see a sense of BEING as significant in ensuring children make meaning of their daily lives and the world around them We promote a respect for diversity and individual’s values, beliefs, and practices   We support wellbeing through our connections with one another and with our natural world We collaborate and network with other professionals, educators and services to access support and current information We endorse the utilisation of such tools as technology and social media to ensure the sharing of information, communication, and connection with others is maintained openly and consistently                                                                                

Last Reviewed August 2021

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Health, Safety & Wellbeing

At Mad Hatter House we strongly support the principles laid out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child including themes such as 

  • The right to be heard

  • freedom from violence, abuse and neglect

  • the opportunity to thrive

  • engaged civics and citizenship

  • action and accountability.

In our daily practices this means ensuring that all children experience quality education and care in an environment that safeguards and promotes their health, safety and wellbeing.

 

We work with each family to ensure that the individual needs of each child are met.

 

We ask that you support us and your child by getting to know our policies and procedures and provide us with feedback as necessary.

 

 

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