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Philosophy

Philosophy
Philosophy

 

Lilly Pilly Preschool offers a safe home-like environment based on the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and we are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework.
We are the bridge between home and school where a sense of wonder can be nurtured and nourished with respect, reverence and awe.

In our heart of Lilly Pilly lives Rhythm, rhyme and repetition.
In our soul of Lilly Pilly lives Play, predictability and positivity.
In our actions of Lilly Pilly lives connection before direction.

We strive to nurture in each child a sense of Belonging. We recognize that the child's family is their first teacher and we strive to extend on this by creating a home like environment to help the children feel safe, warm and comfortable in our Lilly Pilly Home. Predictability is vitally important.

To nourish in each child a sense of Being, to experience what is happening now, life in the present. For the children in our care to fully experience being four or five years old without the pressure of feeling rushed or hurried to grow up. For the “Culture of Childhood” to be celebrated within our Lilly Pilly home so the children are given space and time to enjoy their Childhood. Play is vitally important.

For the children to feel supported in their sense of Becoming as they experience changes as they grow, learn and develop and for our educators to honour and respect the unfolding development of each child in our care. We advocate for schools to prepare to receive the child as we prepare the children to enter big school. Respect is vitally important.

We strive to uphold a sense of Reverence, Respect, Belonging and Connection for everyone who enters our door; children, guardians, educators and visitors all.