"Experiencing belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence"
Through play children establish, investigate and build relationships and connections with other children, adults around them, the environment and their communities.
These connections and relationships, in turn, allow for children to express who they are, what their ideas are and build understanding of how they affect and are affected by people, places and the environment around them.
We acknowledge our role, as educators, to use our personal and professional skills to facilitate the building of warm, secure, respectful relationships and to have varying levels of involvement in play to allow children to flourish.
“The early childhood years are not solely for preparation for the future but also about the present”
We recognise that play can be a highly complex process, but is also natural and simple, depending on the child’s desires at the time. Creating the time and spaces for children to follow their natural play processes enables them to enjoy and value moments – moments of being intensely involved in play, moments of being reflective in individual play and moments being with others.
We value and respect play as moments of ‘being’, a way for children to engage in day to day enjoyment and challenges. We understand the varied aspects of our role in a child’s moments at play – we are observers, players, listeners, speakers, guides, facilitators and much more. Our presence and involvement should be such that children are able to relish and share the moments the day brings.
“Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. It emphases learning to participate fully and actively in society”
We value play as a child’s tool for connecting with and gathering information about themselves, people around them, their environments and their communities. In play children will form the building blocks of their own unique identity and piece them together across the early years to become their best self.
We believe early childhood educators are important professionals in the lives of children and families in the communities we engage. For early childhood learning the educators have the knowledge, passion and resources to share with children, families and communities that contribute to children becoming positive, life-long learners and effectively shaping the future of communities. We view our role in the early years of a child’s life as influential and we take our responsibility very seriously.
Who Are We?
Beach Kids is an early learning (childcare) service based in Cabarita, New South Wales.
Our service has an onsite kitchen, large play areas and interactive classrooms. The entire property is secure, hygienic, modern, and has an emphasis on eco-friendliness, making for a safe and engaging learning and play experience.
We welcome children from as early as six weeks old, to children of formal schooling age. Our preschool program is approved by the New Sales Government. We also incorporate play-based learning inspired by the Montessori syllabus.
Our staff are all professionally trained and have a genuine passion for early learning and education.
At Beach Kids, we have three central values that we bring into our environment, including:
- Belonging - We instil a sense of belonging in the children in our care by allowing them to fully explore and connect with their environment, as well as build warm and respectful relationships with other children and educators. This provides our learners an understanding of who they are in relation to those around them. We believe that this sense of belonging creates a strong and secure base from which children can flourish.
- Being - We create time and spaces for children to play and explore naturally, allowing them to live in the moment and enjoy each activity they partake in, whether it is structured or unstructured. Each part of our learners’ days is carefully planned out to provide them with a variety of valuable moments of being.
- Becoming - We want to see our learners become the best versions of themselves. We understand that the early years are the most formative, and we focus on providing activities that will help children progress, learn and create positive relationships.
What We Offer
What sets us apart from most other early learning (childcare) and educational facilities is our range of comprehensive services.
At Beach Kids, we ensure that all of your children’s needs are covered through our nutrition program, our extra-curricular programs, our school transition program, our variety of educational through play based activities, as well as other special programs and activities.
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Want to know more about Beach Kids? We would be happy to answer any of your questions. Call us on +610266762571.