Our Philosophy

At Kidz Retreat we believe that by providing children with quality experiences and a secure, happy environment, where they are supported to develop their intellectual, social, emotional and physical skills, they will become confident and competent individuals.

Our Centre is a purpose-built facility which is designed to provide an engaging and practical space where children are safe and feel welcome. Our staff nurture individual personalities and learning styles and share in the joy as children play and learn. We also appreciate the importance of family and encourage siblings to play together.

Either we design our environments to be rich and full of quality materials and opportunities for investigation. We want children to be responsible, make choices, and plan for and engage in play that interests them. We will endeavour to create spaces that support children’s responsibility for and connectedness to nature, encouraging them to find joy, wonder and beauty in the world and in making new discoveries. 

Our children learn through programs that support their play and their attempts to make meaning from the world. We see children and teachers as researchers, striving to investigate the world around them. We endeavour to create educational opportunities that support children’s desires to be connected to the world and to experience joy and wonder in learning. We create opportunities to learn about nature, culture and our community as well as an understanding of themselves.

We endeavour to have each child’s thinking visible and respected through quality documentation. We support children and parents to take part in the recording process by making contributions, sharing and reading the learning journeys that children are making. We will endeavour to create collaborative documentation processes that encourage all partners responsible for children’s education (educators, children and families) an opportunity to contribute, reflect, plan and construct learning.

We view children as competent people, who have their own identity and needs, with the right to their own pathway of learning. We want children to achieve their own potential and be celebrated for who they are as individuals. We aim to be inclusive in building relationships with respect, trust and compassion that supports the individual cultural identity for each family. We support a child’s right to be included with equity and dignity in our programs.