We believe that every child that comes to our centre is happy and a valued member of our preschool, of their family and of the community. The atmosphere at Kidz Prints is vibrant, warm and welcoming to new and existing families. We strive to create a home away from home, an environment that is safe, clean, caring and nurturing and help children their families and staff to have a strong sense of belonging within the Kidz Prints ‘family’. We do this by recognising their identity, their values and developing respect, care and empathy towards others and by creating “opportunity to learn”. There is a strong circle of trust and contentment between management, staff, children and families who are working together as a team.
We strive for children to take ownership of their lives, to be active participants within their world and make connections within their community. Our environment is set up in a way for children to have a voice, fairness and equal opportunity, and be inclusive of all bodies (children, staff, family and community members). Every child receives the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of exciting and fun activities that are high in quality and experience as much as they possibly can in the few years they have at preschool. Teachers show great passion and dedication towards teaching, the centre is ‘busy’ and the expressions on the children’s faces makes everything enriching and worthwhile for everyone involved. Children are given the opportunity to communicate effectively with each other and make informed decisions about life’s challenges. They are given the opportunity to express their ideas with their peers through discussion explore their own language and other languages through conversation (verbal and non-verbal), written material, media and technologies.
We believe children learn through play and from each other. Effective interaction and communication is extremely important and encouraged at Kidz Prints Preschool. We believe in providing choice and routine for children to have the freedom as well as discipline within a learning environment. We want to provide the best care for the children by learning and growing alongside them.
We advocate the need for children to have the opportunity to develop a sense of self by feeling emotionally in touch and being able to communicate their needs, to be confident and to work towards developing high self-esteem, friendships and individual personalities. For children to develop awareness for their health and physical wellbeing through self-regulation, they need to know how to care for themselves and their body in order to sustain a healthy happy life.