Our Philosophy

Ermington OSHC values and respects children and believes that each child is an individual with unique and diverse needs and strengths. We aim to assist children to grow and learn and to develop positive self-esteem and independence.

We believe that children should be given equal opportunities to explore and play, regardless of age or gender. Play empowers children to make their own choices, discover their own solutions and to develop at their own pace, in their own way. We aim to reflect an inclusive approach that develops positive gender, racial, cultural, class and individual identities.

We believe that children have the right to feel safe in their environment and that consistent limits and guidelines assist children to develop secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships.

We believe that OSHC should be a fun and supportive environment that promotes partnerships between home and the centre. We strive for open communication and good relations between parents, Educators, children, management and the community. We invite and welcome families to be involved in programming, planning and issues that relate to them by working collaboratively with the Educators.