Little Charlie’s Early Learning Centre was founded on the belief that every child deserves the best possible early childhood education
We believe that this begins in a safe learning environment which is nurturing and engaging and where every child feels safe, happy and loved. Little Charlie’s prides itself on offering beautiful, aesthetically pleasing environments with open ended resources that create endless learning possibilities.
We view children holistically and see them as capable and confident learners, active in co-constructing their learning journey alongside our loyal and dedicated educators who guide, support and facilitate learning through play.
Little Charlie’s is committed to the principles and practices of the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework, we believe in equipping our educators through professional development with the tools required to become successful in their roles as educators.
Reciprocal relationships are at the heart of our philosophy, grounded in mutual respect between all stakeholders of our service creating a supportive and loving environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We believe that children’s resilience is enhanced when educators develop significant positive reciprocal relationships with children, knowing that the educators are there for them and believe in their abilities, always advocating for their best interests and needs.
Little Charlie’s recognises and respects the First Peoples of the Bunurong and Woewurrong Country on which we work, live and play. We acknowledge the unique place that the Aboriginal peoples have as our nation’s first people. We look to these people for their modelling of living with consideration and sustainability on country to ensure our children and our children’s children inherit a place to thrive long after we have left our footprints. We acknowledge their styles of teaching and learning that have developed over thousands of generations and incorporate the Aboriginal 8 Ways of Learning pedagogy (developed in North West NSW) into our programming and documentation.
We respect diversity and strive for the development of cultural competency, within Little Charlie’s Early Learning Centre, embedding the cultural diverse needs of our community throughout the service. Educators have an obligation to provide settings where children belong and learn about different cultures, and experience respectful friendships with children from various backgrounds in the early years (EYLF, 2009).