We believe that ‘play’ is not just a child’s activity – ‘play’ is the way children ‘Belong, Be and Become’.
“Experiencing belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence”
Through play Children establish, investigate and build upon relationships and connections with other children, adults around them, the environment and other living things and 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 living and non-living things 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 daily connections to ebb and flow naturally.