Lollipops Statement of Philosophy
At Lollipops Educare we believe that the four principles of Te Whaariki underpin our philosophy on how the children within our care learn and develop. Staff acknowledge and support that our curriculum is bi-cultural and our practices within the centre reflect this.
As acknowledgment that our Philosophy is fundamental to our operation we are committed to reviewing it when any staff member joins our team. When reviewing other policies we will do so alongside our philosophy to ensure that they complement each other.
EmpowermentWe believe that for children to develop positively it is the role of the educators to provide opportunities for children to be empowered regularly.
Holistic DevelopmentWe believe that in order for children to develop holistically Educators must gain knowledge of the children within their care. We believe that all children must be treated as individuals and respected for their uniqueness.
Family and CommunityAt Lollipops Educare we believe that the inclusion of family and the community are an integral part of the positive development of a child.
RelationshipsAt Lollipops Educare staff are committed to role modelling and supporting positive relationships. Reciprocal relationships are paramount in the positive development of relationships between staff, parents and children.