• The Beacon Street Children’s Centre is committed to engage in family - centred practices by respecting the pivotal role of families and providing a collaborative respectful partnership between families, children, educators and the local community with the main objectives being;
• To encourage and respect each child’s right to develop their skills, interests and knowledge so that all children have the opportunity of achieving a better outcome through their learning and development, helping to build foundations for social, emotional and spiritual well-being.
• To offer a secure, caring, happy environment and acknowledge that each child is unique and to provide support in helping to promote each child’s strengths, individuality, and positive self-image so that children feel a strong sense of self and identity.
• To focus on the relationships between children, families and educators fostering a deep sense of security, trust and acceptance of themselves and others at all times. Respectful relationships and cooperation based on mutual trust and open communication are fundamental to children's learning and development.
• To provide an environment where children are connected with and can contribute to their world where they are able to develop to their full potential and learn self-discipline, responsibility, decision making and gain awareness of the world around them.
• To provide the opportunity for non discriminatory learning experiences for children in a stimulating environment where children can become confident involved learners based on materials, equipment and resources selected to demonstrate a range of lifestyles that include family values, social and cultural differences, gender and language diversity which help to shape children's learning and development.
• To welcome, support and promote the inclusion and diversity of children with additional needs with equal and un-biased participation so that they feel a sense of belonging to a community that allows and extends their capabilities where they are encouraged and supported to be curious and enthusiastic participants in learning and developing positive dispositions for life.
• To have fun in a safe and inviting environment that values educators, children and their families and respects their contributions to the centre where spontaneous, enjoyable and meaningful play helps to foster a sense of belonging within the Service and our local community.