• We believe in developing children’s confidence and resilience in an environment which is welcoming, caring, safe and supported.

  • We strive to protect mental health through nurturing, connectivity and strong attachment with our children and our family community. We believe we can help develop healthy life skills in our children through our implementation of the Be You  framework and by introducing mindfulness, relaxation and most importantly strengthening their emotional wellbeing.

  • We believe in celebrating children’s achievements through reflection, meaningful documentation and individual portfolios.

  • We believe that children’s learning is enhanced if they are encouraged to think and ask questions about things they wonder about, share their knowledge and skills and build positive friendships & relationships with those around them.

  • We believe by children participating in a rich enquiry based programme it will support both their independence and interdependence.

  • We believe through meaningful discussions, new ideas and concepts emerge and the children learn both individually and collaboratively through listening and responding to their peers.

  • We believe that children need valuable opportunities to practice & develop their thinking and learning across the areas of – communication, language and literacy, science and mathematics, creative expression, social, emotional & physical development. To enhance and support the children’s learning we use The Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging Being and Becoming which describes the 5 learning outcomes, practices and principles and Victorian Early Learning and Development Framework.

  • We believe in providing a sense of place where children take ownership of their work and where the ethos is reflective of the rights of the child.

  • We believe in supporting the children to be part of the decision making process where they can express and integrate their own ideas.

  • We believe in children receiving high quality education and care and utilizing the National Quality Standard as a guide to promoting positive outcomes through the 7 quality areas.

  • We believe in the importance of offering children and their families an atmosphere in which the children and families are respected and valued for who they are.

  • We believe that families are the children’s first teachers and we seek out a collaborative relationship where we are all participants in the children’s learning.

  • We encourage each family to be involved in the kindergarten and welcome their interest and participation.

  • We believe that each child, family and educator is a valued individual in the kindergarten community.

  • We believe in embracing each individual and their family’s values, cultures, beliefs, language and this should be acknowledged and reflected in the kindergarten environment.

  • We believe in the importance of the outdoor environment and believe providing children with a stimulating and challenging space that is inclusive of both natural and man-made materials.

  • We believe the natural environment – sun & fresh air is an important aspect of the child’s development and wellbeing.

  • We believe in offering children the freedom of choice in selecting equipment and materials for outdoor play.

  • We believe our community are the children, their families, the educators, the committee of management, the church parish and the Vicar.



Our philosophy

  • We believe in acknowledging the original custodians of this land, the Boon Wurrung people and their language and all the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Bayside community.

  • We believe that play is essential in the lives of young children and that children learn most effectively within an unhurried environment where they feel they have a sense of belonging.

  • We believe in offering children opportunities to explore, problem solve, engage, marvel, investigate, create, experiment and express themselves.

  • We believe kinder should be fun, happy, nurturing and inclusive.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land the  Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to their elders both past present and future and acknowledge that we are meeting,playing ,learning and sharing on their land.

Tel: 9598 8836   / holy.trinity.anglican.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au   /  8 Thomas Street, Hampton, Victoria, 3188

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