Our Philosophy

At Gramma’s House we believe Play, Creative Art, Music and Movement are the most important parts of childhood as it helps the whole child develop. They allow children to develop in all areas socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually by looking, listening, touching, tasting, matching, moving, thinking, remembering, asking questions, expressing feelings and exploring.

We believe parents play a vital role in the child/s development, as they are the ones their children look up to, go to for advice and learn from. We encourage parents to ask question, watch and participate in their child/s learning and play. We welcome ideas, thoughts and feeling to be known. Formal and informal times to talk between carers, parents / guardians are vital to discuss the best way for their child / children to grow. By doing this it allows continuity between home and centre.

We believe teamwork and communication is another vital part for children’s development. It allows for new ideas and creates a pleasant environment where children, families and staff are happy to be.

Therefore our role as carers of children is to recognize, appreciate and respect each individual and their family and their important role within the wider community by:

  • Providing an environment which is nurturing, safe and hygienic so children feel safe and secure to explore at their own pace, to spend time with nature, to take risks and experiment in different learning styles.
  • Providing a program which if family orientated, flexible so children have time for open exploration of themselves and the world around them and learning experiences using a variety of materials and equipment that is developmentally appropriate to challenge each individual. By doing this it allows children to learn through self-directed play that allows them to enjoy life and learning.
  • Providing an anti bias curriculum allows the children in our care to learn about different cultures, counties and the special needs of each child. Experiences provided for children with special needs are modified to suit them.
  • Supporting children’s learning through encouragement, modeling appropriate behavior, applying our knowledge in appropriate ways, giving added sources of information to children, families and staff, spending times with the children individually or in small groups, respecting them as equal individuals, guiding and giving direction though allowing the opportunity to make decisions and problem solve.
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