Milestones Baulkham Hills prides itself on being a warm, friendly and welcoming space. Our 39-place learning centre is in the leafy suburb of Baulkham hills, surrounds by gum trees and the sounds of nature. We strive to provide a positive environment that allows our children, educators and families to flourish. We recognise that the first five years of a child’s life are the foundation that shapes children's future health, happiness, growth, learning and development, and their experiences through these early years help shape who they will become. We aim to provide an inclusive, kind and supportive environment, that supports the development of happy healthy children, who are responsible, connected, creative, curious, capable and active contributors.
- Connected: to my friends, to the spaces around me and to the needs of others.
- Creative: trying new things and seeing the world in different ways
- Curious: about the world and learning new skills.
- Active contributor: to our own learning and the community.
- Responsible: for my wellbeing, learning and environment.
- Capable: influencing my world and being generous to others.
We recognise and value our moral obligation to act with professional integrity as advocates on behalf of children. We recognise the rights of children and their voice to make decisions and have input into their world and strive to provide a safe, respectful and compassionate environment that recognises children as people with valuable views and interests to ensure children feel noticed, heard and understood, while receiving the best possible educational program to support their emotional and social development. We believe that relationships are the foundation to learning and support children to to develop strong positive relationships with their peers and educators, to achieve best outcomes to support learning and development.
We acknowledge that families are children's first and most influential teachers and encourage them to share their ideas and experiences with us to allow for consistency between home and the care environment. As educators we believe our role is to support families in achieving best outcomes for their child, to value their input and to be flexible and responsive to their suggestions. We value speaking with families regarding their needs and interests through conversations that are truthful, gentle and helpful. Children thrive when families and educators work together in partnership to support children’s learning.
We value being part of our Community and incorporating Diversity. We provide opportunities for our families to share their cultural and feel a valued part of our early learning community. We provide opportunities for children to engage with and learn from our, families and greater community through in-house events, celebrations and programs.
We believe children and educators are companions on the magnificent journey of childhood. As educators we are advocates for children, we inspire, share and learn alongside children, recognizing opportunities for teachable moments.
We recognize that our educator’s experience and knowledge is an important factor in achieving a high-quality standard of education and care. We support educators to continuously reflect and extend on their own professional knowledge and pedagogical practice through professional enquiry, reflective practices and professional development. Milestones Baulkham Hills endeavors to inspire and nurture the professionalization of educators. We believe that everyone has the protentional to be a leader and provide opportunities for educators to shine through their passions and life learnings. We are omitted to developing and empowering our staff to become leaders in the profession of early childhood education.
We believe play is essential for children to learn, and the best learning experiences happen when children choose what they want to do, supporting children to develop a sense of agency. Learning through Play is valued as meaningful learning through a continuously evolving curriculum, based on Childrens interest’s, ideas and developmental needs, as well as family and community input and involvement. We aim to create learning environments that are safe secure and respectful, providing children opportunities to engage in both built and natural environments.
We Acknowledge the Indigenous Australia’s as the traditional custodians of the land and strive to educate children and families of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait cultural through including aspects of their cultural within our daily routines.
We recognize the impact that we have on our world and environment and strive to educate and provide children, families and the greater community with the knowledge and power to make a difference and protect our world for generations to come. We believe children are the future, there is no Planet B, this generation of children will be the change we need to see in the world. Education, teamed with action, is the key to a happy and healthy planet. We pride ourselves on contributing positively to sustainability and the preservation of our natural world.