Our vision to provide a Centre of Excellence in early learning and child care and in partnership with you is underpinned by our seven key values below:
Shine from within:
Fun and free play is at the heart of children’s growth and establishing a love for life-long learning. We gently guide independence to build confidence so they can shine at their best.
Embracing Team Spirit:
Creating a strong sense of belonging and wellbeing that is respectful and inclusive of our uniqueness and diversity.
Connected with our communities:
Communicating openly and sharing knowledge and information provides the opportunity to bring out the best in our children, families, educators and the communities that we live within.
Caring for our Environment:
Nurturing an awareness of ‘nature’s playground’ and our important role in protecting our natural world through sustainable practises to make a positive difference in our future and for our environment.
Health and Vitality:
We are passionate about practicing healthy lifestyle choices through nutrition, being active and maintaining optimum vitality to be at our best.
We listen, recognise and celebrate the unique gifts, efforts and achievements of our children, educators, families and staff. We build confidence and motivation for individuals to identify and value their abilities and contribution.
Pursuit of Excellence:
We put our valuable experience to good use and continue to strive for excellence in all that we do.
We are all unique.
At Outlook every child, family, educator and team member are recognised and respected for who they are, how they think and the contributions they make. We acknowledge this by providing a range of opportunities and experiences allowing learning and development to occur at an individual pace and in unique ways, as we all discover what we know, are able to do and understand.
We are just one piece of a puzzle.
At Outlook we understand that our centre is just one piece of the puzzle that is the lives of our children and their families. We respect our families and their input, aiming to work in collaborative partnerships with them. We understand each family is unique and have differing reasons for including us as a piece of their puzzle.
We aim to build strong and confident personalities.
At Outlook we encourage children to learn about themselves, their own capabilities and their personal identities, fostering the ability to make their own choices. We aim to build resilience and confidence in all children as well as the drive to succeed to the best of their ability. We assist the children to develop their own ideas of who they are, how they belong and what they can become. (Supported by Freud & Erikson)
We all belong to our community.
At Outlook we acknowledge that we are not only part of the community that is our service, we are also part of our local community. We promote our connectedness through building collaborative partnerships with those in our local community and also by exploring ways of being and also becoming valued and respected members of our world.
We are diverse.
At Outlook we respect others and aim to empower those around us to make choices in matters affecting them. We acknowledge our similarities as well as differences and celebrate these by exploring the diversity of culture, heritage, background and tradition as it presents itself.
We are a foundation for learning.
At Outlook we work with our families to promote a sense of social etiquette necessary for day to day life. This involves learning about the choices we make, the way we treat others, the respect and manners that we show and the things in our lives that we share with others, such as daily interactions, meal times, group times, conversations as well as just being. (Supported by Coles, Rousseau)
We prepare children for their future beyond our centre.
At Outlook our educators provide children with a preschool program that aims to ready them for their future education. We do this through incorporating aspects of language, literacy and numeracy into our curriculum, making learning fun and engaging. Our programs aim to bridge the gap between the learning environment here at Outlook and that of a more formal schooling environment. To do this we develop our curriculum with the Early Years Learning Framework and Early Stage 1 NSW Syllabuses combined learning outcomes in mind. We provide a range of both structured and free choice experiences that help children to develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills needed for a successful schooling adventure. (Supported by Froebel)
We are helping to make a difference.
At Outlook we aim to grow an awareness of our interdependence with the natural world and are instilling a sense of agency in all those involved to want to make positive and sustainable changes for our future.
We are making healthy choices.
At Outlook we promote a sense of being happy and healthy through our lifestyle choices. We encourage age appropriate development of our physical skills, competence in personal hygiene and an understanding of our personal safety and wellbeing. We provide a balanced, healthy and nutritional menu and aim to educate the children about being responsible for their own health and wellbeing. (Supported by Gessell)
We listen to children’s voices.
At Outlook we use the children’s interests to guide our curriculum. We are responsive to children by valuing their strengths, skills and knowledge as we help to motivate and engage them in learning. Our children are seen as active participants and decision makers, allowing them to recognise their agency, ability to initiate and lead their own learning. (Supported by Montessori)
We love learning.
At Outlook we believe learning should be fun, allowing for expression of individuality, enhancing curiosity and creativity, fostering connections to be made and should stimulate a strong sense of wellbeing. We provide engaging and stimulating learning experiences for individual, small and large groups encouraging social interaction and shared learning. (Supported by Montessori, Vygotsky & Piaget)
We utilise the experience of our team.
At Outlook we recognise that each and every one of our team come to us with their own experiences and education and see the value in combining this along with their dedication to form a successful partnership for the benefit of each other, the centre, families and children.