Amberley O.S.H.C.

Children are our future, We are dedicated to their success!

1.1 Our Philosophy

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:


We aim to provide a physically safe, nurturing and emotionally secure environment that allows children to learn, explore, socialise, develop and expand their interests through positive and active experiences. We believe that children are active learners from birth and through rich, engaging environments and meaningful interactions, we can build a foundation for successful lifelong learning.

We encourage a supportive confidence-building atmosphere that promotes physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and social growth.

We are inclusive and value children with diverse family backgrounds, abilities, special needs and religious affiliations. Children have the right to have their individual and cultural identity recognised and respected. Amberley OSHC values Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as a core part of the nation’s history, present and future.

We believe that the intrinsic worth of all children and their families, their strengths and their right to equitable access and participation in the community is clearly visible in all aspects of Amberley OSHC. We believe that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

We offer an environment with programs to support each child’s capabilities and interests according to their individual needs.

We support the family unit by acknowledging the importance of the link between the family and the child care option that they choose.  We encourage respectful, collaborative relationships between parents, children and carers and aim at providing support to each child to promote their health and wellbeing through a spirit of warmth and respect.

We provide qualified caregivers who show genuine love and concern for the children in their care and a service that is safe and well supervised. Our centre operates under strict workplace health and safety legislation and acknowledges and respects all individuals and their confidentiality.

We believe that each child has the right to be an active member of the community in which they live, to express their opinions and have their views considered in any decision that may affect them.

We value ongoing learning and reflective practice as a way to inform and enrich the decisions made that continuously promote positive wellbeing, learning and developmental outcomes for children.

Reviewed 30 January 2015, Reviewed & Updated 9 May 2017

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