As an Education and Care Service, you must ensure you have a Philosophy that guides all aspects of the service’s operations.
To start our reflective journey, we will focus on the Service philosophy. For the next 4 weeks we will focus our reflective energy on Philosophy development, revision, inclusion & context. In preparation we suggest if you aren’t already, making yourself familiar with your centre’s philosophy!
What is a Philosophy?
A statement of philosophy serves three purposes. It:
- underpins the decisions, policies and daily practices of the service
- reflects a shared understanding of the role of the service among staff, children, families and the community
- guides educators’ pedagogy, planning and practice when delivering the educational program.
When the educational leader, nominated supervisors, co-ordinators and educators contribute to the review of a philosophy statement, it is more likely to be owned by all members of the team. It encourages commitment and willingness to put it into practice.
-Guide to the National Quality Framework P.286
Provocation week one:
Let’s reflect together!