Our Philosophy

Reggio Emilia-Inspired Learning

Little Bright Explorers Early Learning Centre is a family owned independent childcare centre, and we aim to provide a richly stimulating, innovative and caring environment which fosters a child’s natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Our environments and program draw from the very best early childhood teaching theories and practices from around the world with emphasis on the Early Years Learning Framework and Reggio Emilia Approach. We offer a purposeful experience that establishes in each child a love of learning and a strong sense of self.

We believe that children are capable learners 

Reflective planning allows the opportunity for both intentional teaching and spontaneous play based learning, ensuring that children are successful, competent and capable learners who have a clear understanding and connection between themselves, the community and the world around them. Little Bright Explorers provides learning opportunities that build upon each child’s strengths while challenging them to explore and reach their full potential. Children are encouraged to ask questions as they build an understanding of the world around them, while learning to live and play happily and purposefully with others.

A place where children feel loved, accepted and secure 

Our team at Little Bright Explorers value strong and collaborative relationships with families, creating a smooth and caring transition from home to the service and supporting each child and family to develop a strong sense of belonging. Parent participation is encouraged and educators work in partnership, optimising the learning of each child.

We aim to act as an extension of home and provide an environment supporting children to feel loved, accepted and secure, as well as being a place where children are encouraged to achieve their best socially, emotionally and academically. We strongly believe that developing and maintaining positive relationships with children based on mutual respect and understanding are paramount, and that we have a moral and social obligation to the children, their families and the greater community to provide them with a core foundation that will support them through life to become socially responsible and active members of the community.

Play based learning environments 

At Little Bright Explorers we provide play-based learning environments that encourage exploration and discovery using a range of natural and constructed materials. Caring for and sustaining the environment is a priority and is reflected in our everyday practices. These sustainable practices are role modelled and our educators encourage and support children to become environmentally responsible.

We view the child’s time spent at our service as an apprenticeship in humanity where differences are embraced and acceptance of others is always encouraged as the best choice. Offering support to challenge and succeed within our five developmental outcomes, critical reflection and careful planning will allow each child’s interests and ideas to be responded to and scaffolded, supporting learning and development.

We represent an educational vehicle, engrossing the children in projects and a learning system which allows them to question, examine and enjoy the challenge of the experiences before them.

Home away from home 

It is our belief that when the children, educators and families of Little Bright Explorers intertwine, it creates the unmistakable essence that is uniquely recognised as a ‘home away from home’.

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