The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Child Care Centre (TQEHCCC) will continually improve quality early childhood education by strengthening relationships to meet the needs of families in the hospital work place and the wider community.
TQEHCCCC acknowledges that we stand on Kaurna Land & in recognition we respectfully include Indigenous pedagogy in our practice.
TQEHCCCC philosophy focuses on 6 main areas that we feel is not only important but a reflection of the centre:
- Our Families
- Learning Environment
- Natural Environment
- The Community
Children: to build relationships with children so they feel safe, secure & have a sense of belonging to our place.
Families: To recognise parents as the child’s first and most influential educator.
Learning Environment: create an inclusive environment which is inviting, nurturing, stimulating, aesthetically appealing & engaging.
Natural Environment: To support children’s learning using natural materials to explore and facilitate the connection & appreciation of nature.
The Community: To enhance our relationship with the hospital & wider community developing children’s connectedness with their world.
Educators: To value the thoughts, opinions & strengths of others & engage in professional discussion & reflection continuing our professional knowledge & practices.
The QEH Community Child Care Centre will continually improve quality early childhood education by strengthening relationships to meet the needs of families in the hospital work place and the wider community.
Our role is to complement and support families by working in partnership in the interest of their children, with respect to their background and cultural values.