For Families

Mission Australia Early Learning passionately strives for all children to achieve their full potential by offering the care and nurture they need to flourish and grow.

Learning begins at birth, and a child’s learning and development at each stage of life forms the foundation for the next. During the first five years, we know that children experience more rapid brain development and acquire more skills and knowledge than in any other period in their lives. It is for this reason that we at Mission Australia Early Learning so passionately believe in the importance of investing in these formative years.

We feel privileged to be able to work with families and local communities to create safe and nurturing environments where children’s emotional, social, and physical needs are met in order that they flourish and grow. By instilling a love of learning now, and into their future, we’re helping Australia’s youngest citizens reach their full potential.

Our goals:
Children learn best when they feel safe, secure and valued. Mission Australia Early Learning will create an environment which provides fun, humour, joy, play, spontaneous events, excitement, fantasy, quiet time and security. We also commit to make sure each child is challenged, extended and accepted individually across the key learning areas in a way that is developmentally appropriate.Each service has structures in place to support each child’s successful transition to school and establish positive attitudes towards learning that will remain with them throughout their lifetime.Ultimately, out goal is to prepare children for adult life in which they will be able to be a well-functioning member of the community who has had the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
Mission Australia Early Learning develops genuine partnerships between families and early childhood educators that value each other’s knowledge of each child and value each other’s contribution to and roles in each child’s life. Trust each other, extending to being able to communicate freely and respectfully with each other. Share insights and perspectives about each child and engage in shared decision making about the education and wellbeing of a child
Mission Australia Early Learning acknowledges that the relationship that early childhood educators develop with children is central to facilitating children’s learning. Educators draw upon their professional skills, knowledge of individual children and their families, as well as an awareness of their own beliefs and how this impacts on learning experiences. Mission Australia will support educators to be committed to the children which they care for.
Mission Australia Early Learning believes that children and families play a special role in the community. We aim to understand and connect with the local community and partner with community services to identify, understand and support the needs of families and children.

 

Parent participation and partnership

Parents are the first teachers, the primary carers and the most important role model for their children. Mission Australia Early Learning acknowledges parents as active participants in their child’s learning and care, and will actively partner with parents to maximise child outcomes. We acknowledge that the wellbeing of parents affects the learning outcomes of children. Parents will be engaged in the service in a way that is respectful, observes professional boundaries and reflects need and circumstance.

We recognise that it's not always possible to stay to discuss your child's day with the educator every day. We also like to ensure families have information about their child's education in a format that suits their needs and moves with their child as needed. That's why we've partnered with Storypark, we consider the best online learning documentation platform available. You can read more about them here

Some ways in which you can be involved include:
  • Chatting with educator about your child’s day.
  • Sharing/discussing your child’s needs and interests.
  • Offering ideas and suggestions.
  • Reading the updates through the Storypark app.
  • Spending time reading to the children.
  • Sharing skills, talents and cultural aspects of family life.
  • Assisting in collecting resource materials.
  • Assisting with excursions.
  • Attending social and parent functions.
  • Parent surveys and requests for input in the operation of the service.