Happy Turtle


Our Centres philosophy reflects our values and beliefs. At Happy Turtle Childcare Centre we endeavour to create a setting in which children will find comfort and security,

We aim to provide children and their families with atmosphere that is warm, welcoming, nurturing and enjoyable. We offer a safe and supportive environment where children are valued and encouraged to develop to their full potential as they progress through their early years.

We aim to achieve this by…..In relation to the child; we believe:

  • Children are capable and resourceful involved learners who are active contributors to their own learning.

  • Children learn through play, learning can occur anywhere at any time. Children’s learning is increased when engaged in interest based, meaningful experiences.

  • Children need to be valued as individuals within the context of their family and their community.

  • Children can develop confidence and positive self-esteem through a supportive and secure environment.

  • All children despite gender, race, religion or ability have the right to access quality childcare.

  • Respectful relationships

Therefore we:

  • Implement a child- centred based upon the principles and practices outlined in the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the Early Years Learning Development Outcomes.

  • RIE – Respectful

  • Strive to empower children, by using their thoughts and ideas to develop the program.

  • Promote each child’s confidence and positive self image through a range of provisions, experiences and opportunities that build upon their understandings, skills, values and sensitivities and promote success

  • Implement an inclusive approach to positively support children’s growth of identity, self esteem and critical thinking.

  • Encourage each child to reach their full potential in accordance with their individual ability.

In relation to families; we believe:

Trust, respect and collaboration form the basis of strong partnerships between families and staff.

  • Families, children and staff form a caring community.

  • Family involvement is integral to high quality curriculum

Therefore we:

  • Are committed to open and constructive communication with families.

  • Strive to have empathy and be responsive to family needs, and provide support when required.

  • Encourage families to engage in meaningful participation's within the curriculum.

  • Strive to ensure families feel welcome and belong to our service.

In relation to the curriculum; we believe:

  • Children learn through play collaboration and communication with other children and through interacting with the environment.

  • Children need opportunities to practice and consolidate their skills in key learning areas including: language and literacy; mathematics, science and social and emotional development and work towards learning outcomes.

  • A rich, stimulating and nurturing environment has the potential to stimulate imagination, promote creativity and enhance aesthetic development.

  • Diversity within our centre, families, staff and wider community should be respected and celebrated and that we can play role in fostering and developing a social conscience among children with a view to addressing social inequities.

Therefore we:

  • Implement a flexible program that is responsive to the evolving nature of the early childhood environment and that provides for different learning styles.

  • Make observations of children and document their work to form the basis of the program

  • Use both indoor and outdoor environment to en with courage the children ability to observe, explore, investigate, imagine, make choices and problem solve.

  • Provide attractive, well maintained play areas, with the thoughtful use of furnishing and display.

  • Introduce children to a wide range of social and cultural experiences, family types and different ways of doing things so they will learn to value diversity, lean to accept challenges they may face and become fully realised members of society

In relation to educators; we believe

  • In employing educators who are committed to working for the best interest of children and families.

  • That each educator brings fundamental, personal qualities to the centre’s environment such as empathy, respect, warmth and passion for learning.

  • In a strong committed to, professional planning, documenting, analysing and responding to children’s learning.

Therefore we

  • We provide opportunities for educators to share in decision making and to obtain feedback.

  • Provide a safe and comfortable working environment with release time for programming and other duties.

  • Provide ongoing professional development for educators.

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Contact Us

Email: info@happyturtlechildcare.com

Phone: (03) 50212 933


528 Ontario Avenue, Mildura

VIC 3500

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