Our Philosophy

At GrowingTree Early Education, our philosophy is deeply rooted in creating a nurturing and supportive environment where children are encouraged to flourish and thrive. Our core principles guide our actions and practices in every aspect of our Centre, from management and governance to the care and education of the children in our care.

We believe in the following fundamental principles:


Each child is a unique individual, and we celebrate and honour their individuality. We tailor our teaching and learning practices to accommodate the diverse needs, abilities, and interests of every child, ensuring that each child receives personalized attention and support.

Curiosity & Creativity

Curiosity and creativity are essential aspects of children's development. By fostering a sense of wonder and encouraging children to think outside the box, we empower them to become engaged and innovative learners who explore and discover the world around them in creative ways.

Emotional Wellbeing

The emotional wellbeing and safety of every child are of utmost importance to us. We are committed to providing a safe, secure, and nurturing environment where children feel supported, cared for, and free to express their emotions in healthy and constructive ways.

Sustainable Practices

We are dedicated to promoting sustainable practices within our Centre. By implementing initiatives such as herb gardens, nature-based activities, and the use of recycled materials, we teach children the importance of caring for the environment and living in harmony with nature, fostering a sense of responsibility in our young leaders of the future.

Indigenous Perspectives

We acknowledge and respect the unique cultural heritage of Australia's Indigenous peoples. We are committed to incorporating Indigenous perspectives and practices into our program to promote understanding, respect, reconciliation, and cultural diversity among our children and families.

Holistic Learning

We take a holistic approach to education, recognizing that children's development is multifaceted and interconnected. Our programs and routines are structured to provide a well-rounded education that addresses social, emotional, physical, and creative development, ensuring that children thrive in all aspects of their lives.

Child Safety

The safety and well-being of every child are paramount to us. We maintain a safe, secure, and child-friendly environment where children can play, learn, and grow with confidence and peace of mind. We have strict safety procedures and practices in place to ensure that every child is protected and cared for at all times.

Structured Programs & Routines

We believe in the importance of structured programs and routines in providing a stable and predictable environment for children. Our carefully planned and structured programs help children develop a sense of security, routine, and expectations, supporting their learning, development, and overall well-being.

Partnerships with Families & Community

We value and prioritize partnerships with families and the broader community. We believe in the importance of collaborative relationships to support children's growth and development. By working closely with families and community members, we create a network of support and resources that contribute to the holistic well-being of every child.

Professional Development

We are committed to supporting the ongoing professional development and growth of our team. By providing opportunities for training, mentorship, and continuous learning, we ensure that our educators are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to provide high-quality care and education to all children in our Centre.

At GrowingTree Early Education, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating, and supportive environment
where every child can flourish, learn, and grow to their full potential.

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