“We believe that all children are special, individual, precious gifts from God”
“We believe as in God’s eyes, all children are to be loved and cared for as equals…”
“We believe that children are God’s way of saying the world should live on…”
At BearChildCare Centres we strive to create a warm, natural and homely environment for the personal care and education of your child. We aim to encourage your child to thrive, by providing stimulating, varied, fun and creative developmental opportunities through play: a playful free play, learning environment that encourages children to interact, role-play, socialize & grow, to develop secure and trusting relationships with Educators and other children. Working under the Early Years Learning Framework, we strive to provide interest based programs to help your child to achieve a sense of “being, belonging and becoming”.
BearChildCare Centres are Christian based centres. We openly welcome families of all cultural & religious backgrounds and thrive to promote multiculturalism and diversity. However, the Centre will be conducted with a Christian ethos; saying Grace before meals and celebrating Easter & Christmas. We also uphold strong connections with our wider community including hardship families working with FaCS, Learning Links, Include Me, Sydney South Area Health Services, St Basils, RSL Clubs, Emergency Services, Speech & OT Pathologists, KU Services, and Local Public, Private & Religious Schools. Our BearChildCare Bus enables our Pre-School Cubs to venture out into the local community on a monthly basis, to explore local cultural, Govt. & educational centres of opportunity, such as sports, libraries, businesses, parklands, & nursing homes. We recognize the original custodians of the land – the Darug & Dharawal people – sharing this respect to learn & understand more with our children.
Our qualified team of professional educators are dedicated and caring individuals who believe in the importance of high level personal interactions. Our professional Performance Management Program has been designed to assist our staff to maintain the highest level of qualifications, knowledge & training that is available to them. We believe that the knowledge, the multicultural backgrounds & experience of our educators will enrich the quality & diversity of the Centre and the EYLF programs available to our children.
At BearChildCare Centres, we believe in the philosophy of Teamwork. The success of our Team, not only involves members of our staff & children, but in partnering with the parents & families of our children – by complimenting the care that they receive at home, reflected in our home like setting & free flow program.
We believe that you, the parents and families of our children, play the most significant role in your child’s life. Equally, you have an important role in Barfa Bear’s success through your valued communication, participation and involvement with the Centre and your child’s Educator; helping us to individually tailor the most appropriate programs for your individual child. Your support and participation in our Centre’s programmed activities, such as: Celebration Concerts, Plays, ‘Open Centre Evenings’, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Pre-school evening information nights, volunteering and participating for a day at the Centre or in excursions, Feedback sheets, your child’s Annual Activity Report Journals, Fund-Raising, etc, are imperative in the success of these programs. We strongly believe in the importance of the Pre-School Program offered to all children going to school the following year.
We believe in modelling strict hygiene and safety standards and sustainability awareness in the Centre, for the children/educators/volunteers and families to learn and adopt. We believe in utilising positive role-modelling and communication with children. Positive communication encourages and promotes positive behaviour, promotes acceptance and language, individuality, and helps a child develop strong self-concept and esteem; this will be achieved through consistency, guidance, patience and routine.
Our Aim for every child, is “Empowerment- Being, Belonging and Becoming”
To guide them and care for them so that they may be able to:
- Believe in themselves
- Feel a sense of Belonging
- Be confident
- Be independent
- Develop friendships
- Experiment and explore
- Achieve their own successes