Our mission is to work together to build a safe, respectful and nurturing environment focused on maximising each child’s sense of wellbeing and acquisition of skills for life and learning (Belonging, Being and Becoming).
Our vision is to create a warm and inclusive family atmosphere where all educators and families feel inspired to work together in a genuine partnership focused on providing a dynamic learning environment to ensure each child realises their full potential. Regardless of race, gender, age, ability, social status or family structure, our vision is to ensure each child is able to participate in all aspects of the program. We value the different gifts that each child brings to our community and embrace the many world cultures represented at Heritage. We celebrate our multicultural roots for the wealth of knowledge and understanding they bring to our community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, identities and connections to community and country are valued.
Our Vision for Reconciliation Our vision for reconciliation is to look forward to a day when all Australians celebrate the longstanding and continuing contributions of the First Australians to our nation's shared history and identity. It is important that we, as a country, recognise our true history and past, present and continuing cultures. We acknowledge that it is a child's right to learn about this land, the Traditional Custodians and their histories. We believe that children who are respected and know their rights can be empowered to advocate for others’ rights. We acknowledge that racism has no place in Heritage Early Childhood Centre or in the wider community and commit to providing tools and resources to take action against racism. We strive to ensure that we continue to respectfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in all that we do. We are committed to reaching out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people within our community to break down barriers and move forward together. As early childhood educators, we understand that from little things big things grow.
Respect and Dignity We aim to ensure each child is given the opportunity to play, discover and grow in an atmosphere of care and mutual respect where their dignity and rights are preserved at all times.
Emotional Security We aim to build warm, respectful and meaningful relationships between all our children, families and educators in order to create a community of learners which is a support network for all. We know that respect comes from being acknowledged, understood and empathised with in relationships that have meaning, and understand the importance of establishing an emotionally secure foundation based on respect in order to support each child’s developing sense of self and empathy for others.