Our Philosophy


Centre Philosophy

Created by educators, families and children who attend Babyccino.

We acknowledge the Gweagal, Bidjigal and Gadigal Clans which are Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, with recognition of their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Partnerships with community and families

As educators we endeavour to establish a safe and attentive environment, through the building of secure, respectful, responsive and reciprocal partnerships with the children, their families and the wider community to contribute to children’s ‘belonging, being and becoming’. Babyccino strives to regularly and continuously engaging and participating with the local community. We believe that as educators, we act as social advocates for our children, their learning, growth and wellbeing and believe it is our role to educate the broader community in understanding the importance of early childhood, in addition to teaching the children the importance of collaborating and listening to those in our community and the role they play. We believe that families are children’s first and most influential teachers. Partnership are based on the foundation of understanding each other’s expectations and attitudes and build on the strengths of each other’s knowledge.

Relationships with children

We believe that all children are capable, resourceful and unique individuals who are entitled to a quality education and care. Secure and reciprocal relationships provide our children with a secure base for exploration and learning. Our educators promote interaction and conversations through daily practices as we believe this is imperative to a child’s learning. We trust each other by communicating freely and respectfully with each other to engage in shared decision making. ‘Every child deserves a champion- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be’ – Rita Pierson Culturally competent.

Sense of wellbeing

Current research shows that a child’s development of their understanding of the world around them, developed in their earliest years. It is important to us that all children feel a sense of wellbeing in order to reach their full potential. Discussing emotions and responses supports our children’s understanding of emotional regulation and self-control, important in maintaining a child’s sense of wellbeing at Babyccino.

Learning environments

We believe diverse learning environments enable Babyccino to support all aspects of children’s learning, and invite conversation between child, educator, family and broader community. Our combined indoor and outdoor play promotes Each child’s agency, enabling them to make choices , shared thinking and collaborative learning and decisions that influence events and their world.. Our learning spaces promotes interaction, interest and spontaneity, inviting discovery, exploration and a connection with nature.


The younger generations represent the forefront of future generations when it comes to our environment and sustainability, therefore, as educators it is important to teach the children the significance in caring for and protecting their environment. We promote sustainable practices everyday, working together with our educators, children and families and community to show appreciation for our environment.

Programming and documentation

Focuses on ensuring that the educational program and practice of educators are child-centred, stimulating and maximise opportunities for enhancing and extending each child’s learning and development.

Cultural immersion

Babyccino advocates the cultural connection of children and families within our local communities. Babyccino prides itself as a diverse multicultural team of teachers educators, and families be able to equip all children to embrace diversity. Our commitment to truly valuing different cultures and educating our children on the importance of cultural differences that we become a community in which we can all belong.

How do we uphold our philosophy?

We recognise the importance of our staff in our ability to implement these philosophies in order to provide the highest quality care. We invest time into every staff member through commitments to individualised training and excelling career development. To ensure we remain up to date and flexible to changing attitudes, working approaches and new ideas, our philosophy, policies, practices and goals will be evaluated annually.