Mersey Leven Childcare Services

Philosophy

We believe each child is a unique and special individual who needs affection, laughter and encouragement and who brings enjoyment to their family, community and world.

We believe each child is a competent learner and choose to nurture every child's personal journey of change and growth. We believe the child's early play environment is central to lifelong learning and we offer opportunities which stimulate and engage their attention. We believe in the importance of supporting children to explore, experiment, discover and be creative as this allows them to solve problems and express ideas. We believe this leads to the development of relationships, positive self esteem and life skills at home, in care and education, and in the community.

We believe in protecting the rights of children, advocating for them and challenging bias. We promote working together peacefully and encourage understanding and social justice.

We recognise the importance of family partnerships and believe our service will be enriched through their valuable contributions. We accept each child and family in relation to their values, culture, beliefs and abilities.

We nourish relationships with our community. We welcome community involvement recognising it as an evolving resource benefiting the child, family and community.

We believe in rich relationships within our organisation. We desire and promote professional and personal growth resulting in acceptance, support and celebration of each other.

We acknowledge the original custodians of this land. We believe in a positive and proactive approach to our environment and encourage educators and children to discover respect for the land, nature and animals. We continue our journey towards a sustainable future for the wellbeing of all in the community.

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Our Vision

Through valued partnerships we will deliver professional education and care services that meet community and family needs.

Our Mission

The Vision of MLCCS will be achieved through:

  1. The delivery of best practice education and care;
  2. The continued development of positive partnerships with parents, educators, staff, management, board and the community;
  3. The provision of flexible, affordable child care options that respond to community needs; and
  4. Prudent and informed management at strategic and operational levels in relation to people, resources and finances.

Mersey Leven Child Care Services – 32-36 Valley Road, Devonport, Tasmania Australia