Early childhood education that brings out the best
Jindi Woraback Children’s Centre is a not-for-profit 131 place community based children’s centre with an incorporated Government funded kindergarten program. We are situated on Victoria University Campus in St Albans and cater to any family working, studying or living in the city of Brimbank.
CARING AND COMMITTED TEAM OF WORKERS
We have an educator base of 38. These educators are made up of permanent part time and full time. We never use agency staff, preferring to over staff many of our rooms and roster permanent educators to cover leave and absences.
Educators undertake both group and individual professional development, attend monthly team meetings, maintain and upgrade their qualifications regularly and set yearly goals. There is a strong emphasis on accountability, selfevaluation and educators being in charge of their own learning through educator portfolios.
OUR LEARNING AND EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
Woraback means “join & unite” and was given to us by the Wurundjeri people. Our philosophy is a combination of indigenous Australian and the New Zealand based curriculum of Te Whariki.
Te Whariki means “woven mat” for all to stand on and provides a framework where different strands and attitudes are woven into the one fabric. In Te Whaariki curriculum we notice, recognise, respond and revisit learning with children and families.
Our focus is on play and interest based learning that fosters each child’s individual development. Jindi Woraback perceives children as learners. We provide a positive environment in which children can learn and grow, feel safe, explore, make mistakes, evaluate their mistakes and learn from them. One of our roles is to act as an advocate ensuring the rights of every child are respected.
AN INCLUSIVE AND AWARE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Children don’t exist in a bubble. We see the relationship between child and family, and family and community as paramount to healthy childhood development. We aim to:
TE WHARIKI STRANDS AND PRINCIPLES
Te Whariki is based on 5 key strands:
It stems from 4 key principles:
See our GUIDING PRINCIPLES